Quotes and Musings on Speech/Communication

  • “The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.” ~Peter Drucker
  • “Speech is a mirror of the soul: as a man speaks, so is he.” ~Publilius Syrus ~100 BC
  • “Thought is the fountain of speech.” ~Chrysippus (280 BC – 207 BC)
  • “The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man’s observation, not overturning it.” ~Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • “Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work.” ~Brian Tracy

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

  • “The worst thing about the miracle of modern communications is the Pavlovian pressure it places upon everyone to communicate whenever a bell rings.” ~Russell Baker

  • “Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so thatwhen 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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