Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
People hear you on the level you speak to them from. Speak from your heart, and they will hear with theirs.
Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.
A good leader leads from the front. Don't get stuck in the office. Get out, meet people and listen to their stories.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
Clean out your ears, don't listen for what you already know.
All things and all people, so to speak, call on us with small or loud voices. They want us to listen. They want us to understand their intrinsic claims, their justice of being. But we can give it to them only through the love that listens.
When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.
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.
The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention
Before you speak, listen.
Listening to both sides does not necessarily bring about a correct judgment.
Passion is listening.
One who cares is one who listens.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
We never listen when we are eager to speak.
If animals could talk, the world would lose its best listeners.
Listen with your heart, you will understand.
The first duty of love is to listen.
Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.
So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
A person hears only what they understand.
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