Quotes about Communication

"After a heated argument on some trival matter Nancy (Astor) shouted, if I were your wife I would put poison in your coffee !
Where upon Winston (Churchill) answered: and if I were your husband I would drink it."

John Fellows Akers (born December 28, 1934) is a U.S. computer businessman. He was the president of IBM between 1983 and 1989. He was the CEO of IBM from 1984 until 1993; and chairman of IBM between 1986 and 1993. He was also on the Board of Directors of Lehman Brothers when it filed for bankruptcy.


"It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it."

Joseph Joubert (7 May 1754 in Montignac, Périgord – 4 May 1824 in Ville) was a French moralist and essayist, remembered today largely for his Pensées published posthumously.


"The aim of argument or of discussion, should not be victory,but progress."

Joseph Joubert (7 May 1754 in Montignac, Périgord – 4 May 1824 in Ville) was a French moralist and essayist, remembered today largely for his Pensées published posthumously.


"A man never tells you anything until you contradict him."

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama and he wrote more than 60 plays.


"General notions are generally wrong."

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (15 May 1689 – 21 August 1762) was an English aristocrat and writer. Montagu is today chiefly remembered for her letters, particularly her letters from Turkey, which have been described by Billie Melman as "the very first example of a secular work by a woman about the Muslim Orient


"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama and he wrote more than 60 plays.


"First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak. "

Epictetus (AD 55–AD 135) was a Greek Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia (present day Pamukkale, Turkey), and lived in Rome until banishment when he went to Nicopolis in northwestern Greece where he lived the rest of his life. His teachings were noted down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses. Philosophy, he taught, is a way of life and not just a theoretical discipline.


"Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary. "

John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963) often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.


"The tongue is the only tool that gets sharper with use."

Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He was best known for his short stories.


"Communication is about being effective, not always about being proper."

Bo Bennett (-) American businessman and author.