Quotes about listening

“A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something.” Wilson Mizner

“Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.” Dr Joyce Brothers

“Wisdom is the reward for a lifetime of listening … when you’d have preferred to talk.” D.J. Kaufman

“To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation.” Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble.” Frank Tyger

“You learn when you listen. You earn when you listen—not just money, but respect.” Harvey Mackay

“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.” Ralph Nichols

“Bore, n.: A person who talks when you wish him to listen.” Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

“One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody’s listening.” Franklin P. Jones

“One friend, one person who is truly understanding, who takes the trouble to listen to us as we consider a problem, can change our whole outlook on the world.” Dr. E. H. Mayo

“There is no such thing as a worthless conversation, provided you know what to listen for. And questions are the breath of life for a conversation.” James Nathan Miller

“You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.” M. Scott Peck

“It is the province of knowledge to speak. And it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.” Oliver Wendell Holmes

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