20 Quotes on Silence
Is silence louder than speaking? Read these famous quotes.
Posted Dec 11, 2013
Silence - can it help you get your point across better than speaking? See what these famous people had to say about the virtue of silence.
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 Chosen
Silence is a source of great strength. - Lao Tzu
Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. - Leonardo da Vinci
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact. - George Eliot, Impressions of Theophrastus Such
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Silence is a true friend who never betrays. - Confucius
Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer. - Muhammad Ali
Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn. - George Bernard Shaw
Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men's imperfections, and conceal your own. - George Bernard Shaw
Silence is a text easy to misread. - A. A. Attanasio, The Eagle and the Sword
Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt. - Abraham Lincoln
He who does not know how to be silent will not know how to speak. - Ausonius
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
I have found out in the course of a long public life that the things I did not say never hurt me. - Calvin Coolidge
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. - Max Ehrmann, Desiderata
The saying is true "The empty vessel makes the greatest sound." - William Shakespeare, Henry V (Act IV, scene 4)
There are times when silence is the best way to yell at the top of your voice. - O. A. Battista
Speech is of time, silence is of eternity. - Thomas Carlyle, Sartor Resartus
Be silent and safe—silence never betrays you. - John Boyle O'Reilly, Rules of the Road
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