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100+ Listening Quotes

Listening is the act of concentrating on hearing something. Listening also refers to pay attention. Listening defines to pay attention to what someone tells you and do what they suggest. This is a collection of 100+ Listening quotes and sayings.


Listening to and understanding our inner sufferings will resolve most of the problems we encounter. - Thich Nhat Hanh
Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time. - George W. Bush
Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. - Rabindranath Tagore
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen. - Ernest Hemingway
With improv, it's a combination of listening and not trying to be funny. - Kristen Wiig
Listening is a master skill for personal and professional greatness. - Robin S. Sharma
The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting. - Fran Lebowitz
There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak. - Simon Sinek
Never allow your ego to diminish your ability to listen. - Gary Hopkins
Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk. - Doug Larson
If people are not listening to you as individuals, it's always good to get together and make a stand for something. - Tinie Tempah
Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning, that without listening speaking no longer heals, that without distance closeness cannot cure. - Henri Nouwen
Listening is two part, attention and thinking. The latter is what a lot of us don't do. - Hadi Farnoud
Trees are Earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. - Rabindranath Tagore
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery. - Joyce Brothers
Listening is a positive act: you have to put yourself out to do it. - David Hockney
I never focus on success; I only focus on listening to my online community and being consistent. - Rosanna Pansino
Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking. - Bernard Baruch
Of all human activities, man's listening to God is the supreme act of his reasoning and will. - Pope Paul VI
Follow your intuition, listening to your dreams, your inner voice to guide you. - Katori Hall
It is a mistake to assume that everyone listens like you do: your listening is as unique as your fingerprints, and so is everyone else's. - Julian Treasure
I don't have joy in watching myself, whereas, actually, I quite like listening to my own music. - George Michael
Tone is often the most important part of a conversation - and listening is so much more important than what you say. - Hoda Kotb
When anyone tells me I can't do anything... I'm just not listening any more. - Florence Griffith Joyner
One of the most important elements in teaching, conducting, and performing, all three, is listening. - Itzhak Perlman
Grace, respect, reserve, and empathetic listening are qualities sorely missing from the public discourse now. - Meryl Streep
You gain a lot of insight from employees by listening to them. - Marc Veasey
The best way to persuade people is with your ears - by listening to them. - Dean Rusk
Listening is active. At its most basic level, it's about focus, paying attention. - Simon Sinek
Everything I wrote about wasn't about me, but about the people listening. - Chuck Berry
The person who talks a lot or talks over people misses out because they weren't listening. - Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Listening is more important than talking. Just hit your mark and believe what you say. Just listen to people and react to what they are saying. - Jimmy Fallon
It's only through listening that you learn, and I never want to stop learning. - Drew Barrymore
The human brain can soften as a result of incessant listening to music with an intent to commit prose. - Donal Henahan
Listening has importance only when one is not projecting one's own desires through which one listens. - Jiddu Krishnamurti
You need to listen to your body because your body is listening to you. - Phil McGraw
If you take away the gift of reading, you create the gift of listening. - Malcolm Gladwell
Listening is not just hearing what someone tells you word for word. You have to listen with a heart. I don't want that to sound touchy-feely; it is not. It is very hard work. - Anna Deavere Smith
There is nothing greater than the joy of composing something oneself and then listening to it. - Clara Schumann
You can't fake listening. It shows. - Raquel Welch
I prefer listening to talking, reading to socializing, and cozy chats to group settings. - Susan Cain
'Easy listening' is a term that is often used incorrectly. - Julian Ovenden
I can spend the day without writing or reading, but I can't spend a day without listening to music. - Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen. - Ernest Hemingway
Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. - Stephen R. Covey
We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen more than we say. - Zeno of Citium
It takes a great man to be a good listener. - Calvin Coolidge
There's a lot of difference between listening and hearing. - G.K. Chesterton
Part of doing something is listening. We are listening. To the sun. To the stars. To the wind. - Madeleine L'Engle
The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard. - William Hazlitt
An appreciative listener is always stimulating. - Agatha Christie
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time. - M. Scott Peck
Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals. - Sura Hart
It takes two to speak the truth - one to speak and another to hear. - Henry David Thoreau
To assess the quality of thoughts of people, don't listen to their words, but watch their actions. - Amit Kalantri
We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may hear more and speak less. - Diogenes Laƫrtius
A friend asks, "Tell me one word which is significant in any kinds of relationship." Another friend says, "LISTEN!". - Santosh Kalwar
Whoever is going to listen to the philosophers needs a considerable practice in listening. - Epictetus
Spend your leisure time in cultivating an ear attentive to discourse, for in this way you will find that you learn with ease what others have found out with difficulty. - Isocrates
Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. - Roy Bennett
Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable. - David W. Augsburger
Maybe you’re so good at listening that you have no idea when to speak. - S.M. Boyce
The art of conversation lies in listening. - Malcolm Forbes
It is silent, an anagram for listen. That is what I do. Listen while she remains silent. - Eric Jerome Dickey
Listen with the will to learn. - Unarine Ramaru
Listen with your eyes as well as your ears. - Graham Speechley
They praised his modesty and did not listen to him, for listening is a rare gift, and men will have their heroes. - Ursula K. Le Guin
Always listen to your soul... it speaks to you, only if you listen! - Angie karan
Listen for twice as long as you speak. - John Burley
Talk a little less, listen a little more, and you'll be a lot wiser. - Eric Gibbons
It is difficult to learn anything worthwhile if you only listen to those who share your views. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
If you want to be a great leader, you must first become a great listener.
During a conversation, it is better to have an understanding without words, than words without understanding. - Amit Kalantri
When speaking publicly, it is wise to communicate mindfully in the presence of silent listening eyes. - Tracey Bond
If you listen at doors, you hear what you deserve. - Mavis Gallant
Wisdom is the reward for a lifetime of listening when you would have preferred to talk. - Doug Larson
Listen so softly to the gentle winds gliding through joyful dancing trees and know Oneness. - Leland Lewis
Sing your own song. There are always some earnest listeners. - Amit Ray
When you tell your story, and I listen, we both gain. - Brent M. Jones
Listening to your heartbeats, I will fall asleep. - Avijeet Das
Listening to other people's perspectives does not make your perspectives any less important. Listen more. - Akiroq Brost
It's when I start listening to my inner voice that I start talking to myself. - Anthony T. Hincks
Bravery is listening even when you don't want to hear it. - Alaric Hutchinson
What advantage has the person who will not listen over the one who cannot hear? - Joyce Rachelle
The practice of deep listening is the practice of open inquiry, without assumption or judgement. - Sharon Weil
Patience is a virtue as they say and listening is an exercise in patience. - Kaleb Kilton
Selective listening is more poisonous than the snake bite. Either you listen or you don't listen. Choice is yours! - Santosh Adbhut Kumar
Listening is where love begins: listening to ourselves and then to our neighbors. - Fred Rogers
Truly listening, attentively, and with care, is one of the simplest and most kind gifts we can give anyone. - John Bruna
Good listening places us on an edifice of learning complex human behavior. - Balroop Singh
The best listener is the one who really cares about the other person. - Kevin Stirtz
Listen should be on 60-70% and talking or speaking on from 40 up to 30%. - Deyth Banger
Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk. - Doug Larson
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. - Harper Lee
When listeners become leaders, the world changes. - Rev. Kellen Roggenbuck
Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you. - Anonymous
Good listeners, like precious gems, are to be treasured. - Walter Anderson
True wisdom listens more, talks less, and can get along with all types of people. - Kiana Tom
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery. - Joyce Brothers
If speaking is silver, then listening is gold. - Turkish Proverbs
The biggest barrier in communication is that tendency of listening to reply and not to understand. - Wilson M. Mukama
Listening is being able to be changed by the other person. - Alan Alda
The art of conversation lies in listening. - Malcolm Forbes
Listening is about being present, not just about being quiet. I meet others with the life I’ve lived, not just with my questions. - Krista Tippett
The major dilemma is that we tend to listen to reply, while all we should do is: listen to understand and feel. - Akilnathan Logeswaran
Everyone likes to reminisce, but not one wants to listen, and everyone feels annoyed when someone else tells a story. - Liu Cixin
I wish I had heard him more clearly: an oblique confession is always a plea. - James Baldwin
Listen to others very carefully. Shut your inner noise and focus on verbal and non verbal cues. - Abhishek Ratna
Silent is an anagram of listen. - Johnny Rich
It's very important to know when to stop explaining yourself, because not everyone with ears listens with them. - Edmond Mbiaka
Listening is the key. The whole objective of a howl is to be heard. - Amit Pandey
Listening to the opinions of only those who seek to please you is like looking at yourself through a broken mirror; the view is distorted. - Evy Michaels
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