Quotes 91 till 105 of 148.
Only if we can restrain ourselves is conversation possible.
American educator and author, pianist and composer 1879-19510
Only if we can restrain ourselves is conversation possible. Good talk rises upon much discipline.Source: The complete life (1943)
Our companions please us less from the charms we find in their conversation than from those they find in ours.
Scottish Economist 1723-17900
People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
American writer and poet 1809-18940
People who make puns are like wanton boys that put coppers on the railroad tracks. They amuse themselves and other children, but their little trick may upset a freight train of conversation for the sake of a battered witticism.
Periodically, at the end of a conversation, someone will ask me, 'Is there something I can do for you?' I used to answer with 'Do something that is helpful to something or someone in my world.'
English writer 1709-17840
Questioning is not the mode of conversation among gentlemen.
George William Curtis
American journalist 1824-18920
Romance like a ghost escapes touching; it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
Say this for big league baseball - it is beyond any question the greatest conversation piece ever invented in America.
Say this much for big league baseball - it is beyond question the greatest conversation piece ever invented in America.
American quotation and quip writer 1923-20080
Saying what we think gives a wider range of conversation than saying what we know.
British actor, writer, director 1921-0
Sex is a conversation carried out by other means. If you get on well out of bed, half the problems of bed are solved.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-19500
She has lost the art of conversation, but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.
English writer 1778-18300
Silence is one great art of conversation. He is not a fool who knows when to hold his tongue; and a person may gain credit for sense, eloquence, wit, who merely says nothing to lessen the opinion which others have of these qualities in themselves.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC0
Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.