Communication Quotes

I have already shared some quotes on Leadership, Success, Attitude, Personal Growth, Talents, and Passion .Today I would like to share some quotes on communication:

“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

“Developing excellent communication skills is absolutely essential to effective leadership. The leader must be able to share knowledge and ideas to transmit a sense of urgency and enthusiasm to others. If a leader can’t get a message across clearly and motivate others to act on it, then having a message doesn’t even matter.” ~Gilbert Amelio

“Communication works for those who work at it.” ~John Powell

“Good communication does not mean that you have to speak in perfectly formed sentences and paragraphs. It isn’t about slickness. Simple and clear go a long way.”~John Kotter

“If you just communicate you can get by. But if you skillfully communicate, you can work miracles.” ~Jim Rohn

“I wasn’t a great communicator, but I communicated great things.” ~Ronald Reagan

“The basic building block of good communications is the feeling that every human being is unique and of value.” ~ Unknown

“The art of communication is the language of leadership.” ~James Humes

“The less people know, the more they yell.” ~Seth Godin

“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.”  ~Anthony Robbins

“Storytellers, by the very act of telling, communicate a radical learning that changes lives and the world: telling stories is a universally accessible means through which people make meaning” ~Chris Cavanaugh

Question: What are your favorite communication quotes?

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24 thoughts on “Communication Quotes

  1. Great quotes, Dan! I love the quotes in Proverbs about how a wise man holds his tongue, but a fool blabbers on. Definitely have helped me from looking like a fool!

  2. Several good ones here Dan. I liked Twain’s, Godin’s, and Reagan’s. One I like is Abe’s: “It is better to keep your mouth shut and thought a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt.”

  3. I like this one Dan “The basic building block of good communications is the feeling that every human being is unique and of value.” ~ Unknown

    I am constantly learning good communication is not about me but about others.

    Great quotes!

  4. I don’t know who said it, but I like it, “Say what you mean and mean what you say.” Simple but profound…

  5. These are all great! There is one that I also love – but have no idea who originally said it… “God gave you 2 ears and 1 mouth..listen twice as much as you talk.”

    • It’s a good one. Keep working at it and soon you will be an expert at keeping it simple. I know it’s something I need to work on as well. Thank you for stopping by and reading.

  6. I love the Seth Godin quote – I’ve found that one to be so true! I also like the Ronald Reagan quote because it puts the emphasis on what is being communicated and not just how slick and eloquent the communicator is.

  7. You never cease to amaze me Dan. Jim Rohn is my All-Time favorite speaker and Author. I soak up everything that he said and has. He has impacted my life tremendously. This quote is a all-time fav of mine.

    “If you just communicate you can get by. But if you skillfully communicate, you can work miracles.” ~Jim Rohn