75+ Silence Quotes

Silence speaks louder than words and is often more powerful than what we can express through speech. From ancient wisdom to modern mantras, these thought-provoking silence quotes will inspire, motivate, and encourage us to be mindful of our thoughts, to reflect, and to appreciate the beauty of silence.

Best Silence Quotes

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

Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing. William S. Burroughs

Silence is a source of great strength. Lao Tzu

Saying nothing sometimes says the most.  Emily Dickinson

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

Silence is the perfectest herald of joy. I were but little happy if I could say how much. William Shakespeare

The quieter you become the more you are able to hear. Rumi

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

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

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

Surely silence can sometimes be the most eloquent reply. Ali Ibn Abi Talib R.A

Never miss a good chance to shut up. Will Rogers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Many of life lessons and experience condense wisdom into deep passion quotes that are meaningful and inspirational.

Famous Silence Quotes

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

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

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

Silence calms my soul. Anonymous

What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence. Claude Monet

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

Silence. The most beautiful voice. Anonymous

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

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

Quiet and silence is a form of power. Thoughtful and wise people are not talkative people. Dr T.P.Chia

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

Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak. Anonymous

Silence speaks when words can’t. Unknown

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

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

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

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Successful people always have two things on their lips. Silence and a smile. Anonymous

Silence is a gift. Learn to value its essence. Anonymous

Silence is sometimes the best answer. Dalai Lama

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

The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence. Marianne Moore

Time and silence are the most luxurious things today. Tom Ford

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

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

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

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Inspirational Silence Quotes

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

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

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

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

The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace. Proverb

Only silence perfects silence. A.R. Ammons

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

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

Silence is the best response to a fool. Anonymous

Silence remains, inescapably, a form of speech. Susan Sontag

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. Francis Bacon

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

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

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

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

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence. Xenocrates

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. Leonardo da Vinci

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

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

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

Your silence will not protect you. Audre Lorde

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power. Charles de Gaulle

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

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

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

A wise man once said nothing Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Life brings us as many joyful moments as it does downfalls. Let best peace of mind quotes uplift you, empower you and get you ready for the next chapter in your life.