SILENCE QUOTES

quotations about silence

Silence quote

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.

MOTHER TERESA, A Gift for God

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Silence speaks when words can't.

ANONYMOUS

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When you have nothing to say, say nothing.

CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon

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Silence is the most powerful scream.

ANONYMOUS

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Silence is like a river of grace inviting us to leap unafraid into its beckoning depths. It is dark and mysterious in the waters of grace. Yet in the silent darkness we are given new eyes. In the heart of the divine we can see more clearly who we are. We are renewed and cleansed in this river of silence. There are those among you who fear the Great Silence. It is a foreign land to you. Sometimes it is good to leap into the unknown. Practice leaping.

MACRINA WIEDERKEHR, Seven Sacred Pauses

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When the teeth are shut the tongue is at home.

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, "The Touchstone", Fables

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If silence is good for the wise, how much better is it for the foolish!

IVAN PANIN, Thoughts

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Silence is the speech of love,
The music of the spheres above.

RICHARD HENRY STODDARD, Speech of Love

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Silence about a thing just magnifies it.

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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Silence is a great peacemaker.

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW, Table-Talk

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To sin by silence, when we should protest,
Makes cowards out of men.

ELLA WHEELER WILCOX, "Protest", Poems of Problems

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When people refuse to speak out for too long, it's like water that's stagnant and starts to rot!

AUGUST STRINDBERG, The Ghost Sonata

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Silence: the most beautiful voice.

ANONYMOUS

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When you become aware of silence, immediately there is that state of inner still alertness. You are present. You have stepped out of thousands of years of collective human conditioning.

ECKHART TOLLE, Stillness Speaks

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Silence is the virtue of fools.

FRANCIS BACON, De Augmentis Scientiarum

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Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.

THOMAS CARLYLE, Critical and Miscellaneous Essays

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It is silence that most needs an answering -- when I can no longer speak, hear me.

JEANETTE WINTERSON, The Stone Gods

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Few people can endure silence for long. They must have some expression outside themselves that corresponds to the unrest of the spirit.

JOHN DANIEL BARRY, "Silence", Reactions and Other Essays

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Silence is the mother of Truth.

BENJAMIN DISRAELI, Tancred

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Where I am, I don't know, I'll never know, in the silence you don't know, you must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on.

SAMUEL BECKETT, The Unnamable

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