Quotes About Communication

As the first quote from the list below says, I also strongly believe that most of life's success comes from communication. It is vital how we present ourselves and our ideas to others. And we will never reach a point where communication skills cannot and should not be improved Ė there will always be some room for improving our communication.

Quotes and sayings about communication are a good way of learning communication skills. I cannot claim that I have become a communication guru, but these quotes have helped me immensely. And I am positive that quotes and sayings about communication can help you too.

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"85% of success in life is due to the ability to communicate and get along with people." Unknown author

"If other people are going to talk, conversation becomes impossible." James McNeill Whistler

"Often, only through the support of and feedback from others in an open dialogue can we become receptive to alternate ways of reasoning and behaving." Joseph A. Raelin

"One way to prevent conversation from being boring is to say the wrong thing." Frank Sheed

"People say conversation is a lost art; how often I have wished it were." Edward R. Murrow

"Learn to be difficult when it counts." Tim Ferriss

"Two monologues do not make a dialogue." Jeff Daly

"The most important thing in communication is to hear what isnít being said." Peter Drucker

"The best way to persuade people is with your ears - by listening to them." Dean Rusk

"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

"We should talk less and draw more. Personally, I would like to renounce speech altogether and, like organic nature, communicate everything I have to say in sketches." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness." Seneca

"The problem with communication is the illusion that is has occurred." George Bernard Shaw

"Talk to people about themselves and they will listen for hours." Benjamin Disraeli

"Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument an exchange of ignorance." Robert Quillen

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

"It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question." Eugene Ionesco

"All persons are puzzles until at last we find in some word or act the key to the man, to the woman; straightway all their past words and actions lie in light before us." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There is no such thing as conversation. It is an illustion. There are intersecting monologues, that is all." Rebecca West

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

"The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech." George Bernard Shaw

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

"Always try to be joyful and proactively benign to the people. By doing so everyday, people have no control at all over my mood." Toba Beta

"Of those who say nothing, few are silent." Thomas Neiel


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