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  • John Adams
    John Adams
    President of the USA (2nd) 1735-1826
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    As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    French diplomat, political scientist, and historian 1805-1859
    Alexis de Tocqueville
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    An American cannot converse, but he can discuss, and his talk falls into a dissertation. He speaks to you as if he was addressing a meeting; and if he should chance to become warm in the discussion, he will say ''Gentlemen'' to the person with whom he is conversing.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read.
  • Adam Schiff
    Adam Schiff
    American lawyer and politician 1960-
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    In fact, the converse is true: At a time when the United States has been called on for a level of moral leadership, vision and inspiration not seen since World War II, we cannot afford to dissemble about crimes against humanity.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Lawyers know life practically. A bookish man should always have them to converse with.
  • Amos Bronson Alcott
    Amos Bronson Alcott
    American educator and social reformer 1799-1888
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    Many can argue, not many converse.
  • Thomas à Kempis
    Thomas à Kempis
    German theologian 1380-1471
    Thomas à Kempis
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    No one is qualified to converse in public except those contented to do without such conversation.
  • Leonard Cohen
    Leonard Cohen
    Canadian-born American Musician, Songwriter, Singer 1934-
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    Seven to eleven is a huge chunk of life, full of dulling and forgetting. It is fabled that we slowly lose the gift of speech with animals, that birds no longer visit our windowsills to converse. As our eyes grow accustomed to sight they armor themselves against wonder.
  • James Fenimore Cooper
    James Fenimore Cooper
    American writer 1789-1851
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    The American doctrinaire is the converse of the American demagogue, and, in this way, is scarcely less injurious to the public. The first deals in poetry, the last in cant. He is as much a visionary on one side, as the extreme theoretical democrat is a visionary on the other.
  • C. Truesdell
    C. Truesdell
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    There is nothing that can be said by mathematical symbols and relations which cannot also be said by words. The converse, however, is false. Much that can be and is said by words cannot successfully be put into equations, because it is nonsense.
  • Yoshida Kenko
    Yoshida Kenko
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    To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations - such is pleasure beyond compare.
  • Bell Hooks
    Bell Hooks
    American author, professor, feminist (born G.J.Watkins) 1952-
    Bell Hooks
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    We judge on the basis of what somebody looks like, skin color, whether we think they're beautiful or not. That space on the Internet allows you to converse with somebody with none of those things involved.
  • Denis Diderot
    Denis Diderot
    French philosopher 1713-1784
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    It is said that desire is a product of the will, but the converse is in fact true: will is a product of desire.
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