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Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak.

Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak.

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The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively but says nothing. -Unknown.

The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively but says nothing. -Unknown.

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It is only by closing the ears of the soul, or by listening too intently to the clamors of the read more

It is only by closing the ears of the soul, or by listening too intently to the clamors of the sense, that we become oblivious of their utterances.

by Alexander Crummell Found in: Listening Quotes,
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Many attempts to communicate are nullified by saying too much. -Robert Greenleaf.

Many attempts to communicate are nullified by saying too much. -Robert Greenleaf.

by Robert Greenleaf Found in: Listening Quotes,
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A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but read more

A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with.

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It takes two to speak the truth - one to speak and another to hear. -Thoreau.

It takes two to speak the truth - one to speak and another to hear. -Thoreau.

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A good listener is usually thinking about something else.

A good listener is usually thinking about something else.

by Kin Hubbard Found in: Listening Quotes,
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Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force...When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold read more

Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force...When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand. Ideas actually begin to grow within us and come to life...When we listen to people there is an alternating current, and this recharges us so that we never get tired of each other...and it is this little creative fountain inside us that begins to spring and cast up new thoughts and unexpected laughter and wisdom. ...Well, it is when people really listen to us, with quiet facinated attention, that the little fountain begins to work again, to accelerate in the most surprising way. -Brenda Ueland.

by Brenda Ueland Found in: Listening Quotes,
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If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y read more

If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut.

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