Silence Quotes

By silence, I hear other men's imperfections and conceal my own.

Zeno

There is nothing wherein their womanliness is more honestly garnished than with silence.

Nicholas Udall

Woman, to women silence is the best ornament.

Sophocles

A judicious silence is always better than truth spoken without charity.

Saint Francis de Sales

Silence! coeval with eternity! thou wert ere Nature's self began to be; thine was the sway ere heaven was formed on earth, ere fruitful thought conceived creation's birth.

Alexander Pope

To be silent is but a small virtue; but it is a serious fault to reveal secrets.

Ovid

Silence sweeter is than speech.

Dinah Maria Mulock

That silence is one of the great arts of conversation is allowed by Cicero himself, who says, there is not only an art, but even an eloquence in it.

Hannah More

What manly eloquence could produce such an effect as woman's silence?

Jules Michelet

Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrusts himself.

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

We may give more offense by our silence than even by impertinence.

William Hazlitt

Silence is the perfectest herald of joy. I were but little happy if I could say how much.

William Shakespeare

True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment. It is a great virtue: it covers folly, keeps secrets, avoids disputes, and prevents sin.

William Penn

What is it about silence that makes people uneasy?

Albom, Mitch

In some causes silence is dangerous; so if any know of conspiracies against their country or king, or any that might greatly prejudice their neighbor, they ought to discover it.

Saint Ambrose

Silence is a door among the doors of wisdom - indeed, silence begets and attracts love, it is the proof of all the beneficiences.

Ali al-Rida

A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence.

Durante degli Alighieri

Most people call something profound, not because it is near some important truth but because it is distant from ordinary life. Thus, darkness is profound to the eye, silence to the ear; what-is-not is the profundity of what-is.

Wystan Hugh Auden

Through endless time God's greatest gift is continuously given in silence. But whenmankind becomes completely deaf to the thunder of His Silence God incarnates as Man.

Meher Baba

Use your voice while you still have it. I tell you with everything in me, I think they are going to silence voices like mine, and Bill O'Reilly, and Rush, and everybody else. They will silence us. They cannot continue to let us speak out.

Glenn Beck

The day in his hotness, The strife with the palm; The night in her silence, The stars in their calm.

Matthew Arnold

Perhaps it's done already, perhaps they have said me already, perhaps they have carried me to the threshold of my story, before the door that opens on my story, that would surprise me, if it opens, it will be I, it will be the silence, where I am, I don't know, I'll never know, in the silence you don't know, you must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on.

Samuel Beckett

To restore silence is the role of objects.

Samuel Beckett

Ask the world to reveal its quietude not the silence of machines when they are still, but the true quiet by which birdsongs, trees, bellworts, snails, clouds, storms become what they are, and are nothing else.

Wendell Berry

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