"It is not enough to show people how to live better: there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers of communication to show people how to be better."
"A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation."Marya Mannes on Mark Twain
"Truthful words are not beautiful beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive persuasive words are not good."Marya Mannes on Lao Tzu
"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."Marya Mannes on George Bernard Shaw
"Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true."Marya Mannes on Charles Dickens
"I'm a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they're interested in."Marya Mannes on Bill Gates
"For every five well-adjusted and smoothly functioning Americans, there are two who never had the chance to discover themselves. It may well be because they have never been alone with themselves."
"In aid, the proper attitude is one omitting gratitude."
"The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality."
"The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future."
"All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction."