Unsaid Sayings and Quotes

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

There are some people that should stay quiet, because they understand. As there are those that should stay quiet, because they don't understand. Some things are better left unsaid or voiced.     

Anthony Liccione

Positive words left unsaid are like sachets of currency notes burnt in vain. Positive deeds left undone are like deep wells filled with soil to the brim. Do the undone, say the unsaid and turn the unturned.     

Israelmore Ayivor

The things left unsaid to people we care about, and the void those unspoken words leave, often have more impact than what is said.     

Tyler Knight

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.      

Benjamin Franklin

We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.     

Winston Churchill

By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.     

Winston Churchill

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.     

Harriet Beecher Stowe

The action of the soul is oftener in that which is felt and left unsaid than in that which is said in any conversation. It broods over every society, and men unconsciously seek for it in each other.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I still grieve for the words unsaid. Something terrible happens when we stop the mouths of the dying before they are dead. A silence grows up between us then, profounder than the grave. If we force the dying to go speechless, the stone dropped into the well will fall forever before the answering splash is heard.     

Faye Moskowitz

There's a power that comes with silence. I had grown to fear the unsaid thing. So it felt like a release to say it-to admit that the risk wasn't just inside our walls-it was inside my skin. I was willing to claw, scratch, and bleed until I'd found it.     

Ally Carter

The kindness I have longest remembered has been of this sort, the sort unsaid; so far behind the speaker's lips that almost it already lay in my heart. It did not have far to go to be communicated.     

Henry David Thoreau

The unseen is almost always underlined with the unsaid.     

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Eyes speak the unsaid words. You need to be a good observer to understand them.     

Avijeet Das

Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is true, is kind, is necessary, is helpful. If the answer is no, maybe what you are about to say should be left unsaid.      

Bernard Meltzer

One of the very best rules of conversation is to never, say anything which any of the company wish had been left unsaid.      

Jonathan Swift

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.     

Dorothy Nevill

A word that has been said may be unsaid; it is but air. But when a deed is done, it cannot be undone, nor can our thoughts reach out to all the mischiefs that may follow.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

While some things are better left unsaid, some things should never be left unspoken.     


Words have weight, something once said cannot be unsaid. Meaning is like a stone dropped into a pool; the ripples will spread and you cannot know what back they wash against.     

Philippa Gregory

Sometimes the words left unsaid are the words that could ment the most.     


What is left unsaid gets in the way of the relationship. What is left unasked-for is a missed opportunity.     

Thomas Leonard

Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.     

Fyodor Dostoevsky

But sometimes, things are better to just hear. Some questions better left unasked. Some words better left unsaid. Because saying them doesn't make you matter any less.     

A. Lynn

There were so many things we left unsaid. Depending on how you look at it, whether you think it was worth saying it out loud, or better kept inside.      

Diyar Harraz

Often the difference between a successful marriage and a mediocre one consists of leaving about three or four things a day unsaid.      

Harlan Miller

Tact is the unsaid part of what you think; it's opposite, the unthought part of which you say.     

Henry Van Dyke

Not all words fit to their meanings. Sometimes what is said is not what is meant and what is meant is left unsaid.     


If we all spoke the truth there would be a great deal of unhappiness in the world, and particularly at such a time. Some things are better left unsaid.     

Amanda Grange