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Keeping Silent Quotes


"Enigmatic - the quality of keeping silent and making people wonder if one is stupid rather than opening one's mouth and removing all doubt." - Mary Jo Putney

"It is never more difficult to speak well than when we are ashamed of keeping silent." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Am I keeping my promises?" - Robert Breault

"If you're keeping score, win!" - Red Auerbach

"What is reading but silent conversation?" - Walter Savage Landor

"Worship the Silent Space in you." - Rajneesh

"Spires whose "silent finger points to heaven."" - William Wordsworth

"Real action is in silent moments." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"In all the silent manliness of grief." - Oliver Goldsmith

"Her eyes are homes of silent prayers." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"When they remain silent, they cry out." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Speake fitly, or be silent wisely." - George Herbert

"I grow silent. Dear soul, you speak." - Rumi

"Silent streets have many things to say." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"When we realize that words can destroy something good, wonderful, and dear, and that by keeping silent we can avoid causing the least damage or harm, it's easy to stay silent." - Robert Walser

"When we realize that words can destroy something good, wonderful, and dear, and that by keeping silent we can avoid causing the least damage or harm, it's easy to stay silent." - Robert Walser

"Always the idea of unbroken quiet broods around the grave. It is a port where the storms of life never beat, and the forms that have been tossed on its chafing waves lie quiet forevermore. There the child nestles as peacefully as ever it lay in its mother's arms, and the workman's hands lie still by his side, and the thinker's brain is pillowed in silent mystery, and the poor girl's broken heart is steeped in a balm that extracts its secret woe, and is in the keeping of a charity that covers all blame." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"Slight is the merit of keeping silence on a matter, on the other hand serious is the guilt of talking on things whereon we should be silent." - Ovid

"Have you seen "The Silence of the Lambs"? What were the lambs doing? They were keeping silent. I wish you doing it as well." - Kuba Wojewodzki

"No more turning a blind eye to Chinese spies in our nuclear labs. No more keeping silent about Chinese slave labor camps." - Steve Forbes

"A wedding is not house-keeping." - Victor Hugo

"He was ever precise in promise-keeping." - William Shakespeare

"Keeping a diary supports personal development." - Stefan Sagmeister

"All was silent as before - All silent save the dripping rain." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"The law is silent during war. [Lat., Silent leges inter arma.]" - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Being silent isn't being strong, it's being a victim." - Jane Powell

"Tis best to be silent in a bad cause." - Ovid

"Be silent and safe-silence never betrays you." - John Boyle O'Reilly

"Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent." - Dionysius I of Syracuse

"Of those who say nothing, few are silent." - Tom Neil

"Shallow brooks murmur most, deep and silent slide away." - Philip Sidney

"Painting was called silent poetry and poetry speaking painting." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"All the great pleasures of life are silent." - Georges Clemenceau

"Gone before To that unknown and silent shore." - Charles Lamb

"The mouth keeps silent to hear the heart speak." - Alfred De Musset

"Be silent always when you doubt your sense." - Alexander Pope

"I like my men like I like my coffee. Silent." - Anna Kendrick

"Be thy sleep Silent as night is, and as deep." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Silent customers can be deadly. Encourage them to complain." - Ron Kaufman

"A parent has to be silent much of the time." - Helen Beardsley

"Lead us in a few words of silent prayer." - Bill Peterson

"Today's white majority is largely silent about the race question." - Constance Baker Motley

"There are moments in Life when keeping silent becomes a fault, and speaking an obligation. A civic duty, a moral challenge, a categorical imperative from which we cannot escape." - Oriana Fallaci

"I was injured because everyone around me was observing neutrality and keeping silent. After all, they saw that I wasn't ready to perform that element. But they kept quiet." - Elena Mukhina

"My story follows a very classic tragic paradigm in which you learn things too late for them to be of any use, and by keeping silent about the thing that you're terrified of, you bring it about - and even worse." - Marco Roth

"Not everyone has been a bully or the victim of bullies, but everyone has seen bullying, and seeing it, has responded to it by joining in or objecting, by laughing or keeping silent, by feeling disgusted or feeling interested." - Octavia Butler

"Not everyone has been a bully or the victim of bullies, but everyone has seen bullying, and seeing it, has responded to it by joining in or objecting, by laughing or keeping silent, by feeling disgusted or feeling interested." - Octavia E Butler

