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

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

Keep your mouth closed until your mind is in gear.

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

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