73 quotes about Communication
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You people are telling me what you think I want to know. I want to know what is actually happening.
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For parlor use, the vague generality is a life saver.
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Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion.
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The art of conversation consist as much in listening politely, as in talking agreeably.
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I've not got a first in philosophy without being able to muddy things pretty satisfactory.
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The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea itself.
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You will get good attention and people will be more inclined to listen to you if you can make a statement whereby their response is, No Shit! or at least, No kidding!
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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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For good or ill, your conversation is your advertisement. Every time you open your mouth you let men look into your mind. Do they see it well clothed, neat, businesswise?
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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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The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
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If you cry Forward you must be sure to make clear the direction in which to go. Don't you see that if you fail to do that and simply call out the word to a monk and a revolutionary, they will go in precisely opposite directions?
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Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.
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Two monologues do not make a dialogue.
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It's vital the monarchy keeps in touch with the people. It's what I try and do.
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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 most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.
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The really important things are said over cocktails and are never done.
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Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
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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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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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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.
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To express the most difficult matters clearly and intelligently, is to strike coins out of pure gold.
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No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others.
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Every absurdity has a champion to defend it; for error is always talkative.
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I've noticed two things about men who get big salaries. They are almost invariably men who, in conversation or in conference, are adaptable. They quickly get the other fellow's view. They are more eager to do this than to express their own ideas. Also, they state their own point of view convincingly.
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The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively, but says nothing.
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There are men who would quickly love each other if once they were speak to each other; for when they spoke they would discover that their souls had only separated by phantoms and delusions.
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The art of communication is the language of leadership.
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A world community can exist only with world communication, which means something more than extensive short-wave facilities scattered ;about the globe. It means common understanding, a common tradition, common ideas, and common ideals.
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The tongue is the only instrument that gets sharper with use.
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Communication across the revolutionary divide is inevitably partial.
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I wish people that have trouble communicating would just shut up!
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I feel that if a person has problems communicating the very least he can do is to shut up.
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He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I ever met.
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Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.
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There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse.
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It must be that evil communications corrupt good dispositions.
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Good, the more communicated, more abundant grows.
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We always speak well when we manage to be understood.
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It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others.
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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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Communication is everyone's panacea for everything.
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Communication is not only the essence of being human, but also a vital property of life.
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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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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.
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The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
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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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Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
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Don't hide your strategy under a bushel. Communicate it throughout your company. It's better today to disclose too much that too little.
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Extremists think communication means agreeing with them.
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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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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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Communication is a two-way street. And while we revel in the reality that we can always get through to heaven, our concern should be whether our Lord can always get through to us.
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Nothing is so simple that it cannot be misunderstood.
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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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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 depositing a part of yourself in another person.
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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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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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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 careful application of terror is also a form of communication.
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In the last analysis, what we ARE communicates far more eloquently than anything we SAY.
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A phoneless cord is a great device for people who love peace and quiet.
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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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You know how you hate to be interrupted, so why are you always doing it to me.
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The higher you go, the wider spreads the network of communication that will make or break you. It extends not only to more people below, but to new levels above. And it extends all around, to endless other departments and interests interacting with yours.
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The fantastic advances in the field of electronic communication constitute a greater danger to the privacy of the individual.
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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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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 whole problem is to establish communication with ones self.
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