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

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

Nicholas Udall

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

Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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Updated On : May 13, 2014
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