Quotes on 'LISTENING' to inspire yourself and others ~ Sweet TLC Ltd

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  • Quotes on 'LISTENING' to inspire yourself and others ~ Sweet TLC Ltd

    1. 1. Quotes on ‘Listening’ Sweet TLC Ltd
    2. 2. Listen, or thy tongue will keep thee deaf – Native American proverb
    3. 3. It takes a great man to be a good listener – Calvin Coolidge
    4. 4. We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak - Epicteus
    5. 5. I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen - Hemingway
    6. 6. Knowledge speaks but wisdom listens - Hendrix
    7. 7. He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that - John Stuart Mill
    8. 8. There is nothing so annoying as to have two people talking when you're busy interrupting - Mark Twain
    9. 9. Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech - Martin Tupper
    10. 10. Instead of listening to what is being said to them, many managers are already listening to what they are going to say - unknown
    11. 11. People are more apt to trust and respect you when what you say and what you do match up
    12. 12. A good listener is not only popular everywhere; but after a while he gets to know something - Wilson Mizner
    13. 13. People will think for themselves when you stop doing it for them
    14. 14. My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake – Aristotle
    15. 15. Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never; ever the same. – unknown
    16. 16. The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn. - Gloria Steinem
    17. 17. The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people. — Woodrow Wilson
    18. 18. Many a man would rather you heard his story than granted his request. — Phillip Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield
    19. 19. Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage. — Publilius Syrus
    20. 20. In some South Pacific cultures, a speaker holds a conch shell as a symbol of temporary position of authority. Leaders must understand who holds the conch—that is, who should be listened to and when. — Max De Pree
    21. 21. You have to be willing sometimes to listen to some remarkable bad opinions. Because if you say to someone, 'That's the silliest thing I've ever heard; get on out of here!'—then you'll never get anything out of that person again, and you might as well have a puppet on a string or a robot. — John Bryan
    22. 22. Effective questioning brings insight, which fuels curiosity, which cultivates wisdom. — Chip Bell
    23. 23. Silence is a source of great strength. — Lao Tzu
    24. 24. We should never pretend to know what we don't know, we should not feel ashamed to ask and learn from people below, and we should listen carefully to the views of the cadres at the lowest levels. Be a pupil before you become a teacher; learn from the cadres at the lower levels before you issue orders. — Mao Tse-tung
    25. 25. The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them. — Ralph Nichols
    26. 26. Effective listeners remember that "words have no meaning - people have meaning." The assignment of meaning to a term is an internal process; meaning comes from inside us. And although our experiences, knowledge and attitudes differ, we often misinterpret each other’s messages while under the illusion that a common understanding has been achieved. — Larry Barker
    27. 27. Bore, noun: A person who talks when you wish him to listen. — Ambrose Bierce
    28. 28. An actor’s a guy who if you ain’t talkin’ about him, ain’t listening. — Marlon Brando
    29. 29. It’s a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn't want to hear." — Dick Cavett
    30. 30. Never impose your language on people you wish to reach. - Abbie Hoffman
    31. 31. Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add but when there is nothing left to take away. - Antoine de Saint Exupery
    32. 32. First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak. - Epictetus
    33. 33. What a blessing it would be if we could open and shut our ears as easily as we open and shut our eyes! - G C Lichtenberg
    34. 34. Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. - Martin Farquhar Tupper
    35. 35. They talk most who have the least to say. - Mathew Prior
    36. 36. I have often regretted my speech never my silence. - Xenocrates
    37. 37. <ul><ul><li>Thank You </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sweet TLC Ltd </li></ul><ul><li>www.sweet-tlc.co.uk </li></ul>

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