Listen Up

Lately, I’ve become acutely aware at what a problem our society seems to have as a whole with the ability to listen to one another. Perhaps these quotes will help.

The word ‘listen’ contains the same letters as the word ‘silent’. 

Alfred Brendel

No one is as deaf as the man who does not listen.

Proverb

Most people don’t listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.

Stephen R. Covey (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People)

When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.

Dalai Lama

Listening is about being present, not just about being quiet.

Krista Tippet

We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen more than we say.

Zeno of Citium as quoted by Diogenes Laƫrtius

It takes a great man to be a good listener.

Calvin Coolidge

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

Doug Larsen

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

Bryant H. McGill

If speaking is silver, than listening is gold.

Turkish Proverb

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Winston Churchill

Big egos have little ears.

Robert Schuller

Whoever answers before listening is both foolish and shameful.

Proverbs 18:13

You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.

M. Scott Peck

Knowledge speaks but wisdom listens.

Jimi Hendrix

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I am an artist, photographer and avid gardener. I am passionate about life, my family, my dogs and my friends.

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