63+ 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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Powerful Collection of Most Famous Silence Quotes

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

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

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

Silence is a source of great strength. – Lao Tzu

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

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. – Josh Billings

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

Silence is true wisdom’s best reply. -Euripides

True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit. What sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment. – William Penn

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

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

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

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

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

Successful people always have two things on their lips. Silence and a smile. – Anonymous

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

Through the portals of silence, the healing sun of wisdom and peace will shine upon you. – Paramahansa Yogananda

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

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

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

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

Sticks and stones are hard on bones aimed with angry art. Words can sting like anything but silence breaks the heart. – Phyllis Mcginley

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. The great Sufi poet Rumi wrote, Only let the moving waters calm down, and the sun and moon will be reflected on the surface of your being. – Deepak Chopra

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

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

Silence is sometimes the best answer. – Dalai Lama

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

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

Silence calms my soul. – Anonymous

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

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. – Francis Bacon

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

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 is a true friend who never betrays. – Confucius

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

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

Silence is a gift. Learn to value its essence. – Anonymous

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

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

Silence is the best response to a fool. – Anonymous

Silence. The most beautiful voice. – Anonymous

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

Silence remains, inescapably, a form of speech. – Susan Sontag

The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace. – Proverb

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

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

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

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence. – Xenocrates

A wise man once said nothing – Anonymous

Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak. – Anonymous

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

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

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

Quiet and silence is a form of power. Thoughtful and wise people are not talkative people. – Dr T.P.Chia

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

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

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

Only silence perfects silence. – A.R. Ammons

Surely silence can sometimes be the most eloquent reply. – Ali Ibn Abi Talib R.A

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

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

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