67 Best Silence Quotes & Sayings

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

 

The smarter you get, the less you speak.

 

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

 

Silence is sometimes the best answer. – Dalai Lama

 

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

 

Silence is the best response to a fool.

 

A wise man once said nothing.

 

Some hearts understand each other, even in silence.

 

Silence is true wisdom’s best reply. -Euripides

 

Silence isn’t empty, it’s full of answers.

 

Life’s deepest feelings are often expressed in silence.

 

Silence is a gift. Learn to value its essence.

 

I was quiet, but I was not blind.

 

Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak.

 

What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence. – Claude Monet

 

No response is a response. And it’s a powerful one.

 

Sometimes it’s better to let the silence do the talking.

 

When you build in silence, they don’t know what to attack.

 

Silence is the most powerful scream.

 

The quieter you become, the more you can hear.

 

Open your mouth only if what you are going to say is more beautiful than the silence.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. – Francis Bacon

 

Silence is so freaking loud. – Sarah Dessen

 

Never miss a good chance to shut up. – Will Rogers

 

Never say anything that doesn’t improve on silence. – Richard Yates

 

Surely silence can sometimes be the most eloquent reply.

 

My silence could mean that you are not worth the argument.

 

Silence is a true friend who never betrays. – Confucius

 

Wise people are not always silent, but they know when to be.

 

Be silent and safe—silence never betrays you. – John Boyle O’Reilly

 

Once you’ve matured you realize silence is more powerful than proving a point.

 

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

 

Saying nothing sometimes says the most. – Emily Dickinson

 

Most people are perfectly afraid of silence. – E.E Cummings

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence. – Marianne Moore

 

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

 

There is an ocean of silence between us… and I am drowning in it. – Ranata Suzuki

 

Never respond to rudeness. When people are rude to you, they reveal who they are, not who you are.

 

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

 

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

 

I have heard the languages of apocalypse, and now I shall embrace the silence. – Neil Gaiman

 

Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech. – Plutarch

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

When a question has no correct answer, there is only one honest response. The gray area between yes and no. Silence. – Dan Brown

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Silence is a great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence. – Deepak Chopra

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