Wednesday, November 17, 2010


"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 Nichols

"Effective listeners remember that 'words have no meaning - people have meaning.'. The assignment of meaning to a term is an internal process; meaning comes from inside us. And although our experiences, knowledge and attributes differ, we often misinterpret each other's messages while under the ilusion that a common understanding has been achieved." - Lary Barker

"Bore, n.: A person who talks when you wish him to listen." - Ambrose Bierce

"It's a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn't want to hear." - Dick Cavett

"One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody's listening." - Franklin P. Jones

"There is no such thing as a worthless conversation, provided you know what to listen for. And questions are the breath of life for a conversation." - James Nathan Miller

"Listening looks easy, but it's not simple. Every head is a world." - Cuban Proverb

"To Listen fully means to pay close attention to what is being said beneath the words. You listen not only to the 'music', but to the essence of the person speaking. You listen not only for what someone knowws, but for what he or she is. Ears operate at the speed of sound, which is far slower than the speed of light the eyes take in. Generative listening is the art of developing deeper silences in yourself, so you can slow our mind's hearing to your ears' natural speed, and hear beneath the words to their meaning." - Peter Senge

"Big egos have little ears." - Robert Schuller

"Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery." - Dr. Joyce Brothers

"The best time to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust." - Josh Billings

"There are people who, instead of listening to what is being said to them, are already listening to what they are going to say themselves." - Albert Guinon

"Seek first to understand, then to be understood." - Stephen R. Covey

"You learn when you listen. You earn when you listen-not just money, but respect." - Harvey Mackay



Blasphemous Aesthete said...


When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
Abraham Lincoln

The reason I talk to myself is that I'm the only one whose answers I accept.
George Carlin

Blasphemous Aesthete

Som said...

Listen with your ears but as well as with your eyes - Som :-)

Vijayshryaln said...

its better 2 update wid someone else's words..

Raj said...