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Thursday, June 20, 2019

849 Best Silence Quotes in English to Be Wise and Silent

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There is immense power in silence, learn to be silent and not react to the different types of people you will encounter on your journey towards a greater life. Always maintain your class and composure under all circumstances. Ignore the naysayers and those who try to bring you down to their level. May these quotes inspire you to rise above the noise and perfect the art of silence within you.



Below are the Best Silence Quotes in English



Silence is a source of great strength. Lao Tzu


There was a brief silence. I think I heard snow falling. Erich Segal


A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence. Pythagoras


Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. Francis Bacon


I think 99 times and find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in silence, and the truth comes to me. Albert Einstein


If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results. Emily Bronte


All I insist on, and nothing else, is that you should show the whole world that you are not afraid. Be silent, if you choose; but when it is necessary, speak – and speak in such a way that people will remember it. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


I decided it is better to scream. Silence is the real crime against humanity. Nadezhda Mandelstam


I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own. Chaim Potok


Silence is true wisdom’s best reply. Euripides


Time and silence are the most luxurious things today. Tom Ford


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


Saying nothing sometimes says the most. Emily Dickinson


I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence. Aeschylus


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


In the silence behind what can be heard lies the answers we have been searching for for so long. Andreas Fransson


Silence is so freaking loud. Sarah Dessen


There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated by noise and gregariousness. George Steiner


The things that we understand, create silence. The things that we do not, create emotion. Kapil Gupta


Silence is sometimes the best answer. Dalai Lama


Within us is the soul of the whole, the wise silence, the universal beauty, the eternal One. Ralph Waldo Emerson


I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right. Cato The Elder


Don’t waste words on people deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all. Mandy Hale


If there were a little more silence, if we all kept quiet…maybe we could understand something. Federico Fellini


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


Silence speaks when words can’t. (Submitted by the Wisdom Quotes Community)


The world’s continual breathing is what we hear and call silence. Clarice Lispector


In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves. Rumi


Now all my teachers are dead except silence. W. S. Merwin


Talk, talk, talk: the utter and heartbreaking stupidity of words. William Faulkner


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


The good and the wise lead quiet lives. Euripides


Silence is a true friend who never betrays. Confucius


As far as I’m concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue. Albert Einstein


Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King Jr

Best Silence Quotes in English


Silence is the wit of fools. Anatole France


Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. Leonardo da Vinci


Without great solitude no serious work is possible. Pablo Picasso


Speak only if it improves upon the silence. Mahatma Gandhi


I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent. Publilius Syrus


The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause. Mark Twain


The truth hurts, but silence kills. Mark Twain


The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


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


Three hundred years of humiliation, abuse and deprivation cannot be expected to find voice in a whisper. Martin Luther King Jr


Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer. Muhammad Ali


Silence is the ultimate weapon of power. Charles de Gaulle


If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you. Then you will know that you are nothing. It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself. Souls of prayer are souls of great silence. Mother Teresa


It is not easy to keep silent when silence is a lie. Victor Hugo


Silence is argument carried out by other means. Ernesto Che Guevara


You have a grand gift for silence, Watson. It makes you quite invaluable as a companion. Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes)


Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most. Bob Dylan


The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me. Blaise Pascal


All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone. Blaise Pascal


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


Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods. Ralph Waldo Emerson


I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. Henry David Thoreau


Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together. Thomas Carlyle


A sage thing is timely silence, and better than any speech. Plutarch


Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence. Pythagoras


We need silence to be able to touch souls. Mother Teresa

Popular Silence Quotes in English


The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. Albert Einstein


Silence is more eloquent than words. Thomas Carlyle


The best cure for the body is a quiet mind. Napoleon Bonaparte


Sometimes it’s better to be silent and smile. Unknown


Silence, healing. Heraclitus


Your silence will not protect you. Audre Lorde


I like working in silence. Eric Ripert


Since long I’ve held silence a remedy for harm. Aeschylus


Silence is more musical than any song. Christina Rossetti


No one nor anything can silence me. Dmitri Mendeleev


Solitude is a catalyst for innovation. Susan Cain (See her excellent book Quiet or her blog quietrev.com)


Silence is safer than speech. Epictetus


You misinterpret everything, even the silence. Franz Kafka


Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet man. Iain Duncan Smith


The silence is not suppression; instead, it is all there is. Annie Dillard


Silence is better than unmeaning words. Pythagoras


The silence is so deep it hurts our ears. Haruki Murakami


When you have nothing to say, say nothing. Charles Caleb Colton


Listen to silence. It has so much to say. Rumi


Inner silence is the mother of all talents. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


Real action is in silent moments. Ralph Waldo Emerson


Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone. Alan Watts


Speech is of time, silence is of eternity. Thomas Carlyle

Inspirational Silence Quotes in English


Noise: a stench in the ear. Ambrose Bierce


The quiet mind is richer than a crown. Robert Greene


I was quiet, but I was not blind. Jane Austen


Silence says a lot more than you think. Unknown


Still waters run deep. Unknown


Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud. Unknown


Getting no message is also a message. Unknown


A wise man once said nothing. Unknown


You are a slave to what you do say, a master of what you don’t say.


Silence isn’t empty. It’s full of ansers. Unkwown


Silence is a place of great power and healing. Rachel Naomi Remen


Silence is the mother of truth. Benjamin Disraeli


To hear, one must be silent. Ursula K. Le Guin


Sound is our mind, silence is our being. Osho


Listening to the eternal involves a silence within us. Thomas Raymond Kelly


One need not always be saying something in this noisy world. Sarah Orne Jewett


You cannot be angry when alone. Osho


The wisest man is the silent one. Examine his actions. Judge him by them. Karen Marie Moning


Silence is the virtue of fools. Francis Bacon


A silent man is easily reputed wise. Frederick William Robertson


Speak for yourself and from yourself, or be silent. George Henry Lewes


Speech is the small change of silence. George Meredith


Never be bullied into silence. Harvey Fierstein


Hope will never be silent. Harvey Milk


Great souls suffer in silence. Friedrich Schiller


The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me. David Markson


Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Popular Silence Quotes in English


Being quiet is fine, most people don’t listen anyways. Unknown


Silence has been destroyed, but also the idea that it’s important to learn how another person thinks, to enter the mind of another person. The whole idea of empathy is gone. We are now part of this giant machine where every second we have to take out a device and contribute our thoughts and opinions. Gary Shteyngart


Seeing her sitting there unresponsive makes me realize that silence has a sound. Jodi Picoult


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


Noise is the most impertinent of all forms of interruption. It is not only an interruption, but also a disruption of thought. Arthur Schopenhauer


Living as we do in an age of noise and bluster, success is now measured accordingly. We must all be seen, and heard, and on the air. Daphne du Maurier


The ocean, the desert, and the jungle are the last strongholds and resorts of peace. P.C. Wren


I just realized that sleep sometimes is the only precious wage for the hard working man. Akilnathan Logeswaran


Nowadays silence is looked on as odd and most of my race has forgotten the beauty of meaning much by saying little. Now tongues work all day by themselves with no help from the mind.” Toni Morrison


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. Jean Arp


I did the only thing I knew how to do: I built my own walls of silence to disguise my desperation and what later came to be recognized and diagnosed as depression. Sharon E. Rainey


By silence, I hear other men’s imperfections and conceal my own. Citium Zeno


I have only one confidant, and that is the silence of night. Soren Kierkegaard


Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul. Ezra Taft Benson


It’s the steady, quiet, plodding ones who win in the lifelong race. Robert W. Service


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


He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words. Elbert Hubbard


No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. Alice Walker


The true genius shudders at incompleteness – and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be. Edgar Allan Poe


How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here for ever with bare things, this coffee cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself. Virginia Woolf


No durable things are built on violent passion. Nature grows her plants in silence and in darkness, and only when they have become strong do they put their heads above the ground. Annie Besant


When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. Ansel Adams


I go silent so I can write. When my tongue is wagging my fingers are silent. Sonia Rumzi


Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men’s imperfections, and conceal your own. George Bernard Shaw


Withdraw into yourself, perceive there a silence as old as being, even older… Emil Cioran

Latest Silence Quotes in English


Within each of us, there is silence. A silence as vast as the universe. And when we experience that silence, we remember who we are. Gunilla Norris


No writer in our time has been more isolated than Kafka, and yet few have achieved communication as well as he did. Eugenio Montale


Silence is the universal refuge, the sequel to all dull discourses and all foolish acts, a balm to our every chagrin, as welcome after satiety as after disappointment; that background which the painter may not daub, be he master or bungler, and which, however awkward a figure we may have made in the foreground, remains ever our inviolable asylum, where no indignity can assail, no personality can disturb us. Henry David Thoreau


Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully. Norton Juster


I think that one’s art is a growth inside one. I do not think one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows. Emily Carr


As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment. John Steinbeck


I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood. Audre Lorde


I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


Staying silent is like a slow growing cancer to the soul and a trait of a true coward. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself. You may not win every battle. However, everyone will at least know what you stood for – you. Shannon L. Alder


I need to be alone. I need to ponder my shame and my despair in seclusion; I need the sunshine and the paving stones of the streets without companions, without conversation, face to face with myself, with only the music of my heart for company. Henry Miller


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


When I pronounce the word Future, the first syllable already belongs to the past. When I pronounce the word Silence, I destroy it. Wisława Szymborska


Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. Henry Van Dyke


We went down into the silent garden. Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. Everything is transfixed, only the light moves. Leonora Carrington


I drank the silence of God from a spring in the woods. Georg Trakl


You can hear the footsteps of God when silence reigns in the mind. Sathya Sai Baba


