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66 Listening Quotes

The first duty of love is to listen.

Paul Tillich Quotes

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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?

Chinese Proverbs Quotes

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I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.

Ernest Hemingway Quotes

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And therefore 'tis called a sensible tale, and this cuff was but to knock at your ear, and beseech listening.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Taming of the Shrew (Grumio at IV, i)

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

Wilson Mizner Quotes

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From listening comes wisdom, and from speaking repentance.

Italian Proverb Quotes

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

Katharine Whitehorn Quotes

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Listening to both sides does not necessarily bring about a correct judgment.

Donald Rumsfeld Quotes

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes

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An essential part of true listening is the discipline of bracketing, the temporary giving up or setting aside of one's own prejudices, frames of reference and desires so as to experience as far as possible the speaker's world from the inside, step in inside his or her shoes. This unification of speaker and listener is actually and extension and enlargement of ourselves, and new knowledge is always gained from this. Moreover, since true listening involves bracketing, a setting aside of the self, it also temporarily involves a total acceptance of the other. Sensing this acceptance, the speaker will fell less and less vulnerable and more and more inclined to open up the inner recesses of his or her mind to the listener. As this happens, speaker and listener begin to appreciate each other more and more, and the duet dance of love is begun again. -M. Scott Peck.

M. Scott Peck Quotes

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Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.

Shel Silverstein Quotes

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And he goes through life, his mouth open, and his mind closed.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Taming of the Shrew (Grumio at IV, i)

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The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.

Richard Moss Quotes

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Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals. -J. Isham.

J. Isham Quotes

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Wisdom is the reward for a lifetime of listening ... when you'd have preferred to talk. -D.J. Kaufman.

D.j. Kaufman Quotes

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The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer. -Henry David Thoreau.

Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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Man who know little say much. Man who know much say little. -Unknown.

Unknown Quotes

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When you are arguing with a fool, make sure he isn't doing the same thing. -Unknown.

Unknown Quotes

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I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.

Robert McCloskey Quotes

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If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut.

Albert Einstein Quotes

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Deep heart listening and speaking your truth generates an exhilarating "heart talk" frequency. "Heart talk" is care in action and builds friendship. As you learn to see everyone as your friend, and not as an enemy, you release judgments. Just keep your heart open to them as you speak your truth. -Sara Paddison.

Sara Paddison Quotes

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Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force...When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand. Ideas actually begin to grow within us and come to life...When we listen to people there is an alternating current, and this recharges us so that we never get tired of each other...and it is this little creative fountain inside us that begins to spring and cast up new thoughts and unexpected laughter and wisdom. ...Well, it is when people really listen to us, with quiet facinated attention, that the little fountain begins to work again, to accelerate in the most surprising way. -Brenda Ueland.

Brenda Ueland Quotes

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Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.

Andre Gide Quotes

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But yet she listen'd--'tis enough-- Who listens once will listen twice; Her heart, be sure, is not of ice, And one refusal no rebuff.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Mazeppa (st. 6)

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Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble.

Frank Tyger Quotes

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