listening

A Quote by Sanjay Singh on day, justice, listening, and madness

Sometimes I lay awake at night and hear voices Voices making me listen and obey 'I shall do as you command great spirits' Madness is just a day away

Sanjay Singh

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on age, credulity, day, history, hope, listening, promises, present, and youth

Ye who listen with credulity to the whispers of fancy, and pursue with eagerness the phantoms of hope; who expect that age will perform the promises of youth, and that the deficiencies of the present day will be supplied by the morrow, - attend to the history of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Abyssinia. Rasselas. Chap. i.

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A Quote by Samuel Gilmore on life, listening, and teachers

Listen to life, it is the wisest teacher of all.

Samuel Gilmore

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A Quote by Saint Thomas Aquinas on day, god, heart, inspiration, learning, listening, love, people, and women

One day when Thomas Aquinas was preaching to the local populace on the love of God, he saw an old woman listening attentively to his every word. And inspired by her eagerness to learn more about her God whom she loved so dearly, he said to the people: It is better to be this unlearned woman, loving God with all her heart, than the most learned theologian lacking love.

Saint Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225 - 1274)

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A Quote by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux on abstinence, acting, evil, faults, freedom, idleness, listening, rumor, salvation, seriousness, silence, soul, and words

If the appetite alone hath sinned, let it alone fast, and it sufficeth. But if the other members also have sinned, why should they not fast, too. . . . Let the eye fast from strange sights and from every wantonness, so that that which roamed in freedom in fault-doing may, abundantly humbled, be checked by penitence. Let the ear, blameably eager to listen, fast from tales and rumors, and from whatsoever is of idle import, and tendeth least to salvation. Let the tongue fast from slanders and murmurings, and from useless, vain, and scurrilous words, and sometimes also, in the seriousness of silence, even from things which may seem of essential import. Let the hand abstain from . . . all toils which are not imperatively necessary. But also let the soul herself abstain from all evils and from acting out her own will. For without such abstinence the other things find no favor with the Lord.

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1091 - 1153)

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A Quote by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux on listening, vision, and wishes

You wish to see; listen. Hearing is a step toward Vision.

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1091 - 1153)

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A Quote by Saint Benedict on heart and listening

Listen and attend with the ear of your heart.

Saint Benedict (480? - 547?)

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A Quote by Ruth Sentor on caring, feeling, justice, laughter, listening, secrets, time, and words

If I Really Cared . . . • Who you are would be more important to me than who I am. • Where you hurt would be more important than that I'm well. • What you feel would be more important than what I know. • I'd look you in the eyes when you talk to me; • I'd think about what you're saying rather than what I'm going to say next- • I'd hear your feelings as well as your words. • I'd listen without defending. • I'd hear without deciding whether you are right or wrong. • I'd ask you why and how, not just when and where. • I'd laugh with you but not at you. • I'd talk with you and not to you, and I'd know when it's time to do neither. • I wouldn't climb over your walls. • I'd wait until you let me in the gate. • I wouldn't unlock your secrets; • The performances would end. If I really cared about you, • I'd be myself with you • And give you the right to be the same.

Ruth Sentor

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A Quote by Roy E. Moody on listening

The greatest motivational act one person can do for another is to listen.

Roy E. Moody

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A Quote by Robert Anson Heinlein on listening

Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it.

Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988)

Source: Lazarus Long

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