8 junio, 2024

100 phrases about silence in life and people

Silence, the absence of sound or the prohibition to do so, is loved by one and hated by others. There are people who enjoy it, because they can concentrate better or simply like solitude. On the contrary, others hate it and prefer that there be noise in their lives to a greater or lesser extent.

But silence can also convey other meanings. A person who is silent is also communicating, sometimes it is better not to say anything, other times authority is transmitted, others submission.

The best quotes about silence

We have made a compilation of quotes about silence with which you can reflect on the ideas and thoughts of great authors, including Victor Hugo, Leonardo da Vinci, Mahatma Gandi, Pythagoras, among many others.

Silence is golden when no good answer comes to mind. (Muhammad Ali)

If we do not have a coherent answer to what they ask us, it is better not to answer at all.

The real action is found in the moments of silence. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

What really matters is what we do when no one is watching.

I occasionally regret having spoken, but never for having remained silent. (Publius Syrus)

Our words can cause unwanted effects on other people, and can bring us problems.

It’s not easy to keep quiet when silence is a lie. (Victor Hugo)

We should always talk about things that seem wrong to us; if we keep quiet, we are endorsing them.

To hear, one must remain silent. (Ursula K. Le Guin)

We must always listen and pay attention to the person who wants to tell us something.

He who does not understand your silence, probably does not understand your words either. (Elbert Hubbard)

Keeping silent is a way of saying something, without saying it; and people who don’t understand that won’t understand you if you say it either.

Never underestimate the determination of a person who remains silent. (Lain Duncan Smith)

Just because a person is quiet and calm doesn’t mean they don’t have character.

Silence says much more than you can imagine. (Anonymous)

Sometimes staying silent expresses much more than any words we say.

Never be intimidated into silence. (Harvey Fierstein)

We should always say what we think, we don’t have to let them want to censor us.

Saying nothing often says more. (Emily Dickinson)

Sometimes by remaining silent we make it very clear what we want to say.

Speak for yourself and from yourself, or remain silent. (George Henry Lewes)

We should never transmit messages from another person. Everything we say, we must say it because we think it and feel it that way.

The dialogue is silver; silence, gold (Thomas Carlyle)

Silence is much more valuable than dialogue.

Silence is the newest weapon of power. (Charles de Gaulle)

The state remains silent so as not to respond to the demands of the people and stay in power.

Our lives begin to end the day we are silent on important issues. (Martin Luther King Jr.)

We must always raise our voice when we see things that are not right, we must never shut up.

Silence is also a conversation. (Raman Maharshi)

What we do not say also speaks for us.

Speak only if what you are going to say improves the silence. (Mahatma Gandhi)

If we don’t have anything important to say, we better keep quiet and enjoy the tranquility that silence gives us.

When the truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie. (Yevgeny Yevtushenko)

If the truth is suppressed and silenced, what comes next is a lie.

Being silent, I listen to other people’s imperfections and hide my own. (Zeno of Citium)

By not saying anything and letting other people talk, we can see what their flaws are.

As for me, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue. (Albert Einstein)

A person who does something bad for himself, without disturbing others, is preferable to a person who does a good act and constantly boasts about it.

Silence is better than meaningless words. (Pythagoras)

Before saying something, just to say it, it is preferable to keep quiet.

All my free time will be spent looking at myself in silence. (Nisargadatta Maharaj)

To get to know each other well, we must take time to observe ourselves deeply in a calm environment.

Silence is safer than speech. (Epictetus)

If we don’t say anything, nothing will bring us complications.

The wiser you become, the more comfortable you are with silence. (Maxime Lagace)

As people gain wisdom, they realize that you don’t have to talk all the time to convey what you want to say.

The fool is known for his speech; the wise by his silence. (Pythagoras)

Wise people know when to be silent, and fools talk all the time.

Silence is a true friend, which will never betray you. (Confucius)

Many times words can put us in compromising situations; instead the silence, never.

When you have nothing to say, remain silent. (Charles Caleb Colton)

We should not talk just to talk. If we don’t have anything important to say, it’s better to keep quiet.

For a long time I have maintained silence as a remedy for wounds. (Aeschylus)

We must try not to answer immediately when they do us wrong, it is always better to have a calm mind to do so.

