"Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant use of four simple words: I do not know."
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"With thee conversing I forget all time."
"There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees."
"Can we talk?"
"The primary use of conversation is to satisfy the impulse to talk."
"She has lost the art of conversation, but not, unfortunately, the power of speech."
"Never talk for half a minute without pausing and giving others a chance to join in."
"Conversation is an exercise of the mind; gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue."
"If other people are going to talk, conversation becomes impossible."
"Conversation should touch everything, but should concentrate itself on nothing."
"It is all right to hold a conversation but you should let go of it now and then."
"Talk ought always to run obliquely, not nose to nose with no chance of mental escape."
"Reply to wit with gravity, and to gravity with wit."
"I find we are growing serious, and then we are in great danger of being dull."
"I would rather take hellebore than spend a conversation with a good, little man."
"Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for competitors."
"In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge."
"Saying what we think gives a wider range of conversation than saying what we know."
"And when you stick on conversation's burrs, don't strew your pathway with those dreadful urs."
"Nothing lowers the level on conversation more than raising the voice."
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