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A person hears only what they understand.

Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue-to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak.
Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak.
When a woman is speaking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.
The older I grow the more I listen to people who don't talk much.
One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is listen to each other's stories.
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.
The less you talk, the more you're listened to.
The first duty of love is to listen.
Listen. Don't explain or justify.
When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.
It is a rare person who wants to hear want he doesn't want to hear.
The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.
Never tell your story to a deaf man.
Opportunities are often missed because we are broadcasting when we should be listening.
No one every listened themselves out of a job.
One who cares is one who listens.
Are you really listening... or are you just waiting for your turn to talk?
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.
When you are in it up to your ears, keep your mouth shut
One of the hardest things to do in life is to listen without intent to reply.
A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with.
Listening is one of the deepest, most profound signs of loving -- listening to yourself and listening to others. Your heart goes out and wraps around them and God's spirit of loving embraces you both.
Only if we can restrain ourselves is good conversation possible. Good talk rises upon much discipline.
Listen to life, and you will hear the voice of life crying, Be!
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.
Let others confide in you. It may not help you, but it surely will help them.
Listening well and answering well is one of the greatest perfections that can be obtained in conversation.
No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen.
Give every man your ear, but few thy voice. Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment. [Hamlet]
Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble.
There is a difference between being listened to and being heard.
With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing.
So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.
Listening well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well.
Every person I work with knows something better than me. My job is to listen long enough to find it and use it.
We only consult the ear because the heart is wanting.
A hungry stomach has no ears.

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