I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.
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.
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.
With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.
The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.
We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.
One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention
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.
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.
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.
Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.
A person hears only what they understand.
The first duty of love is to listen.
One who cares is one who listens.
Be a good listener...It makes the person who's speaking to you feel loved,cared for and worthy of being heard.
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
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.
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.
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