Silence quotes & sayings

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Put a bridle on thy tongue; set a guard before thy lips, lest the words of thine own mouth destroy thy peace, On much speaking cometh repentance, but in silence is safety. - Akhenaton

A note of music gains significance from the silence on either side. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it. - Francis Beaumont

When you have nothing to say, say nothing; a weak defence strengthens your opponent, and silence is less injurious than a bad reply. - Charles Caleb Colton

All this talk and turmoil and noise and movement and desire is outside of the veil; within the veil is silence and calm and rest. - Bayazid Al-Bistami

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature, trees, flowers, grass, grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence, We need silence to be able to touch souls. - Mother Teresa

Truth can be outraged by silence quite as cruelly as by speech. - Amelia E. Barr

Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation. Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads on like a gray vegetation. - Jean Arp

We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people. - Martin Luther King, Jr.