Communication Quotes to Make You Think

Communication is an essential part of life that enables us to connect with others, exchange ideas, and grow. Famous communication quotes will help you understand its power, its nuances, and how it can be used to bridge gaps, build relationships, and make the world a better place.

Best Communication Quotes

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

Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow. Lawrence Clark Powell

Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact. George Eliot

When people talk listen completely. Most people never listen. Ernest Hemingway

Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space. Orson Scott Card

I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better. I think that’s the single best piece of advice constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself. Elon Musk

Emotional awareness is necessary so you can properly convey your thoughts and feelings to the other person. Jason Goldberg

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The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said. Peter Drucker

Communication works for those who work at it. John Powell

A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation. Mark Twain

Open communication is the lifeblood that keeps a marriage in the spring and summer seasons times of optimism and enjoyment. Gary Chapman

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

I think for any relationship to be successful, there needs to be loving communication, appreciation, and understanding. Miranda Kerr

Words are but pictures of our thoughts. John Dryden

Communicate unto the other person that which you would want him to communicate unto you if your positions were reversed. Aaron Goldman

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If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time a tremendous whack. Winston Churchill

It’s important to make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds. Barack Obama

Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good. Lao Tzu

Families who have strong and healthy communication skills can weather significant challenges and remain intact. Those with limited effective communication skills are vulnerable to the challenges of life pulling them apart. Ellen Miley Perry

If you can’t convince them, confuse them. Harry S Truman

Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing. Rollo May

Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break. Earl Wilson

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Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. Plato

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. Buddha

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

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. Hans Hofmann

Communication sometimes is not what you first hear, listen not just to the words, but listen for the reason. Catherine Pulsifer

You can change your world by changing your words. Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue. Joel Osteen

If you can talk about it, why paint it? Francis Bacon

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Number one, cash is king number two, communicate number three, buy or bury the competition. Jack Welch

Communication is your ticket to success, if you pay attention and learn to do it effectively. Theo Gold

Constantly talking isn’t necessarily communicating. Charlie Kaufman

To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy. Will Durant

Communication involves self revelation on the part of one individual and listening on the part of another. Dr. Gary Chapman

Brevity is the soul of wit. William Shakespeare

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To love someone with all of your heart requires reaching them where they are with the only words they can understand. Shannon L. Alder

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

We, as human beings, learn through sharing and communicating. Hugo Reynolds

A different language is a different vision of life. Federico Fellini

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. George Bernard Shaw

Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud. Hermann Hesse

Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides. Rita Mae Brown

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Conversation, like certain portions of the anatomy, always runs more smoothly when lubricated. Marquis de Sade

Words are all we have. Samuel Beckett

We take communication for granted because we do it so frequently, but it’s actually a complex process. Joseph Sommerville

Every day I try to be in communication with the universe in an unconscious way. Paulo Coelho

We never listen when we are eager to speak. Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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

The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. Peggy O’Mara

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

Ask most therapists, and they will tell you that good communication is at the heart of any successful relationship. Sophie Winters

The communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living. T. S. Eliot

Every act of communication is a miracle of translation. Ken Liu

Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Speech is our primary means of communication. If it’s important, we tell people about it. Brian Knapp

The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate. J. B. Priestley

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Honest, open communication is the only street that leads us into the real world. We then begin to grow as never before. And once we are on this road, happiness cannot be far away. John Joseph Powel

Language is a virus from outer space. William S. Burroughs

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

The pen is the tongue of the mind. Horace

When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective. Stephen R. Covey

The art of communication is the language of leadership. James Humes

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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Self consciousness kills communication. Rick Steves

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

But good healthy communication is impossible without openness, honesty, and vulnerability. Paul Kendall

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. Anton Chekhov

We are stronger when we listen, and smarter when we share. Rania Al Abdullah

Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble. Yehuda Berg

Effective communication helps to keep the team working on the right projects with the right attitude. Alex Langer

Communication the human connection is the key to personal and career success. Paul J. Meyer

No one can tell, when two people walk closely together, what unconscious communication one mind may have with another. Robert Barr

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I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it. Evelyn Beatrice Hall

The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say because they were too obvious. André Gide

The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words. Philip K. Dick

Communication is one of the most important skills you require for a successful life. Catherine Pulsifer

Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot. D. H. Lawrence

Make sure to communicate your idea quickly and keep it straight to the point. Paul Bailey

Talk low, talk slow and don’t say too much. John Wayne

Say a little and say it well. Irish Proverb

To hold a pen is to be at war. Voltaire

If you have nothing to say, say nothing. Mark Twain

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 evry part of your life. Brian Tracy

Talking more than is necessary is a barrier to effective communication and effective listening. Clodagh Swanson

The two words information and communication are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through. Sydney J. Harris

You can communicate best when you first listen. Catherine Pulsifer

There is only one rule for being a good talker learn to listen. Christopher Morley

You must be able to communicate successfully in order to become a leader and someone others listen to. Keith Boyer

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers. Isaac Asimov

Conversation is king. Content is just something to talk about. Cory Doctorow

Words so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them. Nathaniel Hawthorne

Your words will either give you joy or give you sorrow, but if they were spoken without regret, they give you peace. Shannon Alder

Good words are worth much, and cost little. George Herbert

Effective Communication is a way to success. Jaspal Singh Malik

Poetry is simply the most beautiful, impressive, and widely effective mode of saying things. Matthew Arnold

