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

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

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Tom Birch is as brisk as a bee in conversation; but no sooner
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Tom Birch is as brisk as a bee in conversation; but no sooner
does he take a pen in his hand, than it becomes a torpedo to him,
and benumbs all his faculties.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Conversation Quotes,
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His conversation does not show the minute hand; but he strikes
the hour very correctly.

His conversation does not show the minute hand; but he strikes
the hour very correctly.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Conversation Quotes,
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Conversation is a game of circles.

Conversation is a game of circles.

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We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God
in company.

We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God
in company.

by Bible Found in: Conversation Quotes,
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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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A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better
than ten years' study of books.

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better
than ten years' study of books.

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