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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A man’s conversation is the mirror of his thoughts.  Chinese.  1
Be not too brief in conversation lest you be not understood, nor too diffuse lest you be troublesome.  Protagoras.  2
Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius.  Gibbon.  3
Conversation teaches more than meditation.  4
He who converses with nobody is either a brute or an angel.  5
He who converses with nobody knows nothing.  6
In conversation avoid the extremes of forwardness and reserve.  Cato.  7
In conversation dwell not too long on a weak side.  8

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