Silence Sayings and Quotes

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

Silence is a true friend who never betrays. Confucius
Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression. Mark Helprin
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. Francis Bacon
Silence is argument carried on by other means. Ernesto Guevara
Silence is not only never thirsty, but also never brings pain or sorrow. Hippocrates
Your silence will not protect you. Audre Lorde
Silence is a source of Great Strength. Lao Tzu
Silence is pure and holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. Nicholas Sparks
Silence is the universal refuge, the sequel to all dull discourses and all foolish acts, a balm to our every chagrin, as welcome after satiety as after disappointment. Henry David Thoreau
The silence depressed me.? It wasn't the silence of silence.? It was my own silence.? Sylvia Plath
Silence is the sanctuary of prudence. Balthasar Gracian
Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation. Rumi
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 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
n the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in an clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth. Mahatma Gandhi
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. Josh Billings
Silence propagates itself, and the longer talk has been suspended, the more difficult it is to find anything to say. Samuel Johnson
Silence is the speech of love, The music of the spheres above. Richard Henry Stoddard
If silence is good for the wise, how much better is it for the foolish! Ivan Panin
The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world, is the highest applause. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Silence is a learned practice that requires far more than just not talking. Not talking is not silence; it's just not talking. Caroline Myss
Silence is the mother of truth. Benjamin Disraeli
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
Silence is true wisdom's best reply. Euripides
There is an eloquent silence: it serves sometimes to approve, sometimes to condemn; there is a mocking silence; there is a respectful silence. Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish. Charles Colton
A judicious silence is always better than truth spoken without charity. St. Francis de Sales
Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing. William S. Burroughs