First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
All noise is waste. So cultivate quietness in your speech, in your thoughts, in your emotions. Speak habitually low. Wait for attention and then you low words will be charged with dynamite.
Deep listening is miraculous for both listener and speaker. When someone receives us with open-hearted, non-judging, intensely interested listening, our spirits expand.
The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them
If we are strong, our strength will speak for itself. If we are weak, words will be of no help.
Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary.
Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its infancy.
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
Good communication does not mean that you have to speak in perfectly formed sentences and paragraphs. It isn't about slickness. Simple and clear go a long way.
Give sorrow words. The grief that does not speak whispers the o'er-fraught heart, and bids it break.
Examine what is said, not who speaks
A writer writes not because he is educated but because he is driven by the need to communicate. Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood.
To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well
Two men in a burning house must not stop to argue
The tongue is the only tool that gets sharper with use