I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot.
Your silence gives consent.
Silence is the perfectest herald of joy I were but little happy, if I could say how much.
Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better.
Silence is more eloquent than words.
The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world is the highest applause.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with it fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze.
Each found her greatest safety in silence .
Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead therefore we must learn both arts.
To let friendship die away by negligence and silence, is certainly not wise. It is voluntarily to throw away one of the greatest comforts of this weary pilgrimage.
The absurd is born of the confrontation between the human call and the unreasonable silence of the world.
It is always observable that silence propagates itself, and that the longer talk has been suspended, the more difficult it is to find anything to say.
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence.
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.