Most popular silence quotes
Silence is one great art of conversation.
Silence is one of the hardest kind of arguments to refute.
May my silence become more accurate.
Silent men, like still waters, are deep and dangerous.
The radio is at the root of the evil, their rule is: No silence, ever. When anything happens, the commentator has to speak without a moment's pause for gathering wisdom. Falsehood and inanity are preferable to silence. You can't imagine the effect of this. The talkers are rising above the thinkers.
Men of few words are the best men.
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
It is better either to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence.
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
In the silence we listen to ourselves. Then we ask questions of ourselves. We describe ourselves to ourselves, and in the quietude we may even hear the voice of God.
Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer.
I invite you, men and women of God's word: love silence, search for silence, cultivate silence in your ministry!
Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.
Hospitality consists in a little fire, a little food and an immense quiet.
In quiet places, reason abounds.
Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression.
There are times when silence has the loudest voice.
He approaches nearest to the gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.
Silence is the unbearable repartee.
Silence, along with modesty, is a great aid to conversation.
Silence is the safety zone of conversation.
Silence is still a marvelous language that has few initiates.
Fools live to regret their words, wise men to regret their silence.
Some people talk because they think sound is more manageable than silence.
Blessed are they who have nothing to say and who cannot be persuaded to say it.
Have you noticed that these days even a moment of silence has to be accompanied by background music?
My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music and silence.
I like the silent church before the service begins better than any preaching.
Silence is something that comes from your heart, not from outside. Silence doesn't mean not talking and not doing things; it means that you are not disturbed inside, there is no talking inside. If you're truly silent, then no matter what situation you find yourself in, you can enjoy the silence. There are moments when you think you're silent and all around is silent, but talking is going on all the time inside your head. That's not silence. The practice is to find silence in all the activities you do.
Not talking, by itself, already can bring a significant degree of peace. If we can also offer ourselves the deeper silence of not thinking, we can find, in that quiet, a wonderful lightness and freedom.
In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.
Silence is true wisdom's best reply.
Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.
What a blessing it would be if we could open and shut our ears as easily as we open and shut our eyes!
Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
If nobody said anything unless he knew what he was talking about, a ghastly hush would descend upon the earth.
Be silent or speak something worth hearing.
I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.
The innocent is the person who explains nothing.
Many a time have I wanted to stop talking and find out what I really believed.
Nothing so stirs a man's conscience or excites his curiosity as a woman's silence.
Silence is also speech.
Silence is the door of consent.
Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.
The highest applause is silence.
The applause of silence is the only kind that counts.
Silence is a figure of speech, unanswerable, short, cold, but terribly severe.
Silence is all the genius a fool has and it is one of the things a smart man knows how to use when he needs it.
Great souls endure in silence.
The pause—that impressive silence, that eloquent silence, that geometrically progressive silence which often achieves a desired effect where no combination of words, howsoever felicitous, could accomplish it.
Silence is the virtue of fools.
Silences have a climax, when you have got to speak.
Thought works in silence, so does virtue. One might erect statues to silence.
Silence is more eloquent than words.
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world is the highest applause.
Silence was the first prayer I learned to trust.
And silence, like a poultice, comes To heal the blows of sound.
Silence is the bluntest of blunt instruments. It seems to hammer you into the ground.
There is an eloquent silence: it serves sometimes to approve, sometimes to condemn; there is a mocking silence; there is a respectful silence.
Sometimes you have to be silent to be heard.
Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.
Speech is civilization itself. The word, even the most contradictory word, preserves contact—it is silence which isolates.
Sticks and stones are hard on bones. Aimed with angry art, Words can sting like anything. But silence breaks the heart.
There is no reply so sharp as silent contempt.
There are times when I have to take, I call it a "silence bath," where I shut off all of the external gadgets.
True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.
Silence remains, inescapably, a form of speech.
A part of all art is to make silence speak. The things left out in painting, the note withheld in music, the void in architecture—all are as necessary and as active as the utterance itself.
Silence is argument carried out by other means.
Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation ... tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads monstrously like a gray vegetation.