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Quotations about Listening

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Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk. ~Doug Larson

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. ~Epictetus

Lenin could listen so intently that he exhausted the speaker. ~Isaiah Berlin

Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf. ~Native American Indian Proverb

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. ~Winston Churchill

You never get people's fuller attention than when you're listening to them. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

The young people who come to me in the hope of hearing me utter a few memorable maxims are quite disappointed. Aphorisms are not my forte, I say nothing but banalities.... I listen to them and they go away delighted. ~Andre Gide

I tell you everything that is really nothing, and nothing of what is everything, do not be fooled by what I am saying. Please listen carefully and try to hear what I am not saying. ~Charles C. Finn

No one really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you'll see why. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

Home is where you can say anything you like cause nobody listens to you anyway. ~Author Unknown

The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said. ~Peter F. Drucker

"Silent" and "listen" are spelled with the same letters. ~Author Unknown

If animals could talk, the world would lose its best listeners. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

My wife says I never listen to her. At least I think that's what she said. ~Author Unknown

The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something. ~Wilson Mizner

Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. ~Robert Fulghum

If I had it to do again, I'd ask more questions and interrupt fewer answers. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Lots of people talk to animals.... Not very many listen, though.... That's the problem. ~Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh

The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen. ~Tommy Smothers

I guess I've spent my life listening to what wasn't being said. ~Eli Khamarov, America Explained!

The easiest way to meet people is to just look like someone who is willing to listen. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Children have never been good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. ~James Baldwin

No one is listening until you fart. ~Author Unknown

Women like silent men. They think they're listening. ~Marcel Achard, Quote, 4 November 1956

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