“To be listened to is, generally speaking, a nearly unique experience for most people. It is enormously stimulating.
It is small wonder that people who have been demanding all their lives to be heard so often fall speechless when confronted with one who gravely agrees to lend an ear.
Man clamors for the freedom to express himself and for knowing that he counts.
But once offered these conditions, he becomes frightened.”
(Robert C. Murphy)
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”
“There’s a big difference between showing interest and really taking interest.”
(Michael P. Nichols)
“You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.”
(M. Scott Peck)
“The best salespeople are great listeners—that’s how you find out what the buyer wants.”
(Larry Wilson and Spencer Johnson)
“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)
“It is the province of knowledge to speak. And it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.”
(Oliver Wendell Holmes)
“Who speaks, sows; Who listens, reaps.”