Silence is the language of God; it is also the language of the heart. Sivananda


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


Your very silence shows you agree. Euripides


Never miss a good chance to shut up. Will Rogers


That man’s silence is wonderful to listen to. Thomas Hardy


There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas. Susan Cain


I didn’t like having to explain to them, so I just shut up, smoked a cigarette, and looked at the sea. Albert Camus


Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. Gilbert K. Chesterton


The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it. Criss Jami

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Good as is discourse, silence is better and shames it. Ralph Waldo Emerson


People are like music, some speak the truth and others are just noise. Bill Murray


Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid. Mark Twain


No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut. Sam Rayburn


It’s so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don’t say it. Sam Levenson


No man should live where he can hear his neighbor’s dog bark. Nathaniel Macon


It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it. Maurice Switzer


It is beautiful to talk about beautiful things and even more beautiful to silently gaze at them. Dejan Stojanovic


Silence makes idiots seem wise even for a minute. Carlos Ruiz Zafón


Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact. George Eliot


I get tired of talking when I want to be silent. Henry Rollins


God is silent. Now if only man would shut up. Woody Allen


Luxury, today, is solitude and silence. Paul-Henri Spaak


Only silence perfects silence. A. R. Ammons


Finding Nirvana is like locating silence. Jack Kerouac


Silence is not the absence of sound, but the absence of self. Anthony de Mello


In most areas of life, the less you say, the more profound and mysterious you appear. Robert Greene


Maybe silence is something we’re uncomfortable with as a culture, I don’t know. Anton Yelchin


When people are proud of their speech, be proud of your silence. Luqman


Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery. Albert Camus


Silence is not always tact and it is tact that is golden, not silence. Samuel Butler


Better remain silent, better not even think, if you are not prepared to act. Annie Besant


I found I had less and less to say, until finally, I became silent, and began to listen. I discovered in the silence, the voice of God. Soren Kierkegaard


You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts; And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips, and sound is a diversion and a pastime. And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered. Kahlil Gibran


There is greater comfort in the substance of silence than in the answer to a question. Thomas Merton


Does not everything depend on our interpretation of the silence around us? Lawrence Durrell


I said nothing for a time, just ran my fingertips along the edge of the human-shaped emptiness that had been left inside me. Haruki Murakami


The space, the gaps, the pauses, the silence – those things that allow us to regenerate and recharge – had all but disappeared in my own life and in the lives of so many I knew. Arianna Huffington


We refuse to turn off our computers, turn off our phone, log off Facebook, and just sit in silence, because in those moments we might actually have to face up to who we really are. Jefferson Bethke


There is no sound more annoying than the chatter of a child, and none more sad than the silence they leave when they are gone. Mark Lawrence


If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence. George Eliot


For now she need not think of anybody. She could be herself, by herself. And that was what now she often felt the need of – to think; well not even to think. To be silent; to be alone. Virginia Woolf


There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard. Arundhati Roy

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I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more. C.S. Lewis


Silence is the eternal duty of man. Thomas Carlyle


When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie. Yevgeny Yevtushenko


All I want is blackness. Blackness and silence. Sylvia Plath


Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Thomas Carlyle


Human beings can’t bear silence. It would mean that they would bear themselves. Pascal Mercier


Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights. Khalil Gibran


I am silence among the secrets, and the Self-knowledge of the knowledgeable. Bhagavad Gita


All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. Edmund Burke


Speech and silence. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth. Emile M. Cioran


Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn. George Bernard Shaw


There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. George Carlin


A yawn is a silent shout. Gilbert K. Chesterton


Silence is an empty space, space is the home of the awakened mind. Buddha


Lying is done with words and also with silence. Adrienne Rich


Silence is sometimes the severest criticism. Charles Buxton


When I speak, you must not listen to the words, my dear. Listen to the Silence. Anthony de Mello


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


Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing. William S. Burroughs


The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak. Baruch Spinoza


If you’re asked: What is the silence? Respond: It is the first stone of the Wisdom’s temple. Pythagoras


He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak. Michel de Montaigne


Don’t waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all. Unknown


It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content. The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure. Nicholas Sparks


One must learn to be silent just as one must learn to talk. Virginia Woolf


Only when the voice of duty is silent, or when it has already spoken, may we allowably think of the consequences of a particular action. Augustus Hare


It is always assumed by the empty-headed, who chatter about themselves for want of something better, that people who do not discuss their affairs openly must have something to hide. Honoré de Balzac


Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish. Charles Caleb Colton


When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard, nor welcomed, but when we are silent we are still afraid. So it is better to speak remembering we were never meant to survive. Audre Lorde

Motivational Silence Quotes in English


You are most powerful when you are most silent. People never expect silence. They expect words, motion, defense, offense, back and forth. They expect to leap into the fray. They are ready, fists up, words hanging leaping from their mouths. Alison McGhee


Silence was not the absence of sound but was itself a sound that could be loud or soft, soothing or disturbing, complex or simple. Julius Lester


I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching. Ralph Waldo Emerson


Music is pleasing not only because of the sound but because of the silence that is in it: without the alternation of sound and silence there would be no rhythm. Thomas Merton


A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly brings us back to essentials: it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech. Emile M. Cioran


We’ve known about the transcendent power of solitude for centuries; it’s only recently that we’ve forgotten it. Susan Cain


Silence is a statement that is open to gross misinterpretation. Craig Bruce


It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it. Francis Beaumont


Silences are the most underrated part of comedy. David Steinberg


The moment you become aware of the silence, you also have become silent. Eckhart Tolle


Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone. Gertrude Stein


Silence, I learned, is some times the most beautiful sound. Charlotte Eriksson


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


The most significant conversations of our lives occur in silence. Simon Van Booy


Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it. Khaled Hosseini


In a world of noise, confusion and conflict it is necessary that there be places of silence, inner discipline and peace. In such places love can blossom. Thomas Merton


I’m very interested in silence. And, more importantly, in what happens when people aren’t talking on stage. I’m interested in letting actors play and do things between the lines. And in slowing everything down. Annie Baker


A soul that has never tasted the sweetness of inner silence is a restless spirit which disturbs the silence of others. Mary Faustina Kowalska


Without silence, there cannot be any real appreciation in life, which is as delicate in its inner fabric as a closed rosebud. Deepak Chopra


I discovered that I felt at home and alive in the silence, which compelled me to enter my interior world and around there. Karen Armstrong


Silence can often be more disturbing than noise, it reveals the complicated mechanism of our thoughts. José Rodrigues Miguéis


I’m a master of speaking silently—all my life I’ve spoken silently and I’ve lived through entire tragedies in silence. Fyodor Dostoyevsky


You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level. Eckhart Tolle


Make peace with silence, and remind yourself that it is in this space that you’ll come to remember your spirit. Wayne W. Dyer

Latest Silence Quotes in English


Those who remain unmoved by the wind of joy silently follow the Path. Bodhidharma


By silencing the mind, we can experience real peace. As long as various kinds of thoughts agitate the brain, we don’t experience 100 percent peace. Henepola Gunaratana


Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances, is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue. Henry Fielding


Listen closely… the eternal hush of silence goes on and on throughout all this, and has been going on, and will go on and on. This is because the world is nothing but a dream and is just thought of and the everlasting eternity pays no attention to it. Jack Kerouac


I love to read, and I like the fact that there’s some silence in my life. Giancarlo Esposito


There are in life a few moments so beautiful, that even words are a sort of profanity. Diana Palmer


I woke up early and took the first train to take me away from the city. The noise and all its people. I was alone on the train and had no idea where I was going, and that’s why I went there. Charlotte Eriksson


To listen to the silence, wherever you are, is an easy and direct way of becoming present. Eckhart Tolle


My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence. Edith Sitwell


Love is essential, gregariousness is optional. Susan Cain


Words can sting like anything, but silence breaks the heart. Phyllis McGinley


Love, and do what you will. If you keep silence, do it out of love. If you cry out, do it out of love. If you refrain from punishing, do it out of love. Augustine of Hippo


We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn. Nicholas Sparks


Only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. Nicholas Sparks


I don’t want to be married just to be married. I can’t think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can’t talk to, or worse, someone I can’t be silent with. Mary Ann Shaffer


Your mind has a flood of questions. There is but one teacher who can answer them. Who is that teacher? Your silence-loving heart. Sri Chinmoy


When you’re comfortable with someone, you don’t need to always fill the void with noise. I liked it when we would just be. Elizabeth Eulberg


Not words nor laughter but rather someone who will fall in love with your silence. Sanober Khan


A heart worth loving is one you understand, even in silence. Shannon L. Alder


True friends are two people who are comfortable sharing silence together. Ralph Waldo Emerson


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


Be silent and safe — silence never betrays you; be true to your word and your work and your friend; put least trust in him who is foremost to praise you, nor judge of a road till it draw to the end. John Boyle O’Reilly


What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined – to strengthen each other – to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories. George Eliot


Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


There comes a moment when the silence between two people can have the purity of a diamond. Philippe Djian


Some hearts understand each other, even in silence. Unknown


Slowly we became silent, and silence itself if an enemy to friendship. Norman Maclean


The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention… A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words. Rachel Naomi Remen


It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I can truly love my brothers. The more solitary I am the more affection I have for them…. Solitude and silence teach me to love my brothers for what they are, not for what they say. Thomas Merton


The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares. Henri Nouwen

Inspiratrional Silence Quotes in English


If you can sit in silence with a person for half an hour and yet be entirely comfortable, you and that person can be friends. If you cannot, friends you’ll never be and you need not waste time in trying. L.M. Montgomery


Silent solitude makes true speech possible and personal. If I am not in touch with my own belovedness, then I cannot touch the sacredness of others. If I am estranged from myself, I am likewise a stranger to others. Brennan Manning


