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Quotations The 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 communication 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. Tony Robbins

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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. Les Brown

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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. Dale Carnegie

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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

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

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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

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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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Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of witnesses. Margaret Millar

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No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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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. Charles Dickens

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Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know. Jim Rohn

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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

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

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Communication is everyone's panacea for everything. Thomas J. Peters

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

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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. Jim Rohn

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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. Brian Tracy

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

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Extremists think communication means agreeing with them. Leo Rosten

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Communication is depositing a part of yourself in another person.

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For parlor use, the vague generality is a life saver. George Ade

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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. Simone Weil

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For me, myth is the ‘common’ language of us all. Janet Morris