Communication & Conversation--The Ultimate Quotation Collection

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Communication & Conversation—The Ultimate Quotation Collection


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92 Page Quotation Collection on Communication & Conversation

This 92 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Communication & Conversation. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Communication & Conversation, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources with particular attention given to quotes from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.

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Sample Quotes on Communication & Conversation:

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion.

--Dale Carnegie

The human face is powered, depending on how you count them, by between 23 and 43 muscles, many of which attach to the skin, serving no obvious function for survival. An alien examining a human specimen in isolation wouldn’t know what to make of them. Tugging on the forehead, eyebrows, lips and cheeks, the muscles broadcast a wealth of information about our emotional state, level of interest and alertness. It is a remarkably efficient means of communication—almost instantaneous, usually accurate, transcending most language and cultural barriers.

—Jerry Adler

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as a dog does.

--Christopher Morley

The great gift of conversation lies less in displaying it ourselves than in drawing it out of others. He who leaves your company pleased with himself and his own cleverness is perfectly well pleased with you.

--Jean De La Bruyère

I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.

—Mahatma Gandhi

Solitary reading will enable a man to stuff himself with information, but without conversation his mind will become like a pond without an outlet—a mass of unhealthy stagnature. It is not enough to harvest knowledge by study; the wind of talk must winnow it and blow away the chaff. Then will the clear, bright grains of wisdom be garnered, for our own use or that of others.

--William Matthews

If you wouldn’t write it and sign it, don’t say it.

--Earl Wilson

To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.

—Phyllis Theroux

Spoken words account for 30-to-35 percent of meaning. The rest is transmitted through nonverbal communication.

International Listening Association

There are two types of people—those who come into a room and say, ‘Well, here I am!’ and those who come in and say, ‘Ah, there you are’

—Frederick L. Collins

Don’t tell me what they said about me. Tell me why they were so comfortable to say it around you.

—Jay Z

Gossip is always a personal confession of malice or imbecility; it is a low, frivolous, and too often a dirty business. There are neighborhoods where it rages like a pest; churches are split in pieces by it, and neighbors made enemies for life. Let the young avoid or cure it while they may.

—Jack Holland

Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss


--Hyman Rickover

The two cardinal sins of conversation are talkativeness and silence.

—Edward Bennett

I hate to spread rumors, but what else can one do with them?

--Amanda Lear

People fighting their aloneness will do almost anything to avoid silence.

--Myrtle Barker

Beware of the conversationalist who adds ‘in other words.’ He is merely starting afresh.

--Christopher Morley

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