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Positive Quotes about Silence

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Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

Related topics: Wisdom Live-By

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

Truth is not only violated by falsehood;
it may be equally outraged by silence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

In silence you hear who you are becoming.
You create yourself.
- Jewel

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The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

We are masters of the unsaid words,
but slaves of those we let slip out.
- Winston Churchill

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink
his remedy in silence and tranquility.
- Khalil Gibran

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself,
and know that everything in life has purpose.
There are no mistakes, no coincidences,
all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Today, I Will Spend Time In Silence.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

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

Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom,
but Babbling is ever a folly.
- Benjamin Franklin

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
- Leonardo da Vinci

As your silence grows; your friendliness, your love grows;
your life becomes a moment-to-moment dance, a joy, a celebration.
- Osho

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy
of this period of social transition
was not the strident clamor of the bad people,
but the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brain."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brain."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"No comment" is a splendid expression.
I am using it again and again.
- Winston Churchill

Poetry is an orphan of silence.
The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
- Charles Simic

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence,
and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
- Helen Keller

Music is the silence between the notes.
- Claude Debussy

We will have to repent in this generation,
not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people,
but for the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing
the inexpressible is music.
- Aldous Huxley

Silence is safer than speech.
- Epictetus

The way to silence religious disputes is to take no notice of them.
- Thomas Jefferson

Keep silence for the most part,
and speak only when you must,
and then briefly.
- Epictetus

Never be bullied into silence.
Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one's definition of your life;
define yourself.
- Harvey Fierstein

You can never get silence anywhere nowadays,
have you noticed?
- Bryan Ferry

True silence is the rest of the mind,
and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body,
nourishment and refreshment.
- William Penn

Silence gives consent.
- Plato

Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression.
- Mark Helprin

Music and silence combine strongly
because music is done with silence,
and silence is full of music.
- Marcel Marceau

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
- Charles de Gaulle

The most boring thing in the world? Silence.
- Justin Timberlake

Silence, exile, cunning and so on...
it's my nature to keep quiet about most things.
Even the ideas in my work.
- Don DeLillo

The intellectual debility of contemporary conservatism
is indicated by its silence on all important matters.
- Christopher Lasch

Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts;
not amid joy.
- Arthur Helps

The human heart has hidden treasures,
In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts,
the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures,
Whose charms were broken if revealed.
- Charlotte Bronte

Don't you know that silence supports the accuser's charge?
- Sophocles

There are people and nations, Mother,
that I would like to say to you by name.
I entrust them to you in silence, I entrust them to
you in the way that you know best.
- Pope John Paul II

A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak
ill requires only our silence,
which costs us nothing.
- John Tillotson

Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.
- Thomas Carlyle

Against the State, against the Church,
against the silence of the medical profession,
against the whole machinery of dead institutions of the past,
the woman of today arises.
- Margaret Sanger

We don't need lists of rights and wrongs,
tables of do's and don'ts: we need books,
time, and silence.
Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever.
- Philip Pullman

A story is told as much by silence as by speech.
- Susan Griffin

In silence and movement you can show the reflection of people.
- Marcel Marceau

Silence moves faster when it's going backward.
- Jean Cocteau

The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

It's kind of like Silence of the lambs meets Boogey Nights.
- Brittany Daniel

Their silence is praise enough.
- Terence

I have learned silence from the talkative,
toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind;
yet,
strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
- Khalil Gibran

In some causes silence is dangerous.
- Saint Ambrose

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
- Francis Bacon

And in the afternoon they entered a land -
but such a land!
A land hung in mourning, darkened by gigantic cypresses,
submerged; a land of reptiles, silence,
shadow, decay.
- George Washington Cable

Love is not a fire to be shut up in a soul.
Everything betrays us: voice, silence,
eyes; half-covered fires burn all the brighter.
- Jean Racine

I think so, Silence of the Lambs was a great,
suspenseful thriller and I would expect Red Dragon to be similar.
And I think it's very character driven.
- Emily Watson

Silence is best.
- John Hewson

Silence is true wisdom's best reply.
- Euripides

Who tells a finer tale than any of us.
Silence does.
- Isak Dinesen

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

In silence - and in self-defense - I figured things
out in my own little way.
- Loretta Young

Silence may be golden, but can you think of a better
way to entertain someone than to listen to him?
- Brigham Young

When friends and lovers die and your world gets quieter;
that's when the silence comes closer;
that's when next isn't the least bit theoretical or abstract.
- Bruce Jackson

Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep silence.
- Vittorio Alfieri

Though silence is not necessarily an admission,
it is not a denial, either.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Silence may be as variously shaded as speech.
- Edith Wharton

I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge,
silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
- Khalil Gibran


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