Sunday, May 2, 2010

Taking Time to Listen

I'm taking time out to listen today, since my body is telling me I need a break from the computer. In the meantime, I hope you'll enjoy and be inspired by at least one of these quotes on listening. Have a blessed week!

"Many a man would rather you heard his story than granted his request." ~Phillip Stanhope,
Earl of Chesterfield

"Effective questioning brings insight, which fuels curiosity, which cultivates wisdom."
~Chip Bell

"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

"Bore, n.: A person who talks when you wish him to listen." ~Ambrose Bierce

"One friend, one person who is truly understanding, who takes the trouble to listen to us as we consider a problem, can change our whole outlook on the world." ~Dr. E. H. Mayo

"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

"You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time." ~ M. Scott Peck

"Man's inability to communicate is a result of his failure to listen effectively." ~Carl Rogers

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." ~Winston Churchill

"If speaking is silver, then listening is gold." ~Turkish Proverb


M Hastings said...

I love your comments about listening... to each other, to your body, all of it. It's excellent!

Mona Risk said...

Liana, I love your quotes. And what a nice picture of friendship. We often need friends to share things that burn our hearts and cannot be vented. Thank you, my friend for listening so well.