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  1. Picture quote by Oscar Wilde about friendship

    Ultimately, the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or friendship, is conversation. ⏤ Oscar Wilde

  2. Picture quote about mind

    Having a dirty mind makes ordinary conversations much more interesting.

  3. Picture quote by Isaac Newton about tact

    Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy. ⏤ Isaac Newton

  4. Picture quote by Benjamin Franklin about conversation

    Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. ⏤ Benjamin Franklin

  5. Picture quote by Lolly Daskal about conversation

    The heart of dialogue is simple- The profoundness is to listen. ⏤ Lolly Daskal

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Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.

Rene Descartes

To talk without thinking is to shoot without aiming.

English Proverbs

The more you know the less you need to say.

Jim Rohn

Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well.

Mark Haddon

The voice will guide you-will tell you what to do. In order to do that, you must be quite sensitive with the instrument and accept this daily conversation with your voice.

Cecilia Bartoli

When you have spoken the word, it reigns over you. When it is unspoken you reign over it.

Arabic Proverbs

Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

A good conversationalist is not one who remembers what was said, but says what someone wants to remember.

John Mason Brown

The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man's observation, not overturning it.

Edward George BulwerLytton

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

Winston Churchill

My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.

Jane Austen

The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively but says nothing.


A witty saying proves nothing.


Conversation should touch everything, but should concentrate itself on nothing.

Oscar Wilde

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.

Joseph Addison

The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit.

Sir William Temple

If you don't want to read it, see it or hear it, don't say it.


Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud.

Hermann Hesse

Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.

D. H. Lawrence

Speech is the mirror of the soul; as a man speaks, so he is.

Publilius Syrus

Silence is one great art of conversation.


It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.

Mark Twain

There is no more sovereign eloquence than the truth in indignation.

Victor Hugo

In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.

George Herbert

Saying what we think gives a wider range of conversation than saying what we know.

Cullen Hightower

I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.

Florence Nightingale

He speaketh not; and yet there liesA conversation in his eyes.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There are remarks that sow and remarks that reap.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Never talk for half a minute without pausing and giving others a chance to join in.

Sydney Smith

The primary use of conversation is to satisfy the impulse to talk.

George Santayana

Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine.

Amos Bronson Alcott

Speech is the mirror of action.


Conversation is an exercise of the mind; gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue.


It is the still, small voice that the soul heeds, not the deafening blasts of doom.

William Dean Howells

Better pointed bullets than pointed speeches.

Otto von Bismarck

Why doesn't the fellow who says, I'm no speechmaker let it go at that instead of giving a demonstration?

Kin Hubbard

They say women talk too much. If you ever worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented yb men.

Clare Boothe Luce

Say nothing good of yourself, you will be distrusted; say nothing bad of yourself, you will be taken at your word.

Joseph Roux

Beware of the man who will not engage in idle conversation; he is planning to steal your walking stick or water your stock.

William Emerson

Speech is always bolder than action.

Friedrich von Schiller

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The eloquent man is he who is no eloquent speaker, but who is inwardly drunk with a certain belief.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

With thee conversing I forget all time.

John Milton

My great-grandfather used to say to his wife, my great-grandmother, who in turn told her daughter, my grandmother, who repeated it to her daughter, my mother, who used to remind her daughter, my own sister, that to talk well and eloquently was a very great art, but that an equally great one was to know the right moment to stop.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

No one is qualified to converse in public except those contented to do without such conversation.

Thomas Kempis

You have such strong words at command, that they make the smallest argument seem formidable.

George Eliot

All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.

Robert Louis Stevenson

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.


We forget that we are all dead men conversing with dead men.

Jorge Luis Borges

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. Colossians 4:6


Speech of yourself ought to be seldom and well chosen.

Francis Bacon

A talk is like a woman's dress. Long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to be interesting.


A good memory and a tongue tied in the middle is a combination which gives immortality to conversation.

Mark Twain

Speech is the gift of all, but the thought of few.

Cato The Elder

In an easy matter. Anybody can be eloquent.


True eloquence consists in saying all that should be said, and that only.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

They never taste who always drink; they always talk who never think.

Matthew Prior

Man does not speak because he thinks; he thinks because he speaks. Or rather, speaking is no different than thinking: to speak is to think.

Octavio Paz

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.

Kin Hubbard

Speech is civilization itself. The word... preserves contact -- it is silence which isolates.

Thomas Mann

Courage: To step into a conversation with intention and without knowing how to get back out of it.

Dwight Frindt

Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts.

Thomas Carlyle

I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read.

Samuel Johnson

Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for competitors.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Little-minded people's thoughts move in such small circles that five minutes conversation gives you an arc long enough to determine their whole curve.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Inject a few raisins of conversation into the tasteless dough of existence.

O. Henry

Jazz vision is a wordless conversation between musical notes and visual expressions.

Barbara Januszkiewicz

Conceit causes more conversation than wit.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Ideal conversation must be an exchange of thought, and not, as many of those who worry most about their shortcomings believe, an eloquent exhibition of wit or oratory.

Emily Post

We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

A long tongue shortens life.


Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant use of four simple words: I do not know.

Andre Maurois

It is all right to hold a conversation but you should let go of it now and then.

Richard Armour

Conversation, like certain portions of the anatomy, always runs more smoothly when lubricated.

Marquis De Sade

The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.

Fran Lebowitz

Speeches that are measured by the hour will die with the hour.

Thomas Jefferson

I find we are growing serious, and then we are in great danger of being dull.

William Congreve

They are eloquent who can speak low things acutely, and of great things with dignity, and of moderate things with temper.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Daily conversations that stretch your previous capacities help build your conversational muscle.

Dwight Frindt

The finest eloquence is that which gets things done; the worst is that which delays them.

David Lloyd George

Speech and silence. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth.

E. M. Cioran

A man's style is his mind's voice. Wooden minds, wooden voices.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Speech is the small change of silence.

George Meredith

You can design a conversation intentionally, although most people don

Dwight Frindt

The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say -- because they were too obvious.

Andre Gide

It's hilarious a lot of times. You have a conversation with someone, and he's like, 'You speak so well!' I'm like, 'What do you mean? Do you understand that's an insult?


The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency. It proceeds from not knowing what is going on in other people's minds.

Walter Bagehot

The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.

Jean De La Bruyere

Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language.

Alfred North Whitehead

There is no such thing as conversation. It is an illusion. There are interesting monologues, that is all.

Rebecca West

Speech has been given to man to disguise his thoughts.

CharlesMaurice de Talleyrand

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.

Truman Capote

This is a time for a national conversation. A conversation about the document that binds us as a nation and a people. That document, of course, is the Constitution.

Mike DeWine

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.


It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.

Yogi Berra

I like to do all the talking myself. It saves time, and prevents arguments.

Oscar Wilde

People resent articulacy, as if articulacy were a form of vice.

Frederic Raphael

Speech is for the convenience of those who are hard of hearing; but there are many fine things which we cannot say if we have to shout.

Henry David Thoreau

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