Perhaps the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us, not the sort of silence that is filled with unspoken criticism or hard withdrawal. The sort of silence that is a place of refuge, of rest, of acceptance of someone as they are. We are all hungry for this other silence. It is hard to find. In its presence we can remember something beyond the moment, a strength on which to build a life. Rachel Naomi Remen


There is something hugely civilised about allowing long pauses in a conversation. Very few people can stand that kind of silence. James Robertson


Silence is one of the great arts of conversation. Marcus Tullius Cicero


Speech is great, but silence is greater. Thomas Carlyle


Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb. Pythagoras


The silence often of pure innocence persuades when speaking fails. William Shakespeare


There is a time to be quiet and a time to talk. Aung San Suu Kyi


Never forget that when we are silent, we are one. And when we speak we are two. Indira Gandhi


Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living. Albert Einstein


Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. Stephen R. Covey


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


He knew the lie of silence to be as evil as the lie of speech. Gilbert Parker


Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak. Unknown


Sorrow and silence are strong, and patient endurance is godlike. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words. Phillips Brooks


The daggers of silence last longer than anything ever spoken. Shannon L. Alder


Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to. Susan Cain


The more you know the less you need to say. Jim Rohn


You often hear old platitudes such as, ‘Speak out. Be heard.’ On the contrary, a breath of fresh air would be something like: ‘Silence, think for at least 15 minutes, and then maybe speak out. Criss Jami


The easiest way to get touch with this universal power is through silent Prayer. Shut your eyes, shut your mouth, and open your heart. This is the golden rule of prayer. Prayer should be soundless words coming forth from the centre of your heart filled with love. Amit Ray


We need silence to be able to reach our Self. Both internal and external silence is very important to feel the presence of that supreme Love. Amit Ray


Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room in order to hear your own voice and not let it drown in the noise of others. Charlotte Eriksson


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


It’s okay to be honest about not knowing rather than spreading falsehood. While it is often said that honesty is the best policy, silence is the second best policy. Criss Jami


Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself. Francois de La Rochefoucauld


Focus your attention on the quality of your words, and not the quantity, because few sensible talks attracts millions of listeners more than a thousand gibberish. Michael Bassey Johnson


Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent. Napoleon Hill


Silence is of different kinds, and breathes different meanings. Charlotte Brontë


I think I will do nothing for a long time but listen, and accrue what I hear into myself…and let sound contribute toward me. Walt Whitman


What we can’t speak, we say in silence. Hillary Jordan


You throw thorns, falling in my silence they become flowers. Buddha


Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to creativity. Deepak Chopra


1. Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak.


2. Silence is the best response to a fool.


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3. Some hearts understand each other, even in silence.


4. Silence isn’t empty, it’s full of answers.


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


6. Sometimes it’s best to stay quiet. The silence can speak volumes without ever saying a word.


7. No response is a response. And it’s a powerful one.


8. Silence is true wisdom’s best reply. -Euripides


9. The smarter you get, the less you speak.


10. Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent. – Napoleon Hill

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11. Open your mouth only if what you are going to say is more beautiful than the silence.


12. The most significant conversations of our lives occur in silence. – Simon Van Booy


13. Sometimes it’s better to let the silence do the talking.


14. A heart worth loving is one you understand, even in silence. – Shannon L. Alder


15. When you build in silence, they don’t know what to attack.


16. Once you’ve matured you realize silence is more powerful than proving a point.


17. Life’s deepest feelings are often expressed in silence.


18. Silence is a gift. Learn to value its essence.


19. The quieter you become, the more you can hear.


20. Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer. – Muhammad Ali


21. A wise man once said nothing.


22. Silence is of different kinds, and breathes different meanings. – Charlotte Brontë


23. Listen to silence. It has so much to say. – Rumi


24. Silence is one of the great arts of conversation. – Marcus Tullius Cicero


25. Silence is sometimes the best answer. – Dalai Lama


26. Work hard in silence, let your success make the noise. – Frank Ocean


27. Be silent and safe—silence never betrays you. – John Boyle O’Reilly


28. I discovered that I felt at home and alive in the silence, which compelled me to enter my interior world and around there. – Karen Armstrong


29. Never respond to rudeness. When people are rude to you, they reveal who they are, not who you are.


30. I was quiet, but I was not blind.


31. Surely silence can sometimes be the most eloquent reply.


32. My silence could mean that you are not worth the argument.


33. Silence is a true friend who never betrays. – Confucius


34. A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly brings us back to essentials: it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech. – Emile M. Cioran


35. Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld


36. Focus your attention on the quality of your words, and not the quantity, because few sensible talks attracts millions of listeners more than a thousand gibberish. – Michael Bassey Johnson


37. When you’re comfortable with someone, you don’t need to always fill the void with noise. I liked it when we would just be. – Elizabeth Eulberg


38. Sometimes you don’t have to say anything. Silence speaks it all. – Disha Patani


39. We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn. – Nicholas Sparks


40. Sometimes quiet is violent.


41. Silence is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence. – Deepak Chopra


42. Words can sting like anything, but silence breaks the heart. – Phyllis McGinley


43. The more you know the less you need to say. – Jim Rohn


44. It is beautiful to talk about beautiful things and even more beautiful to silently gaze at them. – Dejan Stojanovic


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


46. I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more. – C.S. Lewis


47. There are in life a few moments so beautiful, that even words are a sort of profanity. – Diana Palmer


48. Silence can often be more disturbing than noise, it reveals the complicated mechanism of our thoughts. – José Rodrigues Miguéis


49. Wise people are not always silent, but they know when to be.


50. Silence is the most powerful scream.


Silence is the loudest sound I have ever heard.


Silence is not consent. It is a mute protest of one who cannot put his feelings into words.


There is a time in the day, just before the sun rises, that is so silent, all you can hear is the creation of the universe.


Sometimes, those with so much to say are silent.


Beware of the silent snake for it is the deadliest of all.


Being silent is a good practice. Often times, we just say what is on our minds without thought. To limit your words and only speak them when necessary is powerful.


Some people cannot stand silence for it is when in this state of sound can they hear their own soul cry in torment.

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The best people are often the people who you can stand to be around in absolute silence.


Silence is a habit that is hard earned but good for the soul.


To be silent when another is speaking is a great gift. People have the gift for speech but often lack the will to listen, which is why an attentive silence is most coveted.


Silence doesn’t always equate to suffering. There are times when one needs silence in order to listen to the needs of their souls.


In this present world, it is difficult to be silent. Often the quiet ones are persecuted for their silence, and the world refuses to understand them.


To sit and watch as life passes by is an art lost in time. Only available to the very young and the very old, this gift is what makes the elderly and very young children wise.


Take note of silent children. Some cry and wail when they are hurt but it is the quiet ones that have deeper scars.


Silence is an inward scream.


A comfortable silence between two people often means a strong sense of trust.


When I see people, I always want to have a conversation. I don’t understand it but I just have to. That is why I’d rather be alone, for silence is a more preferable companion.


If you don’t know that silence has a sound, you have never been silent at all.


To know that there are times that one must be silent is a sign of wisdom.


A good friend knows when to stay silent.


People find peace in silence.


Meditation is the art of listening to your soul. To breathe in good intentions and exhale the worries of the day, to sit in silence, is to attain peace.


Sometimes, silence can be fatal. When one could speak the truth but refrain could be the cause of many unfortunate events.


In the end, all there is left is silence and it is often a comfort to the weary soul.


The best threat is silence. Why bluster and shout when one can just stare coldly mute, letting the other person feel uncomfortable?


Silence is often when imagination comes alive.


It is a crime to silence another person. To do so would be to violate the very essence of humanity.


Contentment can be found in silence when the soul and heart are one.


There are things that are too great to be said that only silence can truly capture the moment.


You can always tell how important something is by the degree of silence involved.


Silence is often torture; a way for madmen to draw out something that could have been decided long ago.


Silence, like death, follows us like a shadow.


In the beginning there was nothing but silence. In the end, silence also awaits.


Once in a while, give yourself a break. Go somewhere where the sand meets the sea and sit there in silence. This will calm the soul and rest the mind, revive the spirit, and nourish the body.


Silence allows you to observe the world in totality.


Knowing when to be silent is a powerful weapon.


In order to appreciate silence, one must have time. You cannot rush something so profound.


The eternal silence that we are all destined to is a scary thing. Silence, however, when practiced regularly can add meaning to one’s life.


When you are in the midst of chaos, retreat into oneself for a moment of silence and clarity.


Do not be silenced by those wishing to belittle you. Stand up and say what you need to say, for there is nothing like being a voice amidst oppression.


There is a certain kind of silence right before something big happens. The moment before a battle, in front of the stage, before a job interview. Take that moment, gather yourself then charge.


Some moments are meant to be experienced in silence, and that a single word can stain it.


Listen to those who seek to talk. For these people, silence is a cage and to speak is to finally be able to fly.


The best experiences are so grand that when the time comes to remember them, there is only silence.


Silence is often louder than anything said.


Sometimes, I become silent. Not quiet, but silent. I see people move their mouths but hear no words and it is on these occasions that I politely go home to enjoy it all to myself.


Silence is a rare treat to those with a busy mind.


It is all well and good to stay silent and keep under the radar, but when needs must, one must stand up and speak the truth.


Silence is a strange peace, where one refrains to talk while the heart speaks volumes.


When you’ve done all that you needed to do in life, you are to take your final rest, and be silent for all eternity.

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It is in the deepest wells of silence can you truly find your voice.


Silence is a form of self-punishment. Where a secret is best shared, to truly keep it is to not say a single word.


We often feel uncomfortable around silent people. Why is that? Is it that we are insecure or is it that in their silence we realize we have nothing to say?


Listen to the elderly. That is the last gift you can give them before they are taken by silence.


It is from silence that music is born into this world.


Silence is an art. When else can you sit listening to the heartbeat of life?


Silence can be sharp like glass, it’s piercing tip slicing its way into someone’s heart.


