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George Bernard Shaw. Eleanor Roosevelt. Abe Lincoln…and Larry King?
Yup. Here are 12 thought-provoking quotations for communicators by these and other thinkers of note…

“Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.” — Walt Disney

“Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
— George Bernard Shaw

“In communications, familiarity breeds apathy.”
— William Bernbach

“A typewriter is a means of transcribing thought, not expressing it.”
— Marshall McLuhan

“The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.”
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“The world may be full of fourth-rate writers but it’s also full of fourth-rate readers.”
— Barbara Walters

“The imperative is to define what is right and do it.”
— Barbara Jordan

“When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say.” — Abraham Lincoln

“On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read
the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.”
— David Ogilvy

“I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day
will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.”
— Larry King

“Presentations largely stand or fall depending on the quality, relevance
and integrity of the content. The way to make big improvements in a presentation is to get better content.” — Edward Tufte