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  Speaking is silver, silence is gold.  
 -  German proverb
  

  One word let slip and four horses would fail to catch it.  
 -  Japanese proverb
  

  A slap heals but a harsh word is remembered.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Conversations are food for the soul.  
 -  Mexican proverb
  

  A fool's tongue is long enough to cut his own throat.  
 -  English proverb
  

  On the tip of the tongue lies the fate of the entire world.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Learn a new language and get a new soul.  
 -  Czech proverb
  

  The less you talk, the more you are listened to.  
 -  Abigail Van Buren
  

  Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.  
 -  Aesop
  

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

  To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.  
 -  Anthony Robbins
  

  By words the mind is winged.  
 -  Aristophanes
  

  Words are feminine; deeds are masculine.  
 -  Baltasar Gracian
  

  I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners.  
 -  Benjamin Banneker
  

  The fool wonders, the wise man asks.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  Silence is not always a sign of wisdom, but babbling is ever a folly.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  To entertain some people all you have to do is listen.  
 -  Bernard Edinger
  

  Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking.  
 -  Bernard Mannes Baruch
  

  I wonder what language truck drivers are using, now that everyone is using theirs?  
 -  Beryl Pfizer
  

  Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its infancy.  
 -  Bill Cosby
  

  If you walk up to some random person on the street, grab them by the shoulder, and say 'Did you just see what I saw?' You'll find that no one wants to talk to you.  
 -  Bill Murray
  

  Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.  
 -  Blaise Pascal
  

  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 every part of your life.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  It takes a great man to be a good listener.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.  
 -  Carl Sandburg
  

  Men are born with two eyes, but only one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say.  
 -  Charles Caleb Colton
  

  Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.  
 -  Charles Dickens
  

  The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.  
 -  Confucius
  

  My father always used to say, 'Don't raise your voice. Improve your argument.' Good sense does not always lie with the loudest shouters, nor can we say that a large, unruly crowd is always the best arbiter of what is right.  
 -  Desmond Tutu
  

  Gossip is black magic at its very worst because it is pure poison.  
 -  Don Miguel Ruiz
  

  Be impeccable with your word  
 -  Don Miguel Ruiz
  

  I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to.  
 -  Dorothy Parker
  

  Speak when you are angry - and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.  
 -  Dr. Laurence J. Peter
  

  Conversation means being able to disagree and still continue the discussion.  
 -  Dwight MacDonald
  

  I make it a point never to argue with people for whose opinion I have no respect.  
 -  Edward Gibbon
  

  We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going to learn to live together, and if we are to live together we have to talk.  
 -  Eleanor Roosevelt
  

  Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.  
 -  Eleanor Roosevelt
  

  Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds.  
 -  Elie Wiesel
  

  Take care not to casually discuss matters that are of great importance to you with people who are not important to you. Your affairs will become drained of preciousness.  
 -  Epictetus
  

  I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.  
 -  Ernest Hemingway
  

  Your word is your wand.  
 -  Florence Scovel Shinn
  

  Persecution for opinion is the master vice of society.  
 -  Frances Wright
  

  You can suffocate a thought by expressing it with too many words.  
 -  Frank A. Clark
  

  Gossip needn't be false to be evil - ther's a lot of truth that shouldn't be passed around.  
 -  Frank A. Clark
  

  Mincing your words makes it easier if you have to eat them later.  
 -  Franklin P. Jones
  

  It is the stillest words that bring on the storm. Thoughts that come on doves' feet guide the world.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.Talking nonsense is man's only privilege that distinguishes him from all other organisms.  
 -  Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  

  People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  Silence is the unbearbale repartee.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  Most of us have little training in listening. We are far more efficient in thinking and speaking. Learning to listen may be as difficult as learning a foreign language, but learn we must, if we want to communicate love.  
 -  Gary Chapman
  

  I am not imposed upon by fine words; I can see what actions mean.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  Gossip is sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it: it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  Gossip is the Devil's radio.  
 -  George Harrison
  

  When I want my men to remember something important, to really make it stick, I give it to them double dirty. It may not sound nice to some bunch of little old ladies at an afternoon tea party, but it helps my soldiers to remember. You can't run an army without profanity; and it has to be eloquent profanity. An army without profanity couldn't fight its way out of a piss-soaked paper bag.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  It's hard to communicate anything exactly and that's why perfect relationships between people are difficult to find.  
 -  Gustave Flaubert
  

