List Of The Best Listener Quotes In 2022

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In this article, we have featured top Listener Quotes to inspire you, Active listening was first used in conflict resolution and counseling. Nowadays, business professionals all over the world use the technique.

It makes sense: When done correctly, active listening — fully listening to the speaker and providing verbal and nonverbal feedback — can help you draw people out, avoid misunderstandings, foster collaboration, resolve disagreements, and gain people’s trust.

The majority of the best leaders are excellent listeners. Do you want to improve your active listening and communication skills? Here are ten of our favorite active listening quotes to motivate and inspire you:

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Best Listener Quotes In 2022

Listener Quotes

“Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.” –Doug Larson

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” –Bryant H. McGill

“If you make listening and observation your occupation, you will gain much more than you can by talk.” –Robert Baden-Powell

“I only wish I could find an institute that teaches people how to listen. Business people need to listen at least as much as they need to talk. Too many people fail to realize that real communication goes in both directions.” — Lee Iacocca, former president and CEO, Chrysler Corporation

“Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.” –Karl A. Menninger

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

“Listening is being able to be changed by the other person.” –Alan Alda

“To say that a person feels listened to means a lot more than just their ideas get heard. It’s a sign of respect. It makes people feel valued.” — Deborah Tannen, author and professor of linguistics, Georgetown University

“Everything in writing begins with language. Language begins with listening.” –Jeanette Winterson

“There is as much wisdom in listening as there is in speaking–and that goes for all relationships, not just romantic ones.” –Daniel Dae Kim

“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said” –Peter Drucker

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

“Of all the skills of leadership, listening is the most valuable — and one of the least understood. Most captains of industry listen only sometimes, and they remain ordinary leaders. But a few, the great ones, never stop listening. That’s how they get word before anyone else of unseen problems and opportunities.” — Peter Nulty, Fortune Magazine

“To learn through listening, practice it naively and actively. Naively means that you listen openly, ready to learn something, as opposed to listening defensively, ready to rebut. Listening actively means you acknowledge what you heard and act accordingly.” — Betsy Sanders, former senior vice president and general manager, Nordstrom

“You have to be willing sometimes to listen to some remarkable bad opinions. Because if you say to someone, ‘That’s the silliest thing I’ve ever heard; get on out of here!’ — then you’ll never get anything out of that person again, and you might as well have a puppet on a string or a robot.” — John Bryan, former CEO, Sarah Lee Corporation

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

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

“The art of conversation lies in listening.” –Malcom Forbes

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

“We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.” –Diogenes

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” -Winston Churchill

“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.” -E. H. Mayo

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”― Leo Buscaglia

“Sometimes all a person wants is an empathetic ear; all he or she needs is to talk it out. Just offering a listening ear and an understanding heart for his or her suffering can be a big comfort.”― Roy T. Bennett

“People love to talk but hate to listen. Listening is not merely not talking, though even that is beyond most of our powers; it means taking a vigorous, human interest in what is being told us. You can listen like a blank wall or like a splendid auditorium where every sound comes back fuller and richer.”― Alice Duer Miller

“Bravery is the choice to show up and listen to another person, be it a loved one or perceived foe, even when it is uncomfortable, painful, or the last thing you want to do.”― Alaric Hutchinson

“Talk a little less, listen a little more, and you’ll be a lot wiser”― Eric Gibbons

“You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people.” – Zig Ziglar

“Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don’t believe is right.” – Jane Goodall

“When we don’t tell those we love about what’s really going on or listen carefully to what they have to say, we tend to fill in the blanks with stories.”― Sharon Salzberg

“For listening to the stories of others … is a kind of water that breaks the fever of our isolation. If we listen closely enough, we are soothed into remembering our common name.” – Mark Nepo

“It’s a phenomenon that people treat lightly, and it should not be treated lightly. It’s something that is essential to human beings: listening to stories.” – George Guidall

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