“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.” – Alice Duer Miller

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

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

“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 G. Nichols

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

“The first duty of love is to listen.” – Paul Tillich

“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.” – Ernest Hemingway

“The greatest gift you can give another person is to listen without judgment.” – Roy T. Bennett

“The best way to solve problems and to fight against war is through dialogue. What is dialogue? Dialogue is an instrument of peace. It is a genuine exchange between persons, based on trust and respect. Its objective is to create true understanding, to inspire collaborative solutions, and to open the possibility of transformation.” – Pope Francis

“One of the most valuable skills you can develop is to be an active listener – to learn to truly listen to another person without interrupting, judging, or advising.” – Brian Tracy

“Listening is about being present, not just being quiet.” – Krista Tippett

“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” – Ernest Hemingway NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS JACK QUOTES

“The ear is the avenue to the heart.” – Voltaire

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

“To listen is to be able to experience the world from another person’s perspective.” – Unknown

“One good conversation can shift the direction of change forever.” – Linda Lambert

“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. Menniger

“Listening is an art that requires attention over talent, spirit over ego, others over self.” – Dean Jackson

“Effective listening is more than simply avoiding the bad habit of interrupting others while they are speaking; it’s about being present and engaged in the moment.” – Unknown

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

“Listening is the key to understanding and compassion. Without it, we limit our growth, our empathy, and our impact on the world around us.” – Unknown

“True listening is about being fully present and engaged, without judgment or the need to respond. It is a gift we can offer to others and ourselves.” – Unknown