Silence

Found 29 thoughts of silence

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Silence propagates itself, and the longer talk has been suspended, the more difficult it is to find anything to say.

Samuel Johnson

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

Seneca

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

John Tillotson

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

Muhammad Ali

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.

Pythagoras

Words are a heavy thing...they weigh you down. If birds talked, they couldn't fly.

Sy Rosen and Christian Williams

Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence; and if he was sensible of this he would not be ignorant.

Saadi

The eternal silence of these infinite spaces fills me with dread.

Blaise Pascal

The most profound statements are often said in silence.

Lynn Johnston

He who does not know how to be silent will not know how to speak.

Ausonius

With silence favor me. (Favete Linguis)

Horace

Silence is a text easy to misread.

A. A. Attanasio

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.

Josh Billings

Of those who say nothing, few are silent.

Thomas Neil

Their silence is sufficient praise.

Terence

There are grammatical errors even in his silence.

Stanislaw J. Lec

There is a wide difference between speaking to deceive, and being silent to be impenetrable.

Voltaire

In silence man can most readily preserve his integrity.

Meister Eckhart

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

William Shakespeare

Not merely an absence of noise, Real Silence begins when a reasonable being withdraws from the noise in order to find peace and order in his inner sanctuary.

Peter Minard

Silence is more musical than any song.

Christina Rossetti

There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Silence is one of the great arts of conversation, as allowed by Cicero himself, who says, 'there is not only an art, but an eloquence in it.' A well bred woman may easily and effectually promote the most useful and elegant conversation without speaking a word. The modes of speech are scarcely more variable than the modes of silence.

Tom Blair
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