Listening Quotes

Listening Quotes
Listening Quotes:

All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer. -Robert Louis Stevenson

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while, he knows something. -Wilson Mizner

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

It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. -Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

If animals could talk, the world would lose its best listeners. -Robert Brault

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

The first duty of love is to listen. -Paul Tillich

A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren’t we like that wise old bird? -Author Unknow

A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying.  In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is his is disagreeing with. -Kenneth A. Wells

To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit.  A duck hears also. -Igor Stravinsky

No man would listen to you talk if he didn’t know it was his turn next. -Edgar Watson Howe

A good listener is not someone with nothing to say.  A good listener is a good talker with a sore throat. -Katherine Whitehorn

The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people. -Woodrow Wilson

Big egos have little ears. -Robert Schuller

Know how to listen and you will profit even from those who talk badly. -Plutarch

The hearing ear is always found close to the speaking tongue. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    • SarahN
    • October 1, 2010
    Reply

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

    My favorite one. Very very true. I work with developmentally disabled adults, and if people would just do this one thing they might be able to meet the individual’s needs a little better…
    🙂

    • Lee
    • October 1, 2010
    Reply

    Hello Shawn,

    Wonderful quotes, wise thoughts, thankyou for sharing. After reading them it reminded me of a song I love, so her are the lyricks, I hope you enjoy:

    “Listen With Your Heart”

    When you can’t find your way through the night
    When you’ve lost touch and nothings feeling right
    You can’t find that path that leads you on
    And you don’t know which road to choose
    That’s when you’ve got to

    Listen with your heart
    Listen to your soul
    Inside you’ll find the answer
    The place you need to go

    Listen with your heart
    Your heart will let you know
    No matter where you are
    Just listen and your heart will lead you home

    And when this world has got your mind confused
    And when your faith has gone and run out on you
    You can’t find that faith in your soul
    You don’t know which road to choose
    That’s when you’ve got to

    Listen with your heart
    Listen to your soul
    Inside you’ll find the answer
    The place you need to go

    Listen with your heart
    Your heart will let you know
    No matter where you are
    The truth is never far
    Just listen and your heart will lead you home

    We all lose our way some times
    we all lose our faith sometimes
    If you just believe and just be strong your heart will take you home

    Listen with your heart
    Listen to your soul
    Inside you’ll find the answer
    The place you need to go

    Listen with your heart
    Your heart will let you know
    No matter where you are
    The truth is never far
    Just listen and your heart will lead you home

    The truth is never far
    Just listen and your heart will lead you home

    CASEY DONOVAN LYRICS

    • laura
    • October 1, 2010
    Reply

    I feel these were pretty much aimed at me bcs I’m not very patient with listening especially if I hold the opinion that the other person is saying rubbish.

    • Laurie
    • October 1, 2010
    Reply

    Great quotes Shawn! I have one along those lines on speaking…
    If your lips should keep from slips, 5 things you should beware,
    of whom you speak, to whom you speak, and how and when and where.
    Author Unknown

    • Rainelda
    • October 3, 2010
    Reply

    Hi Shawn!one positive note I’ve learned,To listen is to know.thanks

    • Wanda Griffin
    • October 5, 2010
    Reply

    A good listener sees what you are saying!

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