Quotes about Communication

"Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble."

Frank Tyger (1929-2011) editorial cartoonist, columnist and humorist for the Times of Trenton.


"To speak and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks."

Benjamin "Ben" Jonson (c. 11 June 1572 – 6 August 1637) was an English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor


"It's not what you say, it's what people hear."

Frank I. Luntz (born February 23, 1962) is an American political consultant, pollster, and Republican Party strategist.


"Don't speak unless you can improve on the silence."

Spanish proverb (-)


"One of the very best rules of conversation is to never, say anything which any of the company wish had been left unsaid."

Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and cleric who became Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.


"Laughter is the shortest distance between two people."

Victor Borge, born Børge Rosenbaum (3 January 1909 – 23 December 2000) was a Danish and American comedian, conductor and pianist.


"When all is said and done, a lot more is said than done."

Henry Louis "H. L." Mencken (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956) was an American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, acerbic critic of American life and culture, and a student of American English. Mencken, known as the "Sage of Baltimore", is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists of the first half of the 20th century.


"We talk on principle, but we act on interest."

Walter Savage Landor (30 January 1775 – 17 September 1864) was an English writer and poet.


"I know what I'm having 'em put on my tombstone: 'I have nothing more to say'."

Robert Edward "Ted" Turner (born November 19, 1938) is an American media mogul and philanthropist. As a businessman, he is known as founder of the cable news network CNN, the first dedicated 24-hour cable news channel.