listening

Listening quotes
Listening
1.

No one knows who is listening, say nothing you would not wish put in the newspapers.

- Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
2.

We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of the Americans.

- Askew, Ruben
3.

As I get older, I've learned to listen to people rather than accuse them of things.

- Po Bronson
4.

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 frightened.

- Murphy, Robert C.
5.

You can judge a good listener by asking the talker at the end of the conversation what the listener's position is on the topic. If the talker doesn't know, then the listener has probably done a good job of listening.

6.

Skillful listening is the best remedy for loneliness, loquaciousness, and laryngitis.

- Ward, William A.
7.

Were we as eloquent as angels we still would please people much more by listening rather than talking.

- Colton, Charles Caleb
8.

When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.

- Ernest Hemingway
9.

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.

- Pooh's Little Instruction Book
10.

By listening to his language of his locality the poet begins to learn his craft. It is his function to lift, by use of imagination and the language he hears, the material conditions and appearances of his environment to the sphere of the intelligence where they will have new currency.

- William Carlos Williams
11.

To meet at all, one must open ones eyes to another; and there is no true conversation no matter how many words are spoken, unless the eye, unveiled and listening, opens itself to the other.

- West, Jessamyn
12.

Give every man your ear, but few thy voice. Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment. [Hamlet]

- Shakespeare, William
13.

[T]here's no bad day that can't be overcome by listening to a barbershop quartet; this is just truth, plain and simple.

- Chuck Sigars
14.

Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.

- Dorothy Sarnoff
15.

It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.

- Oliver Wendell Holmes
16.

I make progress by having people around me who are smarter than I am and listening to them. And I assume that everyone is smarter about something than I am.

- Kaiser, Henry J.
17.

When you stop learning, stop listening, stop looking and asking questions, always new questions, then it is time to die.

- Smith, Lillian
18.

What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to.

- Hansell B. Duckett
19.

Maybe I wanted to hear it so badly that my ears betrayed my mind in order to secure my heart.

- Margaret Cho
20.

One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears - by listening to them.

- Rusk, Dean


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