Listening Quotes

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.

Andre Gide

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

Ernest Hemingway

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes

A good listener is a silent flatterer


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

Igor Stravinsky

A good listener is not someone with nothing to say. A good listener is a good talker with a sore throat.

Katherine Whitehorn

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

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : May 17, 2013
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