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60 Move in Silence Quotes for Determination

A lot of people love to tell anyone that’s listening about their achievements, goals, and dreams. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but if you’re working towards something big, why bother yourself with the opinions of others? It’s best to keep your head down, work hard, and let the results speak for themselves. Moving in silence means you are making moves towards your dreams but doing so in a way that doesn’t require constant reinforcement from others. Here are 60 move in silence quotes to help keep you inspired. 

Move in silence quotes

  1. “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.” – Mark Twain
  2. “Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  3. “Silence is a source of great strength.” – Lao Tzu
  4. “He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.” – Elbert Hubbard
  5. “Everything that’s created comes out of silence. Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness.” – Wayne Dyer
  6. “Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly.” – Epictetus
  7. “True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.” – William Penn
  8. “There’s nothing more powerful than a woman who knows how to contain her power and not let it leak, standing firmly within it in mystery and silence. A woman who talks too much sheds her allure.” – Marianne Williamson
  9. “Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.” – William S. Burroughs
  10. “Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.” – Martin Farquhar Tupper

Work hard quotes

  1. “Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.” – Leah LaBelle
  2. “Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence, and a belief in our right and our responsiblity to be equal members of society.” – Janet Jackson
  3. “If I have accomplished anything in life, it is because I have been willing to work hard.” – Madam C. J. Walker
  4. “A lot of things are going to happen that you can’t necessarily control all the time, but you can control what you do after it happens. So that’s what I try to do, keep my head up, keep moving forward, stay positive and just work hard.” – Lonzo Ball
  5. “I tell young people – including my granddaughter – there is no shortcut in life. You have to take it one step at a time and work hard. And you have to give back.” – Hank Aaron
  6. “If you’re not willing to work hard, let someone else do it. I’d rather be with someone who does a horrible job, but gives 110% than with someone who does a good job and gives 60%.” – Will Smith
  7. “My beliefs are that good people who work hard get their rewards. There will be struggle at times and hurdles along the way – life throws up all sorts – but in the end, you will prevail if you stick to the right path.” – Moeen Ali
  8. “Work hard, play hard, dream big, love loads, laugh as much as you can, and give back.” – Deirdre O’Kane
  9. “Just be thankful for what you have in the moment, but most importantly, work hard. The things that you work hard on have a lot of impact.” – Santan Dave
  10. “Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have.” – Ed Bradley

Make moves quotes

  1. “If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” – Barack Obama
  2. “Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.” – Madam C. J. Walker
  3. “There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen.” – Jim Lovell
  4. “You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” – Shirley Chisholm
  5. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” – Frederick Douglass
  6. “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin
  7. “I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.” – Marie Curie
  8. “Believe me, my journey has not been a simple journey of progress. There have been many ups and downs, and it is the choices that I made at each of those times that have helped shape what I have achieved.” – Satya Nadella
  9. “Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.” – Khalil Gibran
  10. “Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.” – Robert Kennedy

More move in silence quotes

  1. “Move in silence and execute relentlessly.” – Marc Ecko
  2. “Silence is better than unmeaning words.” – Pythagoras
  3. “The quiet mind is richer than a crown.” – Robert Greene
  4. “Work hard in silence, let your success make the noise.” – Frank Ocean
  5. “Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.” – Plutarch
  6. “I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent.” –  Publilius Syrus
  7. “It’s very important in life to know when to shut up. You should not be afraid of silence.” – Alex Trebek
  8. “The good and wise lead quiet lives.” –  Euripides
  9. “Silence is refreshment for the soul.” – Wynonna Judd
  10. “Sticks and stones are hard on bones aimed with angry art. Words can sting like anything but silence breaks the heart.” – Phyllis Mcginley

The power of silence quotes

  1. “The trees, the flowers, the plants grow in silence. The stars, the sun, the moon move in silence. Silence gives us a new perspective.” – Mother Teresa
  2. “The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed.” – Charlotte Bronte
  3. “Silence is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence. The great Sufi poet Rumi wrote, Only let the moving waters calm down, and the sun and moon will be reflected on the surface of your being.” – Deepak Chopra
  4. “Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.” – Helen Keller
  5. “Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.” – Octavia E. Butler
  6. “Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.” – Dorothy Dix
  7. “Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.” – Samuel Beckett
  8. “To communicate through silence is a link between the thoughts of man.” – Marcel Marceau
  9. “It’s a difficult competition against silence, because silence is a perfect language, the only language which says with no words.” – Eduardo Galeano
  10. “The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence; not in silence, but restraint.” – Marianne Moore

Motivational quotes

  1. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar
  2. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun
  3. “When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren’t the people who are motivated, but have consistency in their motivation.” – Arsene Wenger
  4. “Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.” – Les Brown
  5. “I think it all comes down to motivation. If you really want to do something, you will work hard for it.” – Edmund Hillary
  6. “Don’t worry about motivation. Motivation is fickle. It comes and goes. It is unreliable – and when you are counting on motivation to get your goals accomplished, you will likely fall short.” – Jocko Willink
  7. “No matter how good you are at planning, the pressure never goes away. So I don’t fight it. I feed off it. I turn pressure into motivation to do my best.” – Ben Carson
  8. “Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can’t be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.” – Lee Iacocca
  9. “In life, an abundance of confidence gives us higher motivation, persistence, and optimism and can allow us to accomplish things we otherwise might not have undertaken.” – Whitney Tilson
  10. “My motivation is not to try to inspire, but rather to do things that inspire me and hopefully that will spread to others.” – Amy Purdy

Move in silence quotes: final thoughts

Use these quotes to inspire you to work hard and keep your progress to yourself. Let your results speak for themselves, and choose to act with humility rather than your ego. Choose your goals, keep focused, and keep working hard!

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