280 Amazing Silence Quotes That Will Make You Feel Calm

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The Best Silence Quotes Ever

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Silence is a source of great strength. Lao Tzu

There was a brief silence. I think I heard snow falling. Erich Segal

A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence. Pythagoras

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. Francis Bacon

I think 99 times and find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in silence, and the truth comes to me. Albert Einstein

If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results. Emily Bronte

All I insist on, and nothing else, is that you should show the whole world that you are not afraid. Be silent, if you choose; but when it is necessary, speak – and speak in such a way that people will remember it. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

I decided it is better to scream. Silence is the real crime against humanity. Nadezhda Mandelstam

I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own. Chaim Potok

Silence is true wisdom’s best reply. Euripides Click to tweet

Time and silence are the most luxurious things today. Tom Ford Click to tweet

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn whatever state I am in, therin to be content. Helen Keller

Saying nothing sometimes says the most. Emily Dickinson

I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence. Aeschylus

In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood. Henry David Thoreau

In the silence behind what can be heard lies the answers we have been searching for for so long. Andreas Fransson

Silence is so freaking loud. Sarah Dessen

There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated by noise and gregariousness. George Steiner

The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace. Unknown

Silence is sometimes the best answer. Dalai Lama Click to tweet

Within us is the soul of the whole, the wise silence, the universal beauty, the eternal One. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right. Cato The Elder

Don’t waste words on people deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all. Mandy Hale

If there were a little more silence, if we all kept quiet…maybe we could understand something. Federico Fellini

The human heart has hidden treasures, in secret kept, in silence sealed; the thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, whose charms were broken if revealed. Charlotte Bronte

Silence speaks when words can’t. (Submitted by the Wisdom Quotes Community)

The world’s continual breathing is what we hear and call silence. Clarice Lispector

In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves. Rumi

Now all my teachers are dead except silence. W. S. Merwin

Talk, talk, talk: the utter and heartbreaking stupidity of words. William Faulkner

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

The good and the wise lead quiet lives. Euripides (This is one of my favorite quote. Leave a reply here and let me know what’s yours!)

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Speech is silver, silence is golden. Thomas Carlyle Click to tweet

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It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart. Mahatma Gandhi Click to tweet

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The quieter you become the more you are able to hear. Rumi Click to tweet

Part 2. Silence Quotes That Are

The Most Famous Silence Quotes (da Vinci, Gandhi, Mother Teresa, etc.)

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Silence is a true friend who never betrays. Confucius Click to tweet

As far as I’m concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue. Albert Einstein

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King Jr

Silence is the wit of fools. Anatole France

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. Leonardo da Vinci

Without great solitude no serious work is possible. Pablo Picasso

Speak only if it improves upon the silence. Mahatma Gandhi

I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent. Publilius Syrus

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause. Mark Twain

The truth hurts, but silence kills. Mark Twain

Don’t ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance or my kindness for weakness. Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength. Dalai Lama

The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence. Benjamin Franklin

Three hundred years of humiliation, abuse and deprivation cannot be expected to find voice in a whisper. Martin Luther King Jr

Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer. Muhammad Ali Click to tweet

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power. Charles de Gaulle

If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you. Then you will know that you are nothing. It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself. Souls of prayer are souls of great silence. Mother Teresa

It is not easy to keep silent when silence is a lie. Victor Hugo

Silence is argument carried out by other means. Ernesto Che Guevara

You have a grand gift for silence, Watson. It makes you quite invaluable as a companion. Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes)

Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most. Bob Dylan

The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me. Blaise Pascal

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

Silence is the perfectest herald of joy. I were but little happy if I could say how much. William Shakespeare

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Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. Henry David Thoreau

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together. Thomas Carlyle

A sage thing is timely silence, and better than any speech. Plutarch

Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence. Pythagoras

We need silence to be able to touch souls. Mother Teresa

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. Albert Einstein

Silence is more eloquent than words. Thomas Carlyle

The best cure for the body is a quiet mind. Napoleon Bonaparte

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Short Silence Quotes

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Sometimes it’s better to be silent and smile. Unknown Click to tweet