  A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.  
 -  Henrik Ibsen
  

  Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.  
 -  Horace
  

  The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.  
 -  Hubert H. Humphrey
  

  Most of us have little training in listening. We are far more efficient in thinking and speaking. Learning to listen may be as difficult as learning a foreign language, but learn we must, if we want to communicate love.  
 -  Gary Chapman
  

  I am not imposed upon by fine words; I can see what actions mean.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  Gossip is sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it: it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  Gossip is the Devil's radio.  
 -  George Harrison
  

  When I want my men to remember something important, to really make it stick, I give it to them double dirty. It may not sound nice to some bunch of little old ladies at an afternoon tea party, but it helps my soldiers to remember. You can't run an army without profanity; and it has to be eloquent profanity. An army without profanity couldn't fight its way out of a piss-soaked paper bag.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  It's hard to communicate anything exactly and that's why perfect relationships between people are difficult to find.  
 -  Gustave Flaubert
  

  A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.  
 -  Henrik Ibsen
  

  Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.  
 -  Horace
  

  The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.  
 -  Hubert H. Humphrey
  

  By curbing his tongue, a man gains possession of his mind. The fool babbles, gossips, argues, and bandies words. He glories in the fact that he has had the last word, and has silenced his opponent. He exults in his own folly, is ever on the defensive, and wastes his energies in unprofitable channels. He is like a gardener who continues to dig and plant in unproductive soil. The wise man avoids idle words, gossips, vain argument, and self-defence. He is content to appear defeated; rejoices when he is defeated; knowing that, having found and removed another error in himself, he has thereby become wiser. Blessed is he who does not strive for the last word.  
 -  James Allen
  

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

  You prove your worth with your actions, not with your mouth.  
 -  Jean Paul
  

  The concept behind the mobile phone is that you have absolutely nothing to say and you've got to talk to someone about it right now.  
 -  Jerry Seinfeld
  

  The worst words in the English language are, 'We have to talk.' Either that or, 'Whose bra is this?'  
 -  Jerry Seinfeld
  

  Say what you want to say when you have the feeling and the chance. My greatest regrets are the things I did not do, the opportunities missed and the things unsaid.  
 -  Jim Keller
  

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

  Communication is the ability to affect other people with words.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss.  
 -  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  

  Communication is not only the essence of being human, but also a vital property of life.  
 -  John A. Piece
  

  There is all the difference in the world between having something to say and having to say something.  
 -  John Dewey
  

  We listened to what our customers wanted and acted on what they said. Good things happen when you pay attention.  
 -  John F. Smith
  

  Communication works for those who work at it.  
 -  John Powell
  

  Don't talk unless you can improve the silence.  
 -  Jorge Luis Borges
  

  Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.  
 -  Joseph Conrad
  

  One-half the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.  
 -  Josh Billings
  

  Words are timeless. You should utter them or write them with a knowledge of their timelessness.  
 -  Kahlil Gibran
  

  People will believe anything if you whisper it.  
 -  Karl Kraus
  

  He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.  
 -  Lao Tzu
  

  Go to the people. Live with them, learn from them, love them.  
 -  Lao Tzu
  

  You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere.  
 -  Lee Iacocca
  

  You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.  
 -  Leo Aikman
  

  Words must surely be counted among the most powerful drugs man ever invented.  
 -  Leo Rosten
  

  He who truly knows has no occasion to shout.  
 -  Leonardo da Vinci
  

  Oysters open completely when the moon is full; and when the crab sees one it throws a piece of stone or seaweed into it and the oyster cannot close again so that it serves the crab for meat. Such is the fate of him who opens his mouth too much and thereby puts himself at the mercy of the listener.  
 -  Leonardo da Vinci
  

  I am here to speak on freedom of speech. It is a great topic, and I am going to make my speech as free as possible. But you know that this cannot be done, for when anyone announces that he is going to speak his mind freely, everyone is frightened. This shows that there is no such thing as true freedom of speech. No one can afford to let his neighbors know what he is thinking about them. Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks.  
 -  Lin Yutang
  

  Words of comfort, skillfully administered, are the oldest therapy known to man.  
 -  Louis Nizer
  

  An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything.  
 -  Lynn Johnston
  

  When people keep telling you that you can't do a thing, you kind of like to try it.  
 -  Margaret Chase Smith
  

  If you have nothing to say, say nothing.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.  
 -  Michel de Montaigne
  

