90+ Best Silent Quotes on the Power of Silence

Are you searching for silent quotes? Delve into the deep world of silence with our best collection of silent quotes.

Explore the beauty, power, and depth of silence through the insightful words of poets, philosophers, and spiritual leaders.

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

I decided it was better to scream. Silence is a real crime against humanity.

A restless mind that seeks peace finds a true paradise when it finds a place where its soul is blessed with silence! ― Mehmet Murat ildan

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

Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak.

Silent Quotes

Silence is a true friend who never betrays. – Confucius

Quiet the mind and the soul will speak. – Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

Let silence be your goal for the most part; say only what is necessary, and be brief about it. On the rare occasions when you’re called upon to speak, then speak, but never about banalities like gladiators, horses, sports, food and drink—common-place stuff…

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right-doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down on that grass the world is too full to talk about

The world’s continual breathing is what we hear and call silence.

Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.

Silence brings beauty out which you have not seen in your lover before. ― Dina Husseini

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

Some hearts understand each other, even in silence.

Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to creativity. ― Deepak Chopra

Meditation is not about stopping thoughts, but recognizing that we are more than our thoughts and our feelings. – Arianna Huffington

We have two ears and one mouth, therefore we should listen twice as much as we speak. – Zeno

Darkness devours every shining day. Darkness demands and always has its way. Darkness listens, watches, waits. Darkness claims the day and celebrates. Sometimes in silence, darkness comes. Sometimes with a gleeful banging of drums.

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.

Slowly we became silent, and silence itself is an enemy of friendship.

Don’t waste words with people who deserve your silence, Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all. ― Mandy Hale

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

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

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

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.

I don’t want to be married just to be married. I can’t think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can’t talk to, or worse, someone I can’t be silent with.

Silence is one of the deepest Disciplines of the Spirit simply because it puts the stopper on all self-justification.

Those who can sense your sadness in your smiles can hear your words in your silence, can feel your love in your anger, and trust them. They are your REAL, TRUE, and PURE RELATIONSHIPS.

Sometimes it’s best to stay quiet. The silence can speak volumes without ever saying a word.

All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone. – Blaise Pascal

It is better either to be silent or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at Hazard than an idle or useless word, and do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.

Silence is of different kinds, and breathes different meanings.

You have a grand gift for silence, Watson. It makes you quite invaluable as a companion.

A woman’s silence says it all. Her silence & lack of expression mean that she’s reached her breaking point!

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

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

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

I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it. – Maya Angelou

Be silent as to services you have rendered, but speak of favors you have received.

I don’t think…” then you shouldn’t talk, said the Hatter

Silence is not the absence of something but the presence of everything.

Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it.

There is no real aloneness. There is solitude and the nurturing silence that is a relationship with ourselves, but even then we are part of something larger. ― Linda Hogan

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

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

Stop your whining. If you are frightened, be silent. Whining is for prey. It attracts predators. And you are not prey. ― Robin Hobb

A fool is known by his speech, and a wise man by silence. – Pythagoras

In Silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves

We went down into the silent garden. Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. Everything is transfixed, only the light moves.

Smeagol promises to Precious, promises faithfully. Never come again, never speak, no!

Don’t you hate that? Uncomfortable silence. Why do we feel it’s necessary to talk about stupid stuff to feel comfortable? That’s when you know you’ve found somebody special. When you can just shut the hell up for a minute and comfortably share a silence and look into their eyes.

Through the portals of silence, the healing sun of wisdom and peace will shine upon you. – Paramahansa Yogananda

Surely silence can sometimes be the most eloquent reply. ― Ali Ibn Abi Talib AS

It is indeed a radical act of love just to sit down and be quiet for a time by yourself. – Jon Kabat

You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts, And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips, and sound is a diversion and a pastime. And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered.

When I pronounce the word Future, the first syllable already belongs to the past. When I pronounce the word Silence, I destroy it

Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.

It is easier not to say anything. Shut your trap, button your lip, can it? All that crap you hear on TV about communication and expressing feelings is a lie. Nobody wants to hear what you have to say.

We fell into silence, both of us keeping our secrets of what we’d suffered in the other’s absence. I wondered if we were trying to protect each other or simply didn’t want to admit to our fears and weaknesses. ― Richelle Mead

Sticks and stones are hard on bones aimed with angry art. Words can sting like anything but silence breaks the heart. – Phyllis Mcginley

Because sometimes silence speaks much louder than words possibly could. ― Elizabeth Eulberg

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

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy can live.

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.

Silence and reserve will give anyone a reputation for wisdom.

What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?

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

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

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

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through. – Rosalynn Carter

Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room to hear your voice and not let it drown in the noise of others. ― Charlotte Eriksson

The true genius shudders at incompleteness — imperfection — and usually prefers silence to saying something that is not everything that should be said.

When words become unclear, I shall focus on photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.

Now all my teachers are dead except silence.

He says a million things without saying a word. I make a note to study David Petrakis. I have never heard a more eloquent silence.

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

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

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

Mediation is not spacing out or running away. It is being honest with ourselves. – Kathleen McDonald

To see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.

Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence.

Beyond these lifeless sounds the world was silent. Silent? It would be hard to convey the stillness of it. All the sounds of man, the bleating of sheep, the cries of birds, the hum of insects, the stir that makes the background of our lives – all that was over.

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

I need to be alone. I need to ponder my shame and my despair in seclusion; I need the sunshine and the paving stones of the streets without companions, without conversation, face-to-face with myself, with only the music of my heart for company. ― Henry Miller

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

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

With meditation, you become a sensitized superhero, completely in control, with endless possibilities at your fingertips. – Tara Stiles

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right-doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.

How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table? How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea bird that opens its wings on the stake? Let me sit here forever with bare things, this coffee cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself.

We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.

Overstuffing ourselves with food or drinking until we get drunk or getting wrapped up in the affections of an adulterous relationship are all desperate attempts to silence the cries of a hungry soul. ― Lysa TerKeurst

The quieter you become the more you can hear. – Rumi

Life’s deepest feelings are often expressed in silence.

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

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulate the creative mind. – Albert Einstein

My hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.

Silent solitude makes true speech possible and personal. If I am not in touch with my belovedness, then I cannot touch the sacredness of others. If I am estranged from myself, I am likewise a stranger to others.

I was schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and know where speech is proper and where silence is.

The air was strangely quiet. All the noises of the city were muted here into a distant hum, so unceasing that it seemed to belong to silence.

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

Saying nothing sometimes says the most. – Emily Dickinson

The quieter you become, the more you can hear.

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers. – Khalil Gibran

Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. – Laozi

Space and silence are two aspects of the same thing. The same is nothing. They are externalization of inner space and inner silence, which is stillness: the infinitely creative womb of all existence.

When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.

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