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142 Salient Quotes About Silence for You to Reflect Upon

Shhhhh! Ah, silence, often so coveted. Sometimes the opposite. Is silence golden? Or is it deadly? Here we present the best quotes and musings we could find on peace and quiet - joyous silence - for your entertainment. We hope you like them, and please share.

--Georg Trakl
--Laozi (Lao-Tzu)
--Leopold Stokowski
--Edith Sitwell
--Oliver Hardy
--Alice Walker
--Marianne Moore
--Robin S. Sharma
--Will Rogers
--Aldous Huxley
--Mahatma Gandhi
--Bob Dylan
--Thomas Raymond Kelly
--William Faulkner
--Publilius Syrus
--Tom Ford
--Francis Bacon
--Friedrich Schiller
--Thomas Carlyle

Longer Version:

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together; that at length they may emerge, full-formed and majestic, into the daylight of Life, which they are thenceforth to rule.


--Emily Bronte
--Audre Lorde
--Charles de Gaulle
--Francis Bacon
--David Steinberg
--Baruch Spinoza
--Kahlil Gibran
--Gautama Buddha
--Elbert Hubbard
--Eugenio Montale
--Franz Kafka
--Ambrose Bierce
--Harvey Milk
--Che Guevara
--Mother Teresa
--Isaac Newton

Longer Version:

Truth is the offspring of silence and meditation. I keep the subject constantly before me and wait 'til the first dawnings open slowly, by little and little, into a full and clear light.


--George Henry Lewes
--Henry David Thoreau
--Aeschylus
--Anatole France
--Pythagoras
--Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
--John Steinbeck
--Adrienne Rich
--Euripides
--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
--Stephen Hawking
--Henri Frederic Amiel
--Thomas Carlyle
--Blaise Pascal
--Martin Luther King Jr.
--Arthur Conan Doyle
--Napoleon
--Plutarch
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Longer Version:

I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching. How far off, how cool, how chaste the persons look,begirt each one with a precinct or sanctuary!


--Unknown Author
--Plutarch
--John Hewson
--Chinese Proverb
--William Shakespeare
--John Boyle O'Reilly
--Ramana Maharshi
--Martin Luther King Jr.
--Ansel Adams
--Martin Luther King Jr.
--Marcel Marceau
--Fitz-James O'Brien
--Billy Joel
--Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
--Cato the Elder
--Thomas Carlyle
--Soren Kierkegaard
--Mahatma Gandhi
--Wislawa Szymborska
--Pythagoras
--Craig Bruce
--Jodi Picoult
--Rumi
--Jiddu Krishnamurti
--Sarah Dessen
--Sri Chinmoy
--Thomas Carlyle
--Charles Caleb Colton
--Mark Lawrence
--Augustus Hare
--Charles Caleb Colton
--Audre Lorde
--Emily Dickinson
--Karen Marie Moning
--Victor Hugo
--Walter Bagehot
--Erich Segal
--Christina Rossetti

--Leonardo da Vinci
--Ezra Taft Benson
--Confucius
--Henry Van Dyke
--Francis Beaumont
--Bob Newhart
--Samuel Beckett
--Epictetus
--George Steiner
--Sathya Sai Baba
--Louise Bourgeois
--Jane Austen
--Rumi
--Leonora Carrington
--Bertrand Russell
--Carl Jung

--Annie Besant
--Sonia Rumzi
--Rumi
--Thomas Carlyle
--Euripides
--Harvey Fierstein
--Mark Twain
--Unknown Author

--Benjamin Franklin
--Honoré de Balzac
--Napoleon Hill
--Mark Twain
--Benjamin Disraeli
--Epictetus
--Unknown Author
--Henry David Thoreau
--Paramahansa Yogananda
--Martin Luther King Jr.
--Albert Einstein
--Iain Duncan Smith
--Seneca the Younger
--Pythagoras
--Dion Boucicault
--Martin Luther King Jr.
--Dalai Lama
--Rachel Naomi Remen
--Graham Greene
--Khaled Hosseini
--Kevin McCloud
--Thomas Merton

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