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19 Silence Quotations

''Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer.''
- Muhammad Ali "More Than a Hero"

''Silence is a text easy to misread.''
- A. A. Attanasio 'The Eagle and the Sword'

''Silence is the virtue of fools.''
- Sir Francis Bacon

''Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.''
- Thomas Carlyle

''Oppression can only survive through silence.''
- Carmen de Monteflores

''I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.''
- Cato the Elder

''In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in an clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.''
- Mahatma Gandhi

''There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub.''
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

'''Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.''
- Abraham Lincoln

''Not merely an absence of noise, Real Silence begins when a reasonable being withdraws from the noise in order to find peace and order in his inner sanctuary.''
- Peter Minard

''Of those who say nothing, few are silent.''
- Thomas Neill

''It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.''
- Pythagoras

''Silence is more musical than any song.''
- Christina Rossetti

''Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence; and if he was sensible of this he would not be ignorant.''
- Saadi

''My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.''
- Edith Sitwell

''He had occasional flashes of silence, that made his conversation perfectly delightful.''
- Sydney Smith referring to Macaulay

''The cruelest lies are often told in silence.''
- Robert Louis Stevenson

''I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.''
- Publilius Syrus Maxims

''Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.''
- Martin Fraquhar Tupper

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