55 Best Quotes on Silence to understand How powerful it can be

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Silence can be much more powerful than words. And to prove it. I have picked some of the best quotes by some very famous people who also believe in Silence. So, Don’t Skip.

Quote no. 1 :

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

Quote no. 2 :

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

Quote no. 3 :

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

Quote no. 4 :

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

Quote no. 5 :

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

Quote no. 6 :

“In most areas of life, the less you say, the more profound and mysterious you appear.” – Robert Greene

Quote no. 7 :

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

Quote no. 8 :

“Silence is sometimes the severest criticism.” – Charles Buxton

Quote no. 9 :

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

Quote no. 10 :

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

Quote no. 11 :

“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

Quote no. 12 :

“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

Quote no. 13 :

“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

Quote no. 14 :

“Silence gives us space to process our experiences and soak in our surroundings.” – Cati Vanden Breul

Quote no. 15 :

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

Quote no. 16 :

“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

Quote no. 17 :

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

Quote no. 18 :

“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

Quote no. 19 :

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

Quote no. 20 :

“The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.” – Criss Jami

Quote no. 21 :

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

Quote no. 22 :

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

Quote no. 23 :

“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

Quote no. 24 :

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

Quote no. 25 :

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

Quote no. 26 :

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

Quote no. 27 :

“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

Quote no. 28 :

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

Quote no. 29 :

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

Quote no. 30 :

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

Quote no. 31 :

“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

Quote no. 32 :

“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

Quote no. 33 :

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

Quote no. 34 :

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

Quote no. 35 :

“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

Short Quotes on Silence:

  • “Inner silence is the mother of all talents.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  • “I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent.” – Publilius Syrus
  • “When you have nothing to say, say nothing.” – Charles Caleb Colton
  • “Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.” – Muhammad Ali
  • “Speaking comes by nature, silence by understanding”
  • “Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet man.” – Iain Duncan Smith
  • “Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.” – Francis Bacon
  • “The silence is so deep it hurts our ears.” – Haruki Murakami
  • “Never be bullied into silence.” – Harvey Fierstein
  • “I was quiet, but I was not blind.” – Jane Austen
  • “Speak for yourself and from yourself, or be silent.” – George Henry Lewes
  • “Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most.” – Bob Dylan
  • “When people are proud of their speech, be proud of your silence.” – Luqman
  • “One must learn to be silent just as one must learn to talk.” – Virginia Woolf
  • “Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quotes on Silence – When you are an Introvert:

  • “Life isn’t about just talking, it’s about thinking too.” – Marie Symeou
  • “Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.” – William S. Boroughs
  • “I think a lot, but I don’t say much.” – Anne Frank
  • “Understand that half the game is keeping quiet, and carefully watching those around you.” – Robert Greene
  • “The more you talk, the less people listen.” – Meg White

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