Listening Quotes

Who speaks, sows; Who listens, reaps.

Argentine Proverb

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

Richard Moss

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

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

Woodrow Wilson

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

From listening comes wisdom, and from speaking repentance.

Italian Proverb

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

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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