Eavesdroppers never hear any good of themselves

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Eavesdroppers never hear any good of themselves,

 and Listeners never hear any good of themselves.
Prov. If you eavesdrop on people who are talking about you, chances are that you will hear them say unfavorable things about you. (This implies that you should not eavesdrop.) Child: Mommy, I heard Suzy and Lisa talking about me, and they said I was a crybaby! Mother: That just goes to show you, dear, that eavesdroppers never hear any good of themselves. I knew that Mother and Dad had gone into the other room to discuss my situation, and I was tempted to put my ear to the door and listen to them, but I remembered that listeners never hear any good of themselves.
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and the Story Girl was wont to render it with such dramatic intensity and power that the veriest dullard among her listeners could not have missed its force and significance.
Collins seemed to sink into insignificance; to the young ladies he certainly was nothing; but he had still at intervals a kind listener in Mrs.
Fanny, being always a very courteous listener, and often the only listener at hand, came in for the complaints and the distresses of most of them.
Strickland was not a conversationalist, and he had no gift for putting what he had to say in the striking phrase that the listener remembers.
The jaws of the listener at the ventilator clicked together with a vicious snap.
The listener at the ventilator came to his feet slowly, like an old man.
For years an inmate of the palace, and often a listener in the armory when the King played at sword with his friends and favorites, De Vac had heard much which passed between Henry III and his intimates that could well be turned to the King's harm by a shrewd and resourceful enemy.
In me he found an appreciative listener, who, by virtue of book-reading, knew much about the sea-life he had lived.
You will find him an interested listener and no fool.
His most usual and natural listener was his brother.
You will find me," he said, "an excellent listener.
The listener started, guiltily, too; for she thought there was another listener among the trees.
There was something so uncommon in her manner, that the flesh of the concealed listener crept as he heard the girl utter these words, and the blood chilled within him.
After receving an assurance from both, that she might safely do so, she proceeded in a voice so low that it was often difficult for the listener to discover even the purport of what she said, to describe, by name and situation, the public-house whence she had been followed that night.
The young lady uttered a cry of surprise, and for a few moments they were so still that the listener could distinctly hear them breathe.