Loving is Listening

Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God. -Diana Robinson

The first duty of love is to listen. -Paul Tillich

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

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. -Max Ehrman

Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery. -Dr Joyce Brothers

The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them. -Ralph Nichols

No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen. -Jewish Proverb

Your mind knows only some things. Your inner voice, your instinct, knows everything. If you listen to what you know instinctively, it will always lead you down the right path. - Henry Winkler

The more faithfully you listen to the voices within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside. -Dag Hammarskjold


  1. Hey Bob ~~ I really enjoyed all the quotes.

    One thing I've found in 48 years being a Pastor's wife, and having conversations with many many people, especially women, the best thing I ever did for any of them was LISTEN!.... The power of being uninterested in your own opinions and thoughts, and to be able to just look in someones eyes, and feel their need, their hurt, their joy and just Listen.
    I praise God for the honor of being a listener.
    Love and Hugs

  2. I hear what you are saying Wanda and can resonate.. sometimes think that most of my counseling efforts were just listening with my heart.


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