Quotations About / On: SILENCE

  • 1.
    Silence alone is respectable and respected. I believe God to be silence.
    (Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918), U.S. historian. Letter, January 27, 1905, to Margaret Chanler. Letters, Vol. 2, p. 445, ed. Worthington Chauncy Ford, Houghton Mifflin (1938).)
  • 2.
    Speech is better than silence; silence is better than speech.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Nominalist and Realist," Essays, Second Series (1844).)
    More quotations from: Ralph Waldo Emerson, silence
  • 3.
    Life became a pregnant silence, but it was understood that the silence was to lead nowhere.
    (John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "The System.")
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  • 4.
    Silence speaks all
    More quotations from: Raphael Kueniemugh Karibo
  • 5.
    the shadow of silence is emptiness
    (It is important to keep silent at times but don't embrace the emptiness that follows long spells of silence)
    More quotations from: Kenneth Maswabi
  • 6.
    As mums outlast lilies, silence outlasts speech.
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 7.
    Words are sharp but silence can be sharper.
    More quotations from: Slim Jay
  • 8.
    I shall assume that your silence gives consent.
    (Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Cratylus, 435 B....)
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  • 9.
    Silence remains, inescapably, a form of speech.
    (Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. author. "The Aesthetics of Silence," (1967).)
    More quotations from: Susan Sontag, silence
  • 10.
    Silence is safer than speech.
    (Epictetus (c. 50-120), Greek Stoic philosopher. Enchiridion, XXXV, 10.)
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