Silence Quotes

Silence is a trick when it imposes. Pedants and scholars, churchmen and physicians, abound in silent pride.

Johann Georg von Zimmermann

Our noisy years seem moments in the being Of the eternal Silence.

William Wordsworth

In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.

Henry David Thoreau

I regret often that I have spoken, never that I have been silent.


To me so deep a silence portends some dread event; a clamorous sorrow wastes itself in sound.


Silence is man's chief learning.


You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.

John Morley

The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence; not in silence, but restraint.

Marianne Craig Moore

The perversion of the mind is only possible when those who should be heard in its defense are silent.

Archibald MacLeish

To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men.

Abraham Lincoln

Silence,--the applause of real and durable impressions.

Alphonse de Lamartine

Silence and simplicity obtrude on no one, but are yet two unequaled attractions in woman.

Alphonse de Lamartine

Silence holds the door against the strife of tongue and all the impertinences of idle conversation.

James Hervey

Silence is the sanctuary of prudence.

Baltasar Gracian

Silence has been given to woman the better to express her thoughts.

Louis Claude Joseph Desnoyers

Lying is done with words and also with silence.

Adrienne Rich

As we must account for every idle word, so we must for every idle silence.

Benjamin Franklin

Silence in times of suffering is the best.

John Dryden

Silence is the mother of Truth.

Benjamin Disraeli

Silence often expresses 'more powerfully than speech the verdict and judgment of society.

Benjamin Disraeli

Silence does not always mark wisdom.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The deepest life of nature is silent and obscure; so often the elements that move and mould society are the results of the sister's counsel and the mother's prayer.

Edwin Hubbell Chapin

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together; that at length they may emerge, full-formed and majestic, into the daylight of Life, which they are thenceforth to rule.

Thomas Carlyle

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

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