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.
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.
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.
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.
When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.
Listening is about being present, not just about being quiet.
To develop your listening skills further take a look at the Chinese character for listening.