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Conversation Chair

Where Robert Pim Butchart proposed to his wife Jennie

Conversation Chair thanks to Karen Moore

Original furnishings from the former Butchart family residence (Benvenuto) at the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, B.C.

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Polite conversation is rarely either. - Fran Lebowitz

Speech is the small change of silence. - George Meredith

Speech is of time; silence is of eternity. - Thomas Carlyle

A proverb is to speech what salt is to food. - Arabic Proverb

Music is well said to be the speech of angels. - Thomas Carlyle

Speech is the vestibule to the palace of love. - Jami of Persia

A story is told as much by silence as by speech. - Susan Griffin

Silence is one of the great arts of conversation. - Hannah More

Free speech is a great idea, but we're in a war. - Lindsey Graham

I often quote myself, it adds spice to my conversation. - George Bernard Shaw

The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech. - Clifton Fadiman

A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence. - Pythagoras

A sage thing is timely silence, and better than any speech. - Plutarch

If you stand up and be counted, someone will take your seat. - Unknown

A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short. - Andre Maurois

There is no conversation more boring than one where everybody agrees. - Michel De Montiagne

Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative. - Oscar Wilde

There is no conversation so boring than the one where everybody agrees. - Michel del Montaigne

Wisdom is knowing when to speak your mind and when to mind your speech. - Evangel

Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious. - Ruth Reichl

Committee work is like a soft chair - easy to get into but hard to get out of. - Kenneth J Shively

In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge. - George Herbert

Advanced old age is when you sit in a rocking chair and can't get it going. - Eliakim Katz

It is all right to hold a conversation, but you should let go of it now and then. - Richard Armour

Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation. - Elizabeth Drew

If you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, don't ask what seat! Just get on. - Sheryl Sandberg

Speak when you're angry and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret. - L.J. Peter

My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe. - Jimmy Durante

People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid. - Soren Kierkegaard

It isn't so much what's on the table that matters, as what's on the chairs. - W S Gilbert

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. - Winston Churchill

If we do not believe in freedom of speech for those we despise, we do not believe in it at all. - Noam Chomsky

Every St. Patrick's Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to. - Unknown

Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation. - Mark Twain

I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence. - Aeschylus

Stay in your seat come times of trouble. Its only people who jump off the roller coaster who get hurt. - Paul Harvey

America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair. - Arnold Toynbee

A university is an institution that has two thousand seats in the classrooms and eighty thousand in the stadium. - Unknown

'Psychotherapy' is a private, confidential conversation that has nothing to do with illness, medicine, or healing. - Thomas Szasz

Men who consistently leave the toilet seat up secretly want women to get up to go the bathroom in the middle of the night and fall in. - Rita Rudner


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