Silence

silenceGive me the loneliest spot on earth,
Where not a living step shall come;
And not a form of human birth
Shall break the quiet of my home.
—Eliza Acton

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone, and that’s where you renew your springs that never dry up. —Pearl Buck

Took my daily walk at 4 p.m. today in 89 degrees of frost . . . I paused to listen to the silence . . . The day was dying, the night being born—but with great peace. Here were imponderable processes and forces of the cosmos, harmonious and soundless. Harmony, that was it! That was what came out of the silence—a gently rhythm, the strain of a perfect chord, the music of the spheres perhaps. —Admiral Byrd, Antarctica, 1934

Silence gives consent. —Canon Law: Decretals

Like snowflakes, the human pattern is never cast twice. We are uncommonly and marvelously intricate in thought and action. Our problems are most complex and, too often, silently borne. —Alice Childress

Now I begin to feel that all that is important comes in quietness and waiting; and that activity should be only the working out, the digesting and putting forth of what one learned, so that one may become empty again to receive more. —Rodney Collin

The quieter you become, the more you can hear. —Baba Ram Dass

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact. —George Eliot

Beauty is silent eloquence. —French proverb

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. —Mahatma Gandhi

The best answer to anger is silence. —German proverb

Solitude is a silent storm that breaks down all our dead branches. —Kahil Gibran

Never be afraid to sit awhile and think. —Lorraine Hansberry

Elected silence, sing to me
And bat upon my whorl´e;d ear,
Pipe me to pastures still and be
The music that I care to hear.
—Gerard Manley Hopkins

It is only when we silence the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts. —K. T. Jong

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence; and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content. —Helen Keller

The present state of the world and the whole of life is diseased. If I were a doctor and were asked for my advice, I should reply: Create silence! Bring men to silence! —Søren Kierkengaard

To be quiet requires great energy; you need all your energy for silence of the mind, and it is only in complete emptiness that a new thing can be. —Krishnamurti

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in this life has a purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from. —Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

What is reading but silent conversation? —Walter Savage Landor

Silence seeks the center of every tree and rock, that thing we hold closest—the end of songs. —Michael McClintock, Letters in Time

By preventing energy from continually flowing away in a noisy stream of efforts and purposes, I could make it fill up into a silent pool of clearness. —Marion Milner

A wise woman has much to say and yet remains silent. —Moroccan proverb

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place, but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. —Dorothy Nevill

Sticks and stones are hard on bones aimed with angry art; Words can sting like anything, but silence breaks the heart. —Suzanne Nichols

When you listen with empty ears, you hear more. —Mary Oliver

If you cannot be positive, then at least be quiet. —Joel Osteen

Silence is nothing merely negative; it is not the mere absence of speech. It is a positive, a complete world in itself. —Max Picard

There is no beginning to silence and no end: It seems to have its origins in the time when everything was still pure Begin. It is like uncreated, everlasting Begin. —Mac Picard

When silence is present, it is as though nothing but silence has ever existed . . . It is the only basic phenomenon that is always at mans disposal . . . No other basic phenomenon is so prsent in every moment as silence. —Max Picard

Now let me sit here,
On the threshold of two worlds,
Lost in the eloquence of silence.
—Rumi

God is the friend of silence. Trees, flowers, grass grow in silence. See the stars, moon, and sun how they move in silence. —Mother Teresa

Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen, for God speaks in the silence of the heart. —Mother Teresa

We need silence to be able to touch souls. —Mother Teresa

Express yourself completely, then become quiet. Open yourself to heaven and earth, and be like the forces of nature; when the wind blows, there is only the wind; when it rains, there is only rain; when the clouds pass, the sun promises to shine. If you open yourself to insight, you are one with insight and you can use it completely. Open yourself to heaven and earth, then trust your natural responses; and everything will fall into place. —Lao Tzu

Hast never come to thee an hour, a sudden gleam divine precipitating, bursting all these bubbles, fashions, wealth, these eager business aims, books, politics, art, amours,
to utter nothingness? —Walt Whitman

Silence is the best reply to a fool. —Author Unknown

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