Silence Quotes and Sayings

Silence is the best answer for a fool.

Submitted by: Gideon ajadi on November 24, 2011

Silence is also speech.
– Proverb

Never miss a good chance to shut up.
Will Rogers

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

Silence is a fence around wisdom
– German Proverb

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 on April 9, 2013

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


Silence is a sword of words.

Submitted by: vn on August 24, 2009

Silence is the best answer not violence.

Submitted by: 1ted on July 16, 2012

Keep your mouth closed until your mind is in gear.

Silence is golden.

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

Silence is a source of great strength.

Submitted by: IzzO's AngeL on December 22, 2010

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

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 on August 18, 2012

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

Submitted by: hemant on December 29, 2011

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

Submitted by: wesley jones on August 17, 2011

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

Some of the cruelest lies are told in silence.

Submitted by: Lee Shadeck on October 21, 2010

Sometimes, silence is the best answer.

Submitted by: Peaceful on December 24, 2011

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

Submitted by: Name on December 2, 2011

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

Silence is argument carried out by other means.
Che Guevara

Still waters run deep.
– Latin Proverb

Silence is so freaking loud
Sarah Dessen


In my silence. My heart speaks volumes.

Submitted by: zetagirl on June 6, 2012

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

Silence implies consent.

Be silent, or speak something worth hearing.

Silence. Tells you everything you don’t want to know.

Submitted by: ~me~ on November 10, 2012

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