The best recourse to ignorance is silence. One can learn so many things when one lets others speak.


To enjoy music, one must enjoy silence. How can one listen to sound when one has not heard nothingness?


It hurts when silence is mistaken for coldness.


The sound of silence is a sound so deafening that when one is not used to it, madness is sure to ensue.


True silence is the voice of God.


The most beautiful conversation can happen when two individuals are in absolute silence.


In this day and age, silence is a precious estate commodity, often pushing prices up and down depending on the location.


Silence is a luxury. To not hear traffic, ambulances, or otherwise but listen to the hum of nature is a gift that should not be taken lightly.


The art of communication is truly mastered when one can convey the truth of one’s heart in absolute silence.


Silence is a female art form. Everyone knows that when a woman falls silent, she is at her deadliest.


Our voices are an option. We are given our vocal chords to use, but we can also opt to not use them but use gestures instead. For actions in silence are better expressed.


The silent are blessed for it is their voice that is heard in the midst of noise.


Be still and be silent. It is when a person is in this state that he or she can benefit from the lessons of the Universe.


Truth is often best when spoken by someone who has remained silent until the right moment.


It is because of silence that words have value. When one keeps on speaking without meaning or rest, the words become junk and creates a bloating of the soul. When one becomes silent, one cleanses the unnecessary fat that fills the body.


The din from the Earth is nothing. All of us humans may shout in unison and it would make not a dent in the great silence that surrounds our Galaxy.


Noise is a human condition. We seek the loudness of days, the bustling and turning, and all manner of voices. Silence is the cure to this nonsense; an imposed period that ill greatly cure this ailing want of garbage.


Sometimes the mind just needs rest from the body. It is by meditating in silence that we can reach this state of silence, where one can contemplate the mysteries of time.


All religions in the world have one thing in common: a time of Silence. It is a widely shared practice by all those who seek the divine to try and listen to the voice of their god.


To remain silent could mean a death sentence. If there is truth, you must speak it, for the sake of honor and your fellow man.


Guns and violence, the barrel aimed, will force anyone into silence. It is the truly brave who, despite the threat, will speak volumes of the injustice done.


Silence is a cool drink from the spring of the Earth. It cools, sooths, and caresses the weary heart and heals the person from the poison of lies and noise broadcasted persistently in the air.


Have a heart and let people be. Do not intrude on their silence or solitude, for it is a place of their choosing.


Sometimes silent people become withdrawn because they do not know how to reach out. This is a good reason to bother but sometimes, it is best to know when people want to be left alone.


Sometimes when a person is silent that means there is a crashing thunder going on inside him.


My silence hold more power than my words can.


When you choose to stay silent in front of stupid people, you actually show your smartness.

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Silence means saving your energy and spending it to a more meaningful actions.


Those who work hard in silence, are those who always succeed.


Don’t try to underestimate the silent type of people they are the one having the silent kind of powers.


Never underestimate the power of silence.


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Stay silent, stay calm.


Sometimes one just have to stay silent and enjoy the show called life.


Silence has its own power which can change you forever.


What inside you is your self respect, stay silent and flaunt your confidence and don’t let anyone to make you feel down.


A silent person is the one who has the capability to do everything but they choose to remain silent.


In the end what matters the most is your silence.


Silence is like a friend who is always by your side and gives you the peace of mind.


If you want to find God, find Silence. God always love peace.


Silence is one of the best weapon to show your anger.


Silence is a source of mental peace and great strength.


Silence can give you all the answers that you want to hear.


Silence is an ultimate weapon, which can kill your loved one internally.


I love talking but when I found silence, I love to be me and just talk with my soul.


Observe yourself in silence and see what your life is and what next you want in your life.


Great people always choose silence as their answer to dumb people.


Nothing can give you the mental peace that silence can give you.


When you are silent you start observing things better.


The people who carries a lot of loads inside them are mostly silent. Better help them.


Never underestimate the power of silence, it has the power to change everything.


Silence can make you the weakest or the strongest, it only depends on your interpretation about it.


Sometimes the meaning of silence is so deep that we fail to understand it.


Heartbreak creates no sound but it pain a lot.


I love to sit in silence and remember all those moments I spent with you.

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I love silence because it makes me realize, how painful it is in real.


My silence defines my feelings, my silence defines me.


I love spending time in silence and feel your sound around me.


My heart is silent because it is broken and no one can repair it and make it smile again.


When you are heartbroken even the most noisy place is silent for you. you’re all alone.


My words can’t express what I am feeling right now, the pain and heartaches… that’s why I am silent.


You silently enters in my life, filled up my life with colors and suddenly left me and make my life dull and silent again.


My life has become more silent than it was before I met you.


You are the music of my life and without you, I am silent and the world has no meaning.


My life without you is a silent book that no one can read.


A girl loudest scream is her silence, so when she is silent, know she’s hurt.


When you are in love. The silence of your partner is the greatest torture.


Sometimes silence of someone can break us the way no one can.


Now a days I define myself with silence.


After heartbreak, silence becomes your best friend.


I had sealed so many secrets in my silent heart.


In the silence of night I only wished for a few words of love from him.


When two people are in love they enjoy their company but when they get apart they enjoy their silence.


Sometimes there is no space for words, the silence between two people are as wide as ocean.


When I am silent just know you have done something wrong which has broken me.


Sometimes a silence can save a relationship or break a relationship.


Silence of your parents is the most dangerous thing in the world. Be ready.


When someone is silent, there’s a deep hurt and pain inside him that no one can read.


Sometimes a person just need a silence atmosphere to express his love and feelings.


Sometimes all you need is alone time in silence.


Silence has its own special music that can only be heard by the person who is in love.


When life is messed up, just stay silent and let him do his work. Trust me it will be best for you.


Silence is not just absence of noise, it’s a special music that gives you mental peace.


You know what hurts most, when the person you love is silent and you want to hear something from him.


When life seems to be meaningless just sit in silence and try to find the meanings of your life.


I love to sit in silence, it’s so peaceful and can bring true happiness.


No one can make me comfortable than silence.


Sometimes silence disturbs us more than noise.


Silence has its own story which can only be heard when you spend enough time with it.


Silence of some people means they know they are wrong and you are right.


People can be silent but not their mind.


A day spent with silence can make you realize about your life and your dreams.


Sometimes all we need is silence and time for ourself to think our future or what we want to do next.


When your words are not understandable, you would remain silent.


Have you ever observed the silence after a storm ends, it’s so peaceful and make us believe that the ending are beautiful.


I want to built my own walls of silence and stay there forever.


Sometimes silent taught us those things that words are unable to make us understand.


All I want is silence around myself and stay alone.


Silence of heavy rain is not empty.


When God answers your prayer with silence just know, He has planned something better for you.

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I love to sit in silence, it makes me realize my worth.


People who are comfortable with each other can sit in silence together.


Sometimes to remain silent is to lie.


I love the silence which comes along with the heavy rain. Giving me hope that there is sunshine after every rain.


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


People who think that silence will save them, it won’t save you.


The silence of justice when it mattered most, made it possible for evil to win.


Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself, just know everything in life has a purpose.


Being silent is fine, most people don’t listen anyways.


When you know you are angry, you should reply with your silence to everyone.


The silence does not always means Yes sometimes, it means, I am tired of explaining myself, I can’t do it anymore.


Sometimes the most beautiful things are found in silence.


Silence is a sign of helplessness and not knowing what to do.


Silence can show you the real meaning of life.


Never be silent because someone wants you to be that way.


Sometimes I won’t tell people about my feelings, just to know if they can understand my silence or not.


I am silent because you don’t deserve my words.


Sometimes to remain silent is the best thing to do for two people who don’t understand each other.


The deepest feelings of your heart can only be understood in silence.


I observe everything but choose to remain silent because I hate to argue with stupid people.


There are times when you regret your silence.


Silence does not mean to be quiet, it is to observe more and learn more.


Most of the precious moment of our life can be felt only in silence.


A person who does not know how to be silent will never know how to speak and when to speak.


To sit in silence is to rest your mind.


A person with calm mind always know how to remain silent.


Sometimes silence is more musical than any song.


Silence is best when you are unable to think of a good answer.


“SILENCE AND SMILE ARE TWO POWERFUL TOOLS. SMILE IS THE WAY TO SOLVE MANY PROBLEMS AND SILENCE IS THE WAY TO AVOID MANY PROBLEMS.”


“SILENCE IS GOLDEN WHEN YOU CAN’T THINK OF A GOOD ANSWER.”-MUHAMMAD ALI


“THE QUIETER YOU BECOME, THE MORE YOU ARE ABLE TO HEAR.”


“SILENCE IS THE MOST POWERFUL SCREAM.”


“THOSE WHO KNOW DO NOT SPEAK. THOSE WHO SPEAK DO NOT KNOW.”


“SILENCE IS A FENCE AROUND WISDOM.”-GERMAN PROVERB


“IN THE END, WE WILL REMEMBER NOT THE WORDS OF OUR ENEMIES, BUT THE SILENCE OF OUR FRIENDS.”-MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR


“THE TREE OF SILENCE BEARS THE FRUIT OF PEACE.” – ARABIAN PROVERB


“SILENCE IS AS DEEP AS ETERNITY; SPEECH, SHALLOW AS TIME.”


“SILENCE IS A TRUE FRIEND WHO NEVER BETRAYS.”-CONFUCIUS


“MY SILENCE MEANS I’D RATHER TALK TO MYSELF THAN YOU.”


“SPITEFUL WORDS CAN HURT YOUR FEELINGS, BUT SILENCE BREAKS THE HEART.”


“SILENCE IS BETTER THAN UNMEANING WORDS.”


