The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence.
It's very important in life to know when to shut up. You should not be afraid of silence.
In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
For those of us who aren't great with people, we figure that silence is always the safest bet. If you're an introvert, you spend so much of your time wishing that other people would just shut the hell up that you figure you're doing everyone a favor.
Silence — quotes and aphorisms
I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We've been taught that silence would save us, but it won't.
First and foremost, the monk should own nothing in this world, but he should have as his possessions solitude of the body, modesty of bearing, a modulated tone of voice, and a well-ordered manner of speech. He should be without anxiety as to his food and drink, and should eat in silence.
The true genius shudders at incompleteness — and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.
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.
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.