Reply Sayings and Quotes

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

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.     

Viktor E. Frankl

Not every instance requires a response. Truth resides silently in the seat of power.     

T.F. Hodge

To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Someone else's action should not determine your response.     

Dalai Lama

There are times when silence is the most sacred of responses.     

Eugene Kennedy

Not being able to think of a reply is not the same thing as accepting another's words.     

Robin Hobb

Response is absolutely designed for always showing up late.     

Toba Beta

The response is essential for any relationship. Otherwise, it is the rejection itself.     

Ehsan Sehgal

You do not respond to a mosquito bite with a hammer.     

PLO Lumumba

The impromptu reply is precisely the touchstone of the man of wit.     


Our response to an offense determines our future.     

John Bevere

The meaning of your communication is the response you get.     

Gregory Bateson

There are always proper responses, even to rude questions.     

Judith Martin

The healthiest response to life is joy.     

Deepak Chopra

It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.     

Philip K. Dick

Our lives are a response to a love that we already have received.     

Desmond Tutu

The fundamental response to change is not logical, but emotional.      

Tom DeMarco

The only sane response to change is to find the opportunity in it.     

Jeff Jarvis

The greatest response to a negative person is to be a positive person.     

Suki Waterhouse

The proper response to difficulty is not to retreat. It is to prevail.     

George W. Bush

The only fit reply to a fit request is silence and the fact.     

Dante Alighieri

No response is a response.     

Alan Cohen

Our emotional response is driven by the proximity of events.     

Piyush Shrivastava

Your choice is to be active or passive in your responses.     

Deborah Day

One response to feeling abandoned is to abandon yourself.     

Theodore Millon

The reason can give nothing at all like the response to desire.     

Wallace Stevens

Our response to temptation reveals the substance of our faith.     

Dillon Burroughs