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Motivational Silence Quotes

May these quotes about Silence inspire and motivate you.

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

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The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"No comment" is a splendid expression.
I am using it again and again.
- Winston Churchill


 

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

We are masters of the unsaid words,
but slaves of those we let slip out.
- Winston Churchill

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


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Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

In silence you hear who you are becoming.
You create yourself.
- Jewel

Today, I Will Spend Time In Silence.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The way to silence religious disputes is to take no notice of them.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom,
but Babbling is ever a folly.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.
- Mother Teresa

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink
his remedy in silence and tranquility.
- Khalil Gibran

We will have to repent in this generation,
not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people,
but for the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

As your silence grows; your friendliness, your love grows;
your life becomes a moment-to-moment dance, a joy, a celebration.
- Osho

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

Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression.
- Mark Helprin

"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brain."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brain."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

True silence is the rest of the mind,
and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body,
nourishment and refreshment.
- William Penn

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

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy
of this period of social transition
was not the strident clamor of the bad people,
but the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Poetry is an orphan of silence.
The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
- Charles Simic

Never be bullied into silence.
Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one's definition of your life;
define yourself.
- Harvey Fierstein

Silence is safer than speech.
- Epictetus

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself,
and know that everything in life has purpose.
There are no mistakes, no coincidences,
all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
- Charles de Gaulle

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

Music is the silence between the notes.
- Claude Debussy

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

Silence gives consent.
- Plato

The silence was part of the story I wanted to tell.
- Joyce Maynard

Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.
- Thomas Carlyle

A painter paints his pictures on canvas.
But musicians paint their pictures on silence.
We provide the music, and you provide the silence.
- Leopold Stokowski

Silence and solitude are more distracting to me than chatter and commotion.
- Marilu Henner

There are many types of silence.
There is a silence before the note, there is a silence
at the end and there is a silence in the middle.
- Daniel Barenboim

The most profound statements are often said in silence.
- Lynn Johnston

Independent media can go to where the silence is and break the sound barrier,
doing what the corporate networks refuse to do.
- Amy Goodman

One of the best things about paintings is their silence -
which prompts reflection and random reverie.
- Mark Stevens

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

We don't need lists of rights and wrongs,
tables of do's and don'ts: we need books,
time, and silence.
Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever.
- Philip Pullman

Silence is the pause in me when I am near to God.
- Arvo Part

To communicate through silence is a link between the thoughts of man.
- Marcel Marceau

I continued to protect him with my silence.
- Joyce Maynard

In silence and movement you can show the reflection of people.
- Marcel Marceau

Silence and reserve will give anyone a reputation for wisdom.
- Myrtle Reed

Not every truth is the better for showing its face undisguised;
and often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.
- Pindar

Listen to the sound of silence.
- Paul Simon

But with exquisite breathing you smile,
with satisfaction of love, And I touch you again as
you tick in the silence and settle in sleep.
- Karl Shapiro

Love is not a fire to be shut up in a soul.
Everything betrays us: voice, silence,
eyes; half-covered fires burn all the brighter.
- Jean Racine

As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen,
I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.
- Paul Robeson

And in the afternoon they entered a land -
but such a land!
A land hung in mourning, darkened by gigantic cypresses,
submerged; a land of reptiles, silence,
shadow, decay.
- George Washington Cable

Great souls suffer in silence.
- Friedrich Schiller

Silence is more musical than any song.
- Christina Rossetti

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

A story is told as much by silence as by speech.
- Susan Griffin

No man pleases by silence; many I please by speaking briefly.
- Ausonius

Where I am, I don't know, I'll never know,
in the silence you don't know, you must go on,
I can't go on, I'll go on.
- Samuel Beckett

It's kind of like Silence of the lambs meets Boogey Nights.
- Brittany Daniel

The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence;
not in silence,
but restraint.
- Marianne Moore

Silence remains, inescapably, a form of speech.
- Susan Sontag

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

Against the State, against the Church,
against the silence of the medical profession,
against the whole machinery of dead institutions of the past,
the woman of today arises.
- Margaret Sanger

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.
- Jean Arp

There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time.
There is always something to see, something to hear.
In fact, try as we may to make a silence,
we cannot.
- John Cage


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