Silence Quotes and Sayings

Silence speaks more than words when used properly. Below are some thought-provoking quotes on silence as well as some old silence proverbs. Enjoy!

A man is known by the silence he keeps. ~Oliver Herford

A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence, which costs us nothing. ~John Tillotson

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls. ~Bl. Mother Teresa

Silence is the most powerful scream. ~Anonymous

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

Silence is a source of great strength. ~Lao Tzu

Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts. ~Margaret Lee Runbeck

There are times when silence has the loudest voice. ~Leroy Brownlow

Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music. ~Marcel Marceau

Silence is the true friend that never betrays. ~Confucius

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. ~Josh Billings

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

Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time. ~Thomas Carlyle

The best answer to anger is silence. ~Anonymous

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

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

Silence is more eloquent than words. ~Thomas Carlyle

Silence is more musical than any song. ~Christina G. Rossetti

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

Silence is better than unmeaning words. ~Pythagoras

Silence is true wisdom’s best reply. ~Euripides

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. ~Leonardo da Vinci

An inability to stay quiet is one of the most conspicuous failings of mankind. ~Walter Bagehot

Silence is the mother of truth. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Silence Quotes and Proverbs

Don’t speak unless you can improve on the silence. ~Spanish proverb

Silence is a fence around wisdom. ~German proverb

No wisdom like silence. ~Chinese proverb

Silence surpasses speech. ~Japanese proverb

Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression. ~African proverb

Silence answers much. ~Dutch proverb

He who cannot keep silence cannot speak. ~Swedish proverb

Speech is silver, but silence is golden. ~English proverb

Silence is also speech. ~Yiddish proverb

Silence is a cure for grief. ~Arab proverb

Wisdom consists of ten parts: nine parts silence, and one part a few words. ~Arabian proverb

Silence cannot be misquoted. ~African proverb

Silence is a wonderful jewel for a woman but she seldom wears it. ~Danish proverb

If a word be worth one shekel, silence is worth two. ~Hebrew proverb

The spoken word sometimes loses what silence has won. ~Spanish proverb

Silence is music to a wise man. ~Turkish proverb

Silence is the best answer to the stupid. The fool has his answer on the tip of his tongue. ~Arabian proverb

Great things can best be said in silence. ~Polish proverb

He who knows much speaks with silence. ~Amharic proverb

Sometimes silence is the proper answer. ~Estonian proverb

Silence has a mighty noise. ~Botswana proverb

Be silent, or say something better than silence. ~German proverb

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