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" If you come to settle here, we will have one day in the week on which we will meet by ourselves. That is the happiest conversation where there is no competition, no vanity, but a calm quiet interchange of sentiments. "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides - Seite 236
von James Boswell - 1831
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Last Pages from a Journal: With Other Papers

William Hale White - 1915 - 321 Seiten
...Professor Raleigh observes, was not the talk for which he most cared. He declared that to be — ' the happiest conversation where there is no competition,...vanity, but a calm quiet interchange of sentiments." This was not the sort of conversation which best suited Boswell, and he had not much chance of hearing...
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Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1916 - 344 Seiten
...this being mentioned to Mr. Fitzherbert. he observed, "It is not every man that can carry a bon-mot." He was pleased to say, "If you come to settle here,...his private register this evening is thus marked, "Boswell sat with me till night; we had some serious talk." It also appears from the same record, that...
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The Converse of the Pen: Acts of Intimacy in the Eighteenth-century Familiar ...

Bruce Redford - 1986 - 252 Seiten
...The Rambler, ed. WJ Bate and Albrecht B. Strauss (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1969), 2.108. 24. "That is the happiest conversation where there is...vanity, but a calm quiet interchange of sentiments" (L1fe 2.359). fears and your own thoughts, and then go where you will" (407). Here and elsewhere Johnson...
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Wisdom Through the Ages-Book Three

...face. . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do. ELEANOR ROOSEVELT The happiest conversation is where there is no competition, no vanity, but a calm quiet interchange of sentiments. SAMUEL JOHNSON The reason why we have two ears and only one mouth is that we may listen more and talk...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 Seiten
...While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert it only irritates. 5155 That is the happiest conversatlon etheus Unbound' He gave man speech, and speech created thought, Which is the measure 5156 Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perbaps, the chief happiness which this world affords....
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Practical, Tried-and-tested Strategies to ...

Frederick M. Toates, Frederick Toates, Olga Coschug-Toates - 2002 - 250 Seiten
...Nothing could be worse than being alone, or going back to an empty house. To Johnson what was needed was conversation. '. . . where there is no competition,...vanity, but a calm quiet interchange of sentiments'. Sir Joshua Reynolds told James Boswell 'He has often begged me to go home with him to prevent his being...
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The Talk in Jane Austen

Jane Austen Society of North America - 2002 - 269 Seiten
...Johnson, Jane Austen's favourite moralist, once remarked that ideal conversations are ones in which "there is no competition, no vanity, but a calm quiet interchange of sentiments" (Boswell 623). There is, of course, much evidence to suggest that Jane Austen inherited this ideal...
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Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation ...

Susan Scott - 2004 - 287 Seiten
...conversed with that person in the mirror? Perhaps he or she has much to tell you. Samuel Johnson wrote, "That is the happiest conversation where there is...vanity, but a calm quiet interchange of sentiments." It is my goal that your colleagues at work and those closest to you at home will experience this during...
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Palaver At the Pony

Lainie Montaigne - 2004 - 220 Seiten
...VJ: Ah, luv, don't fall into the trap of cynicism. Address your thoughts to this lovely depiction. "That is the happiest conversation where there is...vanity, but a calm, quiet interchange of sentiments." Samuel Johnson: Boswell's L$e of Johnson Will: (Whooping with mirth) Blimey, that certainly doesn't...
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Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing

Larry Chang - 2006 - 817 Seiten
...twice before thou speakest once, thou wilt speak twice the better for it. ~ William Penn, 1644-1718 ~ That is the happiest conversation where there is no...vanity, but a calm quiet interchange of sentiments. ~ Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784 ~ in Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson, 1791 Evil communications corrupt...
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