“HE WHO DOES NOT UNDERSTAND YOUR SILENCE WILL PROBABLY NOT UNDERSTAND YOUR WORDS.”-ELBERT HUBBARD

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There is immense power in silence, learn to be silent and not react to the different types of people you will encounter on your journey towards a greater life. Always maintain your class and composure under all circumstances. Ignore the naysayers and those who try to bring you down to their level. May these quotes inspire you to rise above the noise and perfect the art of silence within you.



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Silence is a source of great strength. Lao Tzu


There was a brief silence. I think I heard snow falling. Erich Segal


A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence. Pythagoras


Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. Francis Bacon


I think 99 times and find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in silence, and the truth comes to me. Albert Einstein


If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results. Emily Bronte


All I insist on, and nothing else, is that you should show the whole world that you are not afraid. Be silent, if you choose; but when it is necessary, speak – and speak in such a way that people will remember it. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


I decided it is better to scream. Silence is the real crime against humanity. Nadezhda Mandelstam


I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own. Chaim Potok


Silence is true wisdom’s best reply. Euripides


Time and silence are the most luxurious things today. Tom Ford


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


Saying nothing sometimes says the most. Emily Dickinson


I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence. Aeschylus


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


In the silence behind what can be heard lies the answers we have been searching for for so long. Andreas Fransson


Silence is so freaking loud. Sarah Dessen


There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated by noise and gregariousness. George Steiner


The things that we understand, create silence. The things that we do not, create emotion. Kapil Gupta


Silence is sometimes the best answer. Dalai Lama


Within us is the soul of the whole, the wise silence, the universal beauty, the eternal One. Ralph Waldo Emerson


I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right. Cato The Elder


Don’t waste words on people deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all. Mandy Hale


If there were a little more silence, if we all kept quiet…maybe we could understand something. Federico Fellini


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


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The world’s continual breathing is what we hear and call silence. Clarice Lispector


In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves. Rumi


Now all my teachers are dead except silence. W. S. Merwin


Talk, talk, talk: the utter and heartbreaking stupidity of words. William Faulkner


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


The good and the wise lead quiet lives. Euripides


Silence is a true friend who never betrays. Confucius


As far as I’m concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue. Albert Einstein


Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King Jr

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Silence is the wit of fools. Anatole France


Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. Leonardo da Vinci


Without great solitude no serious work is possible. Pablo Picasso


Speak only if it improves upon the silence. Mahatma Gandhi


I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent. Publilius Syrus


The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause. Mark Twain


The truth hurts, but silence kills. Mark Twain


The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


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


Three hundred years of humiliation, abuse and deprivation cannot be expected to find voice in a whisper. Martin Luther King Jr


Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer. Muhammad Ali


Silence is the ultimate weapon of power. Charles de Gaulle


If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you. Then you will know that you are nothing. It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself. Souls of prayer are souls of great silence. Mother Teresa


It is not easy to keep silent when silence is a lie. Victor Hugo


Silence is argument carried out by other means. Ernesto Che Guevara


You have a grand gift for silence, Watson. It makes you quite invaluable as a companion. Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes)


Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most. Bob Dylan


The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me. Blaise Pascal


All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone. Blaise Pascal


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


Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods. Ralph Waldo Emerson


I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. Henry David Thoreau


Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together. Thomas Carlyle


A sage thing is timely silence, and better than any speech. Plutarch


Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence. Pythagoras


We need silence to be able to touch souls. Mother Teresa

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The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. Albert Einstein


Silence is more eloquent than words. Thomas Carlyle


The best cure for the body is a quiet mind. Napoleon Bonaparte


Sometimes it’s better to be silent and smile. Unknown


Silence, healing. Heraclitus


Your silence will not protect you. Audre Lorde


I like working in silence. Eric Ripert


Since long I’ve held silence a remedy for harm. Aeschylus


Silence is more musical than any song. Christina Rossetti


No one nor anything can silence me. Dmitri Mendeleev


Solitude is a catalyst for innovation. Susan Cain (See her excellent book Quiet or her blog quietrev.com)


Silence is safer than speech. Epictetus


You misinterpret everything, even the silence. Franz Kafka


Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet man. Iain Duncan Smith


The silence is not suppression; instead, it is all there is. Annie Dillard


Silence is better than unmeaning words. Pythagoras


The silence is so deep it hurts our ears. Haruki Murakami


When you have nothing to say, say nothing. Charles Caleb Colton


Listen to silence. It has so much to say. Rumi


Inner silence is the mother of all talents. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


Real action is in silent moments. Ralph Waldo Emerson


Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone. Alan Watts


Speech is of time, silence is of eternity. Thomas Carlyle

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Noise: a stench in the ear. Ambrose Bierce


The quiet mind is richer than a crown. Robert Greene


I was quiet, but I was not blind. Jane Austen


Silence says a lot more than you think. Unknown


Still waters run deep. Unknown


Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud. Unknown


Getting no message is also a message. Unknown


A wise man once said nothing. Unknown


You are a slave to what you do say, a master of what you don’t say.


Silence isn’t empty. It’s full of ansers. Unkwown


Silence is a place of great power and healing. Rachel Naomi Remen


Silence is the mother of truth. Benjamin Disraeli


To hear, one must be silent. Ursula K. Le Guin


Sound is our mind, silence is our being. Osho


Listening to the eternal involves a silence within us. Thomas Raymond Kelly


One need not always be saying something in this noisy world. Sarah Orne Jewett


You cannot be angry when alone. Osho


The wisest man is the silent one. Examine his actions. Judge him by them. Karen Marie Moning


Silence is the virtue of fools. Francis Bacon


A silent man is easily reputed wise. Frederick William Robertson


Speak for yourself and from yourself, or be silent. George Henry Lewes


Speech is the small change of silence. George Meredith


Never be bullied into silence. Harvey Fierstein


Hope will never be silent. Harvey Milk


Great souls suffer in silence. Friedrich Schiller


The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me. David Markson


Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Popular Silence Quotes in English


Being quiet is fine, most people don’t listen anyways. Unknown


Silence has been destroyed, but also the idea that it’s important to learn how another person thinks, to enter the mind of another person. The whole idea of empathy is gone. We are now part of this giant machine where every second we have to take out a device and contribute our thoughts and opinions. Gary Shteyngart


Seeing her sitting there unresponsive makes me realize that silence has a sound. Jodi Picoult


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


Noise is the most impertinent of all forms of interruption. It is not only an interruption, but also a disruption of thought. Arthur Schopenhauer


Living as we do in an age of noise and bluster, success is now measured accordingly. We must all be seen, and heard, and on the air. Daphne du Maurier


The ocean, the desert, and the jungle are the last strongholds and resorts of peace. P.C. Wren


I just realized that sleep sometimes is the only precious wage for the hard working man. Akilnathan Logeswaran


Nowadays silence is looked on as odd and most of my race has forgotten the beauty of meaning much by saying little. Now tongues work all day by themselves with no help from the mind.” Toni Morrison


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. Jean Arp


I did the only thing I knew how to do: I built my own walls of silence to disguise my desperation and what later came to be recognized and diagnosed as depression. Sharon E. Rainey


By silence, I hear other men’s imperfections and conceal my own. Citium Zeno


I have only one confidant, and that is the silence of night. Soren Kierkegaard


Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul. Ezra Taft Benson


It’s the steady, quiet, plodding ones who win in the lifelong race. Robert W. Service


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


He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words. Elbert Hubbard


No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. Alice Walker


The true genius shudders at incompleteness – and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be. Edgar Allan Poe


How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here for ever with bare things, this coffee cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself. Virginia Woolf


No durable things are built on violent passion. Nature grows her plants in silence and in darkness, and only when they have become strong do they put their heads above the ground. Annie Besant


When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. Ansel Adams


I go silent so I can write. When my tongue is wagging my fingers are silent. Sonia Rumzi


Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men’s imperfections, and conceal your own. George Bernard Shaw


Withdraw into yourself, perceive there a silence as old as being, even older… Emil Cioran

Latest Silence Quotes in English


Within each of us, there is silence. A silence as vast as the universe. And when we experience that silence, we remember who we are. Gunilla Norris


No writer in our time has been more isolated than Kafka, and yet few have achieved communication as well as he did. Eugenio Montale


Silence is the universal refuge, the sequel to all dull discourses and all foolish acts, a balm to our every chagrin, as welcome after satiety as after disappointment; that background which the painter may not daub, be he master or bungler, and which, however awkward a figure we may have made in the foreground, remains ever our inviolable asylum, where no indignity can assail, no personality can disturb us. Henry David Thoreau


Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully. Norton Juster


I think that one’s art is a growth inside one. I do not think one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows. Emily Carr


As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment. John Steinbeck


I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood. Audre Lorde


I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


Staying silent is like a slow growing cancer to the soul and a trait of a true coward. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself. You may not win every battle. However, everyone will at least know what you stood for – you. Shannon L. Alder


I need to be alone. I need to ponder my shame and my despair in seclusion; I need the sunshine and the paving stones of the streets without companions, without conversation, face to face with myself, with only the music of my heart for company. Henry Miller


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


When I pronounce the word Future, the first syllable already belongs to the past. When I pronounce the word Silence, I destroy it. Wisława Szymborska


Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. Henry Van Dyke


We went down into the silent garden. Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. Everything is transfixed, only the light moves. Leonora Carrington


I drank the silence of God from a spring in the woods. Georg Trakl


You can hear the footsteps of God when silence reigns in the mind. Sathya Sai Baba


Silence is the language of God; it is also the language of the heart. Sivananda


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


Your very silence shows you agree. Euripides


Never miss a good chance to shut up. Will Rogers


That man’s silence is wonderful to listen to. Thomas Hardy


There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas. Susan Cain


I didn’t like having to explain to them, so I just shut up, smoked a cigarette, and looked at the sea. Albert Camus


Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. Gilbert K. Chesterton


The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it. Criss Jami

Short Silence Quotes in English


Good as is discourse, silence is better and shames it. Ralph Waldo Emerson


People are like music, some speak the truth and others are just noise. Bill Murray


Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid. Mark Twain


No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut. Sam Rayburn


It’s so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don’t say it. Sam Levenson


No man should live where he can hear his neighbor’s dog bark. Nathaniel Macon


It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it. Maurice Switzer


It is beautiful to talk about beautiful things and even more beautiful to silently gaze at them. Dejan Stojanovic


Silence makes idiots seem wise even for a minute. Carlos Ruiz Zafón


Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact. George Eliot


I get tired of talking when I want to be silent. Henry Rollins


God is silent. Now if only man would shut up. Woody Allen


Luxury, today, is solitude and silence. Paul-Henri Spaak


Only silence perfects silence. A. R. Ammons


Finding Nirvana is like locating silence. Jack Kerouac


Silence is not the absence of sound, but the absence of self. Anthony de Mello


In most areas of life, the less you say, the more profound and mysterious you appear. Robert Greene


Maybe silence is something we’re uncomfortable with as a culture, I don’t know. Anton Yelchin


When people are proud of their speech, be proud of your silence. Luqman


Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery. Albert Camus


Silence is not always tact and it is tact that is golden, not silence. Samuel Butler


Better remain silent, better not even think, if you are not prepared to act. Annie Besant


I found I had less and less to say, until finally, I became silent, and began to listen. I discovered in the silence, the voice of God. Soren Kierkegaard


You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts; And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips, and sound is a diversion and a pastime. And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered. Kahlil Gibran


There is greater comfort in the substance of silence than in the answer to a question. Thomas Merton


Does not everything depend on our interpretation of the silence around us? Lawrence Durrell


I said nothing for a time, just ran my fingertips along the edge of the human-shaped emptiness that had been left inside me. Haruki Murakami


The space, the gaps, the pauses, the silence – those things that allow us to regenerate and recharge – had all but disappeared in my own life and in the lives of so many I knew. Arianna Huffington


We refuse to turn off our computers, turn off our phone, log off Facebook, and just sit in silence, because in those moments we might actually have to face up to who we really are. Jefferson Bethke


There is no sound more annoying than the chatter of a child, and none more sad than the silence they leave when they are gone. Mark Lawrence


If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence. George Eliot


For now she need not think of anybody. She could be herself, by herself. And that was what now she often felt the need of – to think; well not even to think. To be silent; to be alone. Virginia Woolf


There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard. Arundhati Roy

Best Silence Quotes in English


I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more. C.S. Lewis


Silence is the eternal duty of man. Thomas Carlyle


When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie. Yevgeny Yevtushenko


All I want is blackness. Blackness and silence. Sylvia Plath


Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Thomas Carlyle


Human beings can’t bear silence. It would mean that they would bear themselves. Pascal Mercier


Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights. Khalil Gibran


I am silence among the secrets, and the Self-knowledge of the knowledgeable. Bhagavad Gita


All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. Edmund Burke


Speech and silence. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth. Emile M. Cioran


Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn. George Bernard Shaw


There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. George Carlin


A yawn is a silent shout. Gilbert K. Chesterton


Silence is an empty space, space is the home of the awakened mind. Buddha


Lying is done with words and also with silence. Adrienne Rich


Silence is sometimes the severest criticism. Charles Buxton


When I speak, you must not listen to the words, my dear. Listen to the Silence. Anthony de Mello


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


Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing. William S. Burroughs


The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak. Baruch Spinoza


If you’re asked: What is the silence? Respond: It is the first stone of the Wisdom’s temple. Pythagoras


He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak. Michel de Montaigne


Don’t waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all. Unknown


It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content. The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure. Nicholas Sparks


One must learn to be silent just as one must learn to talk. Virginia Woolf


Only when the voice of duty is silent, or when it has already spoken, may we allowably think of the consequences of a particular action. Augustus Hare


It is always assumed by the empty-headed, who chatter about themselves for want of something better, that people who do not discuss their affairs openly must have something to hide. Honoré de Balzac


Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish. Charles Caleb Colton


When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard, nor welcomed, but when we are silent we are still afraid. So it is better to speak remembering we were never meant to survive. Audre Lorde

Motivational Silence Quotes in English


You are most powerful when you are most silent. People never expect silence. They expect words, motion, defense, offense, back and forth. They expect to leap into the fray. They are ready, fists up, words hanging leaping from their mouths. Alison McGhee


Silence was not the absence of sound but was itself a sound that could be loud or soft, soothing or disturbing, complex or simple. Julius Lester


I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching. Ralph Waldo Emerson


Music is pleasing not only because of the sound but because of the silence that is in it: without the alternation of sound and silence there would be no rhythm. Thomas Merton


A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly brings us back to essentials: it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech. Emile M. Cioran


We’ve known about the transcendent power of solitude for centuries; it’s only recently that we’ve forgotten it. Susan Cain


Silence is a statement that is open to gross misinterpretation. Craig Bruce


It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it. Francis Beaumont


Silences are the most underrated part of comedy. David Steinberg


The moment you become aware of the silence, you also have become silent. Eckhart Tolle


Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone. Gertrude Stein


Silence, I learned, is some times the most beautiful sound. Charlotte Eriksson


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


The most significant conversations of our lives occur in silence. Simon Van Booy


Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it. Khaled Hosseini


In a world of noise, confusion and conflict it is necessary that there be places of silence, inner discipline and peace. In such places love can blossom. Thomas Merton


I’m very interested in silence. And, more importantly, in what happens when people aren’t talking on stage. I’m interested in letting actors play and do things between the lines. And in slowing everything down. Annie Baker


A soul that has never tasted the sweetness of inner silence is a restless spirit which disturbs the silence of others. Mary Faustina Kowalska


Without silence, there cannot be any real appreciation in life, which is as delicate in its inner fabric as a closed rosebud. Deepak Chopra


I discovered that I felt at home and alive in the silence, which compelled me to enter my interior world and around there. Karen Armstrong


Silence can often be more disturbing than noise, it reveals the complicated mechanism of our thoughts. José Rodrigues Miguéis


I’m a master of speaking silently—all my life I’ve spoken silently and I’ve lived through entire tragedies in silence. Fyodor Dostoyevsky


You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level. Eckhart Tolle


Make peace with silence, and remind yourself that it is in this space that you’ll come to remember your spirit. Wayne W. Dyer

Latest Silence Quotes in English


Those who remain unmoved by the wind of joy silently follow the Path. Bodhidharma


By silencing the mind, we can experience real peace. As long as various kinds of thoughts agitate the brain, we don’t experience 100 percent peace. Henepola Gunaratana


Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances, is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue. Henry Fielding


Listen closely… the eternal hush of silence goes on and on throughout all this, and has been going on, and will go on and on. This is because the world is nothing but a dream and is just thought of and the everlasting eternity pays no attention to it. Jack Kerouac


I love to read, and I like the fact that there’s some silence in my life. Giancarlo Esposito


There are in life a few moments so beautiful, that even words are a sort of profanity. Diana Palmer


I woke up early and took the first train to take me away from the city. The noise and all its people. I was alone on the train and had no idea where I was going, and that’s why I went there. Charlotte Eriksson


To listen to the silence, wherever you are, is an easy and direct way of becoming present. Eckhart Tolle


My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence. Edith Sitwell


Love is essential, gregariousness is optional. Susan Cain


Words can sting like anything, but silence breaks the heart. Phyllis McGinley


Love, and do what you will. If you keep silence, do it out of love. If you cry out, do it out of love. If you refrain from punishing, do it out of love. Augustine of Hippo


We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn. Nicholas Sparks


Only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. Nicholas Sparks


I don’t want to be married just to be married. I can’t think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can’t talk to, or worse, someone I can’t be silent with. Mary Ann Shaffer


Your mind has a flood of questions. There is but one teacher who can answer them. Who is that teacher? Your silence-loving heart. Sri Chinmoy


When you’re comfortable with someone, you don’t need to always fill the void with noise. I liked it when we would just be. Elizabeth Eulberg


Not words nor laughter but rather someone who will fall in love with your silence. Sanober Khan


A heart worth loving is one you understand, even in silence. Shannon L. Alder


True friends are two people who are comfortable sharing silence together. Ralph Waldo Emerson


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


Be silent and safe — silence never betrays you; be true to your word and your work and your friend; put least trust in him who is foremost to praise you, nor judge of a road till it draw to the end. John Boyle O’Reilly


What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined – to strengthen each other – to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories. George Eliot


Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


There comes a moment when the silence between two people can have the purity of a diamond. Philippe Djian


Some hearts understand each other, even in silence. Unknown


Slowly we became silent, and silence itself if an enemy to friendship. Norman Maclean


The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention… A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words. Rachel Naomi Remen


It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I can truly love my brothers. The more solitary I am the more affection I have for them…. Solitude and silence teach me to love my brothers for what they are, not for what they say. Thomas Merton


The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares. Henri Nouwen

Inspiratrional Silence Quotes in English


If you can sit in silence with a person for half an hour and yet be entirely comfortable, you and that person can be friends. If you cannot, friends you’ll never be and you need not waste time in trying. L.M. Montgomery


Silent solitude makes true speech possible and personal. If I am not in touch with my own belovedness, then I cannot touch the sacredness of others. If I am estranged from myself, I am likewise a stranger to others. Brennan Manning


Perhaps the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us, not the sort of silence that is filled with unspoken criticism or hard withdrawal. The sort of silence that is a place of refuge, of rest, of acceptance of someone as they are. We are all hungry for this other silence. It is hard to find. In its presence we can remember something beyond the moment, a strength on which to build a life. Rachel Naomi Remen


