Don't interrupt your interlocutors to ask them if they understood
Secondly, there are some who at every pause in their discourse ask their listeners: " Do you hear?" " Do you understand?" Nothing is more out of place than this. We should finish what we have to say, and, if the person whom we address does not hear or understand what we have said, we should simply and kindly repeat it. We should speak distinctly ; for sometimes we are not heard, because we pronounce badly, or express ourselves in obscure terms.
We do not love people so much for the good they have done us, as for the good we do them.
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.