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  1. Picture quote by Plato about silence

    Your silence gives consent. ⏤ Plato

  2. Picture quote about success

    Work hard in silence, let your success be the noise

  3. Picture quote by Sayings about silence

    Silence is better than bullshit. ⏤ Sayings

  4. Picture quote by Lao Tzu about strength

    Silence is a source of great strength. ⏤ Lao Tzu

  5. Picture quote by William Henry about wisdom

    Fools live to regret their words, the wise regret their silence. ⏤ William Henry

  6. Picture quote by Unknown about speech

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

  7. Picture quote by Sayings about success

    Work hard in silence. Let your succes be the noise. ⏤ Sayings

  8. Picture quote by Publilius Syrus about wisdom

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

  9. Picture quote by Frank Ocean about success

    Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise. ⏤ Frank Ocean

  10. Picture quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. about importance

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

  11. Picture quote by Sayings about personality

    Life is too short to silence your personality. ⏤ Sayings

  12. Picture quote by Unknown about happiness

    Some people think I'm unhappy, but I'm not. I just appreciate silence in a world that never stops talking. ⏤ Unknown

  13. Picture quote by Seneca about wisdom

    It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence. ⏤ Seneca

  14. Picture quote about wisdom

    Silence gives you space.

  15. Picture quote by Sayings about creativity

    When you build in silence, people don't know what to attack. ⏤ Sayings

  16. Picture quote about success

    Work hard in silence, let success make the noice.

  17. Picture quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. about silence

    A time comes when silence is betrayal. ⏤ Martin Luther King, Jr.

  18. Picture quote by Sayings about silence

    I like people i can have comfortable silences with. ⏤ Sayings

  19. Picture quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. about memories

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

  20. Picture quote by Will Rogers about silence

    Never miss a good chance to shut up. ⏤ Will Rogers

  21. Picture quote by Rumi about love

    I will be waiting here, for you silence to break, for your soul to shake, for your love to wake. ⏤ Rumi

  22. Picture quote by Sayings about success

    Work in silence and let your success speak. ⏤ Sayings

  23. Picture quote by Elbert Hubbard about people

    He who doesn't understand your silence will probably not understand your words. ⏤ Elbert Hubbard

  24. Picture quote by Publilius Syrus about regret

    I have often regretted my speech, but never my silence. ⏤ Publilius Syrus

  25. Picture quote by Muhammad Ali about silence

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

What are the best silence quotations?

Below you can read the best quotes about silence of all times. Some of the top sayings from famous people here to read and remember. Access the best silence quotations. Top silence sayings on images and beautiful affirmations. Enjoy and bookmark favorite ones.

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

The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.

Caroline Myss

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Speak only if it improves upon the silence.

Mahatma Gandhi

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.


Silence has many beauties.


Silence is a source of great strength.

Lao Tzu

Silence is the true friend that never betrays.


The silence depressed me. It wasn't the silence of silence. It was my own silence.

Sylvia Plath

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

Elbert Hubbard

The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace.

Arabic Proverbs

The cruelest lies are often told in silence.

Robert Louis Stevenson

True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.

William Penn

Still waters run deep.

English Proverbs

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

The whisper of a pretty girl can be heard further than the roar of a lion.

Arabic Proverbs

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

Publilius Syrus

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

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Silence implies consent.


Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer.

Muhammad Ali

Silence is never more golden than when you hold it long enough to get all the facts before you speak.


That man's silence is wonderful to listen to.

Thomas Hardy

If you don't say anything, you won't be called on to repeat it.

Calvin Coolidge

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

Philip Pullman

Silence is more eloquent than words.

Thomas Carlyle

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.

Thomas Carlyle

Silence is the virtue of fools.

Francis Bacon

Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.

George Bernard Shaw

There's nothing wrong with having nothing to say -- unless you insist on saying it.


Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.

Charles De Gaulle

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

Edgar Allan Poe

Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.

Publilius Syrus

Your silence gives consent.


Silence is better than unmeaning words.


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

Kahlil Gibran

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

Phyllis Mcginley

Not to ask is not be denied.

John Dryden

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

Helen Keller

I shall assume that your silence gives consent.


Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.


Speech is of time, silence is of eternity.

Thomas Carlyle

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

Brigham Young

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

William Penn

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

Dame Edith Sitwell

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

John Tillotson

Those that are silent profess consent.


When the eagles are silent the parrots begin to jabber.

Winston Churchill

When little is done, little is said; silence is the mother of truth.

Benjamin Disraeli

Silence is argument carried out by other means.

Che Guevara

I went down with the ship but I kept my mouth shut so I didn't drown like the rest of them.


'Tis best to be silent in a bad cause.


Keep your mouth closed until your mind is in gear.


Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

Khalil Gibran

It ain't a bad plan to keep still occasionally even when you know what you're talking about.

Kin Hubbard

Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.

Thomas Carlyle

The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world is the highest applause.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression.

Mark Helprin

He knew the precise psychological moment when to say nothing.

Oscar Wilde

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


I don't know whether to keep silent and let people think I am ignorant or open my mouth and release all doubts.


I think television has betrayed the meaning of democratic speech, adding visual chaos to the confusion of voices. What role does silence have in all this noise?

Federico Fellini

From politics it was an easy step to silence.

Jane Austen

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

Emily Bronte

Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us all without words?

Marcel Marceau

We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.

Malala Yousafzai

If you keep your mouth shut you will never put your foot in it.

Austin O'Malley

There are grammatical errors even in his silence.

Stanislaw Lec

Silence is the mother of truth.

Benjamin Disraeli

He had occasional flashes of silence that made his conversation perfectly delightful.

Sydney Smith

I have been breaking silence these twenty-three years and have hardly made a rent in it.

Henry David Thoreau

Lying is done with words and also with silence.

Adrienne Rich

These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness.

Anthony De Mello

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

Henry David Thoreau

Learn taciturnity and let that be your motto!

Robert Burns

The most successful ideological effects are those which have no need for words, and ask no more than complicitous silence.

Pierre Bourdieu

And Silence, like a poultice, comesTo heal the blows of sound.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

An inability to stay quiet is one of the most conspicuous failings of mankind.

Walter Bagehot

As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.

Paul Robeson

Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.

Charles Caleb Colton

I shall state silences more competently than ever a better man spangled the butterflies of vertigo.

Samuel Beckett

Silence is the unbearable repartee.

G. K. Chesterton

Touch not the flute when drums are sounding around; when fools have the word, the wise will be silent.

Johann Gottfried Von Herder

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

Loretta Young

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

William Shakespeare

Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep silence.

Vittorio Alfieri

Everything is Song. Everything is Silence. Since it all turns out to be illusion, perfectly being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, you are free to die laughing.

James Broughton

Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Put a bridle on thy tongue; set a guard before thy lips, lest the words of thine own mouth destroy thy peace... on much speaking cometh repentance, but in silence is safety.

William Drummond

These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn't even know existed.

Ricky Martin

Great souls suffer in silence.

Friedrich Schiller

One of the best things about paintings is their silence - which prompts reflection and random reverie.

Mark Stevens

African women in general need to know that it's OK for them to be the way they are - to see the way they are as a strength, and to be liberated from fear and from silence.

Wangari Maathai

I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

Elie Wiesel

I like to sit in my backyard. I go out on the hammock and sit in silence and kind of meditate. Nature is calming, and it's nice to go out there and clear my head.

Devon Werkheiser

In some causes silence is dangerous.

Saint Ambrose

Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

There are times when silence has the loudest voice.

Leroy Brownlow

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