Quotations On Silence

Be silent, or say something better than silence.—Pythagoras.

God's poet is silence! His song is unspoken,
And yet so profound, so loud, and so far,
It fills you, it thrills you with measures unbroken,
And as soft, and as fair, and as far as a star.—Joaquin Miller.

Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrusts himself. —La Rochefoucauld.

If thou desire to be held wise, be so wise as to hold thy tongue.—Quarles.

As we must account for every idle word, so we must for every idle silence. —Franklin.

Learn to hold thy tongue. Five words cost Zacharias forty weeks' silence. —Fuller.

Silence is a virtue in those who are deficient in understanding.—Bouhours.

Silence, when nothing need be said, is the eloquence of discretion. —Bovee.

Silence does not always mark wisdom.—S.T. Coleridge.

Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise.—Proverbs 17:28.