Silence Quotes (1,000+ quotes)


Martin Luther King, Jr.
Source/Notes:
Variant: "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". Letter from a Birmingham Jail (1963)
Aldous Huxley
Source/Notes:
The Rest is Silence - Music at Night and Other Essays (1931)
Leopold Stokowski
Source/Notes:
Addressing an audience at Carnegie Hall, as quoted in The New York Times (11 May 1967); often this is quoted without the humorous final sentence.
Abraham Lincoln
Source/Notes:
Wit and wisdom of Abraham Lincoln (1999 edition), Gramercy

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