Listening Quotes - Page 2

Wisdom is the reward for a lifetime of listening … when you’d have preferred to talk.
– D.J. Kaufman

Just because I didn’t do what you told me, doesn’t mean I wasn’t listening to you!
— Hank Ketcham

It is the province of knowledge to speak And it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes

Listen, every one That listen may, unto a tale That’s merrier than the nightingale.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he knows something.
– Wilson Mizner

I’ll defend to the death your right to say that, but I never said I’d listen to it!
— Tom Galloway

Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak.
– Epictetus

Man’s inability to communicate is a result of his failure to listen effectively.
— Carl Rogers

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

No man would listen to you talk if he did not know that it was his turn next.
– Edgar Watson Howe

Listening to both sides does not necessarily bring about a correct judgment.
– Donald Rumsfeld

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
– Epictetus

There’s a big difference between showing interest and really taking interest.
— Michael P. Nichols

To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation.
— Francois Rochefoucauld

We listened to what our customers wanted and acted on what they said. Good things happen when you pay attention.
— John F Smith

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.
– Henry David Thoreau

And therefore ’tis called a sensible tale, and this cuff was but to knock at your ear, and beseech listening.
– William Shakespeare

Every person I work with knows something better than me. My job is to listen long enough to find it and use it.
– Jack Nichols

Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals.
– J. Isham

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