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.
Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
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.
A good leader leads from the front. Don't get stuck in the office. Get out, meet people and listen to their stories.
Before you speak, listen.
The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
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.
Passion is listening.
Clean out your ears, don't listen for what you already know.
The first duty of love is to listen.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking.
People hear you on the level you speak to them from. Speak from your heart, and they will hear with theirs.
One who cares is one who listens.
Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.
Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn.
Empathetic listening is an awesome medication for the hurting heart.
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