The Speaking Tree

Less speech, more silence

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | ST Blog, Feb 21, 2017

Asked why he was so miserly with words, a wise man replied, “The Creator of the world has given man two ears, but just one tongue. This is so that we may listen more than we speak.” Listening more, we increase our knowledge, have a better understanding of the other person’s viewpoint, prepare what we wish to say and encourage in the speaker a greater receptivity to what we wish to say when finally it is our turn to hold forth.