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Check out What These Influential People Have to Say About Listening

In life, one of the most important and most underrated skills is listening. Here are some interesting quotes to help remind us of how crucial it is to use our listening skills. 

If A equals’ success, then the formula is A Equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut. – Albert Einstein 

To listen well is as powerful a means of influence as to talk well and is as essential to all true conversation. – Chinese Proverb 

Deep listening is miraculous for both listener and speaker. When someone receives us with open-hearted, non-judging, intensely interested listening, our spirits expand. –  Sue Patton Thoele 

Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking. – Bernard M. Baruch 

While the right to talk may be the beginning of freedom, the necessity of listening is what makes the right important. – Walter Lippmann 

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk. – Doug Larson 

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. – Winston Churchill 

The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said. – Peter F. Drucker 

Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening. – Dorothy Sarnoff 

To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld 

Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble. – Frank Tyger 

It’s always fun to learn something new! At The Royale at City Place Apartments in Overland Park, Kansas, we love to provide you with fun, thought-provoking facts that will make you reflect on different aspects of life.

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