Silence, healing. Heraclitus

Your silence will not protect you. Audre Lorde

I like working in silence. Eric Ripert

Since long I’ve held silence a remedy for harm. Aeschylus

Silence is more musical than any song. Christina Rossetti

No one nor anything can silence me. Dmitri Mendeleev

Solitude is a catalyst for innovation. Susan Cain (See her excellent book Quiet or her blog quietrev.com)

Silence is safer than speech. Epictetus

You misinterpret everything, even the silence. Franz Kafka

Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet man. Iain Duncan Smith

The silence is not suppression; instead, it is all there is. Annie Dillard

Silence is better than unmeaning words. Pythagoras

The silence is so deep it hurts our ears. Haruki Murakami

When you have nothing to say, say nothing. Charles Caleb Colton

Listen to silence. It has so much to say. Rumi

Inner silence is the mother of all talents. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Real action is in silent moments. Ralph Waldo Emerson Click to tweet

Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone. Alan Watts

Speech is of time, silence is of eternity. Thomas Carlyle

Noise: a stench in the ear. Ambrose Bierce

The quiet mind is richer than a crown. Robert Greene

I was quiet, but I was not blind. Jane Austen

Silence says a lot more than you think. Unknown

Still waters run deep. Unknown

Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud. Unknown

Getting no message is also a message. Unknown

A wise man once said nothing. Unknown

You are a slave to what you do say, a master of what you don’t say.

Silence isn’t empty. It’s full of ansers. Unkwown

Silence is a place of great power and healing. Rachel Naomi Remen

Silence is the mother of truth. Benjamin Disraeli Click to tweet

To hear, one must be silent. Ursula K. Le Guin

Sound is our mind, silence is our being. Osho

Listening to the eternal involves a silence within us. Thomas Raymond Kelly

One need not always be saying something in this noisy world. Sarah Orne Jewett

You cannot be angry when alone. Osho

The wisest man is the silent one. Examine his actions. Judge him by them. Karen Marie Moning

Silence is the virtue of fools. Francis Bacon

A silent man is easily reputed wise. Frederick William Robertson

Speak for yourself and from yourself, or be silent. George Henry Lewes

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Speech is the small change of silence. George Meredith

Never be bullied into silence. Harvey Fierstein

Hope will never be silent. Harvey Milk

Sad Silence Quotes

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Great souls suffer in silence. Friedrich Schiller

The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me. David Markson

Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Being quiet is fine, most people don’t listen anyways. Unknown

Silence has been destroyed, but also the idea that it’s important to learn how another person thinks, to enter the mind of another person. The whole idea of empathy is gone. We are now part of this giant machine where every second we have to take out a device and contribute our thoughts and opinions. Gary Shteyngart

Seeing her sitting there unresponsive makes me realize that silence has a sound. Jodi Picoult

The cruelest lies are often told in silence. Robert Louis Stevenson Click to tweet

Noise is the most impertinent of all forms of interruption. It is not only an interruption, but also a disruption of thought. Arthur Schopenhauer

Living as we do in an age of noise and bluster, success is now measured accordingly. We must all be seen, and heard, and on the air. Daphne du Maurier

The ocean, the desert, and the jungle are the last strongholds and resorts of peace. P.C. Wren

I just realized that sleep sometimes is the only precious wage for the hard working man. Akilnathan Logeswaran

Nowadays silence is looked on as odd and most of my race has forgotten the beauty of meaning much by saying little. Now tongues work all day by themselves with no help from the mind.” Toni Morrison

Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation…tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads monstrously like a gray vegetation. Jean Arp

I did the only thing I knew how to do: I built my own walls of silence to disguise my desperation and what later came to be recognized and diagnosed as depression. Sharon E. Rainey

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Inspirational Silence Quotes (Powerful, Beautiful, Emotional)

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By silence, I hear other men’s imperfections and conceal my own. Citium Zeno Click to tweet

