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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.
When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.
A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.
C. S. Lewis
You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people.
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn't listening.
One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
Bryant H. McGill
Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.
I've often stood silent at a party for hours listening to my movie idols turn into dull and little people.
I'm always relieved when someone is delivering a eulogy and I realize I'm listening to it.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
James A. Baldwin
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.
I cannot think that we are useless or God would not have created us. There is one God looking down on us all. We are all the children of one God. The sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to what we have to say.
My mother knew how to read music and everything. But I just kinda learned off of records. And so, I was listening to records and I'd play 'em over and over.
Of all human activities, man's listening to God is the supreme act of his reasoning and will.
Pope Paul VI
Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.
Karl A. Menninger
The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.
Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.
George W. Bush
No one knows who is listening, say nothing you would not wish put in the newspapers.
Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how.
Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning, that without listening speaking no longer heals, that without distance closeness cannot cure.
Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.
Trees are Earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk.
I try to forget about the expectation that's out there and the audience listening for the next thing so that I'm not trying to please them. I've spent a huge amount of time not communicating with those folks and denying that they exist.
If you're listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you're a bigger moron than they are.
No, it's not a very good story - its author was too busy listening to other voices to listen as closely as he should have to the one coming from inside.
I believe that if you're healthy, you're capable of doing everything. There's no one else who can give you health but God, and by being healthy I believe that God is listening to me.
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