Silent - Silence Quotes

Silence is the mother of truth.

If everybody thought before they spoke, the silence would be deafening.

As the Swiss inscription says: Sprechen ist silbern, Schweigen ist golden, – “Speech is silver, Silence is golden;” or, as I might rather express it, Speech is of Time, Silence is of Eternity.

No, I do not think you ought to do so, because it is much better that the House should wonder why you do not speak than why you do. (when he was once asked by a new member whether he advised him to take part often in debate)

Never miss a chance to shut up.

The great silent men! Looking around on the noisy inanity of the world, words with little meaning, actions with little worth, one loves to reflect on the great Empire of Silence. The noble, silent men, scattered here and there, each in his department; silently thinking, silently working; whom no Morning Newspaper makes mention of! They […]

As far as I’m concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.

Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.

Have little care that Life is brief, And less that Art is long. Success is in the silences, Though Fame is in the song.

If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z, X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.