Quotes on Conversation

One of the best rules in conversation is never to say a thing which any of the company can reasonably wish had been left unsaid. Jonathan Swift Quote Details

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Utter not base and frivolous things amongst grown and learned men, nor very difficult questions or subjects amongst the ignorant, nor things hard to be believed. George Washington Quote Details

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Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation. Benjamin Franklin Quote Details

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No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as a dog does. If you chat with him a while, gradually building up the argument and the intonation, he relishes it so that he will roll all around the floor, lie on his back kicking and groaning with joyous worship. Very few wives are so affected. Christopher Morley Quote Details

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Conversation is more than the sum of the words. It is also a way of signaling the importance of another person by showing your willingness to give that person your rarest resource: time. Scott Adams Quote Details

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A person's success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have. Timothy Ferriss Quote Details

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If there's conflict between two good people, assume miscommunication. Not malice. The Libertarian Homeschooler Quote Details

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Your job as a conversationalist is to keep asking questions and keep looking for something you have in common with the stranger, or something that interests you enough to wade into the topic. In my entire life I have never met a stranger who didn't have some fascinating life experiences that spilled out if I asked the right questions. Everyone is interesting if you make the situation feel safe. Scott Adams Quote Details

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