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37 rules of conversation from 1875
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http://www.artofmanliness.com/2013/06/19/37-conversation-rules-for-gentleman-from-1875/

You know, most of these are still a good idea for everyone today...

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I think my favorite is

13. Speak of yourself but little. Your friends will find out your virtues without forcing you to tell them, and you may feel confident that it is equally unnecessary to expose your faults yourself.

That's a good one, all right.

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