47 Quotes On Communication

Enjoy this collection of quotes on communication.
“Art is communication.” ― Madeleine L’Engle
“Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
“The first ingredient in conversation is truth: the next good sense; the third, good humor; and the fourth wit.” – Sir William Temple
“Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.” – Rollo May
“The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives” – Anthony Robbins
“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
“If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all” – Thumper from Bambi
“It’s important to make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds.” ― Barack Obama
“Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.” – Buddha
“Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.” – Jack Kornfield
“When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective.” ― Stephen R. Covey
“Words of comfort, skillfully administered, are the oldest therapy known to man.” – Louis Nizer
“You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life” – Zig Ziglar
“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 Harris
“Extremists think ‘communication’ means agreeing with them.” – Leo Rosten
“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” – Voltaire
“Two monologues do not make a dialogue.” – Jeff Daly
“A dialogue is very important. It is a form of communication in which question and answer continue till a question is left without an answer. Thus the question is suspended between the two persons involved in this answer and question. It is like a bud with untouched blossoms . . . If the question is left totally untouched by thought, it then has its own answer because the questioner and answerer, as persons, have disappeared. This is a form of dialogue in which investigation reaches a certain point of intensity and depth, which then has a quality that thought can never reach.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti
“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said” – Peter Drucker
“You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” — Lee Iacocca
“Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.” – William Butler Yeats
“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university” – Albert Einstein
“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” – Hans Hofmann
“Brevity is the soul of wit.” – William Shakespeare
“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” – Mark Twain
“The less people know, the more they yell.”— Seth Godin
“There are many fine things which we cannot say if we have to shout.” ― Henry David Thoreau
“Swearing doesn’t make your argument valid; it just tells the other person you have lost your class and control.” ― Shannon L. Alder
“We speak not only to tell other people what we think, but to tell ourselves what we think. Speech is a part of thought.” ― Oliver Sacks
“Philosophers say man forms himself in dialogue.” ― Anne Carson
“I am constantly trying to communicate something incommunicable, to explain something inexplicable, to tell about something I only feel in my bones and which can only be experienced in those bones. Basically it is nothing other than this fear we have so often talked about, but fear spread to everything, fear of the greatest as of the smallest, fear, paralyzing fear of pronouncing a word, although this fear may not only be fear but also a longing for something greater than all that is fearful.” ― Franz Kafka
“What I write is different from what I say, what I say is different from what I think, what I think is different from what I ought to think and so it goes further into the deepest darkness.” ― Franz Kafka
“For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly.” ― Kahlil Gibran
“Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow.” ― Lawrence Clark Powell
“I always dream of a pen that would be a syringe.” ― Jacques Derrida
“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
“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
“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
“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something” – Plato
“If you have nothing to say, say nothing.” — Mark Twain
“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
“Be silent, or say something better than silence.” – Pythagoras
“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
“Deliver your words not by number but by weight.” – Proverb
“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” – Epictetus
“In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do.” – Stephen Covey
“Who you are is speaking so loudly that I can’t hear what you’re saying” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
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