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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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Reclimbing chair - Archie Bunker

Silence is safer than speech. - Epictetus

Speech is silver; silence is golden. - Thomas Carlyle

I'm a supporter of my free speech. - Howard Stern

What is reading, but silent conversation. - Walter Savage Landor

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

Tears at times have all the weight of speech. - Ovid

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

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. - Martin Fraquhar Tupper

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

All poetry is a reproduction of the tones of actual speech. - Robert Frost

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

When people are proud of their speech, be proud of your silence. - Luqman

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

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

If you don't like what is being said, then change the conversation. - Don Draper

It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. - Mark Twain

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

Tupac was one of the biggest thugs I know - and he always wore his seat belt. - Ice Cube

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

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

Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed. - Robert Gallagher

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

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

The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech. - George Bernard Shaw

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

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

I wanted to do something nice so I bought my mother-in-law a chair. Now they won't let me plug it in. - Henny Youngman

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

Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewellery. - John Lennon

My husband wanted one of those big-screen TVs for his birthday. So I just moved his chair closer to the one we have already. - Wendy Liebman

Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words. - Robert G Ingersoll

Charity, good behaviour, amiable speech, unselfishness - these by the chief sage have been declared the elements of popularity. - Burmese Proverb

Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends. - Mary Catherwood


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