Silence is essentially a surrender to the holiness of the divine mystery.
– Sister Wendy

Listen that you may live.
– Isaiah

It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
– Oliver Wendall Holmes

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
– Winston Churchill

Listening is a hug you give with your mind.
– Barbara Nixon

The silence of prayer is the silence of listening.
– Elizabeth O�Connor, Elderly Housing Program

The more faithfully you listen to the voice within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside. Only he who listens can speak.
– Dag Hammarskold

People don�t listen to understand. They listen to reply. The collective monologue is everyone talking and no one listening.
– Stephen Covey

Everyone is God speaking. Why not be polite and listen to Him?
– Hafiz

Try to listen carefully that you might not have to speak.
– Quaker saying

When you are deeply contemplative, you listen more carefully and understand things which cannot be articulated.
– David A. Cooper

You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.
– Kahlil Gibran

The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking more about what he intends to say than about what others are saying, and we never listen when we are eager to speak.
– La Rochefoucauld

Every moment I spend training myself to inner listening is like digging a well, deeper and deeper, toward the source of replenishment that never goes dry.
– Joanne Blum, PhD

In music we gain a sense of rhythm through the absence of sound. A similar process occurs in communication between two people.
– Sheldon Roth

He who speaks does not know, he who knows does not speak.
– Anonymous

I stop and taste my words before I let them pass my teeth.
– Anonymous

We need silence to be able to touch souls.
– Mother Theresa

Listen as though your life depended on it. It does.
– The Art of Pilgrimage

Listening – the language of love for everyone.
– Anonymous



The Listening Center

©2003 Kay Lindahl