Saturday, 14 September 2013


A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill, requires only our silence, which costs nothing. - John Tillotson

An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind. - Walter Bagehot

He who does not know how to be silent will not know how to speak. - Ausonius 

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence. - Unknown

If you believe the noises of the world, rather than the silences of your soul, you will be lost. - Neale Donald Walsch 

Keeping silent is one of the greatest arts of conversation. - Unknown

Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence; and if he was sensible of this he would not be ignorant. - Saadi  

Of all possible reactions to an insult, the most skilful and effortless is silence. - Unknown

Silence doesn’t always mean you have nothing to say. It may mean you realize that words aren’t always necessary. - Hart Ramsey

Silence gives consent. - Oliver Goldsmith

Silence has a mysterious calming effect, allowing your soul to be at peace with your thoughts. - Unknown

Silence is a source of great strength.- Lao Tzu

Silence is a place of great power and healing. - Unknown

Silence is a true friend who never betrays. - Confucius 

Silence is argument carried out by other means. - Ernesto Che Guevara

Silence is better than unmeaning words. - Pythagoras

Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer. - Muhammad Ali

Silence is more eloquent than words. - Thomas Carlyle

Silence is not only golden; it is seldom misquoted. - Unknown

Silence is not the absence of sound, but the absence of self. - Anthony de Mello

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

Silence is sometimes the best answer. - Unknown

Silence is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence. - Deepak Chopra

Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Silence is the safety zone of conversation. - Arnold Glasgow

Silence is the true friend that never betrays. - Confucius

Silence is the virtue of fools. - Francis Bacon

Silence is wonderful to listen to. - Thomas Hardy

Silence propagates itself, and the longer talk has been suspended, the more difficult it is to find anything to say. - Samuel Johnson

Silence, if deliberate, is artificial and irritating; but silence that is unconscious gives human companionship without human boredom. - Unknown

Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts. - Margaret Lee Runbeck

Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation. . . . Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads monstrously like a gray vegetation. - Jean Arp

The most effective answer to an insult is silence. - Unknown

To communicate through silence is a link between the thoughts of man. - Marcel Marceau

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

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. - Martin Tupper

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