Inspirational Quotes

“All speaking is public speaking whether it’s to one person or a thousand.”

— Roger Love, Leading authority on voice

“Speech is power: Speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson, was an American philosopher, essayist, poet, and lecturer

“There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave and the one you wish you gave.”

— Dale Carnegie

“At one time, the most qualified person got the job. Today, in a situation where three people with equal qualifications are interviewed for a job, the one with the best communication skills gets the job.”

— Roger Ailes, You Are the Message, You Are the Message

“What we do in life is determined by how we communicate to ourselves. In the modern world, the quality of life is the quality of communication.”

— Tony Robbins, After Quotes

“No one can remember more than three points.”

— Phillip Crosby

“The art of communication is the language of leadership.”

— James Humes

“The audience only pays attention as long as you know where you are going.”

— Phillip Crosby

“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.”

— Mark Twain

“Ask yourself, “If I only had 60 seconds on the stage, what would I absolutely have to say to get my point across.”

— Jeff Dewar

“Be amusing. Never tell unkind stories; above all never tell long stories.”

— Benjamin Disraeli

“No one ever complains about a speech being too short!”

— Ira Hayes

“Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you are willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life.”

— Brian Tracy, After Quotes

“People I work with are open to leadership that has a vision, but this vision has to be communicated clearly and persuasively, and always, always with passion.”

— Anita Roddick, After Quotes

“They expect a professional presentation, so they expect to see a “professional.” Dress appropriately for the occasion, but don’t be one in the crowd.”

— Wess Roberts

“Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.”

— Christopher Lasch, Finest Quotes

“No woman can be well dressed unless she is comfortable in what she is wearing.

— Bill Blass

“Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.”

— Coco Chanel

“Fashion fades but only style remains forever.”

— Coco Chanel

“Isn’t elegance forgetting what one is wearing?”

— Yves St. Laurent

“Either it works or it doesn’t.”

— Isaac Mizrahi

“There has been a change in men’s attitudes toward their clothes. Men are more aware of fashion; they’re not afraid of it. “

— Calvin Klein

“I base most of my fashion sense on what doesn’t itch.”

— Gilda Radner

“A professional appearance can be an important first step on the road to the executive suite. Decide what image you want to project and then work diligently to create that image. Avoid clothing and appearances that detract from that image…”


“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn.”

— Gore Vidal

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle stand like a rock.”

— Thomas Jefferson

“The difference between style and fashion is quality.”

— Georgio Armani

“We judge others by their behavior. We judge ourselves by our intentions.”

— Attributed: Ian Percy, Speaker

“Behavior is a mirror in which every one displays his own image.”

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“You attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”

— Zig Ziglar, Author

“Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?”

— David and Wendy Mannering

“The world was my oyster but I used the wrong fork.”

— Oscar Wilde

“Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness.”

— Dorothy Parker

“People count up the faults of those who keep them waiting.”

— French Proverb

“The test of good manners is to be patient with bad ones.”

— Gabirol, The Choice of Pearls

“Good manners. The noise you don’t make when you’re eating soup.”

— Bennett Cerf

“Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.”

— Clarence Thomas

Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back.”

— Thomas Sowell, Creators Syndicate

“Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.”

— Eric Hoffer

“The lectern (podium) is the point of control. NEVER leave it unattended.”

— Linnaea Mallette

“A person’s name is to him or her, the sweetest and most important sound in any language.”

— Dale Carnegie

“There is no greater gift to give to someone than your interest.”

— Anonymous

“To listen well, is as powerful a means of influence as to talk well, and is as essential to all true conversation.”

— Chinese Proverb

“The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.”

— Woodrow Wilson

“Silence is a source of great strength.”

— Lao Tzu

“A guy is an actor who if you ain’t talkin about him, ain’t listening.”

— Marlon Brando

“It’s a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn’t want to hear.”

— Dick Cavett

“One friend, one person who is truly understanding, who takes the trouble to listen to us as we consider a problem, can change the whole outlook on the world.”

— Dr. E. H. Mayo

“You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.”

— M. Scott Peck

“Listening looks easy, but it’s not easy. Every head is a world.”

— Cuban Proverb

“Big egos have little ears.”

— Robert Schuller

“The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked what I thought, and attended to my answer.”

— Henry David Thoreou

“Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.”

— Dr. Joyce Brothers