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Communication Skills

When the art of speaking overtakes the art of listening

Communication Skills thanks to Bryce LeGrande

Why we have two ears and one mouth

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Is there another word for synonym? - George Carlin

Speech is silver; silence is golden. - Thomas Carlyle

A riot is the language of the unheard. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Poetry is what gets lost in translation. - Robert Frost

I am disappointment in you're grammar. - Unknown

A proverb is to speech what salt is to food. - Arabic Proverb

I am the Roman Emperor and am above grammar. - Emperor Sigismund

Humor is the affectionate communication of insight. - Leo Rosten

The art of communication is the language of leadership. - James Humes

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language. - Larry Wall

All poetry is a reproduction of the tones of actual speech. - Robert Frost

We are all here for a spell; get all the good laughs you can. - Will Rogers

You're not a star until they can spell your name in Karachi. - Humphrey Bogart

The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so. - Gore Vidal

Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends. - Alphonse de Lamartine

Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together. - Max Eastman

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said. - Peter F Drucker

It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. - Mark Twain

Out of suffering comes creativity. You cannot spell painting without pain. - John Lithgow

The first 40 years of life give us the text; the next 30 supply the commentary. - Arthur Schopenhauer

A bore is one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation. - Benjamin Desraeli

Three problems we have: lack of boundaries, insufficient language, incompletions. - Thomas Leonard

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. - George Bernard Shaw

Speak when you're angry and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret. - L.J. Peter

Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. - Ezra Pound

At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer. - Marshall Lumsden

A person's name is, to that person, the sweetest, most important sound in any language. - Dale Carnegie

The first man to use abusive language instead of his fists was the founder of civilization. - Sigmund Freud

Language is our meeting place, the sea we live in... it is the common ground of our humanity. - Toby Wolfe

Grammar, which knows how to lord it over kings, and with high hands makes them obey its laws. - Moliere

Human language appears to be a unique phenomenon, without significant analogue in the animal world. - Noam Chomsky

I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence. - Aeschylus

The names of colors are at the edge, between where language fails and where it's at its most powerful. - A.S. Byatt

To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker. - Frederick Douglass

Morals are an acquirement - like music, like a foreign language, like piety, poker, paralysis - no man is born with them. - Mark Twain

Charity, good behaviour, amiable speech, unselfishness - these by the chief sage have been declared the elements of popularity. - Burmese Proverb

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. - Nelson Mandela

Like a human being, a company has to have an internal communication mechanism, a 'nervous system', to coordinate its actions. - Bill Gates

The best managers figure out how to get great outcomes by setting the appropriate context, rather than by trying to control their people. - Reed Hastings

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy. - Bertrand Russell


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