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A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something.
Wilson Mizner

The fool wonders, the wise man asks.
Benjamin Disraeli

Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking.
Bernard Mannes Baruch

Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its
infancy.
Bill Cosby

A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Our heritage and ideals, our code and standards - the things we live by and teach our
children - are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings.
Walt Disney

We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going to
learn to live together, and if we are to live together we have to talk.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Each time we don't say what we wanna say, we're dying.
Yoko Ono

Words are timeless. You should utter them or write them with a knowledge of their
timelessness.
Kahlil Gibran

I am here to speak on freedom of speech. It is a great topic, and I am going to make my
speech as free as possible. But you know that this cannot be done, for when anyone
announces that he is going to speak his mind freely, everyone is frightened. This shows that
there is no such thing as true freedom of speech. No one can afford to let his neighbors know
what he is thinking about them. Society can exist only on the basis that there is some
amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks.
Lin Yutang

A fool's tongue is long enough to cut his own throat.
English proverb

The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.
Woodrow Wilson

Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say
something.
Plato

In your life you'll be criticized for speaking up and criticized for remaining silent. Criticism is a
part of the path.
Sean Stephenson

Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.
Horace

Silence is not always a sign of wisdom, but babbling is ever a folly.
Benjamin Franklin

Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an
asteroid.
Mark Twain

Silence is the unbearbale repartee.
G. K. Chesterton

When I want my men to remember something important, to really make it stick, I give it to
them double dirty. It may not sound nice to some bunch of little old ladies at an afternoon
tea party, but it helps my soldiers to remember. You can't run an army without profanity; and
it has to be eloquent profanity. An army without profanity couldn't fight its way out of a
piss-soaked paper bag.
George S. Patton

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

It is the stillest words that bring on the storm. Thoughts that come on doves' feet guide the
world.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Aesop

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.
Henrik Ibsen

On the tip of the tongue lies the fate of the entire world.
Jewish proverb

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

Take care not to casually discuss matters that are of great importance to you with people
who are not important to you. Your affairs will become drained of preciousness.
Epictetus

I make it a point never to argue with people for whose opinion I have no respect.
Edward Gibbon

The worst words in the English language are, "We have to talk." Either that or, "Whose bra is
this?"
Jerry Seinfeld

Oysters open completely when the moon is full; and when the crab sees one it throws a piece
of stone or seaweed into it and the oyster cannot close again so that it serves the crab for
meat. Such is the fate of him who opens his mouth too much and thereby puts himself at the
mercy of the listener.
Leonardo da Vinci

Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.
Thomas Carlyle

Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.
Charles Dickens

In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity
furnishes a relief denied even to prayer.
Mark Twain

It's hard to communicate anything exactly and that's why perfect relationships between
people are difficult to find.
Gustave Flaubert

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