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.
Before you speak, listen.
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.
The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
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.
Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking.
We never listen when we are eager to speak.
A good leader leads from the front. Don't get stuck in the office. Get out, meet people and listen to their stories.
The first duty of love is to listen.
There are people who, instead of listening to what is being said to them, are already listening to what they are going to say themselves.
The word 'listen' contains the same letters as the word 'silent.'
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
People hear you on the level you speak to them from. Speak from your heart, and they will hear with theirs.
Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.
Years ago, I tried to top everybody, but I don't anymore. I realized it was killing conversation. When you're always trying for a topper you aren't really listening. It ruins communication
Being receptive, being able to listen openly and well, is a crucial skill for creative problem-solving.
If animals could talk, the world would lose its best listeners.
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