There is something hugely civilised about allowing long pauses in a conversation. Very few people can stand that kind of silence. James Robertson


Silence is one of the great arts of conversation. Marcus Tullius Cicero


Speech is great, but silence is greater. Thomas Carlyle


Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb. Pythagoras


The silence often of pure innocence persuades when speaking fails. William Shakespeare


There is a time to be quiet and a time to talk. Aung San Suu Kyi


Never forget that when we are silent, we are one. And when we speak we are two. Indira Gandhi


Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living. Albert Einstein


Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. Stephen R. Covey


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


He knew the lie of silence to be as evil as the lie of speech. Gilbert Parker


Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak. Unknown


Sorrow and silence are strong, and patient endurance is godlike. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words. Phillips Brooks


The daggers of silence last longer than anything ever spoken. Shannon L. Alder


Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to. Susan Cain


The more you know the less you need to say. Jim Rohn


You often hear old platitudes such as, ‘Speak out. Be heard.’ On the contrary, a breath of fresh air would be something like: ‘Silence, think for at least 15 minutes, and then maybe speak out. Criss Jami


The easiest way to get touch with this universal power is through silent Prayer. Shut your eyes, shut your mouth, and open your heart. This is the golden rule of prayer. Prayer should be soundless words coming forth from the centre of your heart filled with love. Amit Ray


We need silence to be able to reach our Self. Both internal and external silence is very important to feel the presence of that supreme Love. Amit Ray


Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room in order to hear your own voice and not let it drown in the noise of others. Charlotte Eriksson


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


It’s okay to be honest about not knowing rather than spreading falsehood. While it is often said that honesty is the best policy, silence is the second best policy. Criss Jami


Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself. Francois de La Rochefoucauld


Focus your attention on the quality of your words, and not the quantity, because few sensible talks attracts millions of listeners more than a thousand gibberish. Michael Bassey Johnson


Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent. Napoleon Hill


Silence is of different kinds, and breathes different meanings. Charlotte Brontë


I think I will do nothing for a long time but listen, and accrue what I hear into myself…and let sound contribute toward me. Walt Whitman


What we can’t speak, we say in silence. Hillary Jordan


You throw thorns, falling in my silence they become flowers. Buddha


Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to creativity. Deepak Chopra


1. Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak.


2. Silence is the best response to a fool.


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3. Some hearts understand each other, even in silence.


4. Silence isn’t empty, it’s full of answers.


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


6. Sometimes it’s best to stay quiet. The silence can speak volumes without ever saying a word.


7. No response is a response. And it’s a powerful one.


8. Silence is true wisdom’s best reply. -Euripides


9. The smarter you get, the less you speak.


10. Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent. – Napoleon Hill

Wise Silence Quotes in English


11. Open your mouth only if what you are going to say is more beautiful than the silence.


12. The most significant conversations of our lives occur in silence. – Simon Van Booy


13. Sometimes it’s better to let the silence do the talking.


14. A heart worth loving is one you understand, even in silence. – Shannon L. Alder


15. When you build in silence, they don’t know what to attack.


16. Once you’ve matured you realize silence is more powerful than proving a point.


17. Life’s deepest feelings are often expressed in silence.


18. Silence is a gift. Learn to value its essence.


19. The quieter you become, the more you can hear.


20. Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer. – Muhammad Ali


21. A wise man once said nothing.


22. Silence is of different kinds, and breathes different meanings. – Charlotte Brontë


23. Listen to silence. It has so much to say. – Rumi


24. Silence is one of the great arts of conversation. – Marcus Tullius Cicero


25. Silence is sometimes the best answer. – Dalai Lama


26. Work hard in silence, let your success make the noise. – Frank Ocean


27. Be silent and safe—silence never betrays you. – John Boyle O’Reilly


28. I discovered that I felt at home and alive in the silence, which compelled me to enter my interior world and around there. – Karen Armstrong


29. Never respond to rudeness. When people are rude to you, they reveal who they are, not who you are.


30. I was quiet, but I was not blind.


31. Surely silence can sometimes be the most eloquent reply.


32. My silence could mean that you are not worth the argument.


33. Silence is a true friend who never betrays. – Confucius


34. A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly brings us back to essentials: it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech. – Emile M. Cioran


35. Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld


36. Focus your attention on the quality of your words, and not the quantity, because few sensible talks attracts millions of listeners more than a thousand gibberish. – Michael Bassey Johnson


37. When you’re comfortable with someone, you don’t need to always fill the void with noise. I liked it when we would just be. – Elizabeth Eulberg


38. Sometimes you don’t have to say anything. Silence speaks it all. – Disha Patani


39. We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn. – Nicholas Sparks


40. Sometimes quiet is violent.


41. Silence is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence. – Deepak Chopra


42. Words can sting like anything, but silence breaks the heart. – Phyllis McGinley


43. The more you know the less you need to say. – Jim Rohn


44. It is beautiful to talk about beautiful things and even more beautiful to silently gaze at them. – Dejan Stojanovic


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


46. I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more. – C.S. Lewis


47. There are in life a few moments so beautiful, that even words are a sort of profanity. – Diana Palmer


48. Silence can often be more disturbing than noise, it reveals the complicated mechanism of our thoughts. – José Rodrigues Miguéis


49. Wise people are not always silent, but they know when to be.


50. Silence is the most powerful scream.


Silence is the loudest sound I have ever heard.


Silence is not consent. It is a mute protest of one who cannot put his feelings into words.


There is a time in the day, just before the sun rises, that is so silent, all you can hear is the creation of the universe.


Sometimes, those with so much to say are silent.


Beware of the silent snake for it is the deadliest of all.


Being silent is a good practice. Often times, we just say what is on our minds without thought. To limit your words and only speak them when necessary is powerful.


Some people cannot stand silence for it is when in this state of sound can they hear their own soul cry in torment.

True Silence Quotes in English


The best people are often the people who you can stand to be around in absolute silence.


Silence is a habit that is hard earned but good for the soul.


To be silent when another is speaking is a great gift. People have the gift for speech but often lack the will to listen, which is why an attentive silence is most coveted.


Silence doesn’t always equate to suffering. There are times when one needs silence in order to listen to the needs of their souls.


In this present world, it is difficult to be silent. Often the quiet ones are persecuted for their silence, and the world refuses to understand them.


To sit and watch as life passes by is an art lost in time. Only available to the very young and the very old, this gift is what makes the elderly and very young children wise.


Take note of silent children. Some cry and wail when they are hurt but it is the quiet ones that have deeper scars.


Silence is an inward scream.


A comfortable silence between two people often means a strong sense of trust.


When I see people, I always want to have a conversation. I don’t understand it but I just have to. That is why I’d rather be alone, for silence is a more preferable companion.


If you don’t know that silence has a sound, you have never been silent at all.


To know that there are times that one must be silent is a sign of wisdom.


A good friend knows when to stay silent.


People find peace in silence.


Meditation is the art of listening to your soul. To breathe in good intentions and exhale the worries of the day, to sit in silence, is to attain peace.


Sometimes, silence can be fatal. When one could speak the truth but refrain could be the cause of many unfortunate events.


In the end, all there is left is silence and it is often a comfort to the weary soul.


The best threat is silence. Why bluster and shout when one can just stare coldly mute, letting the other person feel uncomfortable?


Silence is often when imagination comes alive.


It is a crime to silence another person. To do so would be to violate the very essence of humanity.


Contentment can be found in silence when the soul and heart are one.


There are things that are too great to be said that only silence can truly capture the moment.


You can always tell how important something is by the degree of silence involved.


Silence is often torture; a way for madmen to draw out something that could have been decided long ago.


Silence, like death, follows us like a shadow.


In the beginning there was nothing but silence. In the end, silence also awaits.


Once in a while, give yourself a break. Go somewhere where the sand meets the sea and sit there in silence. This will calm the soul and rest the mind, revive the spirit, and nourish the body.


Silence allows you to observe the world in totality.


Knowing when to be silent is a powerful weapon.


In order to appreciate silence, one must have time. You cannot rush something so profound.


The eternal silence that we are all destined to is a scary thing. Silence, however, when practiced regularly can add meaning to one’s life.


When you are in the midst of chaos, retreat into oneself for a moment of silence and clarity.


Do not be silenced by those wishing to belittle you. Stand up and say what you need to say, for there is nothing like being a voice amidst oppression.


There is a certain kind of silence right before something big happens. The moment before a battle, in front of the stage, before a job interview. Take that moment, gather yourself then charge.


Some moments are meant to be experienced in silence, and that a single word can stain it.


Listen to those who seek to talk. For these people, silence is a cage and to speak is to finally be able to fly.


The best experiences are so grand that when the time comes to remember them, there is only silence.


Silence is often louder than anything said.


Sometimes, I become silent. Not quiet, but silent. I see people move their mouths but hear no words and it is on these occasions that I politely go home to enjoy it all to myself.


Silence is a rare treat to those with a busy mind.


It is all well and good to stay silent and keep under the radar, but when needs must, one must stand up and speak the truth.


Silence is a strange peace, where one refrains to talk while the heart speaks volumes.


When you’ve done all that you needed to do in life, you are to take your final rest, and be silent for all eternity.

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It is in the deepest wells of silence can you truly find your voice.


Silence is a form of self-punishment. Where a secret is best shared, to truly keep it is to not say a single word.


We often feel uncomfortable around silent people. Why is that? Is it that we are insecure or is it that in their silence we realize we have nothing to say?


Listen to the elderly. That is the last gift you can give them before they are taken by silence.


It is from silence that music is born into this world.


Silence is an art. When else can you sit listening to the heartbeat of life?


Silence can be sharp like glass, it’s piercing tip slicing its way into someone’s heart.


The best recourse to ignorance is silence. One can learn so many things when one lets others speak.


To enjoy music, one must enjoy silence. How can one listen to sound when one has not heard nothingness?


It hurts when silence is mistaken for coldness.


The sound of silence is a sound so deafening that when one is not used to it, madness is sure to ensue.


True silence is the voice of God.


The most beautiful conversation can happen when two individuals are in absolute silence.


In this day and age, silence is a precious estate commodity, often pushing prices up and down depending on the location.


Silence is a luxury. To not hear traffic, ambulances, or otherwise but listen to the hum of nature is a gift that should not be taken lightly.


The art of communication is truly mastered when one can convey the truth of one’s heart in absolute silence.


Silence is a female art form. Everyone knows that when a woman falls silent, she is at her deadliest.


Our voices are an option. We are given our vocal chords to use, but we can also opt to not use them but use gestures instead. For actions in silence are better expressed.


The silent are blessed for it is their voice that is heard in the midst of noise.


Be still and be silent. It is when a person is in this state that he or she can benefit from the lessons of the Universe.


Truth is often best when spoken by someone who has remained silent until the right moment.


It is because of silence that words have value. When one keeps on speaking without meaning or rest, the words become junk and creates a bloating of the soul. When one becomes silent, one cleanses the unnecessary fat that fills the body.


The din from the Earth is nothing. All of us humans may shout in unison and it would make not a dent in the great silence that surrounds our Galaxy.


Noise is a human condition. We seek the loudness of days, the bustling and turning, and all manner of voices. Silence is the cure to this nonsense; an imposed period that ill greatly cure this ailing want of garbage.


Sometimes the mind just needs rest from the body. It is by meditating in silence that we can reach this state of silence, where one can contemplate the mysteries of time.


All religions in the world have one thing in common: a time of Silence. It is a widely shared practice by all those who seek the divine to try and listen to the voice of their god.


To remain silent could mean a death sentence. If there is truth, you must speak it, for the sake of honor and your fellow man.


Guns and violence, the barrel aimed, will force anyone into silence. It is the truly brave who, despite the threat, will speak volumes of the injustice done.


Silence is a cool drink from the spring of the Earth. It cools, sooths, and caresses the weary heart and heals the person from the poison of lies and noise broadcasted persistently in the air.


Have a heart and let people be. Do not intrude on their silence or solitude, for it is a place of their choosing.


Sometimes silent people become withdrawn because they do not know how to reach out. This is a good reason to bother but sometimes, it is best to know when people want to be left alone.


Sometimes when a person is silent that means there is a crashing thunder going on inside him.


My silence hold more power than my words can.


When you choose to stay silent in front of stupid people, you actually show your smartness.

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Silence means saving your energy and spending it to a more meaningful actions.


Those who work hard in silence, are those who always succeed.


Don’t try to underestimate the silent type of people they are the one having the silent kind of powers.


Never underestimate the power of silence.


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Stay silent, stay calm.


Sometimes one just have to stay silent and enjoy the show called life.


Silence has its own power which can change you forever.


What inside you is your self respect, stay silent and flaunt your confidence and don’t let anyone to make you feel down.


A silent person is the one who has the capability to do everything but they choose to remain silent.


In the end what matters the most is your silence.


Silence is like a friend who is always by your side and gives you the peace of mind.


If you want to find God, find Silence. God always love peace.


Silence is one of the best weapon to show your anger.


Silence is a source of mental peace and great strength.


Silence can give you all the answers that you want to hear.


Silence is an ultimate weapon, which can kill your loved one internally.


I love talking but when I found silence, I love to be me and just talk with my soul.


Observe yourself in silence and see what your life is and what next you want in your life.


Great people always choose silence as their answer to dumb people.


Nothing can give you the mental peace that silence can give you.


When you are silent you start observing things better.


The people who carries a lot of loads inside them are mostly silent. Better help them.


Never underestimate the power of silence, it has the power to change everything.


Silence can make you the weakest or the strongest, it only depends on your interpretation about it.


Sometimes the meaning of silence is so deep that we fail to understand it.


Heartbreak creates no sound but it pain a lot.


I love to sit in silence and remember all those moments I spent with you.

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I love silence because it makes me realize, how painful it is in real.


My silence defines my feelings, my silence defines me.


I love spending time in silence and feel your sound around me.


My heart is silent because it is broken and no one can repair it and make it smile again.


When you are heartbroken even the most noisy place is silent for you. you’re all alone.


My words can’t express what I am feeling right now, the pain and heartaches… that’s why I am silent.


You silently enters in my life, filled up my life with colors and suddenly left me and make my life dull and silent again.


My life has become more silent than it was before I met you.


You are the music of my life and without you, I am silent and the world has no meaning.


My life without you is a silent book that no one can read.


A girl loudest scream is her silence, so when she is silent, know she’s hurt.


When you are in love. The silence of your partner is the greatest torture.


Sometimes silence of someone can break us the way no one can.


Now a days I define myself with silence.


After heartbreak, silence becomes your best friend.


I had sealed so many secrets in my silent heart.


In the silence of night I only wished for a few words of love from him.


When two people are in love they enjoy their company but when they get apart they enjoy their silence.


Sometimes there is no space for words, the silence between two people are as wide as ocean.


When I am silent just know you have done something wrong which has broken me.


Sometimes a silence can save a relationship or break a relationship.


Silence of your parents is the most dangerous thing in the world. Be ready.


When someone is silent, there’s a deep hurt and pain inside him that no one can read.


Sometimes a person just need a silence atmosphere to express his love and feelings.


Sometimes all you need is alone time in silence.


Silence has its own special music that can only be heard by the person who is in love.


When life is messed up, just stay silent and let him do his work. Trust me it will be best for you.


Silence is not just absence of noise, it’s a special music that gives you mental peace.


You know what hurts most, when the person you love is silent and you want to hear something from him.


When life seems to be meaningless just sit in silence and try to find the meanings of your life.


I love to sit in silence, it’s so peaceful and can bring true happiness.


No one can make me comfortable than silence.


Sometimes silence disturbs us more than noise.


Silence has its own story which can only be heard when you spend enough time with it.


Silence of some people means they know they are wrong and you are right.


People can be silent but not their mind.


A day spent with silence can make you realize about your life and your dreams.


Sometimes all we need is silence and time for ourself to think our future or what we want to do next.


When your words are not understandable, you would remain silent.


Have you ever observed the silence after a storm ends, it’s so peaceful and make us believe that the ending are beautiful.


I want to built my own walls of silence and stay there forever.


Sometimes silent taught us those things that words are unable to make us understand.


All I want is silence around myself and stay alone.


Silence of heavy rain is not empty.


When God answers your prayer with silence just know, He has planned something better for you.

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I love to sit in silence, it makes me realize my worth.


People who are comfortable with each other can sit in silence together.


Sometimes to remain silent is to lie.


I love the silence which comes along with the heavy rain. Giving me hope that there is sunshine after every rain.


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


People who think that silence will save them, it won’t save you.


The silence of justice when it mattered most, made it possible for evil to win.


Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself, just know everything in life has a purpose.


Being silent is fine, most people don’t listen anyways.


When you know you are angry, you should reply with your silence to everyone.


The silence does not always means Yes sometimes, it means, I am tired of explaining myself, I can’t do it anymore.


Sometimes the most beautiful things are found in silence.


Silence is a sign of helplessness and not knowing what to do.


Silence can show you the real meaning of life.


Never be silent because someone wants you to be that way.


Sometimes I won’t tell people about my feelings, just to know if they can understand my silence or not.


I am silent because you don’t deserve my words.


Sometimes to remain silent is the best thing to do for two people who don’t understand each other.


The deepest feelings of your heart can only be understood in silence.


I observe everything but choose to remain silent because I hate to argue with stupid people.


There are times when you regret your silence.


Silence does not mean to be quiet, it is to observe more and learn more.


Most of the precious moment of our life can be felt only in silence.


A person who does not know how to be silent will never know how to speak and when to speak.


To sit in silence is to rest your mind.


A person with calm mind always know how to remain silent.


Sometimes silence is more musical than any song.


Silence is best when you are unable to think of a good answer.


“SILENCE AND SMILE ARE TWO POWERFUL TOOLS. SMILE IS THE WAY TO SOLVE MANY PROBLEMS AND SILENCE IS THE WAY TO AVOID MANY PROBLEMS.”


“SILENCE IS GOLDEN WHEN YOU CAN’T THINK OF A GOOD ANSWER.”-MUHAMMAD ALI


“THE QUIETER YOU BECOME, THE MORE YOU ARE ABLE TO HEAR.”


“SILENCE IS THE MOST POWERFUL SCREAM.”


“THOSE WHO KNOW DO NOT SPEAK. THOSE WHO SPEAK DO NOT KNOW.”


“SILENCE IS A FENCE AROUND WISDOM.”-GERMAN PROVERB


“IN THE END, WE WILL REMEMBER NOT THE WORDS OF OUR ENEMIES, BUT THE SILENCE OF OUR FRIENDS.”-MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR


“THE TREE OF SILENCE BEARS THE FRUIT OF PEACE.” – ARABIAN PROVERB


“SILENCE IS AS DEEP AS ETERNITY; SPEECH, SHALLOW AS TIME.”


“SILENCE IS A TRUE FRIEND WHO NEVER BETRAYS.”-CONFUCIUS


“MY SILENCE MEANS I’D RATHER TALK TO MYSELF THAN YOU.”


“SPITEFUL WORDS CAN HURT YOUR FEELINGS, BUT SILENCE BREAKS THE HEART.”


“SILENCE IS BETTER THAN UNMEANING WORDS.”


“HE WHO DOES NOT UNDERSTAND YOUR SILENCE WILL PROBABLY NOT UNDERSTAND YOUR WORDS.”-ELBERT HUBBARD

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