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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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The voice of wisdom, a treasury of moral truths from the best authors ...

Voice, J. E. - 1883 - 167 páginas
...therein find improvement, women modesty, the aged respect, and men civility. Conversation, rule of. It is a secret known but to few, yet of no small use...inclination to hear you, or that you should hear him. — Steele. Conversation, utility of. Good sense will stagnate ; thoughts shut up want air, And spoil...
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Fortunate men, how they made money and won renown: a collection of rich men ...

Fortunate men - 1884
...hour and the company, contented and contenting. — K. "W. EMERSON. Society, a Secret of Success in. It is a secret known but to few, yet of no small use...inclination to hear you, or that you should hear him. — STEELK. Strength, Our. Although men are accused for not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps...
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Selections from the Tatler, Spectator and Guardian

Sir Richard Steele - 1885 - 504 páginas
...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...first thing .you should consider is, whether he has a great inclination to 30 hear you, or that you should hear him. The latter is the more general desire,...
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In a Club Corner: The Monologue of a Man who Might Have Been Sociable

Addison Peale Russell - 1890 - 328 páginas
...possess tact and good sense enough not to elevate their own persons above their subjects." Steele said, " It is a secret known but to few, yet of no small use...the conduct of life, that when you fall into a man's conThefint versation, the first thing that you should 'sider. " ' "" consider is, whether he has a...
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In a Club Corner: The Monologue of a Man who Might Have Been Sociable

Addison Peale Russell - 1901 - 328 páginas
...elevate their own persons above their subjects." Steele said, " It is a secret known but to experience. few, yet of no small use in the conduct of life, that...you fall into a man's conversation, the first thing that you should tmftocm- consj(jer ;Sj whether he has a greater inclination to hear you, or that you...
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In a Club Corner: The Monologue of a Man who Might Have Been Sociable

Addison Peale Russell - 1890 - 334 páginas
...life, that when you fall into a man's connefirst versation, the first thing that you should li&r. ""'" consider is, whether he has a greater inclination to hear you, or that you should hear him." "To please," observed Chamfort, "one must make up his mind to be taught many things which he already...
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In a Club Corner: The Monologue of a Man who Might Have Been Sociable

Addison Peale Russell - 1890 - 328 páginas
...persons above their subjects." Steele said, " It is a secret known but to experience. . fe-w; ^rbt--.of no small use in the conduct of .-. : -. .••.-.life, that, when you fall into a man's con•v •*•**•*,* •• • . * j - - * the first - • 'veVsatioh;. the first thing that you...
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Treasury of Wisdom, Wit and Humor, Odd Comparisons and Proverbs: Authors ...

1891 - 527 páginas
...of л Gionowich or a Jordini. Cotton. A SECRET IN. It is a secret known to but few, yet of no «mall use in the conduct of life, that when you fall into...he has a greater inclination to hear you, or that /ou should hear him. Steele. ART OP. Not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more...
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Treasury of Thought: Forming an Encyclopædia of Quotations from Ancient and ...

Maturin Murray Ballou - 1894 - 579 páginas
...village maidens, will listen longer than they should. — Waiter Scott. It is a secret known but to a few, yet of no small use in the conduct of life, that when yon fall into a man's conversation, the first thing you should consider is whether he has a greater...
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The Spectator in London: Essays by Addison and Steele

Joseph Addison - 1896 - 323 páginas
...can still be more agreeable to his Company, as well as pleased in himself, in being only an Hearer. 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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