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Tue, Dec. 30th, 2003 12:28 am
A Few Quotes of Interest: Thoughts About Communication

Sometimes the best words for describing a thought or an idea have already been used by those that have come before, so it's only fair that due credit is given to them.



"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret." -Ambrose Bierce

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." -Abraham Lincoln

"A wise man will not communicate his differing thoughts to unprepared minds, or in a disorderly manner." -Benjamin Whichcote, 1753

"The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing, and face us with the reality of our powerlessness, that is the friends who cares." -Henri Nouwen

"Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent." -Dionysius the Elder

"First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak." -Epictetus

"The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one." -Russell Lynes

"Wit is a treacherous dart. It is perhaps the only weapon with which it is possible to stab oneself in one's own back." -Geoffrey Bocca

"Eating words has never given me indigestion." -Winston Churchhill

"The wise man, even when he holds his tounge, says more than the fool when he speaks." -Thomas Fuller, 1642

"No one means all he says, and yet few say all the mean. For words are slippery and thought is vicious." -Henry Brooks Adams

"Advice is less necessary to the wise than to fools, but the wise derive the most advantage from it." -Francesco Guicciardini, 1564

"Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them." -Adlai Stevenson

"When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotions." -Dale Carnegie

"Never answer a question, other than an offer of marriage, by saying Yes or No." -Susan Chitty

"It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water." -Franklin P. Jones

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