"Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third."
“Dialogue is a space where we may see the assumptions which lay beneath
the surface of our thoughts, assumptions which drive us, assumptions around which we build
organizations, create economies, form nations and religions.
These assumptions become habitual, mental habits that drive us, confuse us and prevent our
responding intelligently to the challenges we face every day.”
"Silent and listen are spelled with the same letters!"
"Criticizing others is a dangerous thing, not so much because you may make mistakes about
them, but because you may be revealing the truth about yourself."
Listening is as important as talking. If you’re a good listener, people often compliment you for
being a good conversationalist.
"Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly."
“If you're forming a rebuttal, you're not really listening."
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"If you spend more time asking appropriate questions rather than giving answers or opinions,
your listening skills will increase."
“Two monologues do not make a dialogue.”
“Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of a witness.”
“When one’s own problems are unsolvable and all best efforts
are frustrated, it is lifesaving to listen to other people’s problems.”
“There are very few people who don’t become more interesting
when they stop talking.”