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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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The eyes have one language everywhere. - George Herbert

Good sayings are like pearls strung together. - Chinese Proverb

Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it. - Christopher Morley

Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides. - Rita Mae Brown

Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing. - Robert Benchley

I respect a man who knows how to spell a word more than one way. - Mark Twain

I failed kindergarten because I couldn't spell my last name. - Zach Galifianakis

Retire? I can't spell the word. I'd play in a wheelchair. - Keith Richards

Changes in language often reflect the changing values of a culture. - Ravi Zacharias

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. - William Butler Yeats

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. - Mark Twain

Dreams say what they mean, but they don't say it in daytime language. - Gail Godwin

Sometimes the best communication happens when you're on separate bikes. - Unknown

If we are a country committed to free speech, then why do we have phone bills? - Steven Wright

The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said. - Peter Drucker

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

Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect. - Owens L. Pomeroy

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

We really have everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language. - Oscar Wilde

I am going to give a long speech today. I haven't had time to prepare a short one. - Winston Churchill

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

Officialese: A government language where you can understand the words, but not the sentences - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

In the places I go there are things that I see that I never could spell if I stopped with the Z. - Dr. Seuss

Every St. Patrick's Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to. - Unknown

German is the most extravagantly ugly language - it sounds like someone using a sick bag on a 747. - Willy Rushton

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

Although he tortures the English language, he has not yet succeeded in forcing it to reveal its meaning. - J B Morton

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

Thanksgiving is the language of heaven, and we had better start to learn it if we are not to be mere dumb aliens there. - AJ Gossip

The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited. - Alan Kay

Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words. - Robert G Ingersoll

Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends. - Mary Catherwood

Heard about the young deaf boy who used sign language?
One day he told his mother a dirty joke and she washed his hands out with soap. - Red Skelton

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

Music is a language that doesn't speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it's in the bones, it's in the bones. - Keith Richards

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

No matter how bad things are, they can always be worse. So what if my stroke left me with a speech impediment? Moses had one, and he did all right. - Kirk Douglas

More people watch television and get their information that way than read books. I find new technology and new ways of communication very exciting. - Stephen Covey

Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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