Communication Quotes

The general rule of law is, that the noblest of human productions -- knowledge, truths ascertained, conceptions, and ideas -- become, after voluntary communication to others, free as the air to common use.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis

Ones language is a spiritual location. It houses your soul. If you were born in America all essential communication, your deepest conversations with yourself, will be in English. ... Your English is the principal instrument of your humanity.

Saul Bellow

Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners.

Benjamin Banneker

Listening well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well.

John Marshall

The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success.

James Cash Penney

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

Walt Disney

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

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

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

There is more than a verbal tie between the words common, community, and communication.... Try the experiment of communicating, with fullness and accuracy, some experience to another, especially if it be somewhat complicated, and you will find your own attitude toward your experience changing.

John Dewey

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

Napoleon Bonaparte

Communication can't always follow the top-down model. With the fluidity of information in business today, leaders need to be masterful listeners; they need to be able to receive as well as send.

Joseph Badaracco

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

The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.

Dave Barry

The advantage of modern means of communication is they enable you to worry about things in all of the world

Dr. Laurence J. Peter

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

Paul J. Meyer

Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocking on the wall. The wall is the thing which separates them but is also their means of communication. It is the same with us and God. Every separation is a link.

Simone Weil

Ité─˘s a solid organization where initiative and accomplishment-oriented communication happens in both directions.

Mitch Thrower

To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well

John Marshall

The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.

Joseph Priestley

Communication works for those who work at it.

John Powell

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 problem with communication is the illusion that is has occurred.

George Bernard Shaw

A man has a property in his opinions and the free communication of them.

James Madison

Strategic communication is at the core of effective leadership. Through a leader's use of verbal and written symbols employees are motivated or deflated, informed or confused, productive or apathetic. A leader's ability to carve off the verbal fat and get to the meat of an issue, idea or plan will find success at every turn.

Reed Markham, PhD
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