— Matka Tereza Roman Catholic saint of Albanian origin 1910 - 1997
— John Muir Scottish-born American naturalist and author 1838 - 1914
Misattributed, Frequently attributed to Muir without source. An extensive search of Muir's published and unpublished writings found several sharp and cogent observations concerning society (see above) but not this one.
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
Voces (1943), Cuando tú y la verdad me hablan, no escucho a la verdad. Te escucho a ti.
— Anthony de Mello Indian writer 1931 - 1987
One Minute Wisdom (1989), Comprehension
— Dana Gioia American writer 1950
Interviews, "Paradigms Lost," interview with Gloria Brame http://www.danagioia.net/about/brame.htm, ELF: Eclectic Literary Forum (Spring 1995)
— Oliver Wendell Holmes Poet, essayist, physician 1809 - 1894
The Poet at the Breakfast Table (1872), Ch. 10 http://books.google.com/books?id=omwRAAAAYAAJ&q=%22It+is+the+province+of+knowledge+to+speak+and+it+is+the+privilege+of+wisdom+to+listen%22&pg=PA264#v=onepage and The Atlantic Monthly October 1872 http://books.google.com/books?id=psqcIq5UxYkC&q=%22It+is+the+province+of+knowledge+to+speak+and+it+is+the+privilege+of+wisdom+to+listen%22&pg=PA427#v=onepage
— Mindy Kaling actress, writer, comedian 1979
— Seneca the Younger Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist -4 - 65 a.C.
Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Letter X: On living to oneself, sic vive cum hominibus tamquam deus videat, si loquere cum deo tamquam homines audiant. Line 5.
„I speak and speak, … but the listener retains only the words he is expecting. … It is not the voice that commands the story: it is the ear.“
— Marco Polo Venetian explorer and merchant noted for travel to central and eastern Asia 1254 - 1324
In fiction, Io parlo parlo ... ma chi m'ascolta ritiene solo le parole che aspetta. ... Chi comanda al racconto non è la voce: è l'orecchio. Marco Polo to Kublai Khan, in Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities (1974), ch. 9
„Many people make the mistake of confusing information with knowledge. They are not the same thing. Knowledge involves the interpretation of information. Knowledge involves listening.“
— Henning Mankell Swedish crime writer, children's author, leftist activist and dramatist 1948 - 2015
„You can't speak, you can't sleep,
You daren't move, you're confused.
You never talk, you can't walk
You can't feel, you're not real…“
— Mike Oldfield English musician, multi-instrumentalist 1953
Song lyrics, Earth Moving (1989)
„We teach them to speak and also to listen. Because when people only talk and don't listen, they end up thinking that what they say is the only thing that is worth anything. … Speaking and listening to words is how we know who we are, where we come from, and where our steps are going. Also it's how we know about others, their steps, and their world. Speaking and listening to words is like listening to life.“
— Subcomandante Marcos Mexican activist 1957
"I shit on all the revolutionary vanguards of this planet" http://www.csuchico.edu/zapatist/HTML/Archive/Communiques/etaJAN.html January, 2003
— Lucius Cornelius Sulla Ancient Roman general, dictator -138 - -78 a.C.
To Mithridates VI of Pontus, at a peace conference, as quoted in " Sylla http://classics.mit.edu/Plutarch/sylla.html" by Plutarch in Plutarch's Lives as translated by John Dryden
— Sarada Devi Hindu religious figure, spiritual consort of Ramakrishna 1853 - 1920
Mother’s Love – Swami Ishanananda http://www.chennaimath.org/category/media/page/2,