An inability to stay quiet is one of the most conspicuous failings of mankind.
- Walter Bagehot
Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.
- Margaret Lee Runbeck
Silence is as deep as eternity; speech, shallow as time.
- Thomas Carlyle
Silence is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence.
- Deepak Chopra
You can hear the footsteps of God when silence reigns in the mind.
- Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Silence is the mother of truth.
- Benjamin Disraeli
There are times when silence has the loudest voice.
- Leroy Brownlow
There are some virtues to not saying what you think all the time.
- Margaret Atwood
In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression.
- Mark Helprin
Learn silence. With the quiet serenity of a meditative mind, listen, absorb, transcribe, and transform.
Spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create
- Susan Taylor
Silence fertilizes the deep place where personality grows. A life with a peaceful center can weather all storms.
- Norman Vincent Peale
Leisure is a form of silence, not noiselessness. It is the silence of contemplation such as occurs when we let our minds rest on a rosebud, a child at play, a Divine mystery, or a waterfall.
- Bishop Fulton J. Sheen
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.
- Mother Teresa