True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
Silence is the true friend that never betrays.
An inability to stay quiet is one of the most conspicuous failings of mankind.
Silence is a source of great strength.
Silence is the universal refuge, the sequel to all dull discourses and all foolish acts, a balm to our every chagrin, as welcome after satiety as after disappointment.
~Henry David Thoreau
Accustomed to the veneer of noise, to the shibboleths of promotion, public relations, and market research, society is suspicious of those who value silence.
The Arctic expresses the sum of all wisdom: Silence.
Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation... tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads monstrously like a gray vegetation.
I have often lamented that we cannot close our ears with as much ease as we can our eyes.
Nowadays most men lead lives of noisy desperation.
Now all my teachers are dead except silence.
The silence depressed me. It wasn't the silence of silence. It was my own silence.
~Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
Everybody should have his personal sounds to listen for - sounds that will make him exhilarated and alive or quite and calm.... One of the greatest sounds of them all - and to me it is a sound - is utter, complete silence.
All noise is waste. So cultivate quietness in your speech, in your thoughts, in your emotions. Speak habitually low. Wait for attention and then you low words will be charged with dynamite.
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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.
God's poet is silence! His song is unspoken,And yet so profound, so loud, and so far,It fills you, it thrills you with measures unbroken,And as soft, and as fair, and as far as a star.
Silence is a fence around wisdom.
Silence is as deep as eternity; speech, shallow as time.
You hesitate to stab me with a word, and know not - silence is the sharper sword.
Silence is medication for sorrow.
To silence another, first be silent yourself.
Silence was never written down.
Silence is exhilarating at first - as noise is - but there is a sweetness to silence outlasting exhilaration, akin to the sweetness of listening and the velvet of sleep.
You can hear the footsteps of God when silence reigns in the mind.
~Sri Sathya Sai Baba
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.
Silence is a text easy to misread.
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.
Our greatest gift is the thunder of Silence.
Silence is more musical than any song.
Nothing is more useful than silence.
~Menander of Athens
Silence is a sounding thing, to one who listens hungrily.
Silence is the mother of truth.
What shall I say to you? What can I sayBetter than silence is?
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The deepest rivers make least din, the silent soule doth most abound in care.
Honk if you hate noise pollution.
~Author unknown, as seen on a bumper sticker
Her hearing was keener than his, and she heard silences he was unaware of.
We must have reasons for speech but we need none for silence.
All was silent as before -All silent save the dripping rain.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Noise: a stench in the ear.
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.
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
There are times when silence has the loudest voice.
Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.
~Margaret Lee Runbeck
The best answer to anger is silence.
Some days, we just need to turn the quiet up.
Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Silence is also speech.
Words can make a deeper scar than silence can heal.
Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart.
When all the noise is gone there is only God.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence.... We need silence to be able to touch souls.