Communication Quotes

Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.-Yehuda Berg



Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.-Unknown



I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.-Evelyn Beatrice Hall




The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.-George Bernard Shaw




Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.-Paul J. Meyer



To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.-Tony Robbins




Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing. – Rollo May




A different language is a different vision of life.-Federico Fellini



We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.-Epictetus



If you can’t convince them, confuse them.-Harry S Truman



Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.-Anne Morrow Lindbergh




Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of evry part of your life.-Brian Tracy




The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue.-Edward R. Murrow



The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.-Hans Hofmann



The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy.-Florence Scovel Shinn



My belief is that communication is the best way to create strong relationships.-Jada Pinkett Smith




The pen is the tongue of the mind. – Horace




I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better. I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.-Elon Musk



Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.-Carol Burnett



Journalism is literature in a hurry.-Matthew Arnold



Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn’t listening.-Emma Thompson



The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.-Peter Drucker



The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.-J. B. Priestley



Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot.-D. H. Lawrence



I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words.-Ruth St. Denis



Good words are worth much, and cost little.-George Herbert



Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.-Robert Frost



Oaths are but words, and words are but wind.-Samuel Butler



Talk low, talk slow and don’t say too much.-John Wayne



The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.-Philip K. Dick



The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.-Gustave Flaubert



Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.-George Eliot



It is not the voice that commands the story; it is the ear.-Italo Calvino



You can change your world by changing your words… Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.-Joel Osteen



Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.



Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.-Nathaniel Hawthorne


I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in.-Bill Gates



Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. – Anton Chekhov



Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides.-Rita Mae Brown



There is only one rule for being a good talker – learn to listen.-Christopher Morley



Bad human communication leaves us less room to grow.-Rowan Williams



Number one, cash is king… number two, communicate… number three, buy or bury the competition.-Jack Welch



Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.-Jim Rohn



Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.-Frank Moore Colby



Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud.-Hermann Hesse



Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.-Charles Dickens



To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.-Will Durant



Language is a virus from outer space. – William S. Burroughs



The best way to solve problems and to fight against war is through dialogue.-Malala Yousafzai



Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.-William S. Burroughs



Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.-Orson Scott Card




The thing that we are trying to do at facebook, is just help people connect and communicate more efficiently.-Mark Zuckerberg



The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication’ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.-Sydney J. Harris



Words and pictures can work together to communicate more powerfully than either alone.-William Albert Allard



Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.-Walt Disney



Mass communication, radio, and especially television, have attempted, not without success, to annihilate every possibility of solitude and reflection.-Eugenio Montale



The temple of art is built in words.-Josiah Gilbert Holland



Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good. – Lao Tzu



Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break.-Earl Wilson




I believe that writing is derivative. I think good writing comes from good reading.-Charles Kuralt







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