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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.
Encouragement to others is something everyone can give. Somebody needs what you have to give. It may not be your money; it may be your time. It may be your listening ear. It may be your arms to encourage. It may be your smile to uplift. Who knows?
A kiss is a secret told to the mouth instead of the ear; kisses are the messengers of love and tenderness.
Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.
John C. Crosby
The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.
He has Van Gogh's ear for music.
When a man looks across a street, sees a pretty girl, and waves at her, that's not a rendezvous, that's a passing acquaintance. When he walks across the street and nibbles on her ear, that's a rendezvous!
About four days a week, I do pretty good at having a morning prayer time. But even at that, it's a rambling sort of thing. What I have learned to do better is to try to keep my mind turned toward God and ear inclined toward God throughout the day, and I think I'm doing better at that, but I've got a long way to go.
I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.
A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease.
Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its power.
Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust; and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Each one of us can do a good deed, every day and everywhere. In hospitals in desperate need of volunteers, in homes for the elderly where our parents and grandparents are longing for a smile, a listening ear, in the street, in our workplaces and especially at home.
When music fails to agree to the ear, to soothe the ear and the heart and the senses, then it has missed the point.
My best friend growing up really put the bug in my ear about acting. We created this one hour-and-a-half improv play when we were 10 or 11 and performed it at the library. We just played off each other so well and had the best time doing it and the funniest part was, we wound up having packed houses, other people loved it too.
I have found life an enjoyable, enchanting, active, and sometime terrifying experience, and I've enjoyed it completely. A lament in one ear, maybe, but always a song in the other.
Eclecticism is the word. Like a jazz musician who creates his own style out of the styles around him, I play by ear.
A statesman who keeps his ear permanently glued to the ground will have neither elegance of posture nor flexibility of movement.
Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.
No siren did ever so charm the ear of the listener as the listening ear has charmed the soul of the siren.
Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage - they've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
The average person's ear weighs what you are, not what you were.
I learned everything by ear and played all the different instruments. So then I was able to find a guitar. That was, like, in the seventh grade. And then I didn't know how to put my fingers on all the different strings, so I had to figure out how to do it upside down and backwards, and I still play that way today.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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