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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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Speech is silver; silence is golden. - Thomas Carlyle

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

Those who have free seats at a play hiss first. - Chinese Proverb

Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts. - Charles de Talleyrand

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

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

Silence can be defined as conversation with an Englishman. - Heinrich Heine

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

The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart. - William Hazlitt

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

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

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

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

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

If we are a country committed to free speech, then why do we have phone bills? - Steven Wright

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

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

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

My uncle's dying wish was to have me sitting in his lap; he was in the electric chair. - Rodney Dangerfield

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

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

Worry is like a rocking chair. It will give you something to do, but it won't get you anywhere. - Unknown

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

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

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison. - WC Fields

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

You can't deny laughter. When it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants. - Stephen King

To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker. - Frederick Douglass

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

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

I'm finally starting to scratch the surface of what women want. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate. - Mel Gibson


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