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Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals.
L. J. Isham
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Great ideas...come into the world as gently as doves...if we listen attentively, we shall hear, amid the uproar...a faint flutter of wings, the gentle stirring of life and hope.
Long before I wrote stories, I listened for stories. Listening for them is something more acute than listening to them. I suppose it's an early form of participation in what goes on. Listening children know stories are there. When their elders sit and begin, children are just waiting and hoping for one to come out, like a mouse from its hole.
Dr. Joyce [Diane Bauer] Brothers
Listening to someone talk isn't at all like listening to their words played over on a machine. What you hear when you have a face before you is never what you hear when you have before you a winding tape.
Peter F. Drucker
Much unhappiness comes from walking alone. When there are several, it's somewhat different. I must get into the habit of listening to others, for what the others say concerns me, too.
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Personal Stories About ‘Listening’
As Long As Mable's AbleSubmitted by Anonymous
When I was seventeen my grandfather had a stroke. My grandmother stayed by his side at the hospital after his stroke until he passed on. Having seen him in such a difficult condition for the two weeks prior to his death, my grandmother always said that she hoped that she wouldn't die of a stroke. She lived...
ListeningSubmitted by Meredith
It is important to listen because if you don't you will never know the outcome. Also if you want people to listen to you, the right thing is to listen to them.
ListeningSubmitted by Femi-Ann
Listening is a very important quality to have in life. It is the difference between hearing the car horn speeding toward you and being hospitalized because you weren't listening. Listening is comprehending sounds and information and using it. You should pay attention and listen to the things that surround you....
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Listening’
Kenny WSubmitted by Ryan Watlington
My Dad is my hero because he has taught me everything I know. He has provided for me and my family through all the trying times that we have had. He has given his all just to provide for me and my brother and my mom. His world revolves around us and he will always be my hero for that.
Jonah MSubmitted by
Jonah is the singer of a few different bands and he is an angel. Pouring his heart out on stage/off stage/without a microphone/in parking lots after shows. Sharing stories of his life. Also, Jonah contributes part of his (sliding scale) merchandise sales to non-profit organizations. I think for someone who...
Nickolas TSubmitted by
My hero is my son Nickolas. Although Nickolas is only 6 and in the first grade, he has an old soul and heart of gold. I am incredibly fortunate that I am able to walk Nickolas to school several days a week while working from home. As a consultant I travel quite a bit, but the days working from home make it all...
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In the place where I live is very very common to talk and hear nothing, complete lack of wisdom, and we need to accept truth and repudiate all lies.
Anderson, Colatina, ES - Brasil
listening is the direct pathway to your heart.
Shemar Sarahadil, Zamboanga City, Philippines
Active listening is hearing with the goal of understanding.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins
Listen with your heart and not your mind. The heart is the center. The great I am; I am, in me. Mind is made of all ones people, places, and things heard since birth.
Cathy C., Charlotte