If I am to speak ten minutes, I need a week for preparation; if fifteen minutes, three days; if half an hour, two days; if an hour, I am ready now.

Woodrow Wilson

People say conversation is a lost art; how often I have wished it were.

Edward R. Murrow

Never mistake legibility for communication.

David Carson

Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.

Frank Moore Colby

Nothing is so simple that it cannot be misunderstood.

Freeman Teague Jr.

The greatest problem in communication is the illusion that it has been accomplished.

George Bernard Shaw

From listening comes wisdom and from speaking, repentance.


A good memory and a tongue tied in the middle is a combination which gives immortality to conversation.

Mark Twain

Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth, and every other man has a right to knock him down for it.

Samuel Johnson

I like to talk with people who express my thoughts clearly.


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

Rudyard Kipling

Uncooked truth, like uncooked vegetables, is healthier.

Vadim Kotelnikov

If you can't answer a man's argument, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.

Elbert Hubbard

A bore is a person who talks when you wish him to listen.

Ambrose Bierce

One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that, would tell one anything.

Oscar Wilde

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.

Harry S. Truman

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 time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively, but says nothing.

Henry S. Haskins




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