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.
The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation - or a relationship.
Americans cannot realize how many chances for mental improvement they lose by their inveterate habit of keeping six conversations when there are twelve in the room.
The great charm of conversation consists less in the display of one's own wit and intelligence than in the power to draw forth the resources of others.
Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God.
I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.
I met my wife through playing golf. She is French and couldn't speak English and I couldn't speak French, so there was little chance of us getting involved in any boring conversations - that's why we got married really quickly.
What a delightful thing is the conversation of specialists! One understands absolutely nothing and it's charming.
All serious conversations gravitate towards philosophy.
I cannot imagine any other country in the world where the opposition would seek, and the chief executive would allow, the dissemination of his most private and personal conversations with his staff, which, to be honest, do not exactly confer sainthood on anyone concerned.
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.
He who is silent must be agreed with, for what shall the wings of opposition thresh upon, without the winds of conversation to shoulder them.
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.
El Salvador is a democracy so it's not surprising that there are many voices to be heard here. Yet in my conversations with Salvadorans... I have heard a single voice.
My mother was a personal friend of God's. They had ongoing conversations.
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.
This is what I want in heaven... words to become notes and conversations to be symphonies.
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