145 Communication Skills Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of communication skills quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about good communication skills.

The Most Famous Communication Skills Quotes (Best in 2024)

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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. — Les Brown

Intelligence, knowledge or experience are important and might get you a job, but strong communication skills are what will get you promoted. — Mireille Guiliano

If you just communicate, you can get by. But if you communicate skillfully, you can work miracles. — Jim Rohn

The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives. — Anthony Robbins

The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives. — Tony Robbins

Communication - the human connection - is the key to personal and career success. — Paul J. Meyer

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

Your ability to communicate to your young people will determine your success. — Jim Harrick

Leadership is a way of thinking, a way of acting and, most importantly, a way of communicating. — Simon Sinek

Leadership is about persuasion, presentation and people skills. — Shiv Khera

Short Communication Skills Quotes

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  • The most important things are the hardest to say — Stephen King
  • Of all the life skills available to us, communication is perhaps the most empowering. — Bret Morrison
  • Of those who say nothing, few are silent. — Tom Neil
  • The greatest communication skill is paying value to others. — Denis Waitley
  • The ABCs are attitude, behavior and communication skills. — Gerald Chertavian
  • To be a leader is to communicate constantly, skillfully, intentionally, and strategically — Albert Mohler
  • Managers who are skilled communicators may also be good at covering up real problems. — Chris Argyris
  • Relational skills are the most important abilities in leadership. — John C. Maxwell
Communication skills quote The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to undrstand. We listen to
The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to undrstand. We listen to reply.

Importance Of Communication Skills Quotes

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Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people. — Jim Rohn

Important leadership skill is precisely communicating your intent — that is, proposing what the properties of successful execution would be, while leaving the choices of how to achieve those goals for the team to propose in return. — Greg Brockman

To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education - literacy, both verbal and numerical, and communication skills. — Alan Greenspan

Communication skills quote Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable
Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that seen important to you.

Education is the foundation of success. Just as scholastic skills are vitally important, so are financial skills and communication skills. — Robert Kiyosaki

Communication is the most important skill in life. We spend most of our waking hours communicating. But consider this: You've spent years learning how to read and write, years learning how to speak. But what about listening? — Stephen Covey

Dance, which displays the body in public, is one of the channels of communication used to pass along important social skills from one generation to the next. — Gerald Jonas

Good Communication Skills Quotes

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Writing is a skill that can be learned much more easily than, say, in-person selling, and so you may just cultivate writing skills until you become a good online communicator and then use that for your sales. — Naval Ravikant

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

The only prerequisites are past experience, a suitable personality and good communication skills: you need to be able to communicate adequately in English. — Paul Clitheroe

Communication skills quote Words of comfort skillfully administered are the oldest therapy known to man.
Words of comfort skillfully administered are the oldest therapy known to man.

We visual communicators have so much good to share: rather than sharing our chemical and style addictions, we could be using our professional skills to help communicate health information, conflict resolution, democracy, technology. — David Berman

As a whole, the managers today are different in temperament. Most have very good communication skills and are more understanding of the umpire's job. That doesn't mean they are better managers. It just means that I perceive today's managers a bit differently. — Jim Evans

A good ice hockey player is someone who has good communication skills, is willing to listen and willing to try new things. It's a very technical game and not that easy to pick up. It's a lot of fun but you just have to be patient. — Gerad Adams

Communication skills quote The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.
The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.

The Homebrew Computer Club was the highlight of my life. I was too shy to ever talk in the club meeting, but the way that I could communicate sometimes was by doing good designs. I was very skilled at a certain type of circuit design. — Steve Wozniak

Presentation Skills Quotes

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Delivering a successful presentation could mean landing a major new contract, better prices for your services, or getting the funding you need. — Lewis Howes

The world we know at present is in no fit state to take over the dreariest little meteor ... If we have the courage and patience, the energy and skill, to take us voyaging to other planets, then let us use some of these to tidy up and civilize this earth. One world at a time, please. — J. B. Priestley

There are only two types of speakers in the world. 1. The nervous and 2. Liars. — Mark Twain

Communication skills quote When you know your strength, you can turn any disadvantage into an advantage.
When you know your strength, you can turn any disadvantage into an advantage.

