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When you listen to gongs and drums, listen to the music; when you listen to someone talk, listen to his tone of voice.
Listen not merely to what is said but to the tone of voice in which it is said.
She atoned for want of devotion to God, by devotion to man. She had a woman's natural tendency towards asceticism, self-extinction ...
There are two things that seem to be at the bottom of our constitutions; one is a continual tendency towards politics; the other i ...
Musick is certainly a very agreeable Entertainment, but if it would take the entire Possession of our Ears, if it would make us in ...
I don't respond well to mellow, you know what I mean, I--I have a tendency to ... if I get too mellow, I--I ripen and then rot.
Three characteristics mark all confirmed expatriates: (1) slowness on the up-take, (2) the tendency to personalize the impersonal- ...
I begin, then, with some remarks about 'the meaning of a word.' I think many persons now see all or part of what I shall say: but ...
To suppose that "I know" is a descriptive phrase, is only one example of the descriptive fallacy, so common in philosophy. Even if ...
It hurts me to hear the tone in which the poor are condemned as "shiftless," or "having a pauper spirit," just as it would if a cr ...
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