You cannot oppose reasoning to pride, the principal of all the vices, since, by its very nature, the proud man refuses to listen to it.
Menfolks listens to somebody because of what he says. Women don’t. They don’t care what he said. They listens because of what he is.
If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilised.
I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own.