I have only one confidant, and that is the silence of night. Soren Kierkegaard

Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul. Ezra Taft Benson

It’s the steady, quiet, plodding ones who win in the lifelong race. Robert W. Service

A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence. Dante Alighieri

He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words. Elbert Hubbard

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

The true genius shudders at incompleteness – and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be. Edgar Allan Poe

How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here for ever with bare things, this coffee cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself. Virginia Woolf

No durable things are built on violent passion. Nature grows her plants in silence and in darkness, and only when they have become strong do they put their heads above the ground. Annie Besant

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

I go silent so I can write. When my tongue is wagging my fingers are silent. Sonia Rumzi

Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men’s imperfections, and conceal your own. George Bernard Shaw

Withdraw into yourself, perceive there a silence as old as being, even older… Emil Cioran

Within each of us, there is silence. A silence as vast as the universe. And when we experience that silence, we remember who we are. Gunilla Norris Click to tweet

No writer in our time has been more isolated than Kafka, and yet few have achieved communication as well as he did. Eugenio Montale

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; that background which the painter may not daub, be he master or bungler, and which, however awkward a figure we may have made in the foreground, remains ever our inviolable asylum, where no indignity can assail, no personality can disturb us. Henry David Thoreau

Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully. Norton Juster

I think that one’s art is a growth inside one. I do not think one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows. Emily Carr

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As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment. John Steinbeck

I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood. Audre Lorde

I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Staying silent is like a slow growing cancer to the soul and a trait of a true coward. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself. You may not win every battle. However, everyone will at least know what you stood for – you. Shannon L. Alder

I need to be alone. I need to ponder my shame and my despair in seclusion; I need the sunshine and the paving stones of the streets without companions, without conversation, face to face with myself, with only the music of my heart for company. Henry Miller

Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence. Henri Frederic Amiel

When I pronounce the word Future, the first syllable already belongs to the past. When I pronounce the word Silence, I destroy it. Wisława Szymborska

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. Henry Van Dyke

We went down into the silent garden. Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. Everything is transfixed, only the light moves. Leonora Carrington

I drank the silence of God from a spring in the woods. Georg Trakl

You can hear the footsteps of God when silence reigns in the mind. Sathya Sai Baba Click to tweet

Silence is the language of God; it is also the language of the heart. Sivananda

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

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Funny Silence Quotes (Some Will Surprise You)

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Your very silence shows you agree. Euripides Click to tweet

Never miss a good chance to shut up. Will Rogers

That man’s silence is wonderful to listen to. Thomas Hardy

There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas. Susan Cain

I didn’t like having to explain to them, so I just shut up, smoked a cigarette, and looked at the sea. Albert Camus

Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. Gilbert K. Chesterton

The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it. Criss Jami Click to tweet

Good as is discourse, silence is better and shames it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

People are like music, some speak the truth and others are just noise. Bill Murray

Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid. Mark Twain

No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut. Sam Rayburn

It’s so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don’t say it. Sam Levenson

No man should live where he can hear his neighbor’s dog bark. Nathaniel Macon

It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it. Maurice Switzer (Not from Mark Twain, see https://quoteinvestigator.com/2010/05/17/remain-silent/)

It is beautiful to talk about beautiful things and even more beautiful to silently gaze at them. Dejan Stojanovic

Silence makes idiots seem wise even for a minute. Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact. George Eliot

I get tired of talking when I want to be silent. Henry Rollins

God is silent. Now if only man would shut up. Woody Allen

Deep Silence Quotes (That Will Make You Think)

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The world is never quiet, even its silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations which escape our ears. As for those that we perceive, they carry sounds to us, occasionally a chord, never a melody. Albert Camus Click to tweet

Luxury, today, is solitude and silence. Paul-Henri Spaak

Only silence perfects silence. A. R. Ammons

Finding Nirvana is like locating silence. Jack Kerouac

Maybe silence is something we’re uncomfortable with as a culture, I don’t know. Anton Yelchin

