„You confuse not speaking with not listening.“

—  Gregory Maguire, libro Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
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„Society speaks and all men listen, mountains speak and wise men listen.“

—  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 An extensive search of Muir's published and unpublished writings found several sharp and cogent observations concerning society (see above) but not this one.

„When you and the truth speak to me, I do not listen to the truth. I listen to you.“

—  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.

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„Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens“

—  Jimi Hendrix American musician, singer and songwriter 1942 - 1970

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„Poetry is not a creed or dogma. It is a special way of speaking and listening.“

—  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)

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„It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.“

—  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

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„Live among men as if God beheld you; speak with God as if men were listening.“

—  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.

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„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

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„How is this? Ought not the petitioner to speak first, and the conqueror to listen in silence?“

—  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

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„When someone speaks from the heart, one should listen to them“

—  Sarada Devi Hindu religious figure, spiritual consort of Ramakrishna 1853 - 1920
Mother’s Love – Swami Ishanananda http://www.chennaimath.org/category/media/page/2,

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