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unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting momont". - Sala.

"It is a secret known to but few, yet of no small use in the conduct of life, that when you fall into a man's conversation, the first thing you should consider, is whether he has a greater inclination to hear you, or that you should hoar him" -Steele.

"Our companions please us less from the charms we find in their conversation, than from those they find in ours." -Greville.

"There cannot be a greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse." -Locke.

"The less men think, the more they talk." -Montesquieu,

"He kept up with the current literature. and distilled from it a polite essence, with which he knew how to perfume his conversation." - William Dean Howells.

"Speak well of every one if you speak of them at all-none of us are so very good." -Elbert Hubbard.

"Be sincere. Be simple in words, manners and gestures. Amuse as well as instruct. If you

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