39 Great Quotes On Listening & Hearing

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“Hearing is a form of touch. You feel it through your body, and sometimes it almost hits your face.” – Evelyn Glennie
“There’s a lot of difference between listening and hearing.” ― G. K. Chesterton
“Looking but not seeing is the hearing but not understanding of the eye.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may hear more and speak less.” ― Diogenes Laertius
“Listen thrice. Think twice. Speak once.” – Anonymous
“Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.” ― Bernard M. Baruch
“It takes a great man to be a good listener.” ― Calvin Coolidge
“The art of conversation lies in listening” ― Malcolm Forbes
“The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard.” ― William Hazlit
“The word ‘listen’ contains the same letters as the word ‘silent’.” ― Alfred Brendel
“Listening is about being present, not just about being quiet.” Krista Tippett
“You can’t fake listening. It shows.” ― Raquel Welch
“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” ― Ernest Hemingway
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” ― Stephen R. Covey
“Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.” ― Roy T. Bennett
“It takes two to speak the truth – one to speak and another to hear.” ― Henry David Thoreau
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26 Great Quotes On Commitment

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“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” – Vince Lombardi
“Motivation is what gets you started. Commitment is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn
“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” – Mario Andretti
“Most people fail not because of a lack of desire but because of a lack of commitment.” – Vince Lombardi
“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.”― Peter F. Drucker
“The most important element in the failure equation is your personal commitment to keep trying.” – Catherine Pulsifer
“Commitment is what transforms a promise into a reality.” – Abraham Lincoln
“Commitment is the foundation of great accomplishments.” – Heidi Reeder
“The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.” – Tony Robbins
“You don’t know what your abilities are until you make a full commitment to developing them.”–  Carol S. Dweck
“Without commitment you cannot have depth in anything.” – Neil Strauss
“Commitment is an act, not a word.” – Jean-Paul Sartre
“Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer.” – Marica Wieder
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41 Great Quotes On Habits

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“We become what we repeatedly do.” ― Sean Covey
“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”
― Gandhi
“Sow a thought, and you reap an act;
Sow an act, and you reap a habit;
Sow a habit, and you reap a character;
Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.”
― Samuel Smiles
“Habit is stronger than reason.” – George Santayana
“The only way we could remember would be by constant re-reading, for knowledge unused tends to drop out of mind. Knowledge used does not need to be remembered; practice forms habits and habits make memory unnecessary. The rule is nothing; the application is everything.” ― Henry Hazlitt
“Habit is a second nature that destroys the first. But what is nature? Why is habit not natural? I am very much afraid that nature itself is only a first habit, just as habit is a second nature.” – Blaise Pascal
“We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead.” – Albert Camus
“Get the habit of analysis – analysis will in time enable synthesis to become your habit of mind.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
“The real key is to live in an environment where the mind feels free to choose the right thing instead of being compelled by habit and inertia to choose the wrong thing.” – Deepak Chopra
“I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life.” ― Warren Buffett
“We will be more successful in all our endeavors if we can let go of the habit of running all the time, and take little pauses to relax and re-center ourselves. And we’ll also have a lot more joy in living.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
“Your little choices become habits that affect the bigger decisions you make in life.” ― Elizabeth George
“Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.” – Norman Vincent Peale
“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” ― Samuel Johnson
“Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.” – Horace Mann
“Good habits are worth being fanatical about.” ― John Irving
“Habit is the intersection of knowledge (what to do), skill (how to do), and desire (want to do).” – Stephen R. Covey
“Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” – Malcolm Gladwell
“Habits change into character.” – Ovid
“In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions.It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” – Tony Robbins
“Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier
“Successful people are simply those with successful habits.” – Brian Tracy
“Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.” – Benjamin Franklin
“All people are the same; only their habits differ.” – Confucius
“Wouldn’t it be great to be gifted? In fact… It turns out that choices lead to habits. Habits become talents. Talents are labeled gifts. You’re not born this way, you get this way.” – Seth Godin
“Successful people aren’t born that way. They become successful by establishing the habit of doing things unsuccessful people don’t like to do.” ― William Makepeace Thackeray
“The difference between an amateur and a professional is in their habits. An amateur has amateur habits. A professional has professional habits. We can never free ourselves from habit. But we can replace bad habits with good ones.” – Steven Pressfield
“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” – Colin Powell
“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn
“Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is the result of good work habits.” – Twyla Tharp
“The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts.” – Henry Moore
“If your habits don’t line up with your dream, then you need to either change your habits or change your dream.” – John Maxwell
“The secret to permanently breaking any bad habit is to love something greater than the habit.” ―Bryant McGill
“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” ―John C. Maxwell
“True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.” – Jean Cocteau
“Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits.” ― Mark Twain
“Without struggle, no progress and no result. Every breaking of habit produces a change in the machine.” – George Gurdjieff
“Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.” – Benjamin Franklin
“A nail is driven out by another nail; habit is overcome by habit.” ― Erasmus
“A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.” – Mark Twain
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“Drop by drop is the water pot filled.” – Buddha
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30 Great Quotes On Stealing

