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66 Listening Quotes

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 he is disagreeing with.

Kenneth A. Wells Quotes

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He holds him with his glittering eye-- . . . . And listens like a three years' child.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes , Source: The Ancient Mariner (pt. I, st. 4), last line claimed by Wordsworth

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Listen, every one That listen may, unto a tale That's merrier than the nightingale. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Tales of a Wayside Inn (pt. III,),

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes , Source: Tales of a Wayside Inn (pt. III,), The Sicilian's Tale--Interlude Before the Monk of Casal-Maggiore

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In listening mood she seemed to stand, The guardian Naiad of the strand.

Sir Walter Scott Quotes , Source: The Lady of the Lake (canto I, st. 17)

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Listen. Don't explain or justify.

William G. Dyer Quotes

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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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I have learned as much about writing about my people by listening to blues and jazz and spirituals as I have by reading novels.

Ernest J. Gaines 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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Every person I work with knows something better than me. My job is to listen long enough to find it and use it.

Jack Nichols Quotes

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It is only by closing the ears of the soul, or by listening too intently to the clamors of the sense, that we become oblivious of their utterances.

Alexander Crummell Quotes

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The first duty of love is to listen.

Paul Tillich Quotes

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It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.

Democritus of Abdera Quotes

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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 he is disagreeing with.

Kenneth A. Wells Quotes

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Take care what you say before a wall, as you cannot tell who may be behind it.

Sa'di 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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Accustomed to the veneer of noise, to the shibboleths of promotion, public relations, and market research, society is suspicious of those who value silence. Every person in this life has something to teach me - and as soon as I accept that, I open myself to truly listening. -John Lahr.

John Lahr 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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To be listened to is, generally speaking, a nearly unique experience for most people. It is enormously stimulating. It is small wonder that people who have been demanding all their lives to be heard so often fall speechless when confronted with one who gravely agrees to lend an ear. Man clamors for the freedom to express himself and for knowing that he counts. But once offered these conditions, he becomes frigthened. -Robert C. Murphy.

Robert C. Murphy Quotes

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

Wilson Mizner Quotes

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Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgment. And you can see forever. -Nancy Kerrigan.

Nancy Kerrigan Quotes

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The ear is something we cannot close at will, and we are the poorer for it.

E. Brian 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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No man would listen to you talk if he did not know that it was his turn next.

Edgar Watson Howe Quotes

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There is no such thing as a worthless conversation, provided you know what to listen for. And questions are the breath of life for a conversation. -James Nathan Miller.

James Nathan Miller Quotes

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Much silence makes a powerful noise. -African proverb.

African Proverb Quotes

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