201 Total Quotes

Silence Quotes

It takes more time and effort and delicacy to learn the silence of a people than to learn its sounds. Some people have a special gift for this. Perhaps this explains why some missionaries, notwithstanding their efforts, never come to speak properly, to communicate delicately through silences. Although they ''speak with the accent of natives'' they remain forever thousands of miles away. The learning of the grammar of silence is an art much more difficult to learn than the grammar of sounds.
Ivan Illich
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Mark Twain
If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.
Mark Twain
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Not to ask is not be denied.
John Dryden
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Still waters run deep.
English Proverb
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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 Elder
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Oscar Wilde
He knew the precise psychological moment when to say nothing.
Oscar Wilde
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I always believed that my silence on several topics will be an advantage in the long run.
Aishwarya Rai
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Khalil Gibran
Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.
Khalil Gibran
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Silence [is] the unbearable repartee.
Alexander Theroux
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I remember the silence, the eerie sound of silence.
Alfred Anderson
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Only silence is great; all else is weakness.
Alfred Vigny
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For words divide and rend;/ But silence is most noble till the end.
Algernon Swinburne
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Learn taciturnity and let that be your motto!
Robert Burns
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Silence is golden; speech is silver
American Proverb
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Silence is also speech
Proverb
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This infrastructure is murderous and we will try to deal with it and silence it.
Amos Gilad
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One of the greatest sounds of them all - and to me it is a sound - is utter, complete silence
Andre Kostelanetz
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Sometimes one is without the pleasure of playing. But when the silence of the audience is perfect, we recover that.
Andre Segovia
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Any time there's silence like this in a case, the parties have got to be talking. Cases don't just languish unless there's something else going on.
Anne Bremner
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Be silent, or say something better than silence
German Proverb
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Silence is a fence around wisdom
German Proverb
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Sathya Baba
Silence is the speech of the spiritual seeker.
Sathya Baba
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It is great wisdom to know how to be silent and to look at neither the remarks, nor the deeds, nor the lives of others.
St. John
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George Eliot
I like not only to be loved, but to be told that I am loved; the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave
George Eliot
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If everybody thought before they spoke, the silence would be deafening
Gerald Barzan
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Sidonie Colette
To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.
Sidonie Colette
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You will not have any moment of silence.
Tim Hayden
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I heard the engine screaming, a loud explosion and saw big red flames. That was it ... it was total silence.
Tom Hunter
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That was it. It was total silence. I told my wife to call 911.
Tom Hunter
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Edith Wharton
Silence may be as variously shaded as speech
Edith Wharton
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