Listening Quotes

Who speaks, sows; Who listens, reaps.

Argentine Proverb

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes

If speaking is silver, then listening is gold.

Turkish Proverb

To listen well, is as powerful a means of influence as to talk well, and is as essential to all true conversation

Chinese Proverb

A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with.

Kenneth A. Wells

If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk.

Robert Baden-Powell

We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.


The first duty of love is to listen.

Paul Tillich

The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.

Richard Moss

Every person in this life has something to teach me - and as soon as I accept that, I open myself to truly listening.

Catherine Doucette

Big egos have little ears.

Robert Schuller

Man's inability to communicate is a result of his failure to listen effectively.

Carl Rogers

The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.

Woodrow Wilson

Silence is a source of great strength.

Lao Tzu

Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble.

Frank Tyger

One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.

Bryant H. McGill

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

Doug Larson

The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.

Fran Lebowitz

From listening comes wisdom, and from speaking repentance.

Italian Proverb

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

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.

Henry David Thoreau

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.

Larry King

i never learned anything while i was talking.

Larry King

You cannot talk to people successfully if they think you are not interested in what they have to say or you have no respect for them.

Larry King

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Updated On : May 17, 2013
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