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Conversation Proverbs

Sayings about Conversation

A good conversation is better than a good bed. ~Ethiopian Proverbs

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books. ~Chinese Proverbs

To heaven for the music but to hell for a good conversation. ~French Proverbs

He who begins a conversation, does not foresee the end. ~Mauritanian Proverbs

Conversation shortens the distance, singing lightens the load. ~Russian Proverbs

Conversation is the food of the ears. ~ Trinidadian Proverb

Do not make prayer a monologue — make it a conversation. ~ Saying

The nightingale will run out of songs before a woman runs out of conversation. ~Spanish Proverbs

After the rain the grass will grow; after wine, conversation. ~Swedish Proverbs

To quarrel with a man of good speech is better than to converse with a man who does not speak well. ~Sanskrit Proverbs

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

Although there exist many thousands of subjects for elegant conversation, there are persons who cannot meet a cripple without talking about feet. ~ Chinese Proverb

Not everything you hear is good for conversation. ~Jamaican Proverbs

Conversation is like making love; the man is the question, the woman the answer, and the union of both will bear fruit. ~Arabian Proverbs

If you wish to know what most occupies a man’s thoughts, you have only to listen to his conversation. ~ Chinese Proverb

When your wine is finished, conversation ends; when your money has been spent, you lose your friends. ~Serbian Proverbs

The conversation of the wise concerns ideas; that of the intelligent is about ideas; the common folk talk about food. ~ Chinese Proverb

Go away and the conversation changes. ~Malawian Proverbs

Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him. ~English Proverbs

To make good conversation there are a thousand subjects, but there are still those who cannot meet a cripple without talking about feet. ~ Chinese Proverb

Quotations about Conversation

There are two things in ordinary conversation which ordinary people dislike – information and wit. ~ Stephen Leacock

Debate is the death of conversation. ~ Emil Ludwig

The reading of all good books is like a conversation with all the finest men of past centuries. ~ Rene Descartes

Prayer is conversation with God. ~ Clement of Alexandria

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

There is no such thing as conversation. It is an illusion. There are intersecting monologues, that is all. ~ Rebecca West

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

One of the very best rules of conversation is to never, say anything which any of the company wish had been left unsaid. ~ Jonathan Swift

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

Every conversation is an opportunity for success. ~ Debra Fine

Conversation is when three women stand on the corner talking. Gossip is when one of them leaves. ~ Herb Shriner

In conversation the game is, to say something new with old words. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short. ~ Andre Maurois

A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly brings us back to essentials: it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech. ~ E. M. Cioran

The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man’s observation, not overturning it. ~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. ~ Dorothy Nevill

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

Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine. ~ Amos Bronson Alco

Silence is one of the great arts of conversation. ~ Marcus T. Cicero

Nothing lowers the level on conversation more than raising the voice. ~ Stanley Horowitz

With thee conversing I forget all time. ~ John Milton

I know what things are good: friendship and work and conversation. ~ Rupert Brooke

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

Love without conversation is impossible. ~ Mortimer Adler

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

The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation– or a relationship. ~ Deborah Tannen

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does. ~ Christopher Morley

Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered into by reading other poems. ~ John Barton

Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affection, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood. ~ William Shakespeare

They say, “You can’t give a smile away; it always comes back.” The same is true of a kind word or a conversation starter. What goes around, comes around. ~ Susan Roane

Listening well and answering well is one of the greatest perfections that can be obtained in conversation.~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

It is not what we learn in conversation that enriches us. It is the elation that comes of swift contact with tingling currents of thought. ~ Agnes Repplier

Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food, and few things in the world are more wearying than a sarcastic attitude towards life. ~ Agnes Repplier

Good nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit and gives a certain air to the countenance which is more amiable than beauty. ~ Joseph Addison

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

When a man says he had pleasure with a woman he does not mean conversation. ~ Samuel Johnson

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

The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking more about what he intends to say than others are saying. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Giving half answers won’t make the conversation half as long. ~ Dave Johnson

I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Logic and fact keep interfering with the easy flow of conversation. ~ Mason Cooley

Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God. ~ Billy Graham

She has lost the art of conversation, but not, unfortunately, the power of speech. ~ George Bernard Shaw

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

A good laugh makes any interview, or any conversation, so much better. ~ Barbara Walters

Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation. ~ Mark Twain

Conversation between Adam and Eve must have been difficult at times because they had nobody to talk about. ~ Agnes Repplier

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

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

I always love being in the company of women. It’s all about good conversation and great wine. ~ Naomi Watts

Two may talk and one may hear, but three cannot take part in a conversation of the most sincere and searching sort. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees. ~ Michel de Montaigne
Conversion brings a drive to learn. ~ Henry B. Eyring

Part of the joy of dancing is conversation. Trouble is, some men can’t talk and dance at the same time. ~ Ginger Rogers

After about 20 years of marriage, I’m finally starting to scratch the surface of what women want. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate. ~ Mel Gibson

Conversations hould touch everything, but should concentrate itself on nothing. ~ Oscar Wilde

The art of conversation consists as much in listening politely, as in talking agreeably. ~ George Atwell

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

Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for competitors. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is reading, but silent conversation. ~ Charles Lamb

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