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Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue-to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak.

Socrates (BC 469-BC 399) Greek philosopher of Athens

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

Jewish proverb

His thoughts were slow. His words were few and never formed to glisten. But he was a joy to all his friends, you should have heard him LISTEN!

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People should talk less and draw more. Personally, I would like to renounce speech altogether and, like organic nature, communicate everything I have to say visually.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.

When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.


The word is half his that speaks, and half his that hears it.

Montaigne (1533-1592) French philosopher and essayist.

We only consult the ear because the heart is wanting.

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) French mathematician, physicist and philosopher.

A hungry stomach has no ears.


Never tell your story to a deaf man.


A person hears only what they understand.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.