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A writer writes not because he is educated but because he is driven by the need to communicate. Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood. The writer wants to be understood much more than he wants to be respected or praised or even loved. And that perhaps, is what makes him different from others. - Leo Rosten

Speak the truth, but leave immediately after. - Slovenian proverb

The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood.  - Ralph Nichols

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. - Dale Carnegie

Behavior is a mirror in which every one displays his own image. - Goethe

Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent. - Napoleon Bonaparte

What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.  - Herbert Simon

The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence. - Marianne Moore

If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.  - Albert Einstein

If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk. - Sir Robert Baden-Powell

Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another. - Napoleon Hill