I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.
Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.
The first duty of love is to listen.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.
Effective listening is more than simply avoiding the bad habit of interrupting others while they are speaking or finishing their sentences. It's being content to listen to the entire thought of someone rather than waiting impatiently for your chance to respond.
One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
The word 'listen' contains the same letters as the word 'silent.'
I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening.
Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn't listening.
To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well
The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success.
The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.
Man's inability to communicate is a result of his failure to listen effectively.
Listening is a positive act: you have to put yourself out to do it.
Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking.
I only wish I could find an institute that teaches people how to listen. Business people need to listen at least as much as they need to talk. Too many people fail to realize that real communication goes in both directions.
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while, he knows something.
The key to success is to get out into the store and listen to what the associates have to say. It's terribly important for everyone to get involved. Our best ideas come from clerks and stockboys.
Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right.
Bore, n. A person who talks when you wish him to listen.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch.
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