silence

Silence quotes
Silence
Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.

- Dix, Dorothy
The most profound statements are often said in silence.

- Lynn Johnston
If everybody thought before they spoke, the silence would be deafening.

- Barzan, George
A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.

- Brooks, Phillips
He had occasional flashes of silence that made his conversation perfectly delightful.

- Smith, Sydney
Silence is one of the great arts of conversation, as allowed by Cicero himself, who says,'there is not only an art, but an eloquence in it.'A well bred woman may easily and effectually promote the most useful and elegant conversation without speaking a word. The modes of speech are scarcely more variable than the modes of silence.

- Tom Blair
I don't know whether to keep silent and let people think I am ignorant or open my mouth and release all doubts.

'Tis best to be silent in a bad cause.

- Ovid
Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.

- Robert Fripp
True penitence condemns to silence. What a man is ready to recall he would be willing to repeat.

- Bradley, Francis H.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.
To write is to make oneself the echo of what cannot cease speaking -- and since it cannot, in order to become its echo I have, in a way, to silence it. I bring to this incessant speech the decisiveness, the authority of my own silence.

- Blanchot, Maurice
I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent.

- Syrus, Publilius
When I, sitting, heard the astronomer, where he lectured with such applause in the lecture room, how soon, unaccountable, I became tired and sick; Till rising and gliding out, I wandered off by myself, in the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time, looked up in perfect silence at the stars.

- Whitman, Walt
To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold.

- Archibald MacLeish
The best answer to anger is silence.

The Pause; that impressive silence, that eloquent silence, that geometrically progressive silence which often achieves a desired effect where no combination of words, however so felicitous, could accomplish it.

- Twain, Mark
Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing; Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another, Only a look and a voice; then darkness again and a silence.

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
What is the answer? [Silence] In that case, what is the question?

- Stein, Gertrude
Silence is more eloquent than words.

- Carlyle, Thomas



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