We have two ears and one mouth so that we would listen more and talk less.
This a great saying to remind us of the importance of restraint of pen and tongue. Sometime we alcoholics do the most damage to others and create the most problems for ourselves with our words. Often, the best thing we can do is not respond to a situation or lash out in response to someone else’s words, buying us time to think things through. Listening is especially important for me, that’s how I learn the most.
Related: Never miss an opportunity to keep your mouth shut.