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Listening
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I am amused when goody-goodies proclaim, from the safety of their armchairs, that children are naturally prejudice-free, that they only learn to "hate" from listening to bigoted adults. Nonsense. Tolerance is a learned trait, like riding a bike or playing the piano. Those of us who actually live among children, who see them in their natural environment, know the truth: Left to their own devices, children will gang up on and abuse anyone who is even slightly different from the norm.

- Josh Lieb
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Anger is a signal, and one worth listening to.

- Harriet Lerner
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Prayer is talking with God and telling Him you love Him, conversing with God about all the things that are important in life, both large and small, and being assured that He is listening.

- Strait, C. Neil
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After listening to a lecture on evolution by a science professor, a student wrote a poem and titled it The Amazing Professor. The poem read: Once I was a tadpole when I began to begin. Then I was a frog with my tail tucked in. Next I was a monkey on a coconut tree. Now I am a doctor with a Ph.D.

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When one of these flashbacks was reported to me by a conscious patient, I was incredulous. For example, when a mother told me she was suddenly aware, as my electrode touched the cortex, of being in the kitchen listening to the voice of her little boy who was playing outside in the yard.

- Penfield, Wilder
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Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.

- Dorothy Sarnoff
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Learn to listen. Opportunity could be knocking at your door very softly.

- Tyger, Frank
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When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.

- Ernest Hemingway
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One of the hardest things to do in life is to listen without intent to reply.

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It may make your blood boil and your mind may not be changed, but the practice of listening to opposing views is essential for effective citizenship. It is essential for our democracy.

- President Barack Obama
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God gave us two ears and one mouth, so we can hear twice as much as we say.

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Listening to a news broadcast is like smoking a cigarette and crushing the butt in the ashtray.

- Kundera, Milan
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No one every listened themselves out of a job.

- Coolidge, Calvin
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Some plague the people with too long sermons; for the faculty of listening is a tender thing, and soon becomes weary and satiated.

- Luther, Martin
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Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right.

- Jane Goodall
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A politician will always tip off his true belief by stating the opposite at the beginning of the sentence. For maximum comprehension, do not start listening until the first clause is concluded. Begin instead at the word "but" which begins the second, or active, clause. This is the way to tell a liberal from a conservative -- before they tell you. Thus: "I have always believed in a strong national defense, second to none, but ... " (a liberal, about to propose a $20 billion defense cut).

- Frank Mankiewicz
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Listening well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well.

- Marshall, John
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There is only one rule to become a good talker, learn how to listen.

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I get so tired listening to one million dollars here, one million dollars there, it's so petty.

- Marcos, Imelda
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A person hears only what they understand.

- Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von


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