Quotes about listening

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Alan Alda

"Listening is being able to be changed by the other person."

-Alan Alda


Bernard Baruch

"Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking."

-Bernard Baruch


Doug Larson

"Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening."

-Doug Larson



"Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak."
-Epictetus (Greek philosopher)

Ernest Hemingway

"I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen."

-Ernest Hemingway


Franklin P Jones

"One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody's listening."

-Franklin P Jones


Henning Mankell

"Many people make the mistake of confusing information with knowledge. They are not the same thing. Knowledge involves the interpretation of information. Knowledge involves listening."

-Henning Mankell


John Ingram

"The ability to perceive and comprehend speech is one of the human brain's most astonishing evolutionary accomplishments."

-John Ingram



"When you are listening to somebody completely, attentively then you are listening not only to the words but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed - to the whole of it not part of it."

-Jiddu Krishnamurti


Larry King

"I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening."

-Larry King



"Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly."

-Plutarch (Greek biographer)


Robert Frost

"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence."

-Robert Frost


Samuel Johnson

"In order that all men may be taught to speak the truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it."

-Samuel Johnson

Simon Senok

"There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak."

-Simon Senek


Ted Hughes

"Remember there's always a voice saying the right things to you somewhere if only you'll listen for it."

-Ted Hughes

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