Silence is essentially a surrender to the holiness of
the divine mystery.
Listen that you may live.
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.
Listening is a hug you give with your mind.
The silence of prayer is the silence of listening.
Elizabeth OíConnor, 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
People donít listen to understand. They listen to reply.
The collective monologue is everyone talking and no one listening.
Everyone is God speaking. Why not be polite and listen
Try to listen carefully that you might not have to speak.
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.
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.
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.
He who speaks does not know, he who knows does not speak.
I stop and taste my words before I let them pass my
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Listen as though your life depended on it. It does.
The Art of Pilgrimage
Listening the language of love for everyone.
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