Speak only if it improves upon the silence.— Mahatma Gandhi
Mouth-watering Silence Speaks quotations
Silence is better than bullshit.
If we really want to pray we must first learn to listen, for in the silence of the heart God speaks.
Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly.
Fools live to regret their words, the wise regret their silence.
My silences had not protected me. Your silence will not protect you. But for every real word spoken, for every attempt I had ever made to speak those truths for which I am still seeking, I had made contact with other women while we examined the words to fit a world in which we all believed, bridging our differences.
Whatever your grade or position, if you know how and when to speak, and when to remain silent, your chances of real success are proportionately increased.
Let us always guard our tongue; not that it should always be silent, but that it should speak at the proper time.
I often regret that I have spoken; Never that I have been silent.
There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for the victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy, for no document from human hands can make these humans any less our brothers and sisters.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
Pity the nation that has to silence its writers for speaking their minds.
Pity the nation that needs to jail those who ask for justice, while communal killers, mass murderers, corporate scamsters, looters, rapists, and those who prey on the poorest of the poor, roam free.
The more you know the less you talk.
The law of silence: Speak little. Say only what you must. Speak only when necessary. Your oratory should be deeds, not words. You accomplish: let others talk.
A time comes when silence is betrayal.
I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.
It is better to sit alone than in company with the bad, and it is better still to sit with the good than alone. It is better to speak to a seeker of knowledge than to remain silent, but silence is better than idle words.
actions speak louder than words
Wise souls speak loudly in silence
Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning, that without listening speaking no longer heals, that without distance closeness cannot cure.
Silences have a climax, when you have got to speak.
The answers you seek never come when the mind is busy, they come when the mind is still, when silence speaks loudest.
Work in silence and let your success speak.
You gave me hyacinths first a year ago;
They called me the hyacinth girl.' —Yet when we came back, late, from the Hyacinth garden, Your arms full, and your hair wet, I could not Speak, and my eyes failed, I was neither Living nor dead, and I knew nothing, Looking into the heart of light, the silence. Od' und leer das Meer.
Everything in life is speaking in spite of it's apparent silence.
Silence speaks so much louder than screaming tantrums.
Never give anyone an excuse to say that you're crazy.
The ability to speak several languages is an asset, but the ability to keep your mouth shut in any language is priceless.
The wise are silent, the foolish speak, and the children are thus led astray, for wisdom is not knowledge, it is a realization of the scheme and of one's own part in it.
Safety lies in silence. It is easier to rectify what you miss by silence, than to secure what you lose by speaking.
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.
Wise souls speak loudly in silence
Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly.
Everyone breathes in air, but it's a wise person who knows when to use that air to speak and when to exhale in silence.
Silence - Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.
Silence speaks when words can't.
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.
In the silence of the heart God speaks.
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.
It is better to remain silent than to speak the truth ill-humoredly, and spoil an excellent dish by covering it with bad sauce.
Silence is never-ending speech. Vocal speech obstructs the other speech of silence. In silence one is in intimate contact with the surroundings. Language is only a medium for communicating one's thoughts to another. Silence is ever speaking.
Words can never fully say what we want them to say, for they fumble, stammer, and break the best porcelain. The best one can hope for is to find along the way someone to share the path, content to walk in silence, for the heart communes best when it does not try to speak.
Even in the most beautiful music, there are some silences, which are there so we can witness the importance of silence. Silence is more important than ever, as life today is full of noise. We speak a lot about environmental pollution but not enough about noise pollution.
God speaks in the silence of the heart, and we listen.
And then we speak to God from the fullness of our heart, and God listens. And this listening and this speaking is what prayer is meant to be.