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"The first and most difficult task of dialogue involves parking the ego and listening with an open spirit.  From this receptivity can come questions which lead to understanding.

'What is it you see that I don't?'
'How do you see this differently and why?'
'Please help me understand from your perspective.'

To ask these questions requires that one no longer need to have the best or last answer.  Expanding one's understanding becomes more important than being right or getting one's point across."

- Dr. Ann McGee-Cooper from the article Dialogue: The Power of Understanding.


"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
- Albert Einstein


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead


"Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery."
- Joyce Brothers

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
- Ghandi


"It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much."
- Yogi Berra

"When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail."
- Abraham Maslow