Communication Sayings and Quotes

Communication is key. It’s cheesy, but true. Learning to have productive conversations is harder than it looks. Hone your skills with the collection of wise and insightful communication quotes below.

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. Plato
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. George Bernard Shaw
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
You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won't mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever.... connections are made with the heart, not the tongue. C. JoyBell C.
The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't being said. The art of reading between the lines is a life long quest of the wise. Shannon L. Alder
Be silent, or say something better than silence Pythagoras
Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Communication is the solvent of all problems and is the foundation for personal development. Peter Shepherd
A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he knows something. Wilson Mizner
The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said. Peter Drucker
Who you are is speaking so loudly that I can't hear what you're saying. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
The tongue is the only instrument that gets sharper with use. Washington Irving
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause. Mark Twain
Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite. C.S. Lewis
When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective. Stephen R. Covey
Precision of communication is important, more important than ever, in our era of hair trigger balances, when a false or misunderstood word may create as much disaster as a sudden thoughtless act. James Thurber
If you have nothing to say, say nothing. Mark Twain
You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere. Lee Iacocca
Communicate unto the other person that which you would want him to communicate unto you if your positions were reversed. Aaron Goldman
Many can argue - not many converse. A. Bronson Alcott
We never listen when we are eager to speak. Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Nothing lowers the level of conversation more than raising the voice. Stanley Horowitz
Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish. Euripedes
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. William Butler Yeats
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
Communication works for those who work at it. John Powell
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
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 Michel de Montaigne
You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life Zig Ziglar
I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university. Albert Einstein
Be sincere; be brief; be seated. Franklin D. Roosevelt
For effective communication think about how your speech is perceived than in what you are actually saying. Byron Rivers
We take communication for granted because we do it so frequently, but it's actually a complex process. Joseph Sommerville
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know. Jim Rohn
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
To have much learning, to be skillful in handicraft, well-trained in discipline, and to be of good speech -- this is the greatest blessing. Buddha
I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible. Jane Austen
Communication - the human connection - is the key to personal and career success. Paul J. Meyer
In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do. Stephen Covey
Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing Rollo May
The art of communication is the language of leadership. James Humes
Communication - the human connection--is the key to personal and career success. Paul J. Meyer
Think first. Talk less. Start today. Charles Swindoll
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. Lee Brown
Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others. Jack Kornfield
When we speak, in gestures or signs, we fashion a real object in the world; the gesture is seen, the words and the song are heard. The arts are simply a kind of writing, which, in one way or another, fixes words or gestures, and gives body to the invisible. Alain
If you can talk about it, why paint it? Francis Bacon
Communication is the soul of management: analysis and solid decisions translated into clear messages that influence people to act and feel good about their performance. Dianna Booher
Communication makes the top three in many list today. The most important in happy marriages. The most essential element in raising well-adjusted teens. The most vital skill in job-interviewing success. The greatest problem voiced by political parties in gaining support for their candidate. Dianna Booher
Communication is the core of leadership: clear messages that inspire people to act. Dianna Booher
Communication skills in our everyday lives and relationships create the difference between misery and defeat or success. Dianna Booher
Small talk means having a little loose change in your pocket. Like quarters at a pay phone, dimes at a gum dispenser, or dollars at a toll booth. It'll come in handy when you least expect it. When it comes to small talk, know when to jiggle it, spend it, or save it. Dianna Booher
Communication breakdown / See us standing on the other side / Communication breakdown / Our heads up high - united for the fight Arvid Zemke
Communication is the key to life / Communication is the key to love / Communication is the key to us Dallas Austin
Affinity and communication / That is reality / Understanding is the first thing / It means so much to me Van Morrison
Communication is hard to establish / When things like a state of mind get in the way Allan Joseph Mccarthy
Communication is more than just words / communication is architecture / Because of course it is quite obvious that a house which would be built without that / Will that desire to communicate, would not look the way your house looks today Nora Patterson
Communication is a skill you must acquire / it will help you through your life, it is essential Cathal Joseph Smyth
Communication is the key to our happiness / If we just talk about it / Maybe we can make some sense Alfred C. Antoine
Communication is never simple / Especially when it's you that's on the receiving end / As memories start to fade Victoria Hesketh
Communication is the transfer of emotion. Seth Godin
Communication goes beyond the words we choose. Tony Jeary
Communication is so much better when people are vulnerable. A. J. McLean
Good communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity. Nat Turner
Silence is a form of communication, too. Sometimes less is more. Pat Summitt
Communication must become total and conscious before we can stop it. William S. Burroughs
Communication is about being effective, not always about being proper. Bo Bennett
If you think communication is all talking, you haven't been listening. Ashleigh Brilliant
True communication is communion- the realization of oneness, which is love. Eckhart Tolle
Communication is at the very core of our society. That's what makes us human. Jan Koum
My belief is that communication is the best way to create strong relationships. Jada Pinkett Smith
Never mind your intentions. Communication is about what others hear with your words. Dianna Booher
Communication is mutual feeling with someone, not a didactic process of information. Robert Creeley
Communication is something so simple and difficult that we can never put it in simple words. T.S. Mathews
Understanding comes through communication, and through communication we find the way to peace. Ralph C. Smedley
Honest communication is built on truth and integrity and upon respect of the one for the other. Benjamin E. Mays
Art is a technique of communication. The image is the most complete technique of all communication. Claes Oldenburg