"If you are silent through meditation, utterly silent, suddenly you feel a tremendous urge to create something." - Rajneesh

"Alchemists turned into chemists when they stopped keeping secrets." - Eric S Raymond

"Keeping the head still is golf's one universal, unarguable fundamental." - Jack Nicklaus

"A theme of digital success is keeping it simple." - Walter Isaacson

"Anticipation is making me late, it's keeping me waiting." - Carly Simon

"We have a passion for keeping things simple." - Charlie Munger

"I've been good about keeping my nose to the grindstone." - Andy Roddick

"Keeping in touch with the people that matter is important." - Geazy

"The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing." - Benjamin Franklin

"To be silent is sometimes an art, yet not so great a one as certain people would have us believe, who are wisest they are most silent." - Christoph Martin Wieland

"People say keeping it real is a hard thing to do. Keeping it real is easy. Being fake and being soft is hard to do." - Trick Daddy

"Music is what we need when language fails us, but we cannot remain silent." - Cornel West

"I have come to the conclusion that it is better to be silent than to speak." - Vaslav Nijinsky

"The most silent people are generally those who think most highly of themselves." - William Hazlitt

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent." - Thomas Jefferson

"They claim that I'm violent just cuz I refuse to be silent." - Tupac Shakur

"Like the greatest virtue and the worst dogs, the fiercest hatred is silent." - Jean Paul

"Whole days and weeks have I spent prostrate on the ground in silent or vocal prayer." - George Whitefield

"History is silent about revivals that did not begin with prayer." - J. Edwin Orr

"One learns in life to keep silent and draw one's own confusions." - Otis Skinner

"Her silent course advance With inoffensive pace, that spinning sleeps On her soft axle." - John Milton

"The surest pledge of a deathless name Is the silent homage of thoughts unspoken." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"We have drugs to make women speak, but none to keep them silent." - Anatole France

"The word 'listen' contains the same letters as the word 'silent.'" - Alfred Brendel

"As soon as one does not kill oneself, one must keep silent about life." - Albert Camus

". . . it is yours women's to be silent and stay within doors." - Aeschylus

"It has often occurred to me that a seeker after truth has to be silent." - Mahatma Gandhi

"And they three passed over the white sands, between the rocks, silent as the shadows." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"I'd rather die for speaking out, than to live and be silent." - Confucius

"It is most difficult to speak when we are ashamed of being silent." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Our ego is our silent partner...too often with a controlling interest." - Cullen Hightower

"Whenever anything disagreeable or displeasing happens to you, remember Christ crucified and be silent." - John of the Cross

"Meditation is silence, energising and fulfilling. Silent is the eloquent expression of the inexpressible." - Sri Chinmoy

"If we ever opened a meeting with a prayer, silent or otherwise, we would disintegrate." - Jerry Falwell

"Blest is that nation whose silent course of happiness furnishes nothing for history to say." - Thomas Jefferson

"Sleep and death, two twins of winged race, Of matchless swiftness, but of silent pace." - Alexander Pope

"We reached the point where weapons should go silent and ideas speak." - Abdullah Ocalan

"Hope is never silent." - Harvey Milk

"To make another person hold his tongue, be you first silent." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Ooh, the silent treatment." - Ally Carter

"Painting is silent poetry." - Plutarch

"In the twilight of a silent coast, under the beautiful stars, immortality visits you!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Motionless torrents! silent cataracts!" - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"In order to remain silent Da-sein must have something to say." - Martin Heidegger

"The beauty we love is very silent. It smiles softly to itself, but never speaks." - Richard Le Gallienne

"See and keep silent." - Francis Walsingham

"Silent guns have virtue." - Robert Genn

"The great silent majority." - Richard M. Nixon

"The man as he converses is the lover; silent, he is the husband." - Honore De Balzac

"Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"This love is silent." - T S Eliot

"Can thought be silent?" - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Let anyone laugh and taunt if he so wishes. I am not keeping silent, nor am I hiding the signs and wonders that were shown to me by the Lord many years before they happened, who knew everything, even before the beginning of time." - Saint Patrick

"In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousandfold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers . . . we are ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"Among other common lies, we have the silent lie - the deception which one conveys by simply keeping still and concealing the truth. Many obstinate truth-mongers indulge in this dissipation, imagining that if they speak no lie, they lie not at all." - Mark Twain

