Silence Quotes

It's not the violence of the few that scares me, it's the silence of the many

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Silence is truth. Silence is bliss. Silence is peace. And hence Silence is the Self.

- Ramana Maharshi

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There are three signs of a knowledgeable person: knowledge, forbearance and silence.

- Ali ibn Abi Talib

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Preach the Truth as if you had a million voices. It is silence that kills the world.

- St. Catherine of Siena

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Speak only if it improves upon the silence.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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What is it that stands higher than words? Action. What is it that stands higher than action? Silence.

- Francis of Assisi

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

- Pythagoras

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Silence in the face of evil is evil itself.

- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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When mind is still, then truth gets her chance to be heard in the purity of the silence.

- Sri Aurobindo

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Every word has consequences. Every silence, too.

- Jean-Paul Sartre

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Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb.

- Pythagoras

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Dare to declare who you are. It is not far from the shores of silence to the boundaries of speech. The path is not long, but the way is deep. You must not only walk there, you must be prepared to leap.

- Hildegard of Bingen

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Truth is the offspring of silence and meditation.

- Isaac Newton

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Silence is God's first language.

- John of the Cross

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Prayer begins by talking to God, but it ends by listening to Him. In the face of Absolute Truth, silence is the soul's language.

- Fulton J. Sheen

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Silence is very important. The silence between the notes are as important as the notes themselves.

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Just sitting in silence is one of the best things a man can do.

- Nas

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In music, silence is more important than sound.

- Miles Davis

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To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards of men.

- Abraham Lincoln

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We've had enough of exhortations to be silent! Cry out with a hundred thousand tongues. I see that the world is rotten because of silence.

- St. Catherine of Siena

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Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.

- Elie Wiesel

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The beginning of prayer is silence. If we really want to pray we must first learn to listen, for in the silence of the heart God speaks. And to be able to see that silence, to be able to hear God we need a clean heart; for a clean heart can see God, can hear God, can listen to God; and then only from the fullness of our heart can we speak to God. But we cannot speak unless we have listened, unless we have made that connection with God in the silence of our heart.

- Mother Teresa

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If we really want to pray we must first learn to listen, for in the silence of the heart God speaks.

- T. S. Eliot

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When you are in hard labor, remember that the length of labor is usually proportional to the number of people around. Avoid the presence of anybody who might release adrenaline. The best situation I know for an easy birth is when there is nobody else around than an experienced, motherly and silent midwife who does not behave like a guide or an observer.

- Michel Odent

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Shift your attention from words to silence and you will hear.

- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

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When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.

- Audre Lorde

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Dancing, singing, storytelling and silence are the four universal healing salves.

- Gabrielle Roth

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Silence is a form of communication, too. Sometimes less is more.

- Pat Summitt

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Don't look for meaning in the words. Listen to the silences.

- Samuel Beckett

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Silence is better than unmeaning words.

- Pythagoras

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Silence is golden but when it threatens your freedom it's yellow.

- Edmund Burke

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The loudest noise in the world is silence.

- Thelonious Monk

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Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.

- Elizabeth I

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Most of the problems of the world stems from linguistic mistakes and simple misunderstandings. Don’t ever take words at face value. When you step into the zone of love, language as we know it becomes obsolete. That which cannot be put into words can only be grasped through silence.

- Shams Tabrizi

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Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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

- Pythagoras

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Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.

- George Bernard Shaw

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Silence has a myriad of meanings. In the theater, silence is an absence of words, but never an absence of meaning.

- Sanford Meisner

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By silence, I hear other men's imperfections and conceal my own.

- Zeno of Elea

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God's first language is Silence. Everything else is a translation.

- Thomas Keating

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When you can bear your own silence, you are free.

- Mooji

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Silence is a profound melody, for those who can hear it above all the noise.

- Socrates

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To choose to write is to reject silence.

- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Learn silence. With the quiet serenity of a meditative mind, listen, absorb, transcribe, and transform.

- Pythagoras

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Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart.

- C. S. Lewis

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The answer to injustice is not to silence the critic but to end the injustice.

- Paul Robeson

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There is a huge silence inside each of us that beckons us into itself, and the recovery of our own silence can begin to teach us the language of heaven.

- Meister Eckhart

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The secret of tango is in this moment of improvisation that happens between step and step. It is to make the impossible thing possible: to dance silence.

- Carlos Gavito

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Let us always guard our tongue; not that it should always be silent, but that it should speak at the proper time.

- Saint John Chrysostom

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