Silence - Quotes

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Speak only if it improves upon the silence.

Mahatma Gandhi

Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.

George Bernard Shaw

Stand in the ashes of a trillion dead souls and ask the ghosts if honor matters. The silence is your answer.

Mass Effect

Most of the biggest catastrophes that we've witnessed rarely come from information that is secret or hidden. It comes from information that is freely available and out there, but that we are willfully blind to, because we can't handle, don't want to handle, the conflict that it provokes. But when we dare to break that silence, or when we dare to see, and we create conflict, we enable ourselves and the people around us to do our very best thinking.
Open information is fantastic, open networks are essential. But the truth won't set us free until we develop the skills and the habit and the talent and the moral courage to use it. Openness isn't the end. It's the beginning.

Margaret Heffernan

The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.

Caroline Myss

Silence, in this physical world, is not just lack of sound. It’s a hollowness that hangs full and thick. It drains the heart as well as the ears.

A. M. Jenkins

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

What is the music of life? Silence.

The Elder Scrolls

Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.

William S. Burroughs

Odd how much it hurts when a friend moves away - and leaves behind only silence.

Pam Brown

The world is so empty if we think of it just as a collection of mountains, rivers and cities; but to find someone somewhere who sees eye to eye with us, someone with whom we can continue to commune in silence, makes the whole world into a populated garden.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We should read music in the same way that an educated adult will read a book: in silence, but imagining the sound.

Zoltán Kodály

We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

Elie Wiesel

We search for happiness everywhere, but we are like Tolstoy`s fabled beggar who spent his life sitting on a pot of gold, begging for pennies from every passerby, unaware that his fortune was right under him the whole time. Your treasure - your perfection - is within you already. But to claim it, you must leave the busy commotion of the mind and abandon the desires of the ego and enter into the silence of the heart.

Elizabeth Gilbert

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

Aldous Huxley

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