Silence Quotes

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

Silence more musical than any song.

Christina Georgina Rossetti

Silence will create respect and dignity; justice and fairplay will bring more friends; benevolence and charity will enhance prestige and position; courtesy will draw benevolence; service of mankind will secure leadership and good words will overcome powerful enemies.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.

Thomas Carlyle

Speech is oft repented, silence never

Danish Proverb

Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts.

Thomas Carlyle
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