“We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen more than we say.”― Zeno of Citium. Here are the 50 Best Listening Quotes.

Listening Quotes

1.“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”― Ernest Hemingway

2.“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”― Stephen R. Covey

3.“Listen to God with a broken heart. He is not only the doctor who mends it, but also the father who wipes away the tears.”― Criss Jami

4.“We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen more than we say.”― Zeno of Citium

5.“Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.”― Bernard M. Baruch

6.“It takes a great man to be a good listener.”― Calvin Coolidge

7.“There's a lot of difference between listening and hearing.”― G. K. Chesterton

8.“We have two ears and one mouth and we should use them proportionally.”― Susan Cain

9.“You're short on ears and long on mouth.”― John Wayne

10.“Part of doing something is listening. We are listening. To the sun. To the stars. To the wind.”― Madeleine L'Engle

11.“It's not at all hard to understand a person; it's only hard to listen without bias.”― Criss Jami

12.“Cruel people offer pity when they no longer feel threatened. However, kind people offer compassion and understanding regardless.”― Shannon L. Alder

Listening Quotes

13.“The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard.”― William Hazlitt

14.“The word 'listen' contains the same letters as the word 'silent'.”― Alfred Brendel

15.“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 G. Nichols

16.“Half the time you think your thinking you’re actually listening”― Terence McKenna

17.“Sometimes it's not the strength but gentleness that cracks the hardest shells.”― Richard Paul Evans

18.“You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.”― M. Scott Peck

19.“An appreciative listener is always stimulating.”― Agatha Christie

20.“For a word to be spoken, there must be silence. Before, and after.”― Ursula K. Le Guin

21.“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are, and then wait to hear the answer.”― Ed Cunningham

22.“That was the trouble with explaining with words. If you explained with gunpowder, people listened.”
― Dean F. Wilson

23.“Do more listening than talking; talk more about them than about you.”― Roy T. Bennett

24.“To assess the quality of thoughts of people, don't listen to their words, but watch their actions.”― Amit Kalantri

Listening Quotes

25.“It takes two to speak the truth - one to speak and another to hear.”― Henry David Thoreau

26.“Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals.”― Sura Hart

27.“The humble listen to their brothers and sisters because they assume they have something to learn. They are open to correction, and they become wiser through it.”― Fr. Thomas Dubay

28.“We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may hear more and speak less.”― Diogenes Laertius

29.“Never allow your ego to diminish your ability to listen.”― Gary Hopkins

30.“You can't fake listening. It shows.”― Raquel Welch

31.“Whoever is going to listen to the philosophers needs a considerable practice in listening.”― Epictetus

32.“Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity.”― Roy Bennett

33.“Be aware of the high notes, of the blissful faces and their soft messages, and listen for the silent message of a highly decorated gift.”― Dejan Stojanovic

34.“Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable.”
― David W. Augsburger

35.“Nothing changes until people decide to do the things they must, in order to bring about peace.”
 Shannon L. Alder

36.“I never miss a good chance to shut up”― James Patterson

Listening Quotes

37.“Inner guidance is heard like soft music in the night by those who have learned to listen.”― Vernon Howard

38.“The art of conversation lies in listening”― Malcolm Forbes

39.“There's more than one way to tell each other things, and there's more than one way to listen, too.”
― Katherine Hannigan

40.“When I act tough they listen politely till the spasm passes. They know.”― Frank McCourt

41.“The older I grow, the more I listen to people who don't talk much.”― Germain G. Glidden

42.“For a woman's words to wound would require a man to listen first!”― Meredith Duran

43.“Prayer at its highest is a two-way conversation-and for me the most important part is listening to God's replies.”
 Frank C. Laubach

44.“It is silent, an anagram for listen.That is what I do. Listen while she remains silent.”― Eric Jerome Dickey

45.“Listen with your eyes as well as your ears.”― Graham Speechley

46.“When we listen, we hear someone into existence.”― Laurie Buchanan

47.“Death’s life should have listened to the moonly whispers of breathing in the coldest nights”― Munia Khan

48.“Always listen to your soul... it speaks to you, only if you listen!”― Angie karan

49.“My need to show what I can do is keeping me from finding out what other people can do and what we can do together.”― Kate Murphy

50.“Be a generous listener to be a generous contributor.We often listen to respond instead of listening to relate.”
― Janna Cachola

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Best of Listening Quotes

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“Nothing changes until people decide to do the things they must, in order to bring about peace.”― Shannon L. Alder
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“You can't fake listening. It shows.”― Raquel Welch
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“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are, and then wait to hear the answer.”― Ed Cunningham

Ian Warner

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