Sayings and Proverbs



Listening Sayings and Proverbs



A good listener is a silent flatterer.


Being listened to and heard is one of the greatest desires of the human heart.
-Richard Carlson


If you can’t hear you will feel.
– Caribbean Proverb


Hear my children the instruction of a father, and give attention to know understanding.
– Proverbs 4:1


A good listener is not someone with nothing to say.

Listen twice before you speak once.
– Scottish Proverb


To appear wise, one must talk;
To be wise, one must listen.


He who answers a matter before he hears it, Is folly and shame to him.
– Proverbs 18:13


Some people are easily entertained.
All you have to do is sit and listen to them.
– Anonymous


Examine what is said, not him who speaks.
– Arab proverb


When we talk we learn what we already know,
When we listen, we have a chance to learn something new.
– Lyman Steil (Founder, International Listening Association)


Listen to counsel and receive instruction,
That you may be wise in your latter days.
– Proverbs 19:20


No one ever listened themselves out of a job.
– Calvin Coolidge


History repeats itself because no one listens the first time.


Bore, n.: A person who talks when you wish him to listen.
– Marcel Archard


Conversation: a vocal competition in which the one who is catching his breath is called the listener.

The beginning of wisdom is silence. The second stage is listening.- A Hebrew sage

If you want your spouse to listen and pay strict attention to every word you say, talk in your sleep.
– Anonymous


He that speaks, sows;
He that hears, reaps.

When no one is willing to listen to you. THINK.
– Anonymous


All the world loves a listener.
– Anonymous


If you listen you will hear
if you look, you will see,
If you touch you will feel
If you try you will be.
– Anonymous


Some of the listening sayings were assembled by Barbara Nixon & Kevin Nixon at

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf



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