Chinese proverbs and quotes about listening

Chinese proverbs about listening

You have two ears and one mouth and you should use them in those proportions.

Listen to all, pluck a feather from every passing goose, but follow no one absolutely.

To listen well, is as powerful a means of influence as to talk well, and is as essential to all true conversation   

Chinese quotes about listening

Most people can talk without listening. Very few can listen without talking. It is very rare that people can talk and listen.
Bruce Lee

Listen to all that you can – then, if you forget the deficiencies and speak about the rest cautiously, you avoid trouble.

Silence is a source of great strength.
Lao Tzu

More quotes about listening to inspire and guide

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. Menniger

Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.
Bernard Baruch

There is as much wisdom in listening as there is in speaking–and that goes for all relationships, not just romantic ones.
Daniel Dae Kim

You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
M. Scott Peck

The first duty of love is to listen.
Paul Tillich

When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.
Dalai Lama

Listening is about being present, not just about being quiet.
Krista Tippett

To develop your listening skills further take a look at the Chinese character for listening.