Silence Quotes and Sayings

Silence is a fence around wisdom
– German Proverb

Silence is the best answer for a fool.

Submitted by: Gideon ajadi

Never miss a good chance to shut up.
Will Rogers

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

When there is noise and crowds, there is trouble; when everything is silent and perfect, there is just perfection and nothing to fill the air.
Dejan Stojanovic

Submitted by: Dejan Stojanovic

Silence is a source of great strength.
Lao Tzu

Silence is a sword of words.

Submitted by: vn

Silence is golden.

A wise old owl sat in the oak.
The more he heard, the less he spoke.
The less he spoke, the more he heard.
Why can’t we all be like that bird?
Spoken to me by my father.

Submitted by: loulou

In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.
Henry David Thoreau


Silence is not only the absence of sound, but also the stillness of mind.

Submitted by: hemant

Keep your mouth closed until your mind is in gear.

When something important is going on, silence is a lie.
– A. M. Rosenthal

Silence is the genius of fools and one of the virtues of the wise.
– Bernard de Bonnard

Silence is the best answer not violence.

Submitted by: 1ted

Silence is a secret weapon that few can master because the noise of the world is more appealing.

Submitted by: wesley jones

Some of the cruelest lies are told in silence.

Submitted by: Lee Shadeck

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

Silence implies consent.

Be silent, or speak something worth hearing.

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