Communication Quotes and Sayings

Just for fun, some communication quotes:

A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker. ~ Buddha

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

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace. ~ Buddha

Communication does not depend on syntax, or eloquence, or rhetoric, or articulation but on the emotional context in which the message is being heard. ~ Edwin Friedman

When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen. ~ Ernest Hemmingway

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. ~ Plato

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. ~ Rudyard Kipling

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

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. ~ Harry S. Truman

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

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

The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. ~ George Bernard Shaw

What you do speaks so loudly I cannot hear what you say. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood. ~ William Penn

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

To have another language is to possess a second soul. ~ Charlemagne

I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm. ~ Calvin Coolidge

Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled. ~ Horace

Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal logic of which man knows nothing. ~ Claude Levi-Strauss




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