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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.
Jim Rohn

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Mother Teresa

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.
Benjamin Franklin

I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to.
Dorothy Parker

It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Calvin Coolidge

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Speaking is silver, silence is gold.
German proverb

I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
Ernest Hemingway

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.
Jerry Seinfeld

If you have nothing to say, say nothing.
Mark Twain

One word let slip and four horses would fail to catch it.
Japanese proverb

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.
Gary Chapman

Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.
Pythagoras

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.
Sophie Kinsella

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.
Brian Tracy

Repetition is a convincing argument.
Shad Helmstetter

Listening intently to someone is one of the best ways I know of to honor that person and
forge a deep human connection.
Robin Sharma

If my answers frighten you then you should cease asking scary questions.
Samuel L. Jackson, Pulp Fiction

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.
Richard Carlson

Speech is a mirror of the soul: As a man speaks, so is he.
Syrus

Gossip is the Devil's radio.
George Harrison

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.
Desmond Tutu

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.
Jewish proverb

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say
something.
Saul Bellow

There is no greater evil one can suffer than to hate reasonable discourse.
Socrates

Conversations are food for the soul.
Mexican proverb

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.
Carl Sandburg

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.
Bill Murray

He who truly knows has no occasion to shout.
Leonardo da Vinci

Nothing haunts us like the things we don't say.
Mitch Albom

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