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“Good artists copy, great artists steal.” – Pablo Picasso

“Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.” – Igor Stravinsky

“Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal.” – Lionel Trilling

“Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.” – T. S. Eliot

“Good writers borrow from other writers. Great writers steal from them outright.” – Aaron Sorkin

“If you’re going to steal, steal from the best.” – Woody Allen

“To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.” – Anonymous

“If we steal thoughts from the moderns, it will be cried down as plagiarism; if from the ancients, it will be cried up as erudition.” – Charles Caleb Colton

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27 Great Quotes On Enthusiasm

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“Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.” – Gordon Parks
“Fires can’t be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.” – James A. Baldwin
“Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.” – Norman Vincent Peale
“If you have passion, there is no need for excuses because your enthusiasm will trump any negative reasoning you might come up with. Enthusiasm makes excuses a nonissue.” – Wayne Dyer
“I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.” – Queen Elizabeth II
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
“A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.” – Charles Schwab
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28 Great Quotes On Flexibility

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“The hallmark of creative people is their mental flexibility… Sometimes they are open and probing, at others they’re playful and off-the-wall. At still other times, they’re critical and faultfinding. And finally they’re doggedly persistent in striving to reach their goals.’ – Roger von Oech
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” – Albert Einstein
“The conscience is the most flexible material in the world. Today you cannot stretch it over a mole hill; while tomorrow it can hide a mountain.” – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” ― Albert Einstein
“We learn flexibility and adaptability.” – John Roper
“Freedom always deals with ‘the possible’; this gives freedom its great flexibility, its fascination, and its dangers.” – Rollo May
“Peak performers see the ability to manage change as a necessity in fulfilling their missions.” – Charles A. Garfield
“Be flexible, but stick to your principles.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
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56 Great Quotes On Words

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“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Robin Williams
“Words to me were magic. You could say a word and it could conjure up all kinds of images or feelings or a chilly sensation or whatever. It was amazing to me that words had this power.” – Amy Tan
“Words are containers for power, you choose what kind of power they carry.” Joyce Meyer
“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” – Rudyard Kipling
“Words are loaded pistols.” – Jean-Paul Sartre
“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly – they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.” ― Aldous Huxley
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36 Great Quotes On Concentration

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“The power to concentrate was the most important thing. Living without this power would be like opening one’s eyes without seeing anything.” ― Haruki Murakami
“Concentration is the secret of strength.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Concentrated attention is the collection of units of power on a chosen point of intention.” – James Arthur Ray
“If you don’t concentrate on what you are doing then the thing that you are doing is not what you are thinking.” – Alfred, Lord Tennyson
“Don’t dissipate your powers; strive to concentrate them.” – Goethe
“One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.” – Anthony Robbins
“Each man is capable of doing one thing well. If he attempts several, he will fail to achieve distinction in any.” – Plato
“The difference in men does not lie in the size of their hands, nor in the perfection of their bodies, but in this one sublime ability of concentration: to throw the weight in one blow, to live eternity in an hour.” – Elbert Hubbard
“The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation and communication. -Michael Faraday
“Concentration is my motto — first honesty, then industry, then concentration. -Andrew Carnegie
“The ability to concentrate and to use time well is everything.” – Lee Iacocca
“Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.” – John D. Rockefeller
“The joy of life is born of concentration. When you are having a cup of tea, the value of that experience depends on your concentration. You have to drink the tea with 100 percent of your concentration.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
“To be concentrated means to live fully in the present.” – Erich Fromm
“Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.” – Ray Knight
“Intelligence is the door to freedom and alert attention is the mother of intelligence.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
“Concentrate on your motivation… and the thought of what about the scene made you stop to look.” – Richard K. Kaiser
“The artist works with a concentration of his whole personality, and the conscious part of it resolves conflicts, organized memories, and prevents him from trying to walk in two directions at the same time.” – Henry Moore
To be able to concentrate for a considerable time is essential to difficult achievement.” -Bertrand Russell
“I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time…” – Charles Dickens
“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” – Alexander Graham Bell
“The only way I could work properly was by using the absolute maximum of observation and concentration that I could possible muster.” – Lucian Freud
“Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.” – Arnold Palmer
“The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfilment.” – Earl Nightingale
“Great art is always a way of concentrating, reinventing what is called fact, what we know of our existence – a reconcentration… tearing away the veils that fact acquires through time.” – Francis Bacon
“Who knows how many artists fail because the light that shines through them is defracted in a thousand directions and not concentrated in a single beam?” – Eric Maisel
“Nothing more wonderfully concentrates a man’s mind than the sure knowledge he is to be hanged in the morning.” – Samuel Johnson
“Concentrate: you can’t have it all.” – Twyla Tharp
“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” – Zig Ziglar
“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” –
Henry Ford
“Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself.” – Mark Twain
“I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.” – Venus Williams
“Concentration is a fine antidote to anxiety.” Jack Nicklaus
Focusing is about saying “No”. – Steve Jobs
“Without touching my subject I want to come to the moment when, through pure concentration of seeing, the composed picture becomes more made than taken. Without a descriptive caption to justify its existence, it will speak for itself – less descriptive, more creative; less informative, more suggestive – less prose, more poetry.” – Ernst Haas
“Elegance is achieved when all that is superfluous has been discarded and the human being discovers simplicity and concentration: the simpler and more sober the posture, the more beautiful it will be.” – Paulo Coelho
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24 Great Quotes On Unfinished Work

