Quotations for Daily Use


"Always be willing to listen and slow to speak. Do not become angry easily . . . " James 1:19 NIV

"He held the anger away from himself and did not enter into it; he could not enter into it. 'My dear brothers,' Saint James had written, 'take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger.' He had listened, and he would say nothing." 3rd person about Timothy Kavanagh's thoughts in Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon

"He speaketh not;
And yet there lies
A conversation
In his eyes."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and educator

"I've learned . . . that sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand." Andy Rooney, (January 14, 1919 – November 4, 2011) was an American radio and television writer who was best known for his weekly broadcast "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney,"

"Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf." Native American Proverb

"Remember, a gossip talks about others, a bore talks about himself, but a wise man talks to you, about you - then listens to what you have to say! When you're a good listener not only will people seek you out, you'll grow wiser - and win friends too!" (Taken from On the Right Note, August 29, 2007, published by KLove.)

"The best leaders are very often the best listeners. They have an open mind. They are not interested in having their own way but in finding the best way." Wilfred Arlan Peterson, (19001995) was an American author who wrote for This Week magazine (a national Sunday supplement in newspapers) for many years.

"3:1 There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens: 3:7 a time to be silent and a time to speak . . . " Ecclesiastes, New International Version

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