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  |  

"I can assure you that if you develop a habit and skill to listen better to others, they will like you better and they will listen to you more."
Christian Olsen, Listening: Learn to Really Listen and Develop Active Listening Skills
Habit  |  

"So when a woman tells her husband that she's upset, he may automatically try to help her with the problem that's bugging her because that's how his brain is wired. But she simply wants him to listen and acknowledge how she feels, so she gets more upset when he tries to "help" her.
David D. Burns, Feeling Good Together: The Secret to Making Troubled Relationships Work
Marriage  |  

"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   |  

"Listening. Why listening? As I reflected on the first 56 years of my life and considered who seemed to stand out in business, academic, social and interpersonal settings, I 'discovered' and then remembered they had one thing in common: They were all great listeners."
Cash Nickerson, Listening as a Martial Art: Master Your Listening Skills for Success
Greatness   |  

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   |  

"Teachers must listen in order to know how to act pedagogically at the right times. Without the awareness that comes from listening, a teacher does not know how to recognize teachable moments when they are happening."
Katherine Schultz, Listening: A Framework for Teaching Across Differences
Teacher   |  

"We cannot live our lives constantly looking back, listening back, lest we be turned to pillars of longing and regret, but to live without listening at all is to live deaf to the fullness of the music."
Frederick Buechner, Listening to Your Life
Regret   |  

"And in a world where there's too much noise and not enough signal, listening is critical."
Peter Shankman, Customer Service: New Rules for a Social Media World
Customer Service   |  

"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   |  

"Being invested in your daughter is getting to know who she truly is and who she is becoming. It means suspending your judgments and listening to her heart."
Colleen O'Grady, Dial Down the Drama: Reducing Conflict and Reconnecting with Your Teenage Daughter - A Guide for Mothers Everywhere
Daughter   |  

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

"Listening to children often leads to amazement. For us, listening to children like Elijah and many others has also fueled the desire to better understand the spirituality of children and how parents and faith communities can participate with them as they come to know God and grow in their life of faith."
Catherine Stonehouse, Listening to Children on the Spiritual Journey
God   |  

"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   |  

"... many Protestants have an observable renewed desire to listen for the soul again and to reclaim the distinct contribution that soulful pastoral care can make to individuals and faith communities."
Jean Stairs, Listening for the Soul: Pastoral Care and Spiritual Direction
Faith   |  

"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   |  

"Encourage your daughter to express her frustrations by sharing the top 3 things that are bothering her. Afterwards, follow-up with a conversation ensuring that both of you are listening to understand vs. listening to talk.
Dr. Trevicia Williams, 33 Things Your 10-18 Year Old Daughter Would Say to You If She Knew How
Words of Encouragement   |  

"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   |  

"To listen with an open mind and heart is an invaluable skill that takes time and effort to develop."
Allan Lokos, Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living
Effort   |  

". . . 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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