When people are proud of their speech, be proud of your silence. Luqman

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

Silence is not always tact and it is tact that is golden, not silence. Samuel Butler

Better remain silent, better not even think, if you are not prepared to act. Annie Besant

I found I had less and less to say, until finally, I became silent, and began to listen. I discovered in the silence, the voice of God. Soren Kierkegaard

You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts; And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips, and sound is a diversion and a pastime. And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered. Kahlil Gibran

There is greater comfort in the substance of silence than in the answer to a question. Thomas Merton

Does not everything depend on our interpretation of the silence around us? Lawrence Durrell

I said nothing for a time, just ran my fingertips along the edge of the human-shaped emptiness that had been left inside me. Haruki Murakami

The space, the gaps, the pauses, the silence – those things that allow us to regenerate and recharge – had all but disappeared in my own life and in the lives of so many I knew. Arianna Huffington

We refuse to turn off our computers, turn off our phone, log off Facebook, and just sit in silence, because in those moments we might actually have to face up to who we really are. Jefferson Bethke

There is no sound more annoying than the chatter of a child, and none more sad than the silence they leave when they are gone. Mark Lawrence

If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence. George Eliot

For now she need not think of anybody. She could be herself, by herself. And that was what now she often felt the need of – to think; well not even to think. To be silent; to be alone. Virginia Woolf

There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard. Arundhati Roy

I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more. C.S. Lewis

Silence is the eternal duty of man. Thomas Carlyle Click to tweet

When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie. Yevgeny Yevtushenko

All I want is blackness. Blackness and silence. Sylvia Plath

Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Thomas Carlyle

Human beings can’t bear silence. It would mean that they would bear themselves. Pascal Mercier

Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights. Khalil Gibran

I am silence among the secrets, and the Self-knowledge of the knowledgeable. Bhagavad Gita

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. Edmund Burke

Speech and silence. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth. Emile M. Cioran

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Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn. George Bernard Shaw

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. George Carlin

A yawn is a silent shout. Gilbert K. Chesterton

Wise Silence Quotes (Words of Wisdom)

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Silence is an empty space, space is the home of the awakened mind. Buddha

Lying is done with words and also with silence. Adrienne Rich

Silence is sometimes the severest criticism. Charles Buxton

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men. Abraham Lincoln

Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing. William S. Burroughs

The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak. Baruch Spinoza

If you’re asked: What is the silence? Respond: It is the first stone of the Wisdom’s temple. Pythagoras

He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak. Michel de Montaigne

Don’t waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all. Unknown

It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content. The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure. Nicholas Sparks

One must learn to be silent just as one must learn to talk. Virginia Woolf

Only when the voice of duty is silent, or when it has already spoken, may we allowably think of the consequences of a particular action. Augustus Hare

It is always assumed by the empty-headed, who chatter about themselves for want of something better, that people who do not discuss their affairs openly must have something to hide. Honoré de Balzac

Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish. Charles Caleb Colton Click to tweet

When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard, nor welcomed, but when we are silent we are still afraid. So it is better to speak remembering we were never meant to survive. Audre Lorde

You are most powerful when you are most silent. People never expect silence. They expect words, motion, defense, offense, back and forth. They expect to leap into the fray. They are ready, fists up, words hanging leaping from their mouths. Alison McGhee

Silence was not the absence of sound but was itself a sound that could be loud or soft, soothing or disturbing, complex or simple. Julius Lester

Music is pleasing not only because of the sound but because of the silence that is in it: without the alternation of sound and silence there would be no rhythm. Thomas Merton

A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly brings us back to essentials: it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech. Emile M. Cioran

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We’ve known about the transcendent power of solitude for centuries; it’s only recently that we’ve forgotten it. Susan Cain

Silence is a statement that is open to gross misinterpretation. Craig Bruce

It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it. Francis Beaumont

Silences are the most underrated part of comedy. David Steinberg

The moment you become aware of the silence, you also have become silent. Eckhart Tolle

