In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Too many people seem to believe that silence was a void that needed to be filled, even if nothing important was said.
Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly.
He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.
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If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity.
Your silence will not protect you.
It is a sin to be silent when it is your duty to protest.
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Not responding is a response - we are equally responsible for what we don't do.
You have a grand gift for silence, Watson. It makes you quite invaluable as a companion.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
You can't measure the mutual affection of two human beings by the number of words they exchange.
Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
I don't want to be married, just to be married. I can't think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can't talk to, or worse, someone I can't be silent with.
Don't ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance or my kindness for weakness. Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.
There are three signs of a knowledgeable person: knowledge, forbearance and silence.
You are just a speck of dust in the universe. If you understand the context of your existence, you will naturally become silent.
If you don't know what you're talking about, the best thing is to shut up. Silence will breed wisdom.
The measure of wealth is freedom. The measure of health is lightness. The measure of intellect is judgment. The measure of wisdom is silence. The measure of love is peace.
Come into the silence of solitude, and the vibration there will talk to you through the voice of God.
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right-doing there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.
We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.
The Simple Path: Silence is Prayer, Prayer is Faith, Faith is Love, Love is Service, The Fruit of Service is Peace
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The true genius shudders at incompleteness - imperfection - and usually prefers silence to saying the something which is not everything that should be said.
You know someone's right for you when the things they don't have to say are even more important than the things they do.
Silence is pure and holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking.
Do all you can to preach the gospel and if necessary use words!
When you connect to the silence within you, that is when you can make sense of the disturbance going on around you.
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
I've begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.
Many times in life I've regretted the things I've said without thinking. But I've never regretted the things I said nearly as much as the words I left unspoken.
and when we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard nor welcomed but when we are silent we are still afraid So it is better to speak remembering we were never meant to survive
A man's vanity is more fragile than you might think. It's easy for us to mistake shyness for coldness, and silence for indifference.
You should try not to talk so much, friend. You'll sound far less stupid that way
It is always assumed by the empty-headed, who chatter about themselves for want of something better, that people who do not discuss their affairs openly must have something to hide.
if you simply become silent within yourself, there is no better way of bringing the right kind of reverberation in the system. If you can just simply become still within yourself, that is the best way
True prayer is an expression of the soul, an urge from the soul. It is a hunger for God that arises from within, expressing itself to Him ardently, silently
When you sit in the silence of deep meditation, joy bubbles up from within, roused by no outer stimulus
The joy of meditation is overwhelming. Those who have not gone into the silence of true meditation do not know what real joy is.
I need to be alone. I need to ponder my shame and my despair in seclusion; I need the sunshine and the paving stones of the streets without companions, without conversation, face to face with myself, with only the music of my heart for company.
If you want to paint, first you need an empty canvas. If you want to know music, you need to know silence
Honor God not only in man-made temples but learn to worship and commune with Him in the inner temple of silence
I said nothing for a time, just ran my fingertips along the edge of the human-shaped emptiness that had been left inside me.
Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it
The most important thing in this world is to seek and to find God. You must seek Him in the temple of silence
As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment.