quote by Benedict of Nursia

Listen carefully, my child, to your master's precepts, and incline the ear of your heart. Receive willingly and carry out effectively your loving father's advice, that by the labor of obedience you may return to Him from whom you had departed by the sloth of disobedience.

— Benedict of Nursia

Fulfilling Effective Listening quotations

Effective listening quote The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to undrstand. We listen to
The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to undrstand. We listen to reply.

The key to success is to get out into the store and listen to what the associates have to say. It's terribly important for everyone to get involved. Our best ideas come from clerks and stockboys.

Man's inability to communicate is a result of his failure to listen effectively.

Effective listening quote A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decis
A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.

You can listen to what people say, sure.

But you will be far more effective if you listen to what people do.

The best way to deal with excessive thinking is to just listen to it, to listen to the mind. Listening is much more effective than trying to stop thought or cut it off.


The number one way a man can succeed in fulfilling a woman's primary love needs is through communication. By learning to listen to a woman's feelings, a man can effectively shower a woman with caring, understanding, respect, devotion, validation, and reassurance.

Effective listening quote Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity.
Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity.

The roots of effective leadership lie in simple things, one of which is listening. Listening to someone demonstrates respect; it shows that you value their ideas and are willing to hear them.

Listen, my friend! Your helplessness is your best prayer.

It calls from your heart to the heart of God with greater effect than all your uttered pleas. He hears it from the very moment that you are seized with helplessness, and He becomes actively engaged at once in hearing and answering the prayer of your helplessness.

Not the violent conflict between parts of the truth, but the quiet suppression of half of it, is the formidable evil; there is always hope when people are forced to listen to both sides; it is when they attend to only one that errors harden into prejudices, and truth itself ceases to have the effect of truth, by being exaggerated into falsehood.

Effective listening quote There is a voice that doesn't use words. Listen.
There is a voice that doesn't use words. Listen.

Effective listening is more than simply avoiding the bad habit of interrupting others while they are speaking or finishing their sentences. It's being content to listen to the entire thought of someone rather than waiting impatiently for your chance to respond.


The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success.

I only wish I could find an institute that teaches people how to listen.

Business people need to listen at least as much as they need to talk. Too many people fail to realize that real communication goes in both directions.

Effective listening quote Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others thi
Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think.

The word 'listen' contains the same letters as the word 'silent.'

Our best ideas come from clerks and stockboys.

Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn't listening.

Effective listening quote You can learn something new everyday if you listen.
You can learn something new everyday if you listen.

If you are selective about the things you choose to read, look at or listen to, then you are taking effective action against negative thinking. It's just like with a computer; if you change the input, you will change the output.

Give me the gift of a listening heart.

The goal of effective communication should be for listeners to say, 'Me, too!' versus 'So what?'

Effective listening quote Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

In my opinion, being an effective leader requires being an effective listener.

The most productive leaders are usually those who are consistently willing to listen and learn.

Presidents, leaders, to be effective have to represent the whole to the parts and to the world outside. They may live in the centre but they must not be the centre. To reinforce the common sense they must be a constant teacher, ever travelling, ever talking, ever listening, the chief missionary of the common cause.


It's a band singing on how metal should be played, the effect it has on the band and its listeners.

Effective listening quote Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the in
Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.

Rock musicians, and a vast array of popular-music musicians, due to their wealth, acquired through the mass of their notoriety, are able to be listened to and heard and thus are able to effect change on an international level.

[The Great Migration] had such an effect on almost every aspect of our lives - from the music that we listen to to the politics of our country to the ways the cities even look and feel.

If sound is music and came from silence, then silence is potentially greater than sound. If the sound is effective, it should actually have a chemical - some sort of physiological - effect on the listener, so he doesn't have to hear that sound again.

Effective listening quote The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.
The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.
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I used to listen to Judy Garland all the time - I love Judy Garland and her music. But I started to realize that if you keep singing like that, singing songs of being victimized by love over and over and over again, it can't help but have a profound effect on your life.


Working with women survivors of war has taught me that we need to listen to women's perspectives on war in order to understand how to effectively rebuild a country, a community and a family.

The most important thing for the conductor is that he or she listens.

Her listening will make things sound a certain way. If the conductor listens well, the musicians listen each other better. The conductor can in effect impose a certain kind of listening for everybody.

Effective listening quote The earth has music for those who listen.
The earth has music for those who listen.

I believe one of the requirements of good leadership is the ability to listen - really listen - to those in your organization. An effective leader is very good at listening, and it's difficult to listen when you are talking.

Effective listening is a professional achievement-achieved only through hard work.

If you don't listen deeply, the connection won't take place.

... [You have to be] willing to be changed by the person you're listening to, where you're not just waiting for a pause so you can say your thing, but you're actually letting them have an effect on you if they can.

Effective listening quote The most dangerous person is the one who listens, thinks and observes.
The most dangerous person is the one who listens, thinks and observes.

We should listen less to the opinions of those who either overtly promote or stubbornly reject complementary and alternative medicine without acceptable evidence. The many patients who use complementary and alternative medicine deserve better. Patients and healthcare providers need to know which forms are safe and effective. Its future should (and hopefully will) be determined by unbiased scientific evaluation.

I would urge a young player to listen to Charlie Christians' sense of time .

.. I'll never forget listening to my father (Bucky Pizzarelli) and Tal Farlow playing Christians' 'Solo Flight' backstage at a gig... that's when it hit me how big of an effect Christian had on jazz guitar. 'Solo Flight' was like the gospel.

Your ability to move others into appropriate, timely, and effective action is largely determined by the consequences of your speaking and listening.

Music is something that always lifts my spirits and makes me happy, and when I make music I always hope it will have the same effect on whoever listens to it.

Some scientists believe climate change is the cause of unprecedented melting of the North Pole, and that effects these very uncertain weather patterns. I think we should listen to those scientists and experts.

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