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My Communication Quotes

My collection of communication quotes (with author and source) collected from books, conversations, training, and of course, the internet. Enjoy!

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An intellectual is a man who takes more words than is necessary to tell more than he knows.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), American President

To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world – use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.

— Tony Robbins, Unlimited Power

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

— Joseph Sommerville, PhD, The 5 Keys to Interpersonal Success (2004)

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, A Wealth of Possibilities (2012)

To be a person is to have a story to tell.

— Isak Dinesen (1885-1962), Danish writer

The greatest communication skill is paying value to others.

— Denis Waitley, motivational speaker, writer, & consultant

Self-consciousness kills communication.

— Rick Steves, American travel writer and TV personality

Given how quickly our increasingly diverse world is changing, there are few more urgent challenges than engaging leaders in effective communication strategies that build functional relationships that transform schools and education systems.

— Sherida Britt, Director, Learning Solutions and Services at ASCD

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

— Catherine Pulsifer, Define Interpersonal Skills, Wings of Wisdom, Wings for Goals, Wings for Work, My Story, http://www.wow4u.com

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

— Stephen Covey (1932-2012), The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
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