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Communication Quotes

  Let these communication quotes inspire you to develop good communication skills! 

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after. Ann Morrow Lindbergh 

Words should be used as tools of communication and not as a substitute for action. Anonymous

Communication works for those who work at it. John Powell

The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said. Peter Drucker

The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through. Sydney J. Harris

The great thing is to know when to speak and when to keep quiet. Seneca

When all other means of communication fail, try words. Anonymous

Years ago, I tried to top everybody, but I don't anymore, I realized it was killing conversation. When you're always trying for a topper you aren't really listening. It ruins communication. Groucho Marx

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. George Bernard Shaw

Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment. Pearl S. Buck

Communication - the human connection--is the key to personal and career success. Paul J. Meyer

Words are a wonderful form of communication, but they will never replace kisses and punches. Ashleigh Brilliant

Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of a witness. Margaret Miller

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

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

There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind that it does not grieve me to have produced alone, and that I have no one to tell it to. Michel de Montaigne

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again. André Gide

Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing. Rollo May

The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them. Ralph Nichols

It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much. Yogi Berra

It seemed rather incongruous that in a society of super sophisticated communication, we often suffer from a shortage of listeners. Erma Bombeck

How often could things be remedied by a word. How often is it left unspoken. Norman Douglas

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
William Butler Yeats

There is all the difference in the world between having something to say and having to say something. John Dewey

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. Epictetus

It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all. Democritus

Have something to say, say it, stop talking. George Horace Lorimer

Effective communications starts with listening. Robert Gately

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