I think that no one, or very few, are born as good presenters. It's a skill that you learn. — Guy Kawasaki

Kate Benson is an expert in applying NLP in the education sector. She is thoroughly organised, highly skilled and the love for what she teaches comes across in her presentations. I guarantee you will have a thoroughly enjoyable experience. — Richard Bandler

This is an occupation known as painting, which calls for imagination, and skill of hand, in order to discover things not seen, hiding themselves under the shadow of natural objects, and to fix them with the hand, presenting to plain sight what does not actually exist. — Cennino Cennini

Communication skills quote The hardest thing to say is usually worth saying
The hardest thing to say is usually worth saying

There are good leaders who actively guide and bad leaders who actively misguide. Hence, leadership is about persuasion, presentation and people skills. — Shiv Khera

Presentation skills are key. People who work for you represent your brand. You want them to present themselves - and represent you - in a certain way. — Marc Benioff

The more a person feels skilled, the more her moods will improve; while the more challenges that are present, the more her attention will become focused and concentrated. — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

You must feel what you're singing, not just have a good presentation of the language. — Cecilia Bartoli

Interpersonal Skills Quotes

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In 1970 the top three skills required by the Fortune 500 were the three Rs: reading, writing, and arithmetic. In 1999 the top three skills in demand were teamwork, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills. We need schools that are developing these skills. — Linda Darling-Hammond

Nothing is more exciting and bonding in relationships than creating together. — Stephen Covey

You're talking about a younger generation, Generation Y, whose interpersonal communication skills are different from Generation X. The younger generation is more comfortable saying something through a digital mechanism than even face to face. — Erik Qualman

Communication skills quote The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingnes
The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.

The amateur salesman sells products; the professional sells solutions to needs and problems. — Stephen Covey

We must not let the actions or words of others determine our responses. Magnanimous people make the choice to respond to the indignities of others based upon their own principles and their own value system rather than their moods or anger. — Stephen Covey

Love is a verb. Love – the feeling – is the fruit of love, the verb. So love her. Sacrifice. Listen to her. Empathize. Appreciate. Affirm her. — Stephen Covey

Communication skills quote Straight roads do not make skillful drivers
Straight roads do not make skillful drivers

I teach people how to treat me by what I will allow. — Stephen Covey

How you treat the one reveals how you regard the many, because everyone is ultimately a one. — Stephen Covey

You can't talk your way out of a problem you behaved your way into! — Stephen Covey

If you want to have a more pleasant, cooperative teenager, be a more understanding, empathic, consistent, loving parent. If you want to have more freedom, more latitude in your job, be a more responsible, a more helpful, a more contributing employee. — Stephen Covey

Language Skills Quotes

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Educators need to know what happens in the world of the children with whom they work. They need to know the universe of their dreams, the language with which they skillfully defend themselves from the aggressiveness of their world, what they know independently of the school, and how they know it. — Paulo Freire

Scientific research and other studies have demonstrated that arts education can enhance American students' math and language skills and improve test scores which in turn increase chances of higher education and good jobs in the future. — Thad Cochran

Unless the chemist learns the language of mathematics, he will become a provincial and the higher branches of chemical work, that require reason as well as skill, will gradually pass out of his hands. — Alexander Crum Brown

Communication skills quote The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.
The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.

Art is a language. It's not a skill. It's not a stunt. It's not something that you just learn to do and put it down. It comes from the heart. — Wynona Mulcaster

Parents provide their children with genes as well as an environment, so the fact that talkative parents have kids with good language skills could simply mean that and that the same genes that make parents talkative make children articulate. — Steven Pinker

I think I developed language skills to deal with threat. It's the girl thing to do-you know, instead of pulling out a gun. — Barbara Kruger

Communication skills quote Communication is only effective when we communicate in a way that is meaningful
Communication is only effective when we communicate in a way that is meaningful to the recipient, not ourselves.

I know you lawyers can with ease, Twist words and meanings as you please; That language, by your skill made pliant, Will bend to favour every client; That 'tis the fee directs the sense, To make out either side's pretense. — John Gay

To be strategic in life is like any skill whether it's basketball or learning a language, it takes effort and practice and I think most people don't think that it's something that they could just do, you know, naturally. — Robert Greene

The variety of shape, pattern, and color found in the languages of the world is a testament to the wonder of nature, to the breathtaking array of possibilities that can emerge, tangled and wild, from the fertile human endowments of brain and larynx, intelligence and social skills. — Arika Okrent

The photo collage is a way to travel that must be used with skill and precision if we are to arrive... The collage as a flexible hieroglyph language of juxtaposition: A collage makes a statement. — William S. Burroughs

Management Skills Quotes

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Personal energy management is as important as any technical skill. — Greg Brockman

South Africa now needs skilled and educated people to say 'How do we manage and develop this democratic country?' — Thabo Mbeki

In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. — Harry S. Truman

Communication skills quote Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble.
Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble.

