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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.

Bertrand Russell

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.

T. S. Eliot

And they write innumerable books; being too vain and distracted for silence: seeking every one after his own elevation, and dodging his emptiness.

Victor Hugo

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

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!

Blaise Pascal

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

Dorothy Day

Knitting is very conducive to thought. It is nice to knit a while, put down the needles, write a while, then take up the sock again.

Dorothy Day

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

Kevin Smith

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.

Garrison Keillor

I want to resume the life of a shy person.

Blaise Pascal

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

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

You can hear the footsteps of God when silence reigns in the mind.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.

Malcolm X

Nonviolence is fine as long as it works.

Alice Walker

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.

George Eliot

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

Albert Camus

Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.

Benjamin Disraeli

Silence is the mother of truth.

Audre Lorde

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.

Marcel Proust

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

Don DeLillo

Silence, exile, cunning and so on... it's my nature to keep quiet about most things. Even the ideas in my work.

Judy Garland

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.

William Butler Yeats

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.

Epictetus

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

Cameron Diaz

You haven't partied until you've partied at dawn in complete silence with Buddhist monks.

Helen Keller

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

Aldous Huxley

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Khalil Gibran

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.

Abraham Lincoln

It is better to remain silent and be thought of as a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Diana Rigg

I would head to the countryside for peace and silence. That would be the best way, away from panicked, hysterical people.

Khalil Gibran

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.

Hermann Hesse

It was still quiet in the house, and not a sound was heard from outside, either. Were it not for this silence, my reverie would probably have been disrupted by reminders of daily duties, of getting up and going to school.

Khalil Gibran

I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.

Punctuality is the duty of subjects and the politeness of kings.

He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.