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

Part 3. Silence Quotes About…

Silence Quotes On Life, Happiness, Peace, Truth

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Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone. Gertrude Stein

Silence, I learned, is some times the most beautiful sound. Charlotte Eriksson

You can never get silence anywhere nowadays, have you noticed? Bryan Ferry

The most significant conversations of our lives occur in silence. Simon Van Booy

Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it. Khaled Hosseini

In a world of noise, confusion and conflict it is necessary that there be places of silence, inner discipline and peace. In such places love can blossom. Thomas Merton

I’m very interested in silence. And, more importantly, in what happens when people aren’t talking on stage. I’m interested in letting actors play and do things between the lines. And in slowing everything down. Annie Baker

A soul that has never tasted the sweetness of inner silence is a restless spirit which disturbs the silence of others. Mary Faustina Kowalska

Without silence, there cannot be any real appreciation in life, which is as delicate in its inner fabric as a closed rosebud. Deepak Chopra

I discovered that I felt at home and alive in the silence, which compelled me to enter my interior world and around there. Karen Armstrong

Silence can often be more disturbing than noise, it reveals the complicated mechanism of our thoughts. José Rodrigues Miguéis

I’m a master of speaking silently—all my life I’ve spoken silently and I’ve lived through entire tragedies in silence. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level. Eckhart Tolle

Make peace with silence, and remind yourself that it is in this space that you’ll come to remember your spirit. Wayne W. Dyer

Those who remain unmoved by the wind of joy silently follow the Path. Bodhidharma Click to tweet

By silencing the mind, we can experience real peace. As long as various kinds of thoughts agitate the brain, we don’t experience 100 percent peace. Henepola Gunaratana

Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances, is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue. Henry Fielding

Listen closely… the eternal hush of silence goes on and on throughout all this, and has been going on, and will go on and on. This is because the world is nothing but a dream and is just thought of and the everlasting eternity pays no attention to it. Jack Kerouac

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I love to read, and I like the fact that there’s some silence in my life. Giancarlo Esposito

There are in life a few moments so beautiful, that even words are a sort of profanity. Diana Palmer

I woke up early and took the first train to take me away from the city. The noise and all its people. I was alone on the train and had no idea where I was going, and that’s why I went there. Charlotte Eriksson

To listen to the silence, wherever you are, is an easy and direct way of becoming present. Eckhart Tolle

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence. Edith Sitwell

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Quotes About Silence, Love, Relationships

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Love is essential, gregariousness is optional. Susan Cain

Words can sting like anything, but silence breaks the heart. Phyllis McGinley

Love, and do what you will. If you keep silence, do it out of love. If you cry out, do it out of love. If you refrain from punishing, do it out of love. Augustine of Hippo

We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn. Nicholas Sparks

Only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. Nicholas Sparks Click to tweet

I don’t want to be married just to be married. I can’t think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can’t talk to, or worse, someone I can’t be silent with. Mary Ann Shaffer

Your mind has a flood of questions. There is but one teacher who can answer them. Who is that teacher? Your silence-loving heart. Sri Chinmoy

When you’re comfortable with someone, you don’t need to always fill the void with noise. I liked it when we would just be. Elizabeth Eulberg

Not words nor laughter but rather someone who will fall in love with your silence. Sanober Khan

A heart worth loving is one you understand, even in silence. Shannon L. Alder

Quotes About Silence And Friends

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True friends are two people who are comfortable sharing silence together. Ralph Waldo Emerson

We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. Martin Luther King Jr

Be silent and safe — silence never betrays you; be true to your word and your work and your friend; put least trust in him who is foremost to praise you, nor judge of a road till it draw to the end. John Boyle O’Reilly

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined – to strengthen each other – to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories. George Eliot

Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There comes a moment when the silence between two people can have the purity of a diamond. Philippe Djian

Some hearts understand each other, even in silence. Unknown

Slowly we became silent, and silence itself if an enemy to friendship. Norman Maclean Click to tweet