I was in the right place at the right time. — Mel Allen

An underappreciated programming skill is time estimation — not just communicating how long something should take you, but noticing when you've spent too long on a particular approach and should revisit. — Greg Brockman

I think management is about just that - managing people via man-to-man skills. — Stuart Pearce

Professionally, the demands of your roles are growing faster than you, which is causing all the stress. To overcome stress, focus on upgrading your competence. To develop competence, you have to work on all the 3: Attitude, Skill, Knowledge. — Mahatria Ra

Go for civil engineering, because civil engineering is the branch of engineering which teaches you the most about managing people. Managing people is a skill which is very, very useful and applies almost regardless of what you do. — John Harvey-Jones

Managing is a skill, not a prize. — Rand Fishkin

It's important to get in the habit of growing as a human being, developing and refining leadership and management skills and entrepreneurial instincts and changing to accommodate the times. — Ivanka Trump

Social Skills Quotes

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The way I saw it was, if I had the built-in following and the audience, but I also had the skill set of acting, that would shoot me to the top. Because there's so many good actors. There's so many good-looking people. But the X factor now is social media. — Jake Paul

Stop trying to be interesting and focus on being interested. You become interesting by being interested. — Sahil Bloom

It can literally change someone's life; it's very positive for young teenagers to get into cosplay if they do it with their friends or with supervision from their parents - it can really foster their social skills. — Yaya Han

One of the most damaging and widespread social beliefs is the idea that most adults are incapable of learning new skills. — Naval Ravikant

I think young writers should get other degrees first, social sciences, arts degrees or even business degrees. What you learn is research skills, a necessity because a lot of writing is about trying to find information. — Irvine Welsh

While many hackers have the knowledge, skills, and tools to attack computer systems, they generally lack the motivation to cause violence or severe economic or social harm. — Dorothy Denning

While many hackers have the knowledge, skills, and tools to attack computer systems, they generally lack the motivation to cause violence or severe economic or social harm. — Dorothy E. Denning

Social thinking skills must be directly taught to children and adults with ASD. Doing so opens doors of social understandings in all areas of life. — Temple Grandin

Empathy represents the foundation skill for all the social competencies important for work. — Daniel Goleman

My hope was that organizations would start including this range of skills in their training programs - in other words, offer an adult education in social and emotional intelligence. — Daniel Goleman

Interpersonal Skill Quotes

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Treat them all the same by treating them differently. — Stephen Covey

When air is charged with emotions, an attempt to teach is often perceived as a form of judgment and rejection. — Stephen Covey

To Retain those who are present, be loyal to those who are absent. — Stephen Covey

Empathy and social skills are social intelligence, the interpersonal part of emotional intelligence. That's why they look alike. — Daniel Goleman

To receive gratitude with grace is a form of gratitude by itself, and not always an easy art to master. — Stephen Covey

When it comes to developing character strength, inner security and unique personal and interpersonal talents and skills in a child, no institution can or ever will compare with, or effectively substitute for, the home's potential for positive influence. — Stephen Covey

You can't talk your way out of a situation you acted you way into. — John Kador

Whether or not we belong to a church or service organization or have a job that provides meaningful service opportunities, not a day goes by that we can't at least serve one other human being by making deposits of unconditional love. — Stephen Covey

Believe it or not, Marshal, I believe in talk therapy, basic interpersonal skills. I have this radical idea that if you treat a patient with respect and listen to what he's trying to tell you, you just might reach him. (87) — Dennis Lehane

People Skills Quotes

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I think I got a lot of life skills; I got a lot of wisdom; I've seen a lot of bad things happen to a lot of good people. — Young Jeezy

If you meditate and the Devil comes, make the Devil meditate. — G. I. Gurdjieff

Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven. — Edward De Bono

Vocational education programs have made a real difference in the lives of countless young people nationwide; they build self-confidence and leadership skills by allowing students to utilize their unique gifts and talents. — Conrad Burns

Creative thinking is not a talent, it is a skill that can be learned. It empowers people by adding strength to their natural abilities which improves teamwork, productivity and, where appropriate, profits. — Edward De Bono

A lot of people think you can go to school and you can study for how to make money, but the reality is, there’s no skill called business. — Naval Ravikant

Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you have him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people. — Charles Dickens

There are people in the world who have skills and strength and talent that I will never have. Never. These notions that you can 'be whatever you want to be as long as you want it bad enough' are not true. They are fairy tales. — Jocko Willink

Be strong, but not rude; Be kind, but not weak; Be bold, but not bully; Be humble, but not timid; Be prooud, but not arrogant. — Zig Ziglar

Never hire people based on skills. Look for passion & raw talent. These cannot be taught. — David Sinclair

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More Communication Skills Quotes

