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Browse these inspirational communication quotes. Communicating is an important skill we all can improve on. We hope these quotes and sayings inspire you to communicate in a positive manner.
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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 single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. George Bernard Shaw

Speak when you are angry - and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret. Dr. Laurence J. Peter

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. Plato

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

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

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. Mother Teresa

Deep listening is miraculous for both listener and speaker. When someone receives us with open-hearted, non-judging, intensely interested listening, our spirits expand. Sue Patton Thoele

The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them. Stephen King

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

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

The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words. George Eliot

Constantly talking isn't necessarily communicating. Charlie Kaufman

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

We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them. Abigail Adams

Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do not mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is an language I do not understand. Sir Edward Appleton

A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language. Gaston Bachelard

Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in a few words. Aprocrypha

I feel that if a person has problems communicating the very least he can do is to shut up. Tom Lehrer

By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach. Winston Churchill

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

Realistically, English is a universal language; it's the number one language for music and for communicating with the rest of the world. Enrique Iglesias

Grammar and logic free language from being at the mercy of the tone of voice. Grammar protects us against misunderstanding the sound of an uttered name; logic protects us against what we say have double meaning. Rosenstock Huessy

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. Rudyard Kipling

One of the basic causes for all the trouble in the world today is that people talk too much and think too little. They act impulsively without thinking. I always try to think before I talk. M. Chase Smith




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Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language. Language is not simply a reporting device for experience but a defining framework for it. Benjamin Whorf

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

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

Having two ears and one tongue, we should listen twice as much as we speak. Turkish Proverb

Be careful of your thoughts; they may become words at any moment. Ira Gassen

The words of language, as they are written or spoken, do not seem to play any role in my mechanism of thought. The physical entities which seem to serve as elements in thought are certain signs and more or less clear images. Albert Einstein

I tell you everything that is really nothing, and nothing of what is everything, do not be fooled by what I am saying. Please listen carefully and try to hear what I am not saying. Charles C. Finn

The relationship is the communication bridge between people. Alfred Kadushin

You can communicate best when you first listen. Catherine Pulsifer

Often when we complain to those we are close to, we tell them what we DON'T want, not what we DO want. E. Perry Good, In Pursuit of Happiness

Listen rather than judge and there is always something to learn. Greg Henry Quinn, 365 Meditations for Teachers

Don't expect to be heard if you are not listening. Donal Neviaser The Inner View

A good listener is smart enough to know that the more one listens, the more one learns. Charles M. Marcus, Success is Not a Spectator Sport

Tomorrow you will want to persuade somebody to do something. Before you speak, pause and ask: "How can I make him want to do it.?" Dale Carnegie, How To Win Friends and Influence People

And while you can't change difficult people, you can communicate with them in such a way that they change themselves. Dr. Rick Brinkman and Dr. Rick Kirschner, Dealing with Difficult People

Communication is like a phone number. If you leave one number out, (only ten percent of the number), the call will not go through. Dr. Rick Brinkman and Dr. Rick Kirschner, Dealing with Difficult People

One must talk little and listen much. African Proverb

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said. Peter F. Drucker

The only other thing which I think is important is: Don't write a book or start a book with the expectation of communicating a message in a very important way. Norton Juster

My father gave me these hints on speech-making: "Be sincere. . . be brief. . . be seated." James Roosevelt

If you don't let people know what is expected they often disappoint you. Pamela J. Conrad

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