Definition: a person who hears what is said; one who pays careful attention to everything <but especially to people>
Saying: Listen thrice. Think twice. Speak once.
Quote: Never miss a good chance to shut up. — William Penn Adair Rogers (1879–1935) American actor
Comment: A good listener understands not only the words but also the meaning and intent of the speaker. A good listener hears with thoughtful attentiveness because the other person is worthy of respect. A good listener will also try to remember what was said hoping to incorporate the best of it in their own realm of reason.