* No man every listened himself out of a job.
Calvin Coolidge (1872 – 1933), US President
* Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.
Dorothy Sarnoff (1914 – 2008), American operatic soprano, actress and self-help guru
* When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.
Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961), American author
* To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613 – 1680), French author and philosopher