Stay silent most of the time, speak only when you must, and be brief. (Epictetus)

We must try to speak only when we need to and say only what is necessary.

One must learn to be silent, just as one must learn to speak. (Virginia Wolf)

Silence is as important as the word, that is why we must learn to use it correctly.

All the miseries of humanity come from the fact that we are not capable of sitting in a room alone and in silence. (Blaise Pascal)

People have the need to always be doing something, and that is why we make mistakes and have bad times.

Sometimes it’s better to be quiet and smile. (Anonymous)

Silence and a smile can get us out of any complicated situation we have.

Nothing strengthens authority more than silence. (Leonardo da Vinci)

If we don’t report things that seem wrong to us, they will never change.

It seems that only older people are capable of being next to each other without the need to break the silence and feel happy. (Nicholas Sparks)

Young people always have the need to say something, they cannot remain silent for long.

All my teachers have already died, except silence. (William Stanley Merwin)

Silence teaches us many things, we must know how to understand it.

Your silence shows that you agree. (Euripides)

If we do not agree with something we must say so, otherwise we will be implying that we do.

The more silent you can be, the more you will be able to listen. (Rumi)

If we stop talking and pay attention to what the people around us have to say, we will learn a lot about them.

We need silence to be able to reach souls. (Mother Teresa)

We will only touch a person’s heart when the environment is calm.

Whoever establishes his arguments in a noisy way and giving orders, shows that his reason is weak. (Michel de Montaigne)

If the arguments are valuable, all change is done silently.

The continuous breathing of the planet is what we hear and call silence. (Clarice Lispector)

Being calm, what we hear is the natural noise of life on earth.

The world would be a happier place if people had the same ability to remain silent as they do to speak. (Baruch Spinoza)

If we learned to speak only when necessary and to be silent when we have nothing to say, we would live much better.

Silence is the dream that feeds wisdom. (Francis Bacon)

If we remain silent, we will be able to analyze everything that happens around us.

Be silent, or make words worth more than silence. (Pythagoras)

We should only talk when we have something important to say.

Silence gives us space to process our experiences and immerse ourselves in our surroundings. (Cati Vanden Breul)

Keeping quiet allows us to assimilate everything we have experienced.

Don’t waste your words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing we can do is say nothing. (Mandy Hale)

It is useless to argue with people who are not worth it.

Silence only scares people who talk compulsively. (William S. Burroughs)

There are people who are not able to keep quiet for a moment.

Noise creates illusions. Silence brings truth. (Maxime Lagace)

The truth is revealed when there is nothing to interfere with it.

Timely silence is a wise thing, and better than any speech. (Plutarch)

We must know how to choose the moment where we remain silent.

Sinning by silence when they should protest, makes men cowards. (Abraham Lincoln)

We must never remain silent when we have to defend our rights.

Sometimes silence is the best answer. (Dalai Lama)

At times, not saying anything is the best thing we can do to avoid aggravating a situation or making our point of view clear.

If they ask you: What is silence? Tell them: It is the first stone of the temple of wisdom. (Pythagoras)

Knowing how to keep silent is one of the greatest virtues that a person can have.

Silence is the element in which great things come together. (Thomas Carlyle)

By working or doing something in silence, the results we will obtain will always be better.

Speech comes naturally, silence when we understand. (German proverb)

Smart people are the ones who know when to shut up.

The things we understand generate silence. (Kapil Gupta)

Once we understand something, we don’t feel the need to say anything about it.

The silent person will always be judged as wise. (Frederick William Robertson)

Serenity and solemnity are considered good virtues for a person.

Your silence will not protect you. (Audre Lorde)

If something bothers us, staying quiet won’t make it go away. We always have to express what we feel.

When I speak, you must not listen to the words, but to the silence. (Anthony deMello)

The things that are not said are sometimes more important than those that are said.

The truth hurts, but silence kills. (Mark Twain)

Nothing is more painful than the silence of the person from whom we expect an answer.

There is something completely wrong with a culture intoxicated by noise and vulgarity. (George Steiner)

Cultured people are able to remain silent without being disturbed by this.

Trust is silent, insecurity is loud. (Anonymous)

People who are clear about their abilities are generally very reserved. Those that do not, are the ones that speak the most.

The lie is made with words and also with silence. (Adrienne Rich)

If we do not say that something seems wrong to us, we are endorsing the lie.

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