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There are two good rules which ought to be written on every heart - never to believe anything bad about anybody unless you positively know it to be true; never to tell even that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary, and that God is listening.
Henry Van Dyke
One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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.
One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody's listening.
Franklin P. Jones
For a songwriter, you don't really go to songwriting school; you learn by listening to tunes. And you try to understand them and take them apart and see what they're made of, and wonder if you can make one, too.
Jazz is the last refuge of the untalented. Jazz musicians enjoy themselves more than anyone listening to them does.
When I watch professional football, I love listening to John Madden because I know he knows what he's talking about. He's been both down in the trenches and in front of the bench as a coach. He knows the game.
Listening to and understanding our inner sufferings will resolve most of the problems we encounter.
Thich Nhat Hanh
We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of Americans.
It's only through listening that you learn, and I never want to stop learning.
I'd rather spend my time looking at the sky than listening to Whitney Houston.
I make progress by having people around me who are smarter than I am and listening to them. And I assume that everyone is smarter about something than I am.
Henry J. Kaiser
If you want to make someone feel emotion, you have to make them let go. Listening to something is an act of surrender.
The great advantage of being a writer is that you can spy on people. You're there, listening to every word, but part of you is observing. Everything is useful to a writer, you see - every scrap, even the longest and most boring of luncheon parties.
Listening is being able to be changed by the other person.
I get so tired listening to one million dollars here, one million dollars there, it's so petty.
Listening to medical facts was not enough. People wanted one hundred percent guarantees.
There are many benefits to this process of listening. The first is that good listeners are created as people feel listened to. Listening is a reciprocal process - we become more attentive to others if they have attended to us.
Margaret J. Wheatley
Reading is more of a left-brain process, and listening to music is a right-brain function.
Maynard James Keenan
Records were vitally important to the development of music and of all music cultures. With that being pushed by the wayside, I can't see an iPod uniting us. In fact it separates us, the streets are full of people bumping into lamp posts, listening to their own little universe, and there's no sharing in that.
My horizon on humanity is enlarged by reading the writers of poems, seeing a painting, listening to some music, some opera, which has nothing at all to do with a volatile human condition or struggle or whatever. It enriches me as a human being.
Well, I think part of my gift, or if I have one, is that I love listening.
When you're thirteen and listening to punk, the aggressive nature of music can sway you to the dark side.
You need to listen to your body because your body is listening to you.
In the '50s, listening to Elvis and others on the radio in Bombay - it didn't feel alien. Noises made by a truck driver from Tupelo, Mississippi, seemed relevant to a middle-class kid growing up on the other side of the world. That has always fascinated me.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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