I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read.
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- The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remembered but a general effect of pleasing impression.
- What is read twice is usually remembered more than what is once written.
- What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
- If a man could say nothing against a character but what he can prove, history could not be written.
- More knowledge may be gained of a man’s real character by a short conversation with one of his servants than from a formal and studied narrative, begun with his pedigree and ended with his funeral.
- Lawyers know life practically. A bookish man should always have them to converse with.