Don’t you know that silence supports the accuser’s charge?
Meditation is to be aware of every thought and of every feeling, never to say it is right or wrong, but just to watch it and move with it. In that watching, you begin to understand the whole movement of thought and feeling. And out of this awareness comes silence.
Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amid joy.
Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts.
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
The world is never quiet, even its silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations which escape our ears. As for those that we perceive, they carry sounds to us, occasionally a chord, never a melody.
Have you not noticed that love is silence? It may be while holding the hand of another, or looking lovingly at a child, or taking in the beauty of an evening. Love has no past or future, and so it is with this extraordinary state of silence.
There is a silence, the child of love, which expresses everything, and proclaims more loudly than the tongue is able to do.
And now there is merely silence, silence, silence, saying all we did not know.