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Conversation Quotes - Quotations and Proverbs on Conversation

  1. Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius. – Gibbon
  2. Conversation is the laboratory and workshop of the student. – Emerson
  3. Conversation means being able to disagree and still continue the conversation. – Dwight Macdonald
  4. The art of conversation consists as much in listening politely as in talking agreeably. – Atwell
  5. Silence is one great art of conversation. – Hazlitt
  6. Debate is masculine; conversation is feminine. – Alcott
  7. Conceit causes more conversation than wit. – La Rochefouecauld
  8. Don’t talk unless you can improve the silence. – Vermont Proverb
  9. The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at tempting moment. – Dorothy Nevill
  10. Silence and modesty are very valuable qualities in conversation. – Montaique
  11. Conversation between Adam and Eve must have been difficult at times because they had nobody to talk about. – Agnes Repplier
  12. In my opinion, the most fruitful and natural play of the mind is conversation. The study of books is a dull and drowsy exercise which does not warm you up. – Montaigne
  13. One half our best societies is always telling the other half what it does not wish to know, but the two halves take turns, and this establishes the conversation, usually on a peaceful basis. – Frank Moore Colby
  14. The less men think; the more they talk. – Montesquieu
  15. A Good conversationalist is not one who remembers what was said, but says what someone wants to remember. – John Mason Brown
  16. It takes a great man to make a good listener. – Sir Arthur Helps
  17. If you don’t say anything, you won’t be called on to repeat it. – Calvin Coolidge
  18. When in the company of sensible men, we ought to be doubly cautions of talking too much, lest we lose two good things - their good opinion and our own improvement; for what we have to say we know, but what they have to say we know not. – C. C. Colton
  19. To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves. – Will and Ariel Durant
  20. No man would listen to your talk if he didn’t know it was his turn next. – Ed Howe
  21. The first ingredient in conversation is truth; the next, good sense; the third, good humor; the fourth it. – Sir W. Temple

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