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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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Fair speech may hide a foul heart. - JRR Tolkien

Speech is silver; silence is golden. - Thomas Carlyle

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Polite conversation is rarely either. - Fran Lebowitz

The soul of conversation is sympathy. - Thomas Campbell

Discretion in speech is more than eloquence. - Francis Bacon

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

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

Bulldozing: Going to sleep during a political speech. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

Tragedy: a busload of lawyers going over a cliff with an empty seat. - Unknown

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

Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together. - Max Eastman

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

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

You should not paint the chair, but only what someone has felt about it. - Edvard Munch

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

Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. - Thomas Carlyle

A bore is one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation. - Benjamin Desraeli

If you cannot understand me in my speech, how can you understand me in my silence? - Ravi Zacharias

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

I am going to give a long speech today. I haven't had time to prepare a short one. - Winston Churchill

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

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. - Ingrid Bergman

At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer. - Marshall Lumsden

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

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

You're an old-timer if you can remember when setting the world on fire was a figure of speech. - Franklin P Jones

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

Fashion is free speech, and one of the privileges, if not always one of the pleasures, of a free world. - Alison Lurie

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

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

I'll see you at the opera tonight. I'll hold your seat till you get there. After that, you're on your own. - Groucho Marx

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

Don't knock the weather. Nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while. - Kin Hubbard


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