"As you enter the house of God, keep your ears open and your mouth shut! Don't be a fool who doesn't realize that mindless offerings to God are evil. And don't make rash promises to God, for he is in heaven, and you are only here on earth. So let your words be few." (Ecclesiastes 5:1-2)
Solomon, the wisest man on earth, says to listen more and talk less.
It's been said that we have two ears and only one mouth for a reason.
Notice that the context of listening has to do with the house of God. I
wonder if God ever shakes his head as we ramble on and on with all
kinds of foolish words. Let me suggest that the wisest prayer that we
can ever offer is the prayer of listening.
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” --Winston Churchill