Communication quotes page 1
Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.
Sir Winston Churchill
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to
leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Speaking is silver, silence is gold.
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
Your word is your wand.
Florence Scovel Shinn
The concept behind the mobile phone is that you have absolutely nothing to say and you've
got to talk to someone about it right now.
If you have nothing to say, say nothing.
One word let slip and four horses would fail to catch it.
Most of us have little training in listening. We are far more efficient in thinking and speaking.
Learning to listen may be as difficult as learning a foreign language, but learn we must, if we
want to communicate love.
Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.
Don't talk unless you can improve the silence.
Jorge Luis Borges
Life would be a lot easier if conversations were rewindable and erasable, like videos. Or if you
could instruct people to disregard what you just said, like in a courtroom.
Communication is a skill that you can learn. It's
like riding a bicycle or typing. If you're willing
to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life.
Repetition is a convincing
Listening intently to someone is one of the
best ways I know of to honor that person and
forge a deep human connection.
If my answers frighten you then you should
cease asking scary questions.
Samuel L. Jackson, Pulp
The key to a good life is this: If you're not
going to talk about something during the last hour
of your life, then don't make it a top priority during your lifetime.
Speech is a mirror of the soul: As a man speaks, so is he.
Gossip is the Devil's radio.
People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
G. K. Chesterton
Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.
William S. Burroughs
My father always used to say, "Don't raise your voice. Improve your argument." Good sense
does not always lie with the loudest shouters, nor can we say that a large, unruly crowd is
always the best arbiter of what is right.
Gossip is black magic at its very worst because it is pure poison.
Don Miguel Ruiz
A slap heals but a harsh word is remembered.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say
There is no greater evil one can suffer than to hate reasonable discourse.
Conversations are food for the soul.
Do not hesitate to be blunt. This is better done by manner and attitude than by actual
words which can be reported.
Sir Winston Churchill
Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.
If you walk up to some random person on the street, grab them by the shoulder, and say "Did
you just see what I saw?" You'll find that no one wants to talk to you.
He who truly knows has no occasion to shout.
Leonardo da Vinci
Nothing haunts us like the things we don't say.