Using quotes from experts, authors or famous people is a great technique for adding interest and credibility to what you write, say or present. Just be sure to indicate who the author is when not a commonly recognized person.

Here are three you might like:

  • “Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • “Too many slides make an audience sleepy.” – Richard Nixon
  • “Speak plain and to the purpose.” – William Shakespeare

(Yes … I assumed you recognized those authors.)

If you have some favorite communication, business or management quotes, send them in.  I’ll be happy to share them with everyone in future posts.


  1. Posted April 22, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Terrific work! This is the type of information that should be shared around the web. Shame on the search engines for not positioning this post higher!

    • Posted May 2, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for your nice comments about my ‘Quote-ables’ post. Check the site regularly for more useful information and send in some of your favorite quotes.
      Regards … Phil Stella