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

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

Wilson Mizner Quotes

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You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time. -M. Scott Peck.

M. Scott Peck Quotes

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The opposite of talking is not listening. The opposite of talking is waiting. -Fran Lebowitz.

Fran Lebowitz 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 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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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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Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak.

Epictetus Quotes

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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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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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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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We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.

Diogenes 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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The hearing ear is always found close to the speaking tongue.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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

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The wise old owl lived in an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard: Why can't we all be like that bird? -Edward H. Richards.

Edward H. Richards Quotes

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

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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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