Sound Sayings and Quotes

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

The empty vessel makes the greatest sound. Henry V. Shakespeare
As a matter of fact, one of the greatest sounds of them all—ad to me it is a sound—is utter a complete silence. Andre Kostelanetz
Everybody should have his personal sounds to listen for—sounds that will make him exhilarated and alive, or quiet and calm. Andre Kostelanetz
If you want the truth, I'll tell you the truth: Listen to the secret sound; the real sound, which is inside you. Kabir
The deepest words of the wise man teach us the same as the whistle of the wind when it blows or the sound of the water when it is flowing. Antonio Machado y Ruiz
Learn to be quiet enough to hear the sound of the genuine within yourself so that you can hear it in other people. Marion Wright Edelman
The most persistent sound which reverberates through man's history is the beating of war drums. Arthur Koestler
Not a sound. The universe sleeps, resting a huge ear on its paw with miles of stars Vladimir Mayakovsky
Music is feeling, then, not sound. Wallace Stevenson
The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions. Adlai Stevenson
He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense. Joseph Conrad
The Voyce so sweet, the words so fair, / At some soft chime had strok'd the ayre; / And, though the sound was parted thence, / Still left an echo in the sense. Ben Jonson
A sentence is a sound in itself on which sounds called words may be strung. Robert Frost
It's never what you say, but how, / You make it sound sincere. Marya Mannes
The voices of school children sound like spring. Thoreau
Echo through your soul / For the world to hear / Your own special sound. Joshua Solis
I cry with tenacity, wail in hysteria towards the sky, / pray fervently, to bestow all existing with the sound of omnipresent / happiness Nikhil Parekh
Everybody always going to sound like somebody. You got to separate yourself. Lil Durk
There is a sound that comes from gospel music that doesn't come from anything else. It is a sound of peace. It is a sound of, 'I'm going to make it through all of this.' Yolanda Adams
I think the most beautiful sound is a child laughing. David Thewlis
Sound is ephemeral, fleeting, but some sort of a physical manifestation can help you hold on to it longer in time. I'm sure of this; I've always thought the sound that you make is just the tip of the iceberg, like the person that you see physically, is just the tip of the iceberg as well. Yo-Yo Ma
The sound of water is worth more than all the poets' words. Octavio Paz
The sound must seem an echo to the sense. Alexander Pope
A thousand trills and quivering sounds In airy circles o'er us fly, Till, wafted by a gentle breeze, They faint and languish by degrees, And at a distance die. Joseph Addison