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It is now clear to me that the family is a microcosm of the world. To understand the world, we can study the family: issues such as power, intimacy, autonomy, trust, and communication skills are vital parts underlying how we live in the world. To change the world is to change the family. — Virginia Satir

The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation and communication. — Harold Geneen

Developing excellent COMMUNICATION skills is absolutely essential to effective leadership. The leader must be able to share knowledge and ideas to transmit a sense of urgency and enthusiasm to others. If a leader can't get a message across clearly and motivate others to act on it, then having a message doesn't even matter. — Gil Amelio

Most poets are elitist dregs more concerned with proving their skill with a dictionary than communicating ideas with impact. — Henry Rollins

Technology is a compulsive and addictive way to live. Verbal communication cannot be lost because of a lack of skill. The ability to listen and learn is key to mastering the art of communication. If you dont use your verbal skills and networking, it will disappear rapidly. Use technology wisely. — Rick Pitino

Design is a way of life, a point of view. It involves the whole complex of visual communications: talent, creative ability, manual skill, and technical knowledge. Aesthetics and economics, technology and psychology are intrinsically related to the process. — Paul Rand

The star player must slay his ego and learn teamwork and communication skills before he can achieve the ultimate in sport — Walt Frazier

In cooperative learning, you have a purposeful, meaningful, and authentic context in which children can sharpen their communicative skills. — Lilian Katz

What is said determines who listens and who understands. Graphic design is a language, but graphic designers are so busy worrying about the nuances - accents, punctuation and so on - that they spend little time thinking about what the words add up to. I’m interested in using our communication skills to change the way things are. — Tibor Kalman

Communicative skills develop when there's something meaningful for children to communicate about-when they are taking an active role. — Lilian Katz

You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere. Lee Iacocca Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. — Mark Twain

That's why I played music; my social skills were limited. I think a lot of people that experience that pick up guitars, because they can't communicate otherwise. — Ryan Adams

Children need far more than basic skills in reading, writing, and math, as important as those might be. Children also need to learn how to think for themselves, how to find meaning in what they learn, and how to work and live together. — Marshall B. Rosenberg

Great communication depends on two simple skills-context, which attunes a leader to the same frequency as his or her audience, and delivery, which allows a leader to phrase messages in a language the audience can understand. — John C. Maxwell

It's populated by people who, by and large, have terrific communication skills. Every day is an extraordinary day. For me, it was just a great area for storytelling. — Aaron Sorkin

The capacity to innovate - the ability to solve problems creatively or bring new possibilities to life - and skills like critical thinking, communication and collaboration are far more important than academic knowledge. — Tony Wagner

The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication. — Harold S. Geneen

Great communication, Character, Competitive drive, Consistency, Compassion, Confidence -- skills successful leaders share. — Avery Johnson

...people have character strength but they lack communication skills, and that undoubtedly affects the quality of relationships as well. — Stephen Covey

Is it possible that literacy standards are falling because young Australians are growing up in a culture in which they can be entertained and informed, and in which they can communicate effectively, without having to master any but the most rudimentary literacy skills? — Hugh Mackay

Selling cookies helped me to realize that you needed to have a certain way to communicate with people. You also needed business skills. You knew you needed to sell a certain amount of boxes, so that gave me some business sense. — Maria Bartiromo

Even in China. Children there, next to the Great Wall, who had never seen Mickey Mouse responded. So the studio did have that skill to communicate with images. — John Hench

Nonviolent Communication is a powerful tool for peace and partnership. It shows us how to listen empathically and also communicate our authentic feelings and needs. Marshall Rosenberg has a genius for developing and teaching practical skills urgently needed for a less violent, more caring world. — Riane Eisler

Marshall Rosenberg has a genius for developing and teaching practical skills urgently needed for a less violent, more caring world. — Riane Eisler

I feel that in-person contact with people is the most important thing in comedy. While I'm up on stage, I can actually put myself into the audience and adjust my pace and tuning to them. I can get into their heads through their ears and through their eyes. Only through this total communication can I really achieve what I'm trying to do. — Bill Cosby

Each typeface is a piece of history, like a chip in a mosaic that depicts the development of human communication. Each typeface is also a visual record of the person who created it - his skill as a designer, his philosophy as an artist, his feeling for... the details of each letter and the resulting impressions of an alphabet or a text line. — Will Burtin

NVC is founded on language and communication skills that strengthen our ability to remain human, even under trying conditions. — Marshall B. Rosenberg

Music is about communication, creativity, and cooperation, and by studying music in schools, students have the opportunity to build on these skills, enrich their lives, and experience the world from a new perspective. — William J. Clinton

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