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Silence Quotes

Allow this collection of the best silence quotes to show you that sometimes, saying nothing can be the best solution when dealing with a challenge. The beautiful quotations about being silent really do give you a new perspective when you have so much you want to say, you’re longing to be right, and get your point across.

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1. “Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.” – Francis Bacon

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2. “Open your mouth only if what you are going to say is more beautiful than the silence.” – Unknown

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3. “Silence is a gift. Learn to value its essence.” – Unknown

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4. “Noise creates illusions. Silence brings truth.” – Maxime Lagacé

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5. “Listen to silence. It has so much to say.” – Rumi

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6. “When you are angry, be silent.” – Unknown

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7. “The quieter you become the more you are able to hear.” – Rumi

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8. “When silence is comfortable between two people, you know you have found love.” – Unknown

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9. “I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent.” – Publilius Syrus

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10. “All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.” – Blaise Pascal

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11. “The closer you are to the truth, the more silent you become inside.” – Naval Ravikant

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12. “The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.” – Albert Einstein

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13. “My silence is just another word for my pain.” – Unknown

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14. “An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.” – Walter Bagehot

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15. “Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

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16. “Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.” – Napoleon Hill

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

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18. “The more you understand silence, that’s where the balance comes.” – Rick Rubin

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19. “Silence hurts more than truth.” – Unknown

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20. “As far as I’m concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.” – Albert Einstein

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21. “Silence is sometimes the best answer.” – Dalai Lama

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22. “Work hard in silence, let your success make the noise.” – Frank Ocean

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23. “Speech is silver, silence is golden.” – Thomas Carlyle

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24. “Sometimes it is just better to remain silent and smile.” – Unknown

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25. “Life’s deepest feelings are often expressed in silence.” – Unknown

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26. “Inner silence is the mother of all talents.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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27. “The things that we understand, create silence. The things that we do not, create emotion.” – Kapil Gupta

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28. “The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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29. “Silence is of different kinds, and breathes different meanings.” – Charlotte Brontë

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30. “If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results.” – Emily Bronte

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31. “There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated by noise and gregariousness.” George Steiner

32. “Silence is sometimes the best answer.” – Dalai Lama

33. “A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence.” – Pythagoras

34. “The most significant conversations of our lives occur in silence.” – Simon Van Booy

35. “In quietness, the soul expands.” – Rockwell Kent

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

37. “When you have nothing to say, say nothing.”- Charles Caleb Colton

38. “Time and silence are the most luxurious things today.” – Tom Ford

39. “Once you’ve matured you realize silence is more powerful than proving a point.” – Unknown

40. “All I insist on, and nothing else, is that you should show the whole world that you are not afraid. Be silent, if you choose; but when it is necessary, speak – and speak in such a way that people will remember it.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

41. “Silence is a source of great strength.”- Lao Tzu

42. “A heart worth loving is one you understand, even in silence.” – Shannon L

43. “Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly.”- Epictetus

44. “The human heart has hidden treasures, in secret kept, in silence sealed; the thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, whose charms were broken if revealed.” – Charlotte Bronte

45. “I discovered that I felt at home and alive in the silence, which compelled me to enter my interior world and around there.” – Karen Armstrong

46. “Saying nothing sometimes says the most.” – Emily Dickinson

47. “In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.” – Rumi

48. Sometimes it’s better to let the silence do the talking.” – Unknown

49. “If there were a little more silence, if we all kept quiet…maybe we could understand something.” – Federico Fellini

50. “The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.” – Mark Twain