Communication Quotes

Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel. It is to bring another out of his bad sense into your good sense.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

John Dewey

Saying nothing... sometimes says the most.

Emily Dickinson

It seemed rather incongruous that in a society of supersophisticated communication, we often suffer from a shortage of listeners.

Erma Bombeck

One kind word can warm three winter months.

Japanese Proverb

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.


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

Stephen King

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


Communication works for those who work at it.

John Powell

All noise is waste. So cultivate quietness in your speech, in your thoughts, in your emotions. Speak habitually low. Wait for attention and then you low words will be charged with dynamite.

Elbert Hubbard

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

Good communication does not mean that you have to speak in perfectly formed sentences and paragraphs. It isn't about slickness. Simple and clear go a long way.

John Kotter

The tongue is the only tool that gets sharper with use

Washington Irving

The language of the body is the key that can unlock the soul.

Konstantin Stanislavsky

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

Rebecca West

I detest that man, who hides one thing in the depths of his heart, and speaks forth another


He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.

Lao Tzu

Storytellers, by the very act of telling, communicate a radical learning that changes lives and the world: telling stories is a universally accessible means through which people make meaning

Chris Cavanaugh

A world community can only exist with world communication, which means something more than extensive software facilities scattered about the globe. It means common understanding, a common tradition, common idea's and common ideals.

Robert M. Hutchins

You find most journalists now are on all these social networks. Theyre all about creating they want a direct relationship with their audience, in a way that politicians have been very loathe to do. They dont want to come down to the masses. They still want to be in that fortress, in that ivory tower where they can lecture down to people. They havent really adapted to this two-way communication.

Heather Brooke

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