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Conversation is the laboratory and workshop of the student.

Conversation is the laboratory and workshop of the student.

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But conversation, choose what theme we may,
And chiefly when religion leads the way,
Should flow, like read more

But conversation, choose what theme we may,
And chiefly when religion leads the way,
Should flow, like waters after summer show'rs,
Not as if raised by mere mechanic powers.

by William Cowper Found in: Conversation Quotes,
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Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.

Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.

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Form'd by thy converse, happily steer
From grave to gay, from lively to severe.

Form'd by thy converse, happily steer
From grave to gay, from lively to severe.

by Alexander Pope Found in: Conversation Quotes,
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A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That's why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two read more

A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That's why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet.

by Truman Capote Found in: Conversation Quotes,
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Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.

Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.

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In conversation avoid the extremes of forwardness and reserve.

In conversation avoid the extremes of forwardness and reserve.

by John Byrom Found in: Conversation Quotes,
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I love any discourse of rivers, and fish and fishing.

I love any discourse of rivers, and fish and fishing.

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Conversation may be compared to a lyre with seven chords - philosophy, art, poetry, love, scandal, and the weather.

Conversation may be compared to a lyre with seven chords - philosophy, art, poetry, love, scandal, and the weather.

by Anna Jameson Found in: Conversation Quotes,
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