The quality of your communication determines the size of your result. Meir Ezra

By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth. George Carlin

If people had the right skills and intention to communicate well, there would be no conflict. The better we are at communicating, the better our lives will be. Yama Mubtaker

Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid. Homer

Words travel as swiftly as desire, so it is possible to send a message of love without them. Laura Esquivel

The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy. Florence Scovel Shinn

Don’t assume that prior communication has been effective and that people get it. Benjamin Komlos

Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind. F. Scott Fitzgerald

If there is a communication issue, it is not the fault of the other person but of both people. Jeffrey G. Duarte

I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it. Ernest Hemingway

The fact that I’m using words doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m saying anything. Craig D. Lounsbrough

Quote me as saying I was mis quoted. Groucho Marx

Communication is humanity’s greatest blessing, although efforts to establish it can feel like humanity’s greatest curse. Cole Todd

Oaths are but words, and words are but wind. Samuel Butler

Opening up a conversation can be opening up a world of new possibilities. Michelle Lederman

Why did God give me two ears and one mouth? So that I will hear more and talk less. Leo Rosten

There is no communication that is so simple that it cannot be misunderstood. Luigina Sgarro

Email, instant messaging, and cell phones give us fabulous communication ability, but because we live and work in our own little worlds, that communication is totally disorganized. Marilyn vos Savant

If we wish to achieve better communication, we should feel free to make changes in the ways we communicate. Dr Prem Jagyasi

There is nothing more fearful for the average person in our society than to stand before a group of people and speak. Charles R. Swindoll

Sometimes it isn’t what a person says, but rather what they don’t say, that tells you more than their words ever could. Laurie Buchanan

Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts. Blaise Pascal

Your body language can divulge your disinterest or, conversely, it can affirm your attentiveness and confidence. Michelle Tillis Lederman

No ideas and the ability to express them that’s a journalist. Karl Kraus

Communication is the first pillar of love. Alan Maicon

The best way to solve problems and to fight against war is through dialogue. Malala Yousafzai

Assumptions are the termites of relationships. Henry Winkler

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

A beautiful thing happens when we start paying attention to each other. It is by participating more in your relationship that you breathe life into it. Steve Maraboli

I grew up in an atmosphere where words were an integral part of culture. Wole Soyinka

Nothing said in words ever came out quite even. Things in words got twisted and ran together, instead of staying straight and fitting together. Ursula K. Le Guin

Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response. Amos Bronson Alcott

We all struggle with our failure to communicate and our failure to reach beyond fear to love people. Mira Sorvino

Mass communication, radio, and especially television, have attempted, not without success, to annihilate every possibility of solitude and reflection. Eugenio Montale

Words are the voice of the heart. Confucius

Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art. Ansel Adams

It doesn’t matter if people don’t know that you do a good thing nor the right thing. But he nor she must know your expression of love. Olivia Sinaga

No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else’s draft. H. G. Wells

Lack of communication will destroy a relationship. Sayam Asjad

Writing is the supreme solace. W. Somerset Maugham

People don’t have anything but the communication with the things. Meir Ezra

There are some people who have the quality of richness and joy in them and they communicate it to everything they touch. It is first of all a physical quality; then it is a quality of the spirit. Tom Wolfe

Once you communicate, you don’t discover reality, you create reality. Meir Ezra

I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil. Truman Capote

Let’s forget about the things you haven’t done, and talk about what you have done. Michelle Lederman

The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue. Edward R. Murrow

When people agree with me, I always feel that I must be wrong. Oscar Wilde

One’s eyes are what one is, one’s mouth is what one becomes. John Galsworthy

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. William Butler Yeats

Words of comfort, skillfully administered, are the oldest therapy known to man. Louis Nizer

How often misused words generate misleading thoughts. Herbert Spencer

One has to grow up with good talk in order to form the habit of it. Helen Hayes

The great enemy of communication, we find, is the illusion of it. William H. Whyte

Writing has nothing to do with communication between person and person, only with communication between different parts of a person’s mind. Rebecca West

It is not the voice that commands the story; it is the ear. Italo Calvino

Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but primarily by catchwords. Robert Louis Stevenson

Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid. Fyodor Dostoevsky

In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature. Wallace Stevens

I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university. Albert Einstein

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. William Wordsworth

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

There are certain words which are nearer and dearer to a man than any others. Nikolai Gogol

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause. Mark Twain

In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do. Stephen Covey

We speak not only to tell other people what we think, but to tell ourselves what we think. Speech is a part of thought. Oliver Sacks

I believe in communication; books communicate ideas and make bridges between people. Jeanette Winterson

I motivate players through communication, being honest with them, having them respect and appreciate your ability and your help. Tommy Lasorda

Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own. Carol Burnett

The way you communicate an idea is different than the way you communicate a product. Frank Luntz

The more we learn about effective communication, the better we’ll be at leading, as our directives will be better understood. Paul Jarvis

Writing is a communication. Theodore Sturgeon

You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life. Zig Ziglar

I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation. George Bernard Shaw

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 every part of your life. Brian Tracy

This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read. Winston Churchill

Everything and anything we communicate to others, communicates to them, how to see us and treat us. Miya Yamanouchi

Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn’t listening. Emma Thompson

In order to understand what another person is saying, you must assume that it is true, and try to imagine what it is true of. George Miller