Silence Quotes

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.

Pythagoras

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

Silence is golden; speech is silver

American Proverb

A sage thing is timely silence, and better than any speech

Plutarch

I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.

C.S. Lewis

A beautiful eye makes silence eloquent, a kind eye makes contradiction an assent, an enraged eye makes beauty deformed. This little member gives life to every other part about us; and I believe the story of Argus implies no more than that the eye is in every part; that is to say, every other part would be mutilated were not its force represented more by the eye than even by itself.

Joseph Addison

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

Sir Francis Bacon

The voice of protest, of warning, of appeal is never more needed than when the clamor of fife and drum, echoed by the press and too often by the pulpit, is bidding all men fall in step and obey in silence the tyrannous word of command. Then, more than ever, it is the duty of the good citizen not to be silent.

Charles Eliot Norton

I have learned now that while those who speak about ones miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.

C.S. Lewis

God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer.

Mother Teresa
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