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Listening Quotes

Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.

Author: Dr. Joyce Brothers (1927)

Profession: American Psychologist, Television and Radio Personality

The less you talk, the more you're listened to.

Author: Abigail Van Buren

Profession: American Advice Columnist

It is a rare person who wants to hear want he doesn't want to hear.

Author: Dick Cavett


One who cares is one who listens.

Author: J. Richard Clarke


No one every listened themselves out of a job.

Author: Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)

Profession: Thirtieth President of the USA

Listen. Don't explain or justify.

Author: William G. Dyer

Profession: American Business Writer

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

Author: Epictetus (50-120)

Profession: Stoic Philosopher

Only if we can restrain ourselves is good conversation possible. Good talk rises upon much discipline.

Author: John Erskine (1878-1951)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist, Novelist, Musician

One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is listen to each other's stories.

Author: Rebecca Falls


Listen to life, and you will hear the voice of life crying, Be!

Author: James Dillet Freeman


The older I grow the more I listen to people who don't talk much.

Author: Germain G. Glien


People should talk less and draw more. Personally, I would like to renounce speech altogether and, like organic nature, communicate everything I have to say visually.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

A person hears only what they understand.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Never speak of yourself to others; make them talk about themselves instead; therein lies the whole art of pleasing. Everybody knows it, and everyone forgets it.

Author: Edmond and Jules De Goncourt (1822-1896)

Profession: French Writers

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

Author: Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961)

Profession: American Writer