100+ Best Silence Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Silence is forbearance from speech or noise. Inspirational silence quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Most Famous Silence Quotes

Speech is silver, silence is golden. Thomas Carlyle

Silence is a true friend who never betrays. Confucius

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. Francis Bacon

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

Silence is better than unmeaning words. Pythagoras

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 is a source of great strength. Lao Tzu

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

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

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

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. Leonardo da Vinci

Stop your whining. If you are frightened, be silent. Whining is for prey. It attracts predators. And you are not prey. Robin Hobb

Silence is a true friend who never betrays. Confucius

Surely silence can sometimes be the most eloquent reply. Ali Ibn Abi Talib AS

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

Because sometimes silence speaks much louder than words possibly could. Elizabeth Eulberg

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

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 is not the absence of something but the presence of everything. Gordon Hempton

The quieter you become the more you are able to hear. Rumi

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

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

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

The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence. Marianne Moore

A man is known by the silence he keeps. Oliver Hereford

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

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

Saying nothing sometimes says the most.  Emily Dickinson

Let silence take you to the core of life. Rumi

I turn off the radio, listen to the quiet. Which has its own, rich sound. Which I knew, but had forgotten. And it is good to remember. Elizabeth Berg

Silence and reserve will give anyone a reputation for wisdom. Myrtle Reed

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

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

Silence is pure and holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. Nicholas Sparks

Never be bullied into silence. Harvey Fierstein

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. Francis Bacon

Hope will never be silent. Harvey Milk

I have heard the languages of apocalypse, and now I shall embrace the silence. Neil Gaiman

Silence is the eternal duty of man. Thomas Carlyle

Meditation is silence, energising and fulfilling. Silent is the eloquent expression of the inexpressible. Sri Chinmoy

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

Never miss a good chance to shut up. Will Rogers

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

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature  trees, flowers, grass grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence We need silence to be able to touch souls. Mother Teresa

Silence is pure and holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. Nicholas Sparks

The true genius shudders at incompleteness  imperfection  and usually prefers silence to saying the something which is not everything that should be said. Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

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

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

Real action is in silent moments. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power. Charles de Gaulle

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

Everything that’s created comes out of silence. Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Your words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness. Wayne Dyer

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

When a question has no correct answer, there is only one honest response. The gray area between yes and no. Silence. Dan Brown

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

Never say anything that doesn’t improve on silence. Richard Yates

Your very silence shows you agree. Euripides

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

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. Josh Billinngs

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

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

What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence. Claude Monet

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

Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about. Saskya Pandita

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

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

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

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

Silence is the wit of fools. Anatole France

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

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

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

Silence is something more than just a pause; it is that enchanted place where space is cleared and time is stayed and the horizon itself expands. Pico Lyer

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

Silence about a thing just magnifies it. Tennessee Williams

When words don’t come easy, I make do with silence and find something in nothing. Strider Marcus Jones

Silence is like a river of grace inviting us to leap unafraid into its beckoning depths. Macrina Wiederkehr

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

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

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

The truth is silent. The truth doesn’t come with words. It’s something that I just know; it’s something that I can feel without words, and it’s called silent knowledge. Don Miguel Ruiz

Silence is a source of Great Strength. Lao Tzu

Silence is the virtue of fools. Francis Bacon

If we can only speak to slander our betters, let us hold our tongues. Anne Brontë

Though silence is not necessarily an admission, it is not a denial, either. Marcus Tullius Cicero

If you spend enough time with yourself in silence, you’ll be surprised what goes through your head. Sandra Bullock

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

In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence. Robert Lynd

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

It is well when in difficulties, to say never a word, neither black nor white. Speech is silver but silence is golden. Muriel Spark

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

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

Space and silence are two aspects of the same thing. The same no-thing. They are externalization of inner space and inner silence, which is stillness the infinitely creative womb of all existence. Eckhart Tolle

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

External silence can be the doorway to inner silence. Ram Dass

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

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