Benjamin Franklin Quote

The great secret of succeeding in conversation is to admire little, to hear much; always to distrust our own reason, and sometimes that of our friends; never to pretend to wit, but to make that of others appear as much as possibly we can; to hearken to what is said and to answer to the purpose.


Works: containing several political and historical tracts not included in any former edition... (ed. 1836)

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The great secret of succeeding in conversation is to admire little, to hear much; always to distrust our own reason, and sometimes that of our...

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The great secret of succeeding in conversation is to admire little, to hear much; always to distrust our own reason, and sometimes that of our...

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The great secret of succeeding in conversation is to admire little, to hear much; always to distrust our own reason, and sometimes that of our...

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The great secret of succeeding in conversation is to admire little, to hear much; always to distrust our own reason, and sometimes that of our...