  Men gossip less than women, but mean it.  
 -  Mignon McLaughlin
  

  Nothing haunts us like the things we don't say.  
 -  Mitch Albom
  

  Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.  
 -  Nathaniel Hawthorne
  

  If we do not believe in freedom of speech for those we despise we do not believe in it at all.  
 -  Noam Chomsky
  

  Some peole will believe anything if it is whispered to them.  
 -  Pierre de Marivaux
  

  Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.  
 -  Plato
  

  False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.  
 -  Plato
  

  Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.  
 -  Pythagoras
  

  The key to a good life is this: If you're not going to talk about something during the last hour of your life, then don't make it a top priority during your lifetime.  
 -  Richard Carlson
  

  The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.  
 -  Richard Moss
  

  Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts.  
 -  Robert Fulghum
  

  Listening intently to someone is one of the best ways I know of to honor that person and forge a deep human connection.  
 -  Robin Sharma
  

  Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.  
 -  Rudyard Kipling
  

  The best of conversations occur when there is no competition, no vanity, but a calm quiet interchange of sentiments.  
 -  Samuel Johnson
  

  If my answers frighten you then you should cease asking scary questions.  
 -  Samuel L. Jackson, Pulp Fiction
  

  Advice is like snow; the softer it falls the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.  
 -  Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  

  Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something.  
 -  Saul Bellow
  

  In your life you'll be criticized for speaking up and criticized for remaining silent. Criticism is a part of the path.  
 -  Sean Stephenson
  

  Repetition is a convincing argument.  
 -  Shad Helmstetter
  

  Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  Do not hesitate to be blunt. This is better done by manner and attitude than by actual words which can be reported.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  There is no greater evil one can suffer than to hate reasonable discourse.  
 -  Socrates
  

  Life would be a lot easier if conversations were rewindable and erasable, like videos. Or if you could instruct people to disregard what you just said, like in a courtroom.  
 -  Sophie Kinsella
  

  People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.  
 -  Soren Kierkegaard
  

  The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them.  
 -  Stephen King
  

  The small man gossips. The average man lets him. The great man stays silent and allows what is said of him to make him greater still.  
 -  Stephen Mansfield
  

  Speech is a mirror of the soul: As a man speaks, so is he.  
 -  Syrus
  

  Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.  
 -  Thomas Carlyle
  

  The liberty of speaking and writing guards our other liberties.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  A person's success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.  
 -  Tim Ferriss
  

  Never be so brief as to become obscure.  
 -  Tryon Edwards
  

  Best friends are people you know you dont need to talk to every single day. You don't even have to talk to each other for weeks, but when you do, it's like you never even stopped talking at all.  
 -  Unknown
  

  I have no problem texting while driving, but I won't text while going down stairs. That shits dangerous.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Relationships fail because of trust issues, commitment issues and communication issues.  
 -  Unknown
  

  If one day you feel like crying, call me.. I don't promise that I will make you laugh.. But I can cry with you. If one day you want to run away, don't be afraid to call me. I don't promise to ask you to stop... But I can run with you. If one day you don't want to listen to anyone, call me. I promise to be there for you.. And I promise to be very quiet. But if one day you call me.. And there is no answer.. Come fast to see me.. Perhaps I need you.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Whenever a person is ignoring me, what they're actually doing is making a conscious choice to communicate that I'm not important to them.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Long distance relationships. Distance is not a hindrance in a relationship, it's just the test of time and how you are going to survive in that situation. TRUST, LOVE and COMMUNICATION is the key.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Communication is the key, and so patience, trust and loyalty. To make a long distance relationship work.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Distance shouldn't be a factor in a relationship but communication, trust and commitment should be.  
 -  Unknown
  

  When you hear people speak in another language: 6% I wish I could speak that. 94% Those bitches better not be talking about me...  
 -  Unknown
  

  Our heritage and ideals, our code and standards - the things we live by and teach our children - are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves... let us be above such transparent egotism.  
 -  Will Durant
  

  It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in an argument.  
 -  William G. McAdoo
  

  Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.  
 -  William S. Burroughs
  

  If nobody spoke unless he had something to say, the human race would very soon lose the use of speech.  
 -  William Somerset Maugham
  

  A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something.  
 -  Wilson Mizner
  

  The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.  
 -  Woodrow Wilson
  

  I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.  
 -  Xenocrates
  

  Each time we don't say what we wanna say, we're dying.  
 -  Yoko Ono