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“Never show unfinished work.” – R. Buckminster Fuller
“Behind unfinished art cries an unfinished artist.” – Terri Guillemets
“Art is never finished, only abandoned.” – Leonardo da Vinci
“A drawing is essentially a private work, related only to the artist’s own needs; a ‘finished’ statue or canvas is essentially a public, presented work – related far more directly to the demands of communication.” – John Berger
“A drawing is an autobiographical record of one’s discovery of an event – either seen, remembered or imagined. A ‘finished’ work is an attempt to construct an event in itself.” – John Berger
“There are dozens of unfinished or aborted projects in my files, but I can only assume they don’t get done because they’re not robust enough to struggle through the birth process.” – Grant Morrison
“A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the ‘why’ for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any ‘how.’” – Viktor E. Frankl
“Moms and dads don’t last forever. If you’ve got unfinished business, we need to face that, and that’s not easy. Every child wants to love their mother and their father. Love is the most important thing, and when they feel rejected and unloved, that hole can never be filled by anyone else.” – Goldie Hawn
“When I get on a roll with something, it’s really hard for me to put it down unfinished.” – Taylor Swift
“Finish the work, otherwise an unfinished work will finish you.” ― Amit Kalantri
“If I feel like I’ve completely drained every ounce of energy out of me for this song, and I can’t go any further with it, then I stop, even if the song is unfinished. Most of the time, when it’s finished, it’s because I’ve used every ounce of me to write it.” – Ella Henderson
“I know the sag of the unfinished poem. And I know the release of the poem that is finished.” – Mary Oliver
“Whether you are a writer or an actor or a stage manager, you are trying to express the complications of life through a shared enterprise. That’s what theatre was, always. And live performance shares that with an audience in a specific compact: the play is unfinished unless it has an audience, and they are as important as everyone else.” – Lee Hall
“I never want projects to be finished; I have always believed in unfinished work. I got that from Schubert, you know, the ‘Unfinished Symphony.’” – Yoko Ono
“I always believed that my work should be unfinished in the sense that I encourage people to add their creativity to it, either conceptually or physically.” – Yoko Ono
“When I’m playing, I’m never through. It’s unfinished. I like to find a place to leave for someone else to finish it. That’s where the high comes in.” – Miles Davis
“When you run a part of the relay and pass on the baton, there is no sense of unfinished business in your mind. There is just the sense of having done your part to the best of your ability. That is it. The hope is to pass on the baton to somebody who will run faster and run a better marathon.” – N. R. Narayana Murthy
“The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here so nobly advanced.” – Abraham Lincoln
“I know I will leave my work unfinished. I just hope I planted enough seeds in my children and grandchildren that they will continue.” – David Robinson
“Anybody great, we’re all interested in the relics. If you found an unfinished Gauguin, you’d still want to see it.” – Derek Walcott
“What I’m really looking to do is retire undefeated; I’m not sure when the right time to retire will be, but I know that I’m not done yet. Something still feels unfinished, and that’s why I’m going to keep going.” – Ronda Rousey
“You are an unfinished work in progress. One of the good things about life’s challenges: you get to find out that you’re capable of being far more than you ever thought possible.” ― Karen Salmonsohn
“Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece.” – Vladimir Nabokov
“Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun.” – Christina Rossetti
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41 Great Quotes On Finished

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“There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory.” – Francis Drake
“Begin – to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished.” – Marcus Aurelius
“Art is never finished, only abandoned.” – Leonardo da Vinci
“Painting, sculpture and architecture are finished, but the art habit continues.” – Robert Smithson
“A man is not finished when he’s defeated. He’s finished when he quits.” – Richard M. Nixon
“It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life. The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated… it is finished when it surrenders.” – Ben Stein
“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” – Benjamin Franklin
“A finished person is a boring person.” – Anna Quindlen
“I long for my garden to be complete. Working in it is one of my joys, but it will never be finished because it’s forever changing with the seasons.” – Mary Quant
“In many ways, theatre is more rewarding for a writer. I used to think it was like painting a wall – that when the play is finished, it’s done – but now I realize it’s more like gardening; you plant the thing, then you have to constantly tend it. You’re part of a thing that’s living.” – Lee Hall
“I know that one of the great arts that the writer develops is the art of saying, ‘No. No, I’m finished. Bye.’ And leaving it alone. I will not write it into the ground. I will not write the life out of it. I won’t do that.” – Maya Angelou
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