Friday, 17 February 2012


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

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

For in spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one can never really communicate anything to anybody. The essential substance of every thought and feeling remains incommunicable, locked up in the impenetrable strong-room of the individual soul and body. Our life is a sentence of perpetual solitary confinement. - Aldous Huxley

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

If you just communicate, you can get by. But if you skilfully communicate, you can work miracles. - John Rohn

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

Knowledge can be communicated, but wisdom cannot. - Hermann Hesse

Leaders who make it a practice to draw out the thoughts and ideas of their subordinates and who are receptive even to bad news will be properly informed. Communicate downward to subordinates with at least the same care and attention as you communicate upward to superiors. - L. B. Belker

Many attempts to communicate are nullified by saying too much. - Robert Greenleaf

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

Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language. - Walt Disney

People don't get along because they fear each other. People fear each other because they don't know each other. They don't know each other because they have not properly communicated with each other. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Regardless of the changes in technology, the market for well-crafted messages will always have an audience. - Steve Burnett

Take full responsibility for success in the communication process. As a listener, take full responsibility for hearing what the others are trying to say. As a talker, take full responsibility for being certain they understand what you are saying. - Denis Waitley

The best way to communicate may be just to sit without saying anything.  - Unknown

The issue of whether we are communicating does not arise at all. We are communicating all the time – verbally and non-verbally. The only question is if it is good or bad communication. - Unknown

The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them. Stephen King

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

The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversations is that each is thinking more about what he intends to say than about what others are saying, and we never listen when we are eager to speak. - Francois La Rochefoucauld

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

The vacuum created by a failure to communicate will quickly be filled with rumour, misrepresentation, drivel, and poison. - Unknown

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

To communicate, put your thoughts in order; give them a purpose; use them to persuade, to instruct, to discover, to seduce. - William Saffire

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

True communications depends upon our being straightforward with one another. - Unknown

We all benefit from honest communication, but especially when it is mixed with a little tact. - Leo Buscaglia

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

When you are always trying for a topper, you are killing conversation. You are not really listening. It ruins communication. - Unknown

You can talk with someone for years, every day, 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.

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

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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