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Best Quotes About Communication

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A list of the best communication quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous communication quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic communication quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about communication?" and "What are inspirational communication quotes?"

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    The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.

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    Your ability to communicate is an important tool in your pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your family, your co-workers or your clients and customers.

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    There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.

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    Get in touch with the way the other person feels. Feelings are 55% body language, 38% tone and 7% words.

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    Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.

    Robert Frost More
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    Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of witnesses.

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    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.

    Tony Robbins More
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    Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.

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    The tongue is the only instrument that gets sharper with use.

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    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe More
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    Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.

    Jim Rohn More
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    Ninety-nine percent of all problems in communications start with misunderstandings which develop as a result of differing viewpoints and conditioning.

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    It's vital the monarchy keeps in touch with the people. It's what I try and do.

    Diana, Princess of Wales More
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    You know how you hate to be interrupted, so why are you always doing it to me.

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    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.

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    We always speak well when we manage to be understood.

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

    Anne Morrow Lindbergh More
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    He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I ever met.

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    Communication is everyone's panacea for everything.

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    Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion.

    Henri-Frédéric Amiel More
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    For parlor use, the vague generality is a life saver.

    George Ade More
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    When the eyes say one thing, and the tongue another, a practiced man relies on the language of the first.

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    What is the shortest word in the English language that contains the letters: abcdef? Answer: feedback. Don't forget that feedback is one of the essential elements of good communication.

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    The whole problem is to establish communication with ones self.

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    Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health.

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    We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow, free and open, across international boundaries.

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    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 very part of your life.

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    Communication is depositing a part of yourself in another person.

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    Use non-verbal communication to SOFTEN the hard-line position of others: S = Smile O = Open Posture F = Forward Lean T = Touch E = Eye Contact N = Nod.

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    Unless people can be kept in the dark, it is best for those who love the truth to give them the full light.

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    The careful application of terror is also a form of communication.

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    Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocking on the wall. The wall is the thing which separates them but is also their means of communication. It is the same with us and God. Every separation is a link.

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    In the last analysis, what we ARE communicates far more eloquently than anything we SAY.

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    new! For me, myth is the ‘common’ language of us all.

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    Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures --in this century as in others our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together.

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    Every absurdity has a champion to defend it; for error is always talkative.

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    Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer. Only connect, and the beast and the monk, robbed of the isolation that is life to either, will die.

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    Something there is that doesn't love a wall, and wants it down.

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    Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.

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    Good, the more communicated, more abundant grows.

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    The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea itself.

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    The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.

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    From listening comes wisdom and from speaking, repentance.

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    Of what does not concern you say nothing good or bad.

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    Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.

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    The really important things are said over cocktails and are never done.

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

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    Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.

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    Extremists think communication means agreeing with them.

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    There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse.

    John Locke More
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