The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention… A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words. Rachel Naomi Remen

It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I can truly love my brothers. The more solitary I am the more affection I have for them…. Solitude and silence teach me to love my brothers for what they are, not for what they say. Thomas Merton

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares. Henri Nouwen

If you can sit in silence with a person for half an hour and yet be entirely comfortable, you and that person can be friends. If you cannot, friends you’ll never be and you need not waste time in trying. L.M. Montgomery

Silent solitude makes true speech possible and personal. If I am not in touch with my own belovedness, then I cannot touch the sacredness of others. If I am estranged from myself, I am likewise a stranger to others. Brennan Manning

Perhaps the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us, not the sort of silence that is filled with unspoken criticism or hard withdrawal. The sort of silence that is a place of refuge, of rest, of acceptance of someone as they are. We are all hungry for this other silence. It is hard to find. In its presence we can remember something beyond the moment, a strength on which to build a life. Rachel Naomi Remen

There is something hugely civilised about allowing long pauses in a conversation. Very few people can stand that kind of silence. James Robertson

Silence is one of the great arts of conversation. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Quotes About Silence, Attitude, Weakness, Talking, Being Quiet

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Speech is great, but silence is greater. Thomas Carlyle

Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb. Pythagoras

The silence often of pure innocence persuades when speaking fails. William Shakespeare

There is a time to be quiet and a time to talk. Aung San Suu Kyi

Never forget that when we are silent, we are one. And when we speak we are two. Indira Gandhi

Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living. Albert Einstein

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. Stephen R. Covey

Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amid joy. Arthur Helps

He knew the lie of silence to be as evil as the lie of speech. Gilbert Parker

Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak. Unknown

Sorrow and silence are strong, and patient endurance is godlike. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words. Phillips Brooks

The daggers of silence last longer than anything ever spoken. Shannon L. Alder

Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to. Susan Cain

The more you know the less you need to say. Jim Rohn Click to tweet

You often hear old platitudes such as, ‘Speak out. Be heard.’ On the contrary, a breath of fresh air would be something like: ‘Silence, think for at least 15 minutes, and then maybe speak out. Criss Jami

The easiest way to get touch with this universal power is through silent Prayer. Shut your eyes, shut your mouth, and open your heart. This is the golden rule of prayer. Prayer should be soundless words coming forth from the centre of your heart filled with love. Amit Ray

We need silence to be able to reach our Self. Both internal and external silence is very important to feel the presence of that supreme Love. Amit Ray

Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room in order to hear your own voice and not let it drown in the noise of others. Charlotte Eriksson

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

It’s okay to be honest about not knowing rather than spreading falsehood. While it is often said that honesty is the best policy, silence is the second best policy. Criss Jami

Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Focus your attention on the quality of your words, and not the quantity, because few sensible talks attracts millions of listeners more than a thousand gibberish. Michael Bassey Johnson

Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent. Napoleon Hill

Silence is of different kinds, and breathes different meanings. Charlotte Brontë

I think I will do nothing for a long time but listen, and accrue what I hear into myself…and let sound contribute toward me. Walt Whitman

What we can’t speak, we say in silence. Hillary Jordan

You throw thorns, falling in my silence they become flowers. Buddha

Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to creativity. Deepak Chopra

See also: attitude quotes, introvert quotes

Part 4. Conclusion

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silence quotes do you want to change yourself then remain completely silent inside the silence sea sri chinmoy wisdom quotes

Do you want to change the world? Then change yourself first. Do you want to change yourself? Then remain completely silent inside the silence-sea. Sri Chinmoy Click to tweet

What is your favorite quote? Would you like to add another one here? Please let me know in the comment section below!

6 comments

    1. Yes, silence is powerful.
      I’m also motivated by silence (which I say during my weekly “silent day”).

      Thanks,
      Maxime

    1. Hi Michael,
      I think most people are scared (myself included) to be overwhelmed, to be alone in silence.
      But we learn so much about us when we do.
      Thus, it’s a great way to grow.

      Thanks,
      Maxime

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