Ears Proverbs

Sayings about Ears and Listening

Give your ears to words but do not give your words to ears. ~ Hindustani Proverb

You have two ears, but you never hear words twice. ~ Surinamese Proverb

Never listen to these three advisers: wine, the night, and love. ~ German Proverbs

Listening to good advice is the way to wealth. ~ Iranian Proverb

A woman listens only to the advice of a fool. ~ African Proverb

Having two ears and one tongue, we should listen twice as much as we speak. ~ Turkish Proverb

If you can’t get people to listen to you any other way, tell them it’s confidential. ~ Traditional Proverb

One eye is a better witness than two ears. ~ Danish Proverb

Eyes trust themselves, ears trust others. ~ German Proverb

The more you listen the more you give yourself room for doubt. ~ Mongolian Proverbs

Bushes have ears, walls have eyes. ~ Jamaican Proverbs

Day has its eyes, night has its ears. ~ Japanese Proverb

He who comes from afar may lie without fear of contradiction as he is sure to be listened to with the utmost attention. ~ French Proverb

When the ear does not hear the eye will see better. ~ Guyanese Proverb

What is told in the ear of a man is often heard a hundred miles away. ~ Chinese Proverbs

The back has to pay for what the ears didn’t hear. ~ Finnish Proverb

Pray for revenge, and God will turn a deaf ear. ~ Russian Proverb

Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue; to the end we should hear and see more than we speak. ~ Greek Proverb

Money has no ears but it hears; no legs but it walks. ~ Japanese Proverb

Even the sharpest ear cannot hear an ant singing. ~ Sudanese Proverb

Each mind is pressed, and open every ear, to hear new tidings, though they no way joy us. ~ Edward Fairfax

And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. ~ Bible

A man has two ears and one mouth that he hear much and speak little. ~ German Proverb

A healthy ear can stand hearing sick words. ~ Senegalese Proverb

A prince without ears to listen has no head to govern. ~ German Proverb

Even flies have ears. ~ Tanzanian Proverb

It is better to trust the eyes rather than the ears. ~ German Proverb

When the government has no ears to listen with, then she has no head for governing. ~ Danish Proverb

Walls have ears. ~ Hebrew Proverb

A man with two ears can be supported by two words. ~ Egyptian Proverb

He promised me earrings, but then only pierced my ears. ~ Arabian Proverb

Listen to the wisdom of the toothless ones. ~ Fijian Proverbs

A good orator makes us see with our ears. ~ Arabian Proverbs

Walls have mice and mice have ears. ~ Iranian Proverb

An empty stomach will not listen to anything. ~ Spanish Proverb

Woods have ears and fields have eyes. ~ Dutch Proverb

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf. ~ Native American Proverb

Listen with both ears, but speak with only one tongue. ~ Turkish Proverb

Dogs that always fight always have bleeding ears. ~ French Proverb

A powerful man has big ears. ~ Japanese Proverb

Ears do not grow higher than the head. ~ Russian Proverb

Even the night has ears. ~ Tanzanian Proverb

Do not buy with your ears but with your eyes. ~ Czech Proverbs

Truth is for the ears what smoke is for the eyes and vinegar for the tongue. ~ German Proverb

No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen. ~ Jewish Proverbs

Conversation is the food of the ears. ~ Trinidadian Proverb

All men have three ears, one on the left of his head, one on the right and one in his heart. ~ Armenian Proverbs

Eat what is cooked; listen to what is said. ~ Russian Proverb

It is easier to make a camel jump a ditch than to make a fool listen to reason. ~ Kurdish Proverbs

Listen with one ear; be suspicious with the other. ~ Laotian Proverb

Ears have no covers. ~ Creole Proverb

Believe your servants but do not listen to them. ~ Chinese Proverb

You cannot reason with a hungry belly; it has no ears. ~ Greek Proverb

Fields have eyes and woods have ears. ~ French Proverb

Pull someone by the ears and his head will follow. ~ Indian Proverb

Listening well is as powerful as talking well, and is also as essential to true conversation. ~ Chinese Proverb

Whoever shuts his ears at the cry of the poor, they also shall cry themselves, but not be heard. ~ The Holy Bible

If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words. ~ Chinese Proverb

Walls have ears, bottles have mouths. ~ Japanese Proverb

Of listening children have your fears, for little pitchers have great ears. ~ Dutch Proverb

The earth has ears, the wind has a voice. ~ Turkish Proverb

He who listens to a proposition is already half sold. ~ German Proverbs

The wise person has long ears and a short tongue. ~ German Proverb

When a woman talks to you, smile but do not listen. ~ Chinese Proverb

Keep your ears wider and your mouth narrower. ~ Russian Proverb

Too many words blacken your ears. ~ Burundi Proverb

Listeners never hear good of themselves. ~ Traditional Proverb

With one ear he hears, and with the other he dismisses. ~ Iranian Proverb

When you go to a donkey’s house, don’t talk about ears. ~ Jamaican Proverb

The ears do not lose their interest. ~ Namibian Proverb

Kings have many ears and eyes. ~ Traditional Proverb

Listen to the sound of the river and you will get a trout. ~ Irish Proverb

Ears are usually uninvited guests. ~ African Proverb

By slitting the ears and cutting the tail, a dog is still a dog, not a horse, not an ass. ~ Sanskrit Proverb

From listening comes wisdom, and from speaking repentance. ~ Italian Proverb


Many people may listen, but few people actually hear. ~ Harvey MacKay

One ear it heard, at the other out it went. ~ Geoffrey Chaucer

The ear in man and beast is an evidence of blood and high breeding. ~   Nathaniel Parker Willis

Make not my, ear a stranger to thy thoughts. ~ Joseph Addison

Little pitchers have wide ears. ~ George Herbert

I have often lamented that we cannot close our ears with as much ease as we can our eyes. ~ Sir Richard Steele

He that has ears to hear, let him stuff them with cotton. ~ William Makepeace Thackeray

Eyes and ears, two traded pilots ‘twixt the dangerous shores of will and judgment. ~ William Shakespeare

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