Thursday, October 20, 2011

Freemason Wisdom: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


“[T]o talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but that an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop.”

~Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Zur Wohltätigkeit Lodge, Vienna


Haven't we all had that experience?  That realization that we should have stopped talking two or three sentences sooner, and now we've put our foot in our mouth.  Haven't we all have that sensation that perhaps we dominated a conversation instead of listening to other ideas?  Have you ever been so busy thinking about some point you want to jump in and make next, you don't hear what the person who is currently speaking is saying? 

Today, instead of focusing on what you can contribute by speaking, focus on what you can learn by listening.  Just try it.  It might just surprise you the things you'll hear today for the first time if you just give somebody else the chance to contribute, and actually hear what they are saying.

~TEC


You'll find more of Todd E. Creason's favorite quotes in A Freemason Said That?  Great Quotes of Famous Freemasons

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