“The true spirit of conversation consists more in bringing out the cleverness of others than in showing a great deal of it yourself; he who goes away pleased with himself and his own wit is also greatly pleased with you.”
– Jean de La Brùyere

(via The Happiness Project)

5 Comments leave a comment below

  1. If only more people agreed with this, we’d have a lot less idiots in our midst.

  2. Speaking of those, I need to learn when to use less and when to use fewer.

  3. listening is also key too. people often like to talk over another person, interrupt, etc. and how does that make the other person feel?

  4. :) you have the happiness project journal dont you?
    (My favorite is july 27’s entry so far)

  5. I feel you have missed the point David:)