Silence Quotes

Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.

Dorothy Dix

Myth is the hidden part of every story, the buried part, the region that is still unexplored because there are as yet no words to enable us to get there. Myth is nourished by silence as well as by words.

Italo Calvino

True penitence condemns to silence. What a man is ready to recall he would be willing to repeat.

Francis Herbert Bradley

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.

Haile Selassie

True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.

Sir William Penn

There are no more ideologies in the authentic sense of false consciousness, only advertisements for the world through its duplication and the provocative lie which does not seek belief but commands silence.

Theodor W. Adorno

The consequences of your denial will be with you for a lifetime and will be passed down to the next generations. Break your Silence on Abuse!

Patty Rase Hopson

A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence, which costs us nothing.

John Tillotson

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.

Ansel Adams

Silence is argument carried on by other means.

Che Guevara

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.

Josh Billings

The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and tenements halls and whispered in the sounds of silence

Paul Simon

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.

Alice Walker

Be silent, or say something better than silence.


Silence more musical than any song.

Christina Georgina Rossetti
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