The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.
The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.
From listening comes wisdom, and from speaking repentance.
To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation.
The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.
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.
Big egos have little ears.
i never learned anything while i was talking.
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.
Know how to listen and you will profit even from those who talk badly.
A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something.
When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.
Deep listening is miraculous for both listener and speaker. When someone receives us with open-hearted, non-judging, intensely interested listening, our spirits expand.
To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well
Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. When we really listen to people there is an alternating current, and this recharges us so that we never get tired of each other. We are constantly being re-created.
No one really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you'll see why.
We listened to what our customers wanted and acted on what they said. Good things happen when you pay attention.
Listening to people keeps them entertained.
The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success.
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.
If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk.
Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals.
The hearing ear is always found close to the speaking tongue.
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