Quietness Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old quietness quotes, quietness sayings, and quietness proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer.     

Muhammad Ali

There are times when silence is the best way to yell at the top of your voice.     

Orlando Aloysius Battista

It's not enough to be quiet. Quietness is the absence of noise. We need peace, the presence of justice and to be - and so people here can coexist and live together.     

Jesse Jackson

Quietness is the beginning of virtue. To be silent is to be beautiful. Stars do not make a noise.     

James Stephens

Silence propagates itself, and the longer talk has been suspended, the more difficult it is to find anything to say.     

Samuel Johnson

Silence often expresses 'more powerfully than speech the verdict and judgment of society.     

Benjamin Disraeli

My heart is tuned to the quietness that the stillness of nature inspires.     

Hazrat Inayat Khan

The silence often of pure innocence persuades when speaking fails.     

William Shakespeare

After an argument, silence may mean acceptance or the continuation of resistance by other means.     

Mason Cooley

In quietness we find inner peace.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

As we practice meditation, we get used to stillness and eventually are able to make friends with the quietness of our sensations.     

Sharon Salzberg

Silence holds the door against the strife of tongue and all the impertinences of idle conversation.     

James Hervey

Silence is the great teacher and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence.     

Deepak Chopra

True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.     

William Penn

Silence is a trick when it imposes. Pedants and scholars, churchmen and physicians, abound in silent pride.     

John Zimmerman

Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.     

William S. Burroughs

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


Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.     

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unshown marble of great sculpture. The silent bear no witness against themselves.     

Aldous Huxley

Mentally prepare ourselves for excellence...block out the noise of everyday distractions and tap into the quietness of meaningful focus, intent and a winning mindset.     

Robert Cheeke

Silence is sometimes the only way to share the unsharable.     

Ron McLarty

To me so deep a silence portends some dread event; a clamorous sorrow wastes itself in sound.     


Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.     

Francis Bacon

Silence fertilizes the deep place where personality grows. A life with a peaceful center can weather all storms.     

Norman Vincent Peale

Silence is the safest response for all the contradiction that arises from impertinence, vulgarity, or envy.     

Johann Georg Zimmermann

All that is important comes in quietness and waiting.     

Patrick Lindsay

The true lasting quietness comes from a complete consecration to the Divine.     

Mirra Alfassa

Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.     

George Bernard Shaw

Quietness is an essential part of all awareness. In quiet times and sleepy times, a child can dwell in thoughts of his own, and in songs and stories of his own.     

Margaret Wise Brown

True inward quietness ... is not vacancy, but stability - the steadfastness of a single purpose.     

Caroline Emelia Stephen