Favorite Quotations ~  Communication, 2 Take It Personally: How to Make Conscious Choices to Change the World

"Repartee is what you wish you'd said." ~ Heywood Broun

Keith Haring

Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment. ~ Pearl S. Buck

Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) ~ Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

It's important to talk to people in their own language. If you do it well, they'll say, "God, he said exactly what I was thinking." And when they begin to respect you, they'll follow you to the death.~ Lee Iacocca

Word of mouth is the most effective means of communication. ~ Ralph Nader

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

It takes two to speak the truth one to speak, and another to hear.~ Henry David Thoreau

It's all right to hold a conversation, but you should let go of it now and then. ~ Richard Armour

Too much agreement kills a chat. ~ Eldridge Cleaver, Soul on Ice, 1968

Nothing lowers the level of conversation more than raising the voice. ~ Stanley Horowitz, Behind the Glass

The keys to effective communication are knowing who you are, being yourself and sharing your message in a responsive way. ~ Barbara Borowitz Garland

There are people who don't say a thing and sound magnificent! ~ James G. Huneker

Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation. ~ Benjamin Franklin

You're in a much better position to talk with people when they approach you than when you approach them. ~ Peace Pilgrim

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