Quiet Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old quiet quotes, quiet sayings, and quiet proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence.      


Quiet people have the loudest minds.     

Stephen King

A quiet man is a thinking man. A quiet woman is usually mad.     


An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.     

Walter Bagehot

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.     

Khaled Hosseini

Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room in order to hear your own voice and not let it drown in the noise of others.     

Charlotte Eriksson

Sweet are the thoughts that savour of content. The quiet mind is richer than a crown.     

Robert Greene

Quiet and silence is a form of power. Thoughtful and wise people are not talkative people.     

Dr. T.P. Chia

Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted. We should all learn just to be quiet at times.     


When I am silent, I have thunder hidden inside.     


The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends, rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances.     

William Powell

Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.     

Hans Margolius

Be silent as to services you have rendered, but speak of favours you have received.     


In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.     

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.     

Albert Einstein

Just because you don't say much doesn't mean people don't notice you. It's actually the quiet ones who often draw the most attention. There's this constant whirlwind of motion and sound all around, and then there's the quiet one, the eye of the storm.     

Amy Efaw

Who cannot understand your silence, cannot understand your words.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

In teamwork, silence isn't golden, it's deadly.     

Mark Sanborn

Sometimes it is the quiet observer who sees the most.     

Kathryn L. Nelson

Sometimes it's best to stay quiet. The silence can speak volumes without ever saying a word.     


Surely silence can sometimes be the most eloquent reply.      

Ali Ibn Abi Talib R.A

We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly - spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order.     

Susan L. Taylor

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.     

Henry David Thoreau

Silence is one of the great arts of conversations.     

Marcus Tullius Cicero

How rare it is to find a soul quiet enough to hear God speak.     

Francois Fenelon

Silence is a true friend who never betrays.     


Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself.     

Paramahansa Yogananda

Silence is a source of great strength.     

Lao Tzu

When she is quiet, there is a reason. She is sorting through all the chaos in her head and all the madness in her heart.