"What is more, let anyone laugh and taunt if he so wishes. I am not keeping silent, nor am I hiding the signs and wonders that were shown to me by the Lord many years before they happened, who knew everything, even before the beginning of time." - Saint Patrick

"The ground of mercy is love, and the working of mercy is our keeping in love." - Julian of Norwich

"Regardless of what you play, the biggest thing is keeping the feel going." - Wes Montgomery

"Keeping your artistic self as creative as possible is a balancing act." - Karrin Allyson

"I tried to keep us together, you were busy keeping secrets" - Drake

"No one has ever succeeded in keeping nations at war except by lies." - Salvador de Madariaga

"Research is an organized method for keeping you reasonably dissatisfied with what you have." - Charles Kettering

"Stay keeping my cup full so I'm extra charged like a state tax." - Drake

"Architecture should be dedicated to keeping the outside out and the inside in." - Leonard Baskin

"Inspiration is just one requirement for being a writer. Another is keeping regular working hours." - Zelda Popkin

"Well, while I live I'll fear no other thing So sore as keeping safe Nerissa's ring." - William Shakespeare

"Theres nothing better than keeping fit. It gives me energy and helps me think more clearly." - Trevor Donovan

"Keeping house is as unpleasant and filthy as coal mining, and the pay's a lot worse." - P. J. O'Rourke

"No woman should give her happiness into the keeping of a man without fixed principles..." - Louisa May Alcott

"I always try meditation. Meditation means always keeping one mind, not-moving mind." - Seungsahn

"Hope you're keeping the dust out of your eyes and your feet off the ground." - Jennifer Niven

"Keeping fit is really important as playing football is all I've ever wanted to do." - David Beckham

"Keeping things 'just in case' indicates a lack of trust in the future." - Karen Kingston

"Thank you for keeping it a secret. There aren't many of those in this tribe." - Kristen Ashley

"You have to be vigilant about keeping your own fire alive." - Tift Merritt

"Keep on keeping on!!!" - Joel Osteen

"Retirement is having nothing to do and someone always keeping you from it." - Robert Breault

"In some cases is keeping your mouth shut the best answer." - Dalai Lama

"A neurosis is a secret that you do' know you are keeping." - Kenneth Tynan

"Women are part of peace keeping troops in countries like Liberia." - Zainab Salbi

"There's nothing wrong with keeping your mouth shut if you don't have anything nice to say." - Jennifer Weiner

"During the holidays it's like cooking central time so keeping it safe is an important part." - Charlie Barnett

"I've been keeping my own naughty and nice list for Washington." - Barack Obama

"My wife is very happy about me keeping all my music in my pocket." - Craig Finn

"Weetzie wished she could shake blue glitter around all of them - keeping them sparkling and safe." - Francesca Lia Block

"I learned a lot about humility and patience, keeping my mouth shut." - Madonna Ciccone

"Eastern medicine is not about curing your sickness. It's about keeping you well." - Tim Daly

"The British have a remarkable talent for keeping calm, even when there is no crisis." - Franklin P Jones

"We mostly don't get sick. Most often, bacteria are keeping us well." - Bonnie Bassler

"Keeping young people away from Shakespeare is like removing a link to their humanness." - Tim Crouch

"A reversal is just anything that's a surprise. It's a way of keeping the audience interested." - Tony Gilroy

"Most redoubted lord and right sovereign cousin, may the Almighty Lord have you in his keeping." - Owen Glendower

"There's something very Nixonian about the idea of keeping an enemy's list." - Nancy Gibbs

"Keeping your private life as private as possible is the smartest thing." - Kate Mara

"North Korea is going to get away with keeping its nuclear weapons." - John Bolton

"I accredit animals for keeping me going when times were bad." - Kelly Bishop

"In and of itself, keeping the country safe for business is not a bad thing." - Peter Schuyler

"Oh I love gadgets and I pride myself on keeping at the cutting edge of technology." - Alexander Mccall Smith

"Let's just say I haven't been keeping up the Gary Barlow persona; I've let loose." - Liam Payne

"We need to do a better job of keeping oceans healthy." - Sigourney Weaver

"I'm not so great at keeping secrets; maybe that's why no one ever tells me things." - Emily Osment

"If being recalled is the price for keeping one's promises, then so be it." - Russell Pearce

"I love having the impulsivity to change course. I think it's key to keeping things fresh." - Ariel Pink



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