"It is hard to listen when you are talking, or when you are thinking of a response!"
"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."
"We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may hear more and speak less."
"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."
"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
"I like to listen.I have learned a great deal from listening carefully.
Most people never listen."
"He understands badly who listens badly."
"One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears - by listening to them."
"Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk."
"Speak your truth quietly & clearly; and listen to others, even the dull & ignorant; they too have their story."
Max Ehrmann, from Desiderata
"Every person I work with knows something better than me.
My job is to listen long enough to find it and use it."
"One must talk little and listen much."
"No one every listened themselves out of a job."