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Silence Quotes That Will Quiet Your Mind (2022)

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These silence quotes will encourage you to share your message with the world and to settle things in silence.

Silence is one of the most mysterious things in the world because, like noise, it is deafening in its own way. They also stated that you do not always have to speak in order to live and that sometimes staying silent is the best thing to do. If this piques your interest, check out the full list of silence quotes below.

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Best Silence Quotes and Sayings

1. “Your very silence shows you agree.” – Euripides

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2. “Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.” – Josh Billings

3. “Real action is in silent moments.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

4. “We need silence to be able to touch souls.” – Mother Teresa

5. “Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

6. “The word ‘listen’ contains the same letters as the word ‘silent’.” – Alfred Brendel

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7. “Sometimes you don’t have to say anything. Silence speaks it all.” – Disha Patani

8. “Silence is a profound melody, for those who can hear it above all the noise.” – Socrates

9. “Silence is not the absence of something but the presence of everything.” – Gordon Hempton

10. “Silence is of different kinds, and breathes different meanings.” – Charlotte Brontë

11. “If people would only talk about what they understood, Earth would be a very quiet place.” – Albert Einstein

12. “It is not easy to keep silent when silence is a lie.” – Victor Hugo

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

14. “A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence.” – Pythagoras

15. “The more you know, the less you need to say.” – Jim Rohn

16. “Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression.” – Mark Helprin

17. “Though silence is not necessarily an admission, it is not a denial, either.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

18. “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” – Abraham Lincoln

Famous Silence Quotes to Ponder

19. “Silence is also a conversation.” – Ramana Maharshi

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20. “Silence is sometimes the best answer.” – Dalai Lama

21. “Listen to silence. It has so much to say.” – Rumi

22. “Never be bullied into silence.” – Harvey Fierstein

23. “The truth hurts, but silence kills.” – Mark Twain

24. “Great souls suffer in silence.” – Friedrich Schiller

25. “Now all my teachers are dead except silence.” – W. S. Merwin

26. “Silence is true wisdom’s best reply.” – Euripides

27. “Silence is safer than speech.” – Epictetus

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28. “Silence is better than unmeaning words.” – Pythagoras

29. “Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.” – Francis Bacon

30. “Silence is more eloquent than words.” – Thomas Carlyle

31. “Silence is the cornerstone of character.” – Charles Alexander Eastman

32. “When you have nothing to say, say nothing.” – Charles Caleb Colton

33. “Silence is a source of great strength.” – Lao Tzu

34. “Speech is silver, silence is golden.” – Thomas Carlyle

35. “Silence is a true friend who never betrays.” – Confucius

36. “Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.” – Leonardo da Vinci

37. “A man is known by the silence he keeps.” – Oliver Hereford

38. “Silence is the wit of fools.” – Anatole France

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

40. “Silence about a thing just magnifies it.” – Tennessee Williams

41. “The silence is so deep it hurts our ears.” – Haruki Murakami

42. “Speaking comes by nature, silence by understanding.” – German Proverb

Powerful Silence Quotes That Will Change Your Life

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

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44. “Speak now or forever hold your peace.” – Anonymous

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

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

47. “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

48. “Work hard in silence, let your success make the noise.” – Frank Ocean

49. “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

50. “As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.” – Benjamin Franklin

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

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52. “There is power in silence, confidence, and persistence. Those who work don’t talk, and those who talk don’t work.” – Les Brown

53. “I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent.” – Publilius Syrus

54. “Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.” – William S. Burroughs

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

56. “He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.” – Elbert Hubbard

Quotes About the Power of Silence

57. “Silence and reserve will give anyone a reputation for wisdom.” – Myrtle Reed

58. “The closer you are to the truth, the more silent you become inside.” – Naval Ravikant

59. “Silence fertilizes the deep place where personality grows. A life with a peaceful center can weather all storms.” – Norman Vincent Peale

60. “Silence is an empty space, space is the home of the awakened mind.” – Buddha

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

62. “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

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

64. “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

65. “Meditation is silence, energizing, and fulfilling. Silent is the eloquent expression of the inexpressible.” – Sri Chinmoy

66. “Silence is like a river of grace inviting us to leap unafraid into its beckoning depths.” – Macrina Wiederkehr

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

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

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

70. “Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.” – Muhammad Ali

71. “Silence is pure and holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking.” – Nicholas Sparks

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

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Silence Quotes That Will Give You Peace Of Mind

73. “Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most.” – Bob Dylan

74. “I was quiet, but I was not blind.” – Jane Austen

75. “Since long I’ve held silence a remedy for harm.” – Aeschylus

76. “The more you know, the less you need to say.” – Jim Rohn

77. “Quieting your mind is the doorway to a peaceful soul.” – Clyde Lee Denis

78. “It’s important to have quiet time and isolation.” – John Burnside

79. “Sometimes it is the quiet observer who sees the most.” – Kathryn L. Nelson

80. “You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand.” – Stephen Cbosky

81. “The quieter you become the more you are able to hear.” – Rumi

82. “Quiet people have the loudest minds.” – Stephen Hawking

83. “Silence. You must learn that art, it is the only way to survive.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

84. “Listen to the silence inside the illusion of the world, and you will remember the lesson you forgot.” – Jack Kerouac

Deep Silence Quotes to Make You Think

85. “When I speak, you must not listen to the words, my dear. Listen to the silence.” – Anthony de Mello

86. “The most significant conversations of our lives occur in silence.” – Simon Van Booy

87. “One must learn to be silent just as one must learn to talk.” – Virginia Woolf

88. “The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

89. “To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.” – Abraham Lincoln

90. “Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.” – Charles Caleb Colton

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91. “They say the words ‘silent’ and ‘listen’ share the same letters, so it goes without saying that in order to listen, you must first be silent.” – Ey C.

92. “Words can sting like anything, but silence breaks the heart.” – Phyllis McGinley

93. “Silence is of different kinds, and breathes different meanings.” – Charlotte Brontë

94. “Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.” – Susan Sontag

95. “It’s very important in life to know when to shut up. You should not be afraid of silence.” – Alex Trebek

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

97. “The moment you become aware of the silence, you also have become silent.” – Eckhart Tolle

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

99. “Withdraw into yourself, perceive there a silence as old as being, even older.” – Emil Cioran

100. “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

101. “Silence is something more than just a pause; it is that enchanted place where space is cleared and time is stayed and the horizon itself expands.” – Pico Lyer

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

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

104. “Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrusts himself.” – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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105. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

106. “The truth is silent. The truth doesn’t come with words. It’s something that I just know; it’s something that I can feel without words, and it’s called silent knowledge.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

107. “Learn to be quiet enough to hear the genuine within yourself so that you can hear it in others.” – Marian Wright Edelman

108. “Nowhere can a man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.” – Marcus Aurelius

109. “Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.” – Hans Margolius

110. “If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot.” John Bunyan

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