Communication quotes page 2
A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know
The fool wonders, the wise man asks.
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
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.
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.
Each time we don't say what we wanna say, we're dying.
Words are timeless. You should utter them or write them with a knowledge of their
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.
A fool's tongue is long enough to cut his own throat.
The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say
In your life you'll be criticized for speaking up and criticized for remaining silent. Criticism is a
part of the path.
Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.
Silence is not always a sign of wisdom, but babbling is ever a folly.
Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an
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.
It is the stillest words that bring on the storm. Thoughts that come on doves' feet guide the
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.
On the tip of the tongue lies the fate of the entire world.
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.
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.
I make it a point never to argue with people for whose opinion I have no respect.
The worst words in the English language are, "We have to talk." Either that or, "Whose bra is
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.
Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.
In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances,
furnishes a relief denied even to prayer.
It's hard to communicate anything exactly and that's why perfect relationships
people are difficult to find.