41 Quotes About Being Silent


Moments of silence can make some people feel uncomfortable. These quotes about being silent will remind you that not all moments of silence have to be considered bad.

“A hush is over everything, Silent as women wait for love; The world is waiting for the spring.”

“A woman’s place in public is to sit beside her husband, be silent, and be sure her hat is on straight.”

“Always have something to say. The man who has something to say and who is known never to speak unless he has, is sure to be listened to.”

“Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.”

“Be slow to speak, and only after having first listened quietly, so that you may understand the meaning, leanings, and wishes of those who do speak. Thus you will better know when to speak and when to be silent.”

“Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence.”

“Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool”

“Gird your hearts with silent fortitude, suffering yet hoping all things.”

“Hope will never be silent.”

“I can’t bear the silent ringing in my skull.”

“I had the right to remain silent… but I didn’t have the ability.”

“I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching.”

“I never authorized any payments for someone to be silent. I did not buy anyone’s silence.”

“If I were to remain silent, I’d be guilty of complicity.”

“in times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.”

“It is always assumed by the empty-headed, who chatter about themselves for want of something better, that people who do not discuss their affairs openly must have something to hide.”

“It would have been more comfortable to remain silent.”

“It’s good to be vanished and remembered than to remain and become forgetful.”

“Just telling a story. That’s cinema. It’s not silent, black and white. It’s a simple story that’s well made.”

“My spirit tells me I cannot be silent.”

“Never say anything that doesn’t improve on silence.”

“Personally, for my character, I started as the silent but deadly type.”

“Quietness is the beginning of virtue. To be silent is to be beautiful. Stars do not make a noise.”

“Silence does not always mark wisdom.”

“Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.”

“The deepest rivers make least din, The silent soule doth most abound in care.”

“The longer you remain distant, the deeper, wider, and darker the chasm becomes making it all the more difficult to bridge.”

“The man as he converses is the lover; silent, he is the husband.”

“The man dies in all who keep silent in the face of tyranny.”

“The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”

“The silver swan, who, living had no note, When death approached unlocked her silent throat.”

“The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.”

“The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized – never knowing.”

“There is nothing harder, at moments, than talking to someone who has all the power of silence.”

“Those who are silent, self-effacing and attentive become the recipients of confidences.”

“To be silent is to be complicit.”

“What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined – to strengthen each other – to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.”

“When the men are silent, it is our duty to raise our voices in behalf of our ideals.”

“When we tell little white lies, we become progressively color-blind. It is better to remain silent than to mislead.”

“When you see a silent movie, you understand everything that’s going on from the images because the images are so strong.”

“You can quicker get back a million dollars that was stolen than a word that you gave away.”

Sometimes silence can result in acts of ignorance and injustice.

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