Are you short on ears and long on mouth?

Love the Stephen Covey quote in this image. Here are a few more.

“You're short on ears and long on mouth.” -John Wayne

“It takes a great man to be a good listener.” -Calvin Coolidge

“An appreciative listener is always stimulating.” -Agatha Christie

“I never miss a good chance to shut up.” -James Patterson,

“There's a lot of difference between listening and hearing.” -G.K. Chesterton

“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are, and then wait to hear the answer.” -Ed Cunningham

“It's not at all hard to understand a person; it's only hard to listen without bias.” -Criss Jami

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


  1. Does typing count as talking? 'Cause if'n it does, I'll shut up, listen AND hear.

    1. That comment made me smile Eddie. Thanks for the grin!

  2. Love the quotes Bob, especially Criss Jami's.
    I really try to be a good listener but my bias does creep in I'm afraid.

    1. Thanks Sue. I wonder if listening without bias is a gift.


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