I’ve only ever learned things through experience, reading real books or talking to old people.
Whoever interrupts the conversation of others to make a display of his fund of knowledge, makes notorious his own stock of ignorance.
Conversation is the slowest form of human communication.
What great delight it is to see the ones we love and then to have speech with them.
Not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
There are men with whom an hour’s talk would weaken one more than a week’s fasting.
There is no such thing as a worthless conversation, provided you know what to listen for.
Conversation has a kind of charm about it, an insinuating and insidious something that elicits secrets from us just like love or liquor.
He that converses not, knows nothing.
Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of witnesses.