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Silence Quotes


These are some of the best 'Silence' quotations and sayings.

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A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence, which costs us nothing.

A judicious reticence is hard to learn, but it is one of the great lessons of life.

A judicious silence is always better than truth spoken without charity.

A man's profundity may keep him from opening on a first interview, and his caution on a second; but I should suspect his emptiness, if he carried on his reserve to a third.

A person that would secure to himself great deference will, perhaps, gain his point by silence as effectually as by anything he can say.

A silent man is easily reputed wise. The unknown is always wonderful. A man who suffers none to see him in the common jostle and undress of life easily gathers round him a mysterious veil of unknown sanctity, and men honor him for a saint.

As men of sense and genius say much in few words, so on the other hand the weak and foolish speak much and say little.

As we must render an account of every idle word, so we must of our idle silence.

Be silent and safe - silence never betrays you.

Better silent than stupid.

Blessed are they who have nothing to say, and who cannot be persuaded to say it.

Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.

By silence, I hear other men's imperfections and conceal my own.

Euripides was wont to say that silence was an answer to a wise man; but we seem to have greater occasion for it in our dealing with fools and unreasonable persons; for men of breeding and sense will be satisfied with reason and fair words.

Even silence becomes whether we want it or not a statement that is in fact astoundingly presumptuous. See quote detail

Fellows who have no tongues are often all eyes and ears.

He can never speak well, who knows not how to hold his peace.

He has the gift of quiet.

He knows not how to speak who cannot be silent; still less how to act with vigor and decision. Who hastens to the end is silent; loudness is impotence.

He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life; but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.


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