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The Best Quotes About Communication 

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Updated June 14, 2019 445 votes 282 voters 59.3k views

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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.

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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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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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Get in touch with the way the other person feels. Feelings are 55% body language, 38% tone and 7% words.
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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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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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No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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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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Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of witnesses. Margaret Millar
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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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Communication is everyone's panacea for everything. Thomas J. Peters
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For parlor use, the vague generality is a life saver. George Ade
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Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion. Henri-Frédéric Amiel
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The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most. Dale Carnegie
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Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible. Frank Moore Colby
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The really important things are said over cocktails and are never done. Peter Drucker
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Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood. T. S. Eliot
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When the eyes say one thing, and the tongue another, a practiced man relies on the language of the first. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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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. E. M. Forster