Favorite Quotations ~  Listen, 2 Chicago Manual of Style

"Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice." ~ William Shakespeare

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We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. ~ Epictetus

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

Listening is love in action. ~ Leo Buscaglia

So 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

There is a craft and a power in listening. ~ Glenn Gould

I make progress by having people around me who are smarter than I am and listening to them. And I assume that everyone is smarter about something that I am. ~ Henry J. Kaiser

The first duty of love is to listen. ~ Paul Tillich

As I get older, I've learned to listen to people rather than accuse them of things. ~ Po Bronson

No man ever listened himself out of a job. ~ Calvin Coolidge

Where the eye divides, the ear connects. ~ John Luther Adams

(The key to listening is) being a teacher. It's wanting to teach, meaning wanting to teach the audience, whatever that audience is. ~ Richard D. Heffner, NY Times, 5/13/06

You listen at a much faster pace than people talk. You speak at a rate of 90 to 200 words per minute, but you listen at a rate of 400 to 600 words per minute and think at a rate of 500 to 1,000 words per minute. ~ Robert M. Sherfield

The most important thing to do is really listen. ~ Itzhak Perlman