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" It is a secret known but to 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 hear him. "
Our Monthly - Página 88
1872
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Le Follet

1863
...of her lover's wreathing ; The while she proudly shows her flowers, Her love in perfumes breathing. IT is a secret known but to few, yet of no small usein the conduct of life, that when you fall into a man's conversation, the first thing you should...
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THE WORKS OF JOSEPH ADDISON

1864
...can still be more agreeable to his company, as well as pleased in himself, in being only a hearer. It is a secret known but to few, yet of no small use in the conduct of life, that when you fall intq a man's conversation, the first thing you should consider is, whether he has a greater inclination...
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Extracts from English Literature

John Rolfe - 1867 - 383 páginas
...that our conversation should rather be laid out on things than persons. Quoted, -WATTS— On the Mind. IT is a secret known but to few, yet of no small use...inclination to hear you or that you should hear him. Spectator. ONE thing which makes us find so fow people who appear reasonable and agreeable in conversation...
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Beadle's Monthly

1867
...sympathetic response will often give one the reputation of being a charming talker. Stecle says, " It is a secret known but to few, yet of no small use in the conduct of life, that when you fall into i man's conversation, the first thing that you should consider is whether he has a greater inclination...
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The American Journal of Education, Volumen23

Henry Barnard - 1872
...room for answers and replies. The first thing to consider in falling into conversation with any one is, whether he has a greater inclination to hear you, or that you should hear him. — Stefle. In conversation, humor is more than wit, easiness more than knowledge; few desire to learn,...
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The American Journal of Education, Volumen23

Henry Barnard - 1872
...answers and replies. The first thing to consider in railing into conversation with any one is, whether ho has a greater inclination to hear you, or that you should hear him. — Stetle. In conversation, humor is more than wit, easiness more than knowledge ; few desire to learn,...
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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1876 - 764 páginas
...equality, which is the life of it, are the clown, the wit, and the pedant. SIR R. STEELE: Toiler, No. 244. It is a secret known but to few, yet of no small use...inclination to hear you, or that you should hear him. The latter is the more general desire, and I know very able flatterers that never speak a word in praise...
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A Thousand Thoughts from Various Authors

Arthur B. Davison - 1880 - 374 páginas
...the dove, and ominous controversy must precede peace and the olive wreath. Coleridge. CONVERSATION. IT is a secret known but to few, yet of no small use...inclination to hear you, or that you should hear him. The latter is the more general desire. Steele, Spectator, No. 49. CONVERSATION. THE progress of a private...
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Gems of great authors; or, The philosophy of reading and thinking, selected ...

John Tillotson - 1880 - 386 páginas
...in weeds or Cowers of a wild growth. — Spectator. XXXIX. SECRET. — It is a secret known but to a few, yet of no small use in the conduct of life, that...inclination to hear you, or that you should hear him. — Steele. XL. FFECTS OF PROHIBITION. — Man seldom has a strong desire for any lawful thing that...
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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes. Authors, 544 ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1880 - 764 páginas
...equality, which is the life of it, are the clown, the wit, and the pedant. SIR R. STEELE: Tatter, No. 244. 0 tir.-t thing you should consider is, whether he has a greater inclination to hear you, or that you...
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