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Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Sir Winston Churchill
Stephen R. Covey
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.
Diogenes of Sinope
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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Music is the effort we make to explain to ourselves how our brains work. We listen to Bach transfixed because this is listening to a human mind.
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.
Dr. Leo Buscaglia
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Personal Stories About ‘Listening’
You Can, Too!Submitted by Anonymous
I am 68 years old. I have COPD (emphysema) and have been on oxygen for about six years. I have gone about my regular activities'I belong to my local Woman's Club, a book club and two respiratory support groups. I am out and about, depending on the weather here in Southern California, two or three times a week....
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....
Running SchoolSubmitted by Anonymous
Growing up, I always enjoyed school and the process of learning. I was a non-athletic 'nerd', whose only exercise was running up to my room at the end of my school day to read a book. I carried the deadly 'teacher's pet' stigma that resulted in extra mentoring from the teachers, and brutal teasing from...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Listening’
Micheal WSubmitted by Allison Kee
My hero is my eighth grade teacher Mr. Williams. He has taught me everything about listening and how to be open to everything that comes in my life. He always helps me with certain decisions that I have with my life; whether it is choosing a different sport or something with school. He has always listened to me...
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...
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...
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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