Communication quotes page 3
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
The liberty of speaking and writing guards our other liberties.
The best of conversations occur when there is no competition, no vanity, but a calm quiet
interchange of sentiments.
Words are feminine; deeds are masculine.
You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you
The small man gossips. The average man lets him. The great man stays silent and allows
what is said of him to make him greater still.
Learn a new language and get a new soul.
The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.
By curbing his tongue, a man gains possession of his mind. The fool babbles, gossips, argues,
and bandies words. He glories in the fact that he has had the last word, and has silenced his
opponent. He exults in his own folly, is ever on the defensive, and wastes his energies in
unprofitable channels. He is like a gardener who continues to dig and plant in unproductive
soil. The wise man avoids idle words, gossips, vain argument, and self-defence. He is content
to appear defeated; rejoices when he is defeated; knowing that, having found and removed
another error in himself, he has thereby become wiser. Blessed is he who does not strive for
the last word.
I am not imposed upon by fine words; I can see what actions mean.
Never be so brief as to become obscure.
Be impeccable with your word
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against
yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and
Don Miguel Ruiz
Talking nonsense is man's only privilege that distinguishes him from all other
Communication is the ability to affect other people with words.
A person's success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable
conversations he or she is willing to have.
To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves... let us be above such
I wonder what language truck drivers are using, now that everyone is using theirs?
If nobody spoke unless he had something to say, the human race would very soon lose the
use of speech.
William Somerset Maugham
Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Go to the people. Live with them, learn from them, love them.
Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for
good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Gossip is sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it: it
proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.
Always Say Less Than Necessary
When you are trying to impress people with words, the more you say, the more common you
appear, and the less in control. Even if you are saying something banal, it will seem original if
you make it vague, open-ended, and sphinxlike. Powerful people impress and intimidate by
saying less. The more you say, the more likely you are to say something foolish.
One-half the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no
Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds.
Mincing your words makes it easier if you have to eat them later.
Franklin P. Jones
Communication is not only the essence of being human, but also a vital property of life.
John A. Piece
I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners.
It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in an argument.
William G. McAdoo
Men gossip less than women, but mean it.
There is all the difference in the world between having something to say and having to say
Men are born with two eyes, but only one tongue, in order that they should see twice as
much as they say.
Charles Caleb Colton