Silence Quotes

Silence is the safest response for all the contradiction that arises from impertinence, vulgarity, or envy.

Johann Georg von Zimmermann

Silence, beautiful voice.

Lord Alfred Tennyson

Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.

George Bernard Shaw

It is only reason that teaches silence. The heart teaches us to speak.

Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

Silence is sometimes the severest criticism.

Charles Buxton

Silence more musical than any song.

Christina Georgina Rossetti

Silence never yet betrayed any one!

Antoine de Rivarol

Be silent, or say something better than silence.


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

Alice Walker

Silence is a lawyer who pleads with his eyes.

Malcolm de Chazal

Silence accompanies the most significant expressions of happiness and unhappiness: those in love understand one another best when silent, while the most heated and impassioned speech at a graveside touches only outsiders, but seems cold and inconsequential to the widow and children of the deceased.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Silence is one of the gates to wisdom.

Ali al-Rida

I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.

Marcus Porcius Cato

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

Silence is not always tact and it is tact that is golden, not silence.

Samuel Butler

Silence is sometimes the severest criticism.

Charles Buxton

The rolling stone rolls echoing from rock to rock; but the rolling stone is dead. The moss is silent because the moss is alive.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Though silence is not necessarily an admission, it is not a denial, either.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

He gave me no sign. I was never the sort to receive portents, or to delude myself that I had. Silence was always my portion, in return for my prayers.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Speak less, listen deeply.

Shri Radhe Maa

Some signs of understanding are: clemency, knowledge, and silence. Silence is one of the doors to wisdom. It brings about love and is evidence for all good.

Ali al-Rida

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

Francis Herbert Bradley

When we never see who we are, never hear what we think about things, what we are doing as a group or what we are doing individually, then it is as if we are never there in the first place. Silence = Nonexistence.

Moran Margaret Cho

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Updated On : May 13, 2014
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