Communication Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old communication quotes, communication sayings, and communication proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Communication - the human connection--is the key to personal and career success.     

Paul J. Meyer

There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind that it does not grieve me to have produced alone, and that I have no one to tell it to     

Michel de Montaigne

You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life

Zig Ziglar

Who you are is speaking so loudly that I can't hear what you're saying.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.     

Albert Einstein

Be sincere; be brief; be seated.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

For effective communication think about how is your speech is perceived than in what you are actually saying.     

Byron Rivers

Think first. Talk less. Start today.

Charles Swindoll

We take communication for granted because we do it so frequently, but it's actually a complex process.     

Joseph Sommerville

Your ability to communicate is an important tool in your pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your family, your co-workers or your clients and customers.     

Lee Brown

Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.     

Robert Frost

The tongue is the only instrument that gets sharper with use.     

Washington Irving

Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.     

Jim Rohn

Communication is a skill that you can learn. It's like riding a bicycle or typing. If you're willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of very part of your life.     

Brian Tracy

To have much learning, to be skillful in handicraft, well-trained in discipline, and to be of good speech -- this is the greatest blessing.


Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.

Jack Kornfield

When we speak, in gestures or signs, we fashion a real object in the world; the gesture is seen, the words and the song are heard. The arts are simply a kind of writing, which, in one way or another, fixes words or gestures, and gives body to the invisible.     


The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.

Mark Twain

I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible.     

Jane Austen

If you can talk about it, why paint it?      

Francis Bacon