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Blindness separates people from things; deafness separates people from people. – Helen Keller

Man’s inability to communicate is a result of his failure to listen effectively. – Carl Rogers

A friend is a speaking acquaintance who also listens – Arnold H. Glasgow

Nobody ever listened himself out of a job – Calvin Cooledge

Listening is being silent in an active way. – Anonymous

The ears don’t work until the tongue has expired – Anonymous

You do not have to be witty to be a good conversationalist, just know how to listen – Alan Loy McGinnis

They have ears, but they hear not. – Book of Psalms 115:6

Hearing is with the ears but listening involves the mind – Anonymous

A single conversation, listening is a wise person, is better than ten years study of books – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow –

We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may hear more and speak less – Diogenese Laertius

Listen to others as you would have them listen to you. – Anonymous

My greatest compliment was when one asked me what I thought and listened to the answer – Anonymous

I think a lot of our problems are because people don’t listen to our children – Barbara Bush

Listen and learn how little you know – Anonymous

Big egos have little ears. – Robert Schuller

The spoken word belongs to both speaker and listener – Anonymous

What you are speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you say. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everyone needs someone who really listens. – Anonymous

Nature gives us one tongue but two ears, to listen twice more than we speak. – Epictetus

Lend your ears to those who are eager to relate to you their stories of suffering. Listen with a sympathetic heart to ease their pain. – Hanuman Prasad Poddar

One way to be popular is to listen to a lot of things you already know. – Anonymous

Listening is the basis of our education. – Anonymous

You can’t fake listening. It shows. – Raquel Welch

We are the ones who can heal ourselves. Listen to your own voice. – Agnes Whistling Elk (Jaguar Woman)

If you love to listen, you gain knowledge. If you incline your ear, you will become wise and kind. – Sirach

One person who listens to truly understand, an change our whole outlook on life. – Anonymous

Those who know much usually say little, and those who say little usually know much. – Anonymous

The next best thing to knowledge is listening in silence. – Anonymous

Everybody’s lying these days, but it doesn’t matter because nobody’s listening. – Lieberman’s Law

Good students are not necessarily smarter, they listen better. – Anonymous

Bore: a person who talks when you wish him to listen. – Ambrose Bierce

What you listen to becomes part of you. – Anonymous

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then listen to the answer – Ed Cunningham

The reality of the other person is not in what he reveals to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says but rather to what he does not say. – Kahil Gibran

It takes two people to seek the truth. One to speak, one to listen. – Thoreau

Some people think that God does not speak to men today, but He does! The trouble is that men refuse to listen. – Anonymous

One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears –by listening to them. – Dean Rusk

Skillful listening is the best remedy for loneliness, loquaciousness, and laryngitis. – William Arthur Ward

You can not truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time – M. Scott Peck

Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice – William Shakespear in Hamlet

…when we’re with someone who is paying attention, listening to what we have to say with deference, we feel empowered, even buoyant. Thoughts seem to flow easily and we reach a sense of clarity about who we are. – James Redfield

I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention. – Diane Sawyer

It is time to listen… to your body. That means turning in and taking care of yourself. Start by resting when you’re tired. And eating when you’re hungry. And saying no when you’ve reached your limits. The more you honor these internal messages, the more inner guidance will come your way… – Anonymous

Unfortunately, sometimes people don’t hear you until you scream. – Stephanie Powers

Our first responsibility as effective listeners is to understand ourselves as communicators. Just as the sources of the communication message should be trained in self-intrapersonal communication, so, too, should listeners know themselves. – Carolyn Coakley

Listening well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well. – John Marshall

It seems that we shall eventually come to believe that the responsibility for effective oral communication must be equally shared by speakers and listeners. When this transpires, we shall have taken a long stride toward greater economy in learning, accelerated personal growth, and significantly deepened human understanding. – Ralph Nichols

Education commences at the mother’s knee, and every word spoken within the hearing of little children tends towards the formation of character – Hosea Ballou

An intelligent person is someone who listens with understanding. – M. Bradley

Listening means an awareness, an openness to learning something new about another person. Interrupting, even for clarification, can seem to be rude, but listening with the intent to learn is an approach to a different type of conversation. – Elizabeth Debold

I who am blind can give one hint to those who see: Use your eyes as if tomorrow you would be stricken blind. And the same method can be applied to the other senses. Hear the music of voices, the song of a bird, the mighty strains of an orchestra, as if you would be stricken deaf tomorrow. Touch each object as if tomorrow your tactile sense would fail. Smell the perfume of flowers, taste with relish each morsel, as if tomorrow you could never smell and taste again. make the most of every sense; glory in the beauty which the world in all the facets of pleasure reveals to you through the several means of contact which Nature provides. But of all the senses, I am sure that sight is the most delightful. – Helen Keller

There is beauty in everything, even in silence and darkness. – Helen Keller

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight and no vision. – Helen Keller