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.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
When people talk, listen completely. 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.
We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet listening, of this very special kind, is one of the most potent forces for change that I know.
The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.
The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.
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.
One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
Hear much; speak little.
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.
The first duty of love is to listen.
We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.
If animals could talk, the world would lose its best listeners.
A good leader leads from the front. Don't get stuck in the office. Get out, meet people and listen to their stories.
Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking.
Good listeners, like precious gems, are to be treasured.
The word 'listen' contains the same letters as the word 'silent.'
Listen with your heart, you will understand.
One who cares is one who listens.
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