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By the worldly standards of public life, all scholars in their work are of course oddly virtuous. They do not make wild claims, they do not cheat, they do not try to persuade at any cost, they appeal neither to prejudice nor to authority, they are often frank about their ignorance, their disputes are fairly decorous, they do not confuse what is being argued with race, politics, sex or age, they listen patiently to the young and to the old who both know everything. These are the general virtues of scholarship, and they are peculiarly the virtues of science.

Jacob Bronowski

Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely.


In silence lies the ability to listen; to listen to ourselves, to others and to God. Listening is a lost art. Without it we cannot communicate, we cannot relate to each other and so we cannot live life meaningfully. We need to learn to listen. Sitting in silence allows us to listen to ourselves and to understand. This silence can heal. The worries, the pain can be healed when we listen. Spiritual medicine is ever-present in the soul. Whenever we need it, to whatever extent we need it, we can find it within.


Excerpt from Meditation: God Speaks And I Listen

Sri Chinmoy

And I think being a good director is being able to be completely tyrannical and you?ve got to be an absolute dictator while at the same time, you have to listen and see everything because it can all change on a dime.

Bob Balaban

To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears also.

Igor Stravinsky

I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.

Ernest Hemingway

All people want is someone to listen.

Hugh Elliott

They never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation.

Jerome K. Jerome

You are educated when you have the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or self-confidence.

Robert Frost

The only people who really listen to an argument are the neighbours.


Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you

Robert Fulghum

If you listen to the politicians, you might think we are all terrorists


It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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