Speech is silver, silence is golden.
I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.
You can hear the footsteps of God when silence reigns in the mind.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence.
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.
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
Solitude is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it.
An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.
Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
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.
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise.
But silence never shows itself to so great an advantage, as when it is made the reply to calumny and defamation, provided that we give no just occasion for them.
The deepest rivers make least din.
If you don't say anything, you won't be called on to repeat it.
Silence is not silent. Silence speaks. It speaks most eloquently. Silence is not still. Silence leads. It leads most perfectly.
I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation.
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.
Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods.
I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent.
Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart.
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. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
All was silent as before - All silent save the dripping rain.
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