Silent Quotes

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

Thomas Jefferson

The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.

David O. Mckay

A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease.

John Muir

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.

Henry Van Dyke

There is nothing love cannot face; there is no limit to its faith, its hope, its endurance. Love will never come to an end. Prophecies will cease; tongues of ecstasy will fall silent; knowledge will vanish...there are three things that last forever.


If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

George Washington

Freedom of speech gives you the right to stay silent.


Sweet the coming on / Of grateful evening mild; then silent night / With this her solemn bird and this fair moon, / And these the gems of heaven, her starry train.

John Milton

The man as he converses is the lover; silent, he is the husband.

Honor de Balzac

I see no reason to keep silent about my enjoyment of the sound of my own voice as I work.

Muriel Spark

This sounds like my autobiography, but I thought this would be a good time to sound off about myself, as I think that I have been silent too long about my views and opinions.

Bob Kane

Time will come when one's safety lies in ten things: nine of which are in staying aloof from men, and the tenth in staying silent.

Ali al-Rida

There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations

James Madison

Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.

Brooks Atkinson

The career of a sage is of two kinds: He is either honored by all in the world, Like a flower waving its head, Or else he disappears into the silent forest.

Lao Tzu

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