Silence Quotes That Will Help You Inner Growth

Silence Quotes

Silence encompasses diverse meanings: absence of sound, lack of communication, deep contemplation, discomfort, agreement/disagreement, and respectful listening. It can denote a variety of emotions or intentions, from thoughtful introspection to discomfort or agreement in conversations. Cultural context and individual perspectives heavily influence how silence is interpreted. Its nuanced nature allows it to convey a spectrum of emotions, from contemplative reflection to awkwardness or profound agreement, making it a complex yet versatile form of expression in human interactions and relationships.

Silence Quotes

1. “Silence is a true friend who never betrays.”
― Confucius

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

3. “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

4. “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

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

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

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

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

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

10. “The quieter you become the more you can hear.”
— Rumi

11. “True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.”
— William Penn

12. “The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence.”
— Marianne Moore

13. “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

14. “Saying nothing sometimes says the most.”
— Emily Dickinson

15. “I turn off the radio and listen to the quiet. Which has its own, rich sound. Which I knew, but had forgotten. And it is good to remember.”
― Elizabeth Berg

16. “A fool is known by his speech, and a wise man by silence.”
— Pythagoras

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

18. “Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.”
— Francis Bacon

19. “I have heard the languages of apocalypse, and now I shall embrace the silence.”
― Neil Gaiman

20. “Meditation is silence, energizing and fulfilling. Silent is the eloquent expression of the inexpressible.”
― Sri Chinmoy

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

22. “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

23. “The true genius shudders at incompleteness — imperfection — and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything that should be said.”
― Edgar Allan Poe

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

25. “But there is greater comfort in the substance of silence than in the answer to a question.”
― Thomas Merton

26. “Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.”
― Charles de Gaulle

27. “Everything that’s created comes out of silence. Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Your words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness.”
— Wayne Dyer

28. “In Silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.”
― Rumi

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

30. “Never say anything that doesn’t improve on silence.”
― Richard Yates

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

32. “Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.”
— Marcus Tullius Cicero

33. “What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence.”
― Claude Monet

34. “Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.”
— Saskya Pandita

35. “Time and silence are the most luxurious things today.”
— Tom Ford

36. “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
― Ansel Adams

37. “Sometimes you don’t have to say anything. Silence speaks it all.”
— Disha Patani

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

39. “Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.”
― William S. Burroughs

40. “When words don’t come easy, I make do with silence and find something in nothing.”
― Strider Marcus Jones

41. “Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.”
— Plutarch

42. “I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams…”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

43. “Silence is a source of Great Strength.”
― Lao Tzu

44. “If we can only speak to slander our betters, let us hold our tongues.”
― Anne Brontë

45. “If you spend enough time with yourself in silence, you’ll be surprised what goes through your head.”
— Sandra Bullock

46. “In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.”
― Robert Lynd

47. “It is well when in difficulties, to say never a word, neither black nor white. Speech is silver but silence is golden.”
― Muriel Spark

48. “Your silence will not protect you.”
— Audre Lorde

49. “If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results.”
— Charlotte Bronte

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

51. “Within us is the soul of the whole, the wise silence, the universal beauty, the eternal One.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

52. “Silence is the perfect herald of joy. I was but little happy if I could say how much.”
— William Shakespeare

53. “Silence speaks when words can’t.”
— Unknown

54. “Work hard in silence, let your success make the noise.”
— Frank Ocean

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

56. “Through the portals of silence, the healing sun of wisdom and peace will shine upon you.”
— Paramahansa Yogananda

57. Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.”
— Leonardo da Vinci

58. “Only silence perfects silence.”
— A.R. Ammons

59. “I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent.”
— Publilius Syrus

60. The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.”
— Napoleon Bonaparte

61. When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.
— Yevgeny Yevtushenko

62. It is not easy to keep silent when silence is a lie.”
— Victor Hugo

63. “Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.”
— Pythagoras

64. “Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.”
— Muhammad Ali

65. “Silence can often be more disturbing than noise, it reveals the complicated mechanism of our thoughts.”
— Jose Rodrigues Migueis

66. “Silence is the mother of truth.”
— Disraeli

67. “Noise brings confusion. Silence brings clarity.”
— Maxime Lagacé

68. “Silence doesn’t mean we have run out of things to say, only that we are trying not to say them.”
— Kwame Alexander

69. “Working hard can give you meaning. Silence can give you peace.”
— Maxime Lagacé

70. “Silence is a beautiful healing therapy – allowing your soul to be at peace with your thoughts.”
— Avijeet Das

71. The good and the wise lead quiet lives.”
— Euripides

72. “In the silence of listening, you can know yourself in everyone, the unseen singing softly to itself and to you.”
— Rachel Naomi Remen

73. “To be silent is not to lose your tongue. On the contrary, it is only through silence that one can discover something new to talk about.”
— Alan Watts

74. “You can hear the footsteps of God when silence reigns in the mind.”
— Sathya Sai Baba

75. “Since long I’ve held silence a remedy for harm.”
— Aeschylus

76. “When you’re able to transcend an aversion to silence, you’ll also transcend many other miseries.”
— Wayne Dyer

77. “Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together.”
— Thomas Carlyle

78. “Listen to the silence inside the illusion of the world, and you will remember the lesson you forgot.”
— Jack Kerouac

79. “In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness.”
— Mahatma Gandhi

80. “Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most.”
— Bob Dylan

81. “Listen to silence. It has so much to say.”
— Rumi

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

83. “It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”
— Mahatma Gandhi

84. “When you have nothing to say, say nothing.”
— Charles Caleb Colton

85. “The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.”
— Albert Einstein

86. “Noise creates illusions. Silence brings truth.”
— Maxime Lagacé

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

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

89. “Now all my teachers are dead except for silence.”
— W. S. Merwin

90. “The truth hurts, but silence kills.”
— Mark Twain

91. “Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.”
— Josh Billings

92. “One of the greatest sounds of them all to me it is a sound-is utter, complete silence.”
— Andre Kostelanetz

93. “Be silent, Only the Hand of God Can remove The burdens of your heart.”
— Rumi

94. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”
— Elie Wiesel

95. “Better remain silent, better not even think, if you are not prepared to act.”
— Annie Besant

96. “Seeing her sitting there unresponsive makes me realize that silence has a sound.”
— Jodi Picoult

97. “Silence is the universal refuge, the sequel to all dull discourses and all foolish acts, a balm to our every chagrin, as welcome after satiety as after disappointment.”
— Henry David Thoreau

98. “When your silent, people recognize your greatness.”
— Jordan Burroughs

99. “Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb.”
— Pythagoras

100. “If what one has to say is not better than silence, then one should keep silent.”
— Confucius

101. “To live among such excellent helps as our libraries afford, to have so many silent wise companions whenever we please.”
— Richard Baxter

102. “When one is silent, those around speak even more.”
— Melina Marchetta

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

104. “When we realize that words can destroy something good, wonderful, and dear, and that by keeping silent we can avoid causing the least damage or harm, it’s easy to stay silent.”
— Robert Walser

105. “The beauty we love is very silent. It smiles softly to itself, but never speaks.”
— Richard Le Gallienne

106. “I have come to the conclusion that it is better to be silent than to speak.”
— Vaslav Nijinsky

107. “So long as you live and work, you will be misunderstood; to that you must resign yourself once and for all. Be silent!”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

108. “Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent.”
— Dionysius I of Syracuse

109. “All the great pleasures of life are silent.”
— Georges Clemenceau

110. “Be silent always when you doubt your sense.”
— Alexander Pope