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Acquaintance Quotes

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Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Related topics: Friendship Relationship

Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise
in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
- Ambrose Bierce

U.S.
soldiers, with whom I now have more than a passing acquaintance,
joke that they track my movements in order to know
where they will be deployed next.
- Christiane Amanpour

Acquaintance.
A person whom we know well enough to borrow from,
but not well enough to lend to.
- Ambrose Bierce

 

Acquaintance lessens fame.
- Claudius

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative,
a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.
- Franklin P. Jones

A woman who can't forgive should never have more than
a nodding acquaintance with a man.
- Edgar Watson Howe

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The slightest acquaintance with history shows that
powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations.
- Ambrose Bierce

There we were, hundreds of us lined up,
waving at the great man as he tipped his hat to us.
And that is the extent of my acquaintance with Albert Einstein.
- Gregory Peck

There's sