A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.
A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
John Wesley's conversation is good, but he is never at leisure. He is always obliged to go at a certain hour. This is very disagreeable to a man who loves to fold his legs and have his talk out as I do.
Every man has some favorite topic of conversation, on which, by a feigned seriousness of attention, he may be drawn to expatiate without end.
There is no arena in which vanity displays itself under such a variety of forms as in conversation.
the modes of speech are scarcely more variable than the modes of silence.
I have abandoned all particular forms of devotion, all prayer techniques. My only prayer practice is attention. I carry on a habitual, silent, and secret conversation with God that fills me with overwhelming joy.
Let the conversation flow at its own pace, don't try to rush it or control it. You need to let go and be part of the conversation.
One of the most common mistakes people make in any conversation is to think about what they want to say next instead of actually listening to what the other person is saying.
All serious conversations gravitate towards philosophy.
And I always read the English translation and always have conversations with my translator, for example about the names. I always have to approve it.
What students lack in school is an intellectual relationship or conversation with the teacher.
A number of us had conversations with the Kerry campaign about what he was going to say about CAFE. What he told us was that he did not want to sacrifice jobs and that he wanted to work with the auto industry to achieve that goal.
And I find it very easy to memorize the scripts, which are so close to conversations my husband and I have.
I find it difficult to imagine an afterlife, such as Christians, or at any rate many religious people, conceive it, believing that the conversations with relatives and friends interrupted here on earth will be continued in the hereafter.
I deal with this spiritual issue every day - either shooting or processing or sorting or discussing or having conversations - I'm in constant contact with it.
My own view is that taping of conversations for historical purposes was a bad decision on the part of all the presidents. I don't think Kennedy should have done it. I don't think Johnson should have done it, and I don't think we should have done it.
A pas de deux is a dialogue of love. How can there be conversation if one partner is dumb?
I grew up in a house full of women: my mother, grandmother, three sisters, and two female cats. And I still have the buzz of their conversations in my head. As an adult, I have more female friends than male ones: I just love the way that women talk.
To have God speak to the heart is a majestic experience, an experience that people may miss if they monopolize the conversation and never pause to hear God's responses.
If Nixon is not forced to turn over tapes of his conversations with the ring of men who were conversing on their violations of the law, then liberty will soon be dead in this nation.
In Washington, DC, politics dominate even the most casual conversations.
I don't come to tournaments to make friends, to go to parties, to hold conversations. I come to be the best, and I'm not mean and cruel and dirty.
The telephone, which interrupts the most serious conversations and cuts short the most weighty observations, has a romance of its own.
Oh, I could spend my life having this conversation - look - please try to understand before one of us dies
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