60 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.

In good communication, listening is a key factor. There is a big difference in hearing someone and actually listening to someone one. Let these quotes remind you of this.

  1. It is hard to listen when you are talking, or when you are thinking of a response! Catherine Pulsifer
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  2. 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
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  3. Slightly leaning towards the other person is an indication that you are actively listening, while leaning away may be interpreted as disinterest. Liam Jackson, How To Communicate
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  4. 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
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  5. A lot of my best communication has come from listening.
    Corrina Thurston, How To Communicate Effectively
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  6. Like the fish with water, we take listening and speaking for granted. It's time to change that - to bring listening and speaking to the forefront of educators' minds and to purposefully teach the listening and speaking skills that are the foundation of so much of human interaction. Erik Palmer, Teaching the Core Skills of Listening and Speaking

  7. In addition to comforting, you can help in another way, too - by listening. Robbie Miller Kaplan, How to Say It When You Don't Know What to Say
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  8. People will generally do something you want if they are invested in you or if they will end up gaining something from carrying out the request. Either way, you need to take the time to listen in order to find out what the person needs. Sven Imholz, How to encourage people
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  9. 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

  10. 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
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  11. 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
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  12. 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
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  13. People find it really easy to look at a picture whilst listening to a voice. Graham Shaw
  14. 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 business message stick

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. And in a world where there's too much noise and not enough signal, listening is critical. Peter Shankman, Customer Service
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  18. Listen That's as important for the wife as for the husband. Karen Gordon, How My Husband Keeps Me Happy
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  19. When you talk to your child, mostly listen. Cindy Cashman, Wisdom for Mothers
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  20. It is easy to ask the question and not really listen to the answer. Listening is crucial. Brenda Nathan, Daily Journal

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

  22. 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

  23. Listening is about being present, not just about being quiet. Krista Tippett
  24. Listening is about being present, not just about being quiet. Krista Tippett, Becoming Wise
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  25. 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
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  26. 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

  27. Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. William Arthur Ward, Before You
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  28. 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
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  29. 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

  30. Listen to understand rather than listen to respond. Barack Obama
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  31. 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
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  32. Talking more than is necessary is a barrier to effective communication and effective listening. Clodagh Swanson
  33. Talking more than is necessary is a barrier to effective communication and effective listening. Clodagh Swanson, Time To Shine

  34. The more we trust ourselves, the more we are able to listen to the apostle within. M. J. Ryan, Trusting Yourself

  35. I listen to nothing and it's silent tunes and rhythms sound harmonic. Sara Maitland, A Book Of Silence

  36. We should learn to listen, act, speak openly, and reflect in order to do what is relevant right now. Everyone can adapt. Thomas Erikson, Surrounded By Idiots

  37. The whole art for the new humanity will consist in the secret of listening to the heart consciously, alertly, attentively. And follow it, go wherever it takes you. Osho, Courage
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  38. My beloved brothers, understand this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger, James 1:19 Berean Study Bible
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  39. If you have felt that life is too often not how you would like it to be, then learning the ancient art of deep listening, tuning in to the internal, non-conceptual, softer aspects of your yin nature may be the healing direction. Bernie Clark , Yin yoga
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  40. ... 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

  41. One must talk little and listen much. African Proverb

  42. 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
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  43. The gift of listening makes people want to speak with you. This gift means that you listen and not barge in with your own thoughts. Catherine Pulsifer
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  44. Listening to ignite is a focus on where the Thinker will go next and on the wonder of that human mind in front of us. Nancy Kline, Time to Think

  45. Close your mouth and open your ears, you must. Then hear what your true heart is seeking, you will.
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  46. 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
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  47. If we're ready to listen, the obstacles we face can be life's way of pushing us in the right direction. Mark Black

  48. He understands badly who listens badly. Welsh Proverbs

  49. 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
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  50. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Max Ehrmann, Desiderata

  51. 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

  52. 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

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

  55. To listen with an open mind and heart is an invaluable skill that takes time and effort to develop. Allan Lokos, Patience

  56. . . . 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

  57. 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
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  58. Listening is the art and practice of putting someone else's speaking, thinking and feeling needs ahead of your own. It is deliberate and thoughtful, not contrived or self-serving. It fosters emotional and intellectual reflection. It is an art, because it involves more than mere technique, and because it is very much about the communication and affirmation of feelings. Marc Wong, Thank You for Listening
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  59. Listen to the good. Tune your ears to love, hope and courage. Tune out gossip, fear and resentment. Wilfred Peterson
  60. Listen to the good. Tune your ears to love, hope and courage. Tune out gossip, fear and resentment. Wilfred Peterson

  61. If you're like I was, you've probably never thought very carefully about listening before; but I've realized that listening isn't some natural gift like athletic ability or an ear for music. It's a skill that demands conscious attention and constant practice, because only through good listening can any of us gather the information we need to do our jobs well. Bernard T. Ferrari, Power Listening

  62. The art of active listening makes the speaker feel valued and respected. In making a conscious effort to not only hear the words, but to listen to the speaker's intent by reading nonverbal clues, and by being genuinely caring, your communication and conversations become deeper and so do your relationships. When you listen this way, you foster the skill of active listening in others by acting as a model for effective and positive communication. Emilia Hardman, Active Listening 101

  63. There is one main point never to forget during your journey towards becoming an active listener: listening is not a tactic. If you truly want to listen to people then you must take a genuine interest in them, and in what they have to say. C Orbison, Active Listening
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  64. I believe that one should listen first .... Listening builds rapport and trust. Unless you build that trust with listening, not much else is going to happen. John Savage, Listening & Caring Skills
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  65. Listening and speaking are the basic communication tools we use every day. We use them to process language as we interact with the people in our lives. When we use these tools well, they help us create wonderful, growing, lasting relationships. However, when used improperly, those very tools of listening and speaking can create a lot of hurt, damage, and even destruction to relationships. Bento C. Leal III, 4 Essential Keys to Effective Communication in Love, Life, Work--Anywhere!
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