Quotes about Listening

by Jo-Ann Downey

in Inspiration

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“The first duty of love is to listen.”  Paul Tillich

“If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut.”  Albert Einstein

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

“It takes two to speak the truth — one to speak and another to hear.” Henry David Thoreau

“You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.” M. Scott Peck

“Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.” Bernard M. Baruch

“Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force.  When we really listen to people there is an alternating current, ant this recharges us so that we never get tired of each other.  We are constantly being recreated.”  Brenda Ueland

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

“A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something.” Wilson Mizner

You may want to read “5 Tips on How to Listen Effectively” and “Silence is Golden…and Pauses are Too“.

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