When old age shall this generation waste,
    Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe
  Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say'st,
'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all
    Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
             John Keats May 1819


“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” 
― Ernest Hemingway

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” 
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen more than we say.” 
― Zeno of Citium, as quoted by Diogenes Laërtius

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

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

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

Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't.
Bill Nye (The Science Guy)
I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
Harry S. Truman
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