18 Best Quotes About Silver

Human beings have been mining and using silver for quite a long time—thousands of years, in fact. This beautiful argent metal has held an important place in our collective psychology across many civilizations past and present.

In ancient Egypt, the bones of the gods were said to be made of silver. It was among the first metals (along with gold) to be used for currencies. Today, several modern languages still use the same word for "silver" and "money," even though it is primarily an industrial metal.

Here are some of the most famous and most inspiring quotes about silver that have been uttered throughout history.

Famous Silver Quotes

"Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting gold."
—Maurice Setter

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"Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man’s cruelty and baseness."
—Bryant H. McGill

"Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint."
—Don Marquis

"Humanity appreciates truth about as much as a squirrel appreciates silver."
—Vernon Howard

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"There are no shortcuts and no silver bullets."

“I don’t think there’s ever a silver bullet to any problem. There are always several answers and solutions to a problem.”
―Susana Martinez

"Genius without education is like silver in the mine."
—Benjamin Franklin

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"You wouldn't cancel your insurance policy in the middle of a hurricane, and you shouldn't sell silver when it takes a tumble. Like any insurance, silver's value will pay out over time, not day by day."
—Howard Ruff

"You don't need a silver fork to eat good food."
—Paul Prudhomme

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"Experience has proved to us that a dollar of silver disappears for every dollar of paper emitted."
—Thomas Jefferson

"Silver and gold are not the only coin; virtue too passes current all over the world."

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"He who sleeps in a silver bed has golden dreams."
—German Proverb

"Those who fight with silver spears are sure of their victory."
—Greek Proverb

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"When you go to buy, don’t show your silver."
—Chinese Proverb

"Deprive a mirror of its silver and even the czar won’t see his face."
—Russian Proverb

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"A silver hammer can open an iron gate."
—Basque Proverb

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"The tongue of the righteous is choice silver and the heart of the evil is bitterness."
—Proverbs 10:20

"Damn it all, you can't have the crown of thorns and the thirty pieces of silver."
—Aneurin Bevan

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"Love should be the silver thread that runs through all your conduct."
—JC Ryle

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Steven Cochran

Steven Cochran

Precious Metals Market Analyst | BS University of South Florida (2002)

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