Friday, 9 August 2013

Listening

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.  ~Doug Larson


We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.  ~Epictetus


Lenin could listen so intently that he exhausted the speaker.  ~Isaiah Berlin


Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf.  ~Native American Indian Proverb


Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.  ~Winston Churchill


You never get people's fuller attention than when you're listening to them.  ~Robert Brault,

The young people who come to me in the hope of hearing me utter a few memorable maxims are quite disappointed.  Aphorisms are not my forte, I say nothing but banalities.... I listen to them and they go away delighted.  ~Andre Gide


I tell you everything that is really nothing, and nothing of what is everything, do not be fooled by what I am saying.  Please listen carefully and try to hear what I am not saying.  ~Charles C. Finn


No one really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you'll see why.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


Home is where you can say anything you like cause nobody listens to you anyway.  ~Author Unknown


The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.  ~Peter F. Drucker


"Silent" and "listen" are spelled with the same letters.  ~Author Unknown


If animals could talk, the world would lose its best listeners.  ~Robert Brault,

My wife says I never listen to her.  At least I think that's what she said.  ~Author Unknown


The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention.  ~Thich Nhat Hanh


Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.  ~Robert Fulghum


Lots of people talk to animals.... Not very many listen, though.... That's the problem.  ~Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh


The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen.  ~Tommy Smothers


I guess I've spent my life listening to what wasn't being said.  ~Eli Khamarov, America Explained!


The easiest way to meet people is to just look like someone who is willing to listen. ~Robert Brault,

Children have never been good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.  ~James Baldwin


No one is listening until you fart.  ~Author Unknown


Women like silent men.  They think they're listening.  ~Marcel Achard, Quote, 4 November 1956

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