The art of conversation consists as much in listening politely, as in talking agroeably" -Atwell.
"I don't like to talk much with people who always agree with me. It is amusing to coquette with an echo for a little while, but one soon tires of it." -Carlylo.
"He who sedulously attonds, pointedly asks, calmly speaks, colly answers, and ceases when he bas no more to say, is in possession of some of the best requisites of conversation." -Lavator,
"Never hold any one by the button, or the hand, in order to be heard out; for if people are unwilling to hear you, you had better hold your tongue than them." -- Chestorfield.
"Silence is one great art of conversation." -Hazlitt.
"Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for competitors." Emerson.
"The tone of good conversation is brilliant and natural-it is neither tedious nor frivolous. it is instructive without pedantry; gay, without tumultuousness; polished without affectation; gallant, without insipidity; Waggish, without equi 7ocation. -Rousseau.
"Not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult, to leave.