95 Muted Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of muted quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about life hated.

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Top 10 Muted Quotes (BEST)

  1. Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay. — Robert Browning
  2. I have three phobias which, could I mute them, would make my life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water: I hate to go to bed, I hate to get up, and I hate to be alone. — Tallulah Bankhead
  3. I have no desires, save the desire to express myself in defiance of all the world’s muteness. — Vladimir Nabokov
  4. Nature is not mute, it is a man who is deaf. — Terence McKenna
  5. Innocence always calls mutely for protection when we would be so much wiser to guard ourselves against it: innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm. — Graham Greene
  6. It is the little rift within the lute That by and by will make the music mute, And ever widening slowly silence all. — Alfred Lord Tennyson
  7. However muted its present appearance may be, sexual dominion obtains nevertheless as perhaps the most pervasive ideology of our culture and provides its most fundamental concept of power — Kate Millett
  8. Where is the raised voice of black America? Why are we mute? — Harry Belafonte
  9. Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute. — J. G. Ballard
  10. Better be mute, than dispute with the Ignorant. — Pythagoras

The Most Famous Muted Quotes

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Silence is full of the unspoken, of deeds undone, of confessions to secret love, and of wonders not expressed. Our truth is hidden in our silence, Yours and I. — Ahmad Shamloo

Silence is the Mother of Truth, for the silent man was ever to be trusted, while the man ever ready with speech was never taken seriously. — Luther Standing Bear

A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. — Leopold Stokowski

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Silence has so much meaning. — American Indian Proverbs

Shame brings no advantage in misfortunes, for silence (of the accused) is the ally of the speaker. — Sophocles

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

Silence has many beauties. — Sophocles

Painting is silent poetry and poetry spoken, painting. — Simonides

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Silence is a profound melody, for those who can hear it above all the noise. — Socrates

A painter paints his pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. We provide the music, and you provide the silence. — Leopold Stokowski

Short Muted Quotes

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  • Silence is not only never thirsty, but also never brings pain or sorrow. — Hippocrates
  • Painting is silent poetry. — Plutarch
  • Keep silence, be mute. If you have not yet become the tongue of GOD, be an ear! — Rumi
  • Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. — John Keats
  • Silence is a statement that is open to gross misinterpretation. — Craig Reucassel
  • Women like silent men. They think they're listening. — Marcel Achard
  • Silence is safer than speech. — Epictetus
  • The quieter we become, the more we can hear. — Rumi
  • A man is more a man through the things he keeps to himself than through those he says. — Albert Camus
  • Learn taciturnity and let that be your motto! — Robert Burns

Muted Image Quotes

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Muted quote Nature is not mute, it is man that is deaf.
Nature is not mute, it is man that is deaf.

Being Mute Quotes

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Oh, where is man That mortal god, that hath no mortal kin Or like on earth? Shall Nature's orator The interpreter of all her mystic strains Shall he be mute in Nature's jubilee? — Hartley Coleridge

I want to hear an alternative viewpoint, and I don't want girls to be defanged and declawed and pretty and mute. — Shirley Manson

Blessed are they who hold lively conversations with the helplessly mute, for they shall be called dentists. — Ann Landers

Chance and chance alone has a message for us. Everything that occurs out of necessity, everything expected, repeated day in and day out, is mute. Only chance can speak to us. — Milan Kundera

We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. — Jean-Paul Sartre

What I am looking for... is an immobile movement, something which would be the equivalent of what is called the eloquence of silence, or what St. John of the Cross, I think it was, described with the term 'mute music'. — Joan Miro

A Poem should be palpable and mute As a globed fruit. — Archibald MacLeish

How to sustain the miracle Of being, that like a muted bell, Or like some ocean-breathing shell, Quivers, intense and still? — Babette Deutsch

If we can take the time to mute the noise we've build around ourselves the rhythm of the heartbeats and the purpose may be clear. — Dawud Wharnsby Ali

The face of the night will be an old wound that reopens each evening, impassive and living. The distant silence will ache like a soul, mute, in the dark. We'll speak to the night as it's whispering softly. — Cesare Pavese

Life Hated Quotes

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I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.' Muhammad Ali on potentialMuhammad Ali

Cutting negative people from my life does not mean I hate them, it simply means I respect me. — Marilyn Monroe

You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I'll rise! — Maya Angelou

The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised. — Norman Vincent Peale

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Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference. — Elie Wiesel

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too. — Will Smith

The way to happiness is: keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, give much. Fill your life with love. Do as you would be done by. — Gautama Buddha

Don't wait for miracles, your whole life is a miracle. — Albert Einstein

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More Muted Quotes

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We fell silent and all joking ceased. We gazed mutely into each other's eyes and an intense longing for the fullest avowal of the truth forced us to a confession, requiring no words whatever, or the incommensurable misfortune that weighed upon us. With tears and sobs we sealed a vow to belong to each other alone. — Frederic Chopin

The Advent season is that time when we seek to, in a manner of speaking, mute our memory of what has already happened, that we might brighten our joy that it happened. We leave the already of His advent to taste the bitter of the not yet. We, in short, go back, that we might look forward to His coming. — R. C. Sproul

The stones here speak to me, and I know their mute language. Also, they seem deeply to feel what I think. So a broken column of the old Roman times, an old tower of Lombardy, a weather- beaten Gothic piece of a pillar understands me well. But I am a ruin myself, wandering among ruins. — Heinrich Heine

No history is mute. No matter how much they own it, break it, and lie about it, human history refuses to shut its mouth. Despite deafness and ignorance, the time that was continues to tick inside the time that is. — Eduardo Galeano

Advertising is a business of words, but advertising agencies are infested with men and women who cannot write. They cannot write advertisements, and they cannot write plans. They are helpless as deaf mutes on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera. — David Ogilvy

He was created of a mother whom He created. He was carried by hands that He formed. He cried in the manger in wordless infancy. He, the Word, without whom all human eloquence is mute. — Saint Augustine

Our friends - how distant, how mute, how seldom visited and little known. And I, too, am dim to my friends and unknown; a phantom, sometimes seen, often not. Life is a dream surely. — Virginia Woolf

Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. — Dalai Lama

Beauty is a mute deception. — Theophrastus

Do not interrogate silence because silence is mute; do not expect anything from the gods, nor should you try to bribe them with gifts, because it is in ourselves that we must look for liberation. — Gautama Buddha

All things with which we deal preach to us. What is a farm but a mute gospel? The chaff and the wheat, weeds and plants, blight, rain, insects, sun,--it is a sacred emblem from the first furrow of spring to the last stack which the snow of winter overtakes in the fields. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Even colors were important to me. If it was a somber scene, the colors were muted and dark. If it was a happy or seductive scene, the colors were brighter. — Donna Mills

For the Christian church.... to ignore, euphemize, or otherwise mute the lethal reality of sin is to cut the nerve of the gospel. For the sober truth is that without full disclosure on sin, the gospel of grace becomes impertinent, unnecessary, and finally uninteresting. — Cornelius Plantinga

Autumn in felted slipper shuffles on, Muted yet fiery.--Vita Sackville-West — Vita Sackville-West

If you think that the brass is not blowing loud enough, mute it by a couple of degrees. — Richard Strauss

Nothing is more destructive of human dignity than a rule which imposes a mute and blind obedience. — Anthony Eden

Some village Hampden, that with dauntless breast The little tyrant of his fields withstood, Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest, Some Cromwell guiltless of his country's blood. — Thomas Gray

A beautiful face is a mute recommendation. — Publilius Syrus

Law stands mute in the midst of arms. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Watch me when people say deaf and dumb, or deaf mute, and I give them a look like you might get if you called Denzel Washington the wrong name. — Marlee Matlin

Past is deaf. Future is mute. Present is blind. — Akiane Kramarik

It is a custom often practiced by seafaring people to throw a bottle overboard, with a paper, stating the time and place at which it is done. In the absence of other information as to currents, that afforded by these mute little navigators is of great value. — Matthew Fontaine Maury

I'm slammed with an identity that can no longer say a word; mute with responsibility. — Kate Millett

I thought what I'd do was I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes. — J. D. Salinger

My voice went recently, never happened before, off like a tap. I had to sit in silence for nine days, chalkboard around my neck. Like an old-school mime. Like a kid in the naughty corner. Like a Victorian mute. — Adele

Only once have I been made mute. It was when a man asked me, 'Who are you?' — Khalil Gibran

Paris... is a world meant for the walker alone, for only the pace of strolling can take in all the rich (if muted) detail. — Edmund White

The past is only the present become invisible and mute; and because it is invisible and mute, its memorized glances and its murmurs are infinitely precious. We are tomorrow's past. — Mary Webb

When I was from Cupid's passions free, my Muse was mute and wrote no elegy. — Ovid

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