listening

A Quote by Paul Tournier on experience, heart, listening, needs, order, questions, time, and understanding

In order to really understand, we need to listen, not reply. We need to listen long and attentively. In order to help anybody to open his heart we have to give him time, asking only a few questions, as carefully as possible in order to help him better explain his experience.

Paul Tournier

Source: To Understand Each Other

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A Quote by Paul Tillich on duty, listening, and love

The first duty of love is to listen.

Paul Tillich (1886 - 1965)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on knowledge, listening, privilege, and wisdom

It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Poet at the Breakfast Table

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A Quote by Norman Vincent Peale on country, death, ideas, justice, listening, meaning, people, spirit, words, and world

John Burroughs, one of the greatest naturalist this country ever had, said he felt that there are just two classes of people in the world. . . . By "the quick," he meant people who look at the world and see it; people who listen to the world and hear it; people who get a message from it. The quick are people who are sensitized; the send out antennae. They get the meaning of the world. In other words, they are alive, they are alert, they are vibrant. As for "the dead people, while they aren't dead physically, they are dead from the standpoint of sensitivity. They never grapple with ideas, or try new ways of doing things. They are dead in the spirit. They live on the surface.

Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993)

Source: How to Handle Tough Times by Norman Vincent Peale

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on body, brothers, chance, happiness, life, listening, losing, motherhood, pain, questions, sister, time, women, and wonder

Listen to these wounds of pain put in the form of questions to me by a young woman who had had two abortions: "I wonder about the spirits of those I had aborted, if they were there, if they were hurt? I was under three months each time, but a mother feels life before she feels movement." "I wonder if they are lost and alone?" "I wonder if they will ever have a body?" "I wonder if I will ever have a chance again to bring those spirits back as mine?" Alas, brothers and sisters, "wickedness never was happiness" (Alma 41:10).

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Morality © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on absence, advice, attitude, church, circumstances, correction, facts, family, fear, force, friendship, giving, heart, leadership, listening, losing, love, past, pride, resentment, solution, and truth

In moments of truth, when meekness matters, other forces, including pride, flow into the chemistry of that moment. Take, for instance, the matter of receiving correct counsel, whether given by a spouse, a family member, a friend, or a Church leader. Often the counsel, even when spoken in love, is resisted by the recipient who - chained by pride - focuses instead upon the imperfections of the person giving the counsel. In another situation, the recipient may have much pride in the position he or she has already taken and refuse to deny himself or herself the continuation of that conduct, lifestyle, or attitude, which denial is at the heart of the solution. However, those who fear losing face cannot have His image in their countenances. In yet another circumstance, the recipient may, instead of listening to the counsel given, be nursing some past grievance upon which he or she would prefer to focus rather than the real issue at hand. Neither advice-giver nor circumstances can be perfect. Absent mutual meekness, the counsel given may not only go unheeded, but, in fact, may even be resented. Italics added.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Meek and Lowly, p. 57., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Nancy Kerrigan on doubt, judgment, and listening

Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgment. And you can see forever.

Nancy Kerrigan

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A Quote by Monte J. Brough on church, heart, life, and listening

I suggest that all who listen to my voice would benefit by an examination of the lives of those we sustain as general officers of the Church. You will find some important examples among them and come to know those who have "a perfect heart."

Monte J. Brough (1939 -)

Source: Friend December, 1993, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Miriam Makeba on america, animals, cinema, dance, listening, love, people, and television

People in the United States still have a 'Tarzan' movie view of Africa. That's because in the movies all you see are jungles and animals . . . We [too] watch television and listen to the radio and go to dances and fall in love.

Miriam Makeba (1932 -)

Source: "Miriam Makeba is set to take the U.S. by Storm Once Again," by J. Poet, New York Times Syndicate, 18 Aug 1988.

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A Quote by Meredith Willson on appreciation, dignity, gifts, justice, kindness, listening, love, motherhood, needs, people, problems, respect, struggle, time, trying, understanding, and vision

Seven gifts my mother gave me: 1. The gift of right: if mamma saw a wrong she righted it. 2. The gift of friendliness: making people happier than they were before 3. The gift of rose-colored vision: mamma liked for the flowers, not the weeds. 4. The gift of fun: mamma gave us the best gift a mother can - her time. 5. The gift of understanding: she was always trying to solve people's problems or at least listen to them. 6. The gift of thoughtfulness: she didn't wait for something special, she just did kind acts any time she saw the need. 7. The gift of respect: when you help to inch your fellow man along on that struggle to dignity, he loves you for it. Seven gifts? I could list seven hundred gifts my mother gave me. Gifts not boxed and ribboned. Not always noticed or even appreciated at the time. But a part of us. Forever.

Meredith Willson (1902 - 1984)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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