Communication Quotes

If you want to 'get in touch with your feelings,' fine, talk to yourself. We all do. But if you want to communicate with another thinking human being, get in touch with your thoughts. -William Safire


The greatest problem in communication is the illusion that it has been accomplished. -George Bernard Shaw


The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said. -Peter Drucker


Precision of communication is important, more important than ever, in our era of hair trigger balances, when a false or misunderstood word may create as much disaster as a sudden thoughtless act. -James Thurber


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. -Anthony Robbins


The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives. -Anthony Robbins


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


Words are a wonderful form of communication, but they will never replace kisses and punches.- Ashleigh Brilliant


It seems that an essential condition for crises is to be found in the existence of a highly developed system of communications and the spreading of a homogenous mentality over vast areas.- Jakob Burckhardt


Humor is the affectionate communication of insight. - Leo C. Rosten


With a pen in my hand I have successfully stormed bulwarks from which others armed with sword and excommunication have been repulsed. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg


Effective communication is 20 percent what you know and 80 percent how you feel about what you know. - E. James 'Jim' Rohn


The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind. - Napoleon Bonaparte


We could have no communication whatever with our surroundings if they were absolutely foreign to us. Man is reaping success every day, and that shows there is a rational connection between him and nature, for we never can make anything our own except that which is truly related to us. - Sir Rabindranath Tagore


Writing has nothing to do with communication between person and person, only with communication between different parts of a person's mind. - Rebecca West


Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions. - Bertolt Brecht


Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment. - Pearl S. Buck


Skill in the art of communication is crucial to a leader's success. He can accomplish nothing unless he can communicate effectively. - Norman Allen


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


Words should be used as tools of communication and not as a substitute for action. -Anonymous

Communication works for those who work at it.- John Powell

The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.-Peter Drucker

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

When all other means of communication fail, try words. -Anonymous

Years ago, I tried to top everybody, but I don't anymore, I realized it was killing conversation. When you're always trying for a topper you aren't really listening. It ruins communication. -Groucho Marx

Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment. -Pearl S. Buck

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

Words are a wonderful form of communication, but they will never replace kisses and punches. -Ashleigh Brilliant

Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of a witness. -Margaret Miller

Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.- Pythagoras


There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind that it does not grieve me to have produced alone, and that I have no one to tell it to. -Michel de Montaigne

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again. -André Gide


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


The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.- Ralph Nichols

It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much. -Yogi Berra

It seemed rather incongruous that in a society of super sophisticated communication, we often suffer from a shortage of listeners.- Erma Bombeck

How often could things be remedied by a word. How often is it left unspoken.- Norman Douglas

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.-William Butler Yeats


There is all the difference in the world between having something to say and having to say something.-John Dewey

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

It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all. -Democritus

Effective communications starts with listening. -Robert Gately

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