A Quote by Mitch on dimension, business, life, listening, asking questions, and understanding

In any dimension of business or life, listening and asking the right, relevant questions leads to a clear understanding.

Mitch Thrower

Source: "The Attention Deficit Workplace" by Mitch Thrower

Contributed by: Mitch

A Quote by James Kullander on listening, healing, compassion, consolation, and forgiveness

When you listen, you offer a package of the most valuable healing gifts you can give: compassion, consolation, and forgiveness.

James Kullander

Contributed by: intrigue

A Quote by Rachel Naomi Remen on connection, interaction, listening, giving, and healing

The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well~intentioned words.

Rachel Naomi Remen

Contributed by: intrigue

A Quote by unknown on education, listening, and self-confidence

You are educated when you have the ability to listen to almost
anything without losing your temper or self-confidence.


Contributed by: MP

A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on discipline, writing, inspire, inspiration, prayer, pray, listen, and listening

It isn't easy, it does take an incredible amount of discipline, you don't just write just when you feel like it or you're not going to build up much of a body of work. Inspiration comes to you while you're writing rather than before....For me the discipline of writing and the discipline of prayer are identical, in that I have to let myself be got out of the way because that's not a do-it-yourself activity, and listen....When you write, don't think, write. You think before, you think after, you don't think during. When I'm praying, when I'm truly praying, I'm not thinking, I'm not speaking, I'm shutting up, so perhaps if God has something to say I can hear it. So writing too is an act of listening, listening to what has to be said.

Madeleine L'Engle

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Leo F. Buscaglia on smile, touch, caring, listening, complementing, love, and kindness

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.

Leo F. Buscaglia

Source: Living, Loving, and Learning

Contributed by: Vicki

A Quote by Shakti Gawain on body, communication, and listening

Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen to them.

Shakti Gawain

Contributed by: deb23

A Quote by Anders on voice, heard, listen, listening, someone, and one

"If your voice can be heard, someone is listening."

Anders of the Wood

Contributed by: Anders

A Quote by unknown on talking, usually means, and listening

When we're told a person needs a good talking to, it usually means they need a good listening to.


Contributed by: espiritu

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on friendship, communication, silence, listening, and absence

Your friend is your needs answered.
He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
And he is your board and your fireside.
For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.

When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the "nay" in your own mind, nor do you withhold the "ay."
And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart;
For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed.
When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.
And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught.

And let your best be for your friend.
If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also.
For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?
Seek him always with hours to live.
For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.
And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet, pp. 58-59 (On Friendship)

Contributed by: Zengirl

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