Listening Quotes

Let these listening quotes inspire and motivate you to hear more! We hope they remind you of the importance of this skill we call listening.


"It is hard to listen when you are talking, or when you are thinking of a response!"
Communication   |  


"You see pain with your eyes, but you sympathize with your ears. Sometimes the greatest way to serve someone is just by listening. Behind every need is a story."
Rick Warren
Inspirational Quotes  |  


"Another vitally important attribute along the road to wisdom in interpersonal success is to listen well, or what should be understood as active listening."
Catherine Pulsifer, Define Interpersonal Skills
Inspirational Thoughts   |  


People find it really easy to look at a picture whilst listening to a voice. Graham Shaw
"People find it really easy to look at a picture whilst listening to a voice. One only has to think of young children looking at pictures whilst the story is being told."
Graham Shaw, The Art of Business Communication: How to use pictures, charts and graphs to make your business message stick
Children   |  


"Listen That's as important for the wife as for the husband."
Karen Gordon, How My Husband Keeps Me Happy
Husband   |  


"When you talk to your child, mostly listen."
Cindy Cashman, Wisdom for Mothers
Mother   |  


"It is easy to ask the question and not really listen to the answer. Listening is crucial."
Brenda Nathan, Daily Journal: A Powerful Habit to a Bigger Life
Questioning   |  


"Studies show that making music can provide even more benefit than listening alone."
Brett Blumenthal, 52 Small Changes for the Mind
Music   |  


"When you deepen your understanding of a person's world through a strong commitment to listen, understand, and communicate, it’s as if you are the person. The more you are the person, the deeper your understanding and respect for his or her world."
Marilyn Atkinson; Rae Chois, Step By Step Coaching
Commitment   |  


Listening is about being present, not just about being quiet. Krista Tippett
"Listening is about being present, not just about being quiet."
Krista Tippett, Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living
Life   |  


"One thing is for sure - we can always have a challenge understanding what people mean if we do not know how to effectively listen. To listen properly is much the same as forgetting to start the engine of your car and expecting it to move forward."
Byron Pulsifer, This Is A Challenge
Funny Quotes about Life   |  


"Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn."
William Arthur Ward, Before You
Famous   |  


"Everything in coaching hinges on listening because what we are listening for affects where we are speaking from and unfolds how we are being with and for each other."
Marilyn Atkinson; Rae Chois, Step By Step Coaching
Coaching   |  


"Grandmother . . . Has ears that truly listen. Arms that always hold. Love that's never ending, and a heart that's made of gold."
Author Unknown
Grandmother   |  


"Another vitally important attribute along the road to wisdom in interpersonal success is to listen well. This means that you pay total attention to those that are speaking to you and not barging into the conversation because you want to insert your opinion."
Catherine Pulsifer, Keys To Interpersonal Success
Success   |  


Talking more than is necessary is a barrier to effective communication and effective listening. Clodagh Swanson
"Talking more than is necessary is a barrier to effective communication and effective listening."
Clodagh Swanson, Time To Shine
Attitude   |  


"One must talk little and listen much."
African Proverb
This Is A Challenge   |  


"Listening to your heart, finding out who you are, is not simple. It takes time for the chatter to quiet down. In the silence of "not doing" we begin to know what we feel. If we listen and hear what is being offered, then anything in life can be our guide. Listen."
Author Unknown
Being Yourself   |  


"The gift of listening that makes people want to speak with you. This gift means that you listen and not barge in with your own thoughts."
Catherine Pulsifer
Possible To Give Gifts   |  


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


"The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking more about what he intends to say than about what others are saying, and we never listen when we are eager to speak."
Francois La Rochefoucauld
Motivation   |


I like to listen.I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.  Ernest Hemingway
"I like to listen.I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen."
Ernest Hemingway
Poems by William Arthur Ward   |  


"If we're ready to listen, the obstacles we face can be life's way of pushing us in the right direction."
Mark Black
Challenge   |  


"He understands badly who listens badly."
Welsh Proverbs
Proverbs   |


"Think positive, instead of listening to those who say you can't do something, listen to your own inner monologue that supports trying again and finding a way to deal with whatever problem is in your path."
Ronald Valentino, Habits
Positive Thinking   |  


"Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story."
Max Ehrmann, from Desiderata
Honesty   |  


"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
Work   |  


"To handle an objection, you must first listen to the other person, and make sure they know you are listening."
Angel A. Cataluña, Basic Influencing and Persuasion
Influence   |  


Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk. Doug Larson
"Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk."
Doug Larson
Wise   |  


". . . it took me a year to get good at coaching, and I could have just listened to my initial objections and moved on, but I decided to push through because 99% of initial objections are just excuses."
Kevin Cole, Potential: The 5 Pillars to Unlock Excellence
Excuses   |  


"Another big step to learning constantly was personal development everyday, 30-60 mins in the morning without fail. Some options are listening to Les Brown, Tony Robbins, Zig Ziglar, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson or Eric Thomas."
Roy Williams, Self Help
Les Brown   |  


"One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears - by listening to them."
Dean Rusk
Motivational Rocks   |  


"There's a difference between mentoring and consulting, and a lot of people confuse the two. A mentor isn't there to help you make incremental improvements to your bottom line or your company growth. Mentoring is organic. It's listening."
Joe Procopio, It's All Nonsense
Key Instructions for Life   |  


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