Friday, 22 April 2011

Quotes about Listening

Here's the next section of quotes from my book 1000 Great Quotations for Business, Management & Training.

An updated version of the book is newly available as part of my Almost Free Kindle titles both in the UK and in the USA.

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.

Epictetus, Greek philosopher (55-135 AD)

The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.

Peter Drucker, US management author (1909-2005)

If you’re talking, you’re giving information and therefore giving away power; if you’re listening and asking questions, you’re gaining information, the raw material of knowledge, and therefore gaining power.

Geoff Burch, British management author, presenter (b. 1951)

Geoff Burch

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

Dean Rusk, US statesman (1909-1994)

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something.

Wilson Mizner, US playwright, author (1876-1933)

It is a mistake to think we listen only with our ears. It’s much more important to listen with the mind, the eyes, the body, and the heart. Unless you truly want to understand the other person, you’ll never be able to listen.

Mark Herndon, US musician (b. 1955)

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