Inspirational Quotes About Nonverbal Communication for Business

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If you're looking for an inspirational quote about nonverbal communication for use in the workplace, then you're in luck. Any of these inspirational quotes can be used for your newsletter, business presentation, website, or inspirational poster.

You can also find out more about nonverbal communication through these quotes and improve your communication in general by spending some time contemplating these quotes. And while you're at it, bone up on additional communication skills with some simple secrets of great communicators.

Quotations About Nonverbal Communication

Peter F. Drucker

"The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said."

Abraham Maslow

"Behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication."

John C. Maxwell

"People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude."

Deborah Bull

"Body language is a very powerful tool. We had body language before we had speech, and apparently, 80 percent of what you understand in a conversation is read through the body, not the words."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say."

Ludwig Wittgenstein

"The human body is the best picture of the human soul."

 Charles Dickens

"Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true."

Martha Graham

"The body never lies." 

Leonard Mlodinow

"Nonverbal communication forms a social language that is in many ways richer and more fundamental than our words."

Dale Carnegie

"There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it."

Cindy Ann Peterson

"A great attitude toward your approach to an interview—demonstrated by your good posture—is everything."

F. Scott Fitzgerald

"If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him."

James Diamond

"Experienced trial attorneys tend to rely on instinct when picking a jury. You get an idea of the kind of people that you are looking for and pay careful attention to their answers and body language."

Hans Hofmann

"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"When the eyes say one thing, and the tongue another, a practiced man relies on the language of the first."

Ludwig Wittgenstein

"The limits of my language means the limits of my world."

Ron Silver

"You have to think an awful lot about your motivations or people's behavioral intentions or what their body language can indicate or what's really going on or what makes people sometimes do the irrational things they do."

Harvey Wolter

"You can tell a lot by someone's body language."

Yehuda Berg

"Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate, and to humble."

Yasmin Mogahed

"There are some people who could hear you speak a thousand words and still not understand you. And there are others who will understand without you even speaking a word."

Anthony Robbins

"To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others."

Judith Rasband

"In terms of nonverbal communication, by not seeing the full face (whether it's bangs in the eyes of a woman or the beard of a man) there can be some who perceive the individual is hiding something."

Vincent Nichols

"We're losing social skills, the human interaction skills, how to read a person's mood, to read their body language, how to be patient until the moment is right to make, or press, a point. Too much exclusive use of electronic information dehumanizes what is a very, very important part of community life and living together."

Anne Parillau

"Body language is essential for an actress, even if you don't use your body in an athletic way. Just to be free, to use it like your voice. A body can be small and have incredible violence. A body talks."