Silence is the virtue of the wise and these silence quotes vindicate this fact. For more on famous calm/peaceful quotations and sayings, read on.

Silence Quotes

Someone had rightly said, “Silence is the most powerful scream”. You may be a big yapper, yet during those difficult moments in conversation, it’s silence that can help you glide through. Silence not only leaves you with few tranquil moments for self-introspection but also helps you to connect with your innermost self. Silence has been the biggest virtue of the wise. Silence isn’t just a big stress buster but is the big secret to happy and successful life. Trail down these famous calm/peaceful quotations and sayings for more on silence.

What is a home without children? Quiet.

- Henny Youngman

I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching.

- Self-Reliance and Other Essays , Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.

- Helen Keller

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.

- Ansel Adams

A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.

- Victor Hugo

Calmness is the cradle of power.

- J. G. Holland

Parents are not interested in justice, they're interested in peace and quiet

- Bill Cosby

History shows that the majority of people that have done anything great have passed their youth in seclusion.

- Thomas Carlyle

I'm full of fears and I do my best to avoid difficulties and any kind of complications. I like everything around me to be clear as crystal and completely calm.

- Alfred Hitchcock

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.

- Bertrand Russell

All human evil comes from a single cause, man's inability to sit still in a room.

- Blaise Pascal

All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.

- Blaise Pascal

Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly.

- Epictetus

I have a great deal of company in the house, especially in the morning when nobody calls.

- Henry David Thoreau

The greatest talents often lie buried out of sight.

- Titus

A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.

- John Calvin

Nonviolence is fine as long as it works.

- Malcolm X

And remember don't high post when you're far from home, and high posting when you're all alone.

- Mos Def

Peace goes into the making of a poem as flour goes into the making of bread.

- Pablo Neruda

I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other.

- Rainer Maria Rilke

I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.

- Rainer Maria Rilke

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.

- Edward Abbey

I think it better that in times like these a poet's mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right.

- William Butler Yeats

I want to resume the life of a shy person.

- Garrison Keillor

In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.

- Judy Garland

If I had any balls whatsoever, I'd make nothing but Jay and Silent Bob flicks for the rest of my life. However, being a critical whore, I've gotta move on and 'grow' beyond those characters.

- Kevin Smith

Most of what matters in your life takes place in your absence.

- Midnight's Children , Salman Rushdie

Are you going to come quietly, or do I have to use earplugs?

- Spike Milligan

We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found that the answer is community.

- Dorothy Day

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

- Allen Ginsberg

Now that I have found someone, I'm feeling more alone... than I ever have before.

- Ben Folds

And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment.

- George Eliot

From politics, it was an easy step to silence.

- Jane Austen

Silence is better than unmeaning words.

- Pythagoras

It is always during a passing state of mind that we make lasting resolutions.

- Marcel Proust

The sound of 'gentle stillness' after all the thunder and wind have passed will the ultimate Word from God.

- Jim Elliot

There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot.

- Silence: Lectures and Writings , John Cage

Silence may be golden, but can you think of a better way to entertain someone than to listen to him?

- Brigham Young

Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.

- Samuel Beckett

I shall state silences more competently than ever a better man spangled the butterflies of vertigo.

- Samuel Beckett

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