Quietness Sayings and Quotes

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

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.     

Charles De Gaulle

By drawing our senses of perception inward, we are able to experience the control, silence, and quietness of the mind.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

Silence is a solvent that destroys personality, and gives us leave to be great and universal.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Silence, when nothing need be said, is the eloquence of discretion.     

Christian N. Bovee

Silence is a figure of speech, unanswerable, short, cold, but terribly severe.     

Theodore Parker

Silence is the language of God; it is also the language of the heart.     


In quietness the soul expands.     

Rockwell Kent

Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

There's a non-existent peace in the uncertain quietness.     

Fernando Pessoa

Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression.     

Mark Helprin

Silence is a true friend who never betrays.     


Only in quietness do we possess our own minds and discover the resources of the Inner Life.     

Helen Keller

The true lasting quietness, comes from a complete consecration to the Divine     

Mirra Alfassa

Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.     

Robert Louis Stevenson

Cultivating quietness is a missing discipline today...the quietness needed to nurture an inner life hid in Christ.     

Aiden Wilson Tozer

Silence is more musical than any song.     

Christina Rossetti

In the moment of quietness, my strength re-energized.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.     

Josh Billings

Silence is exhilarating at first – as noise is – but there is a sweetness to silence outlasting exhilaration, akin to the sweetness of listening and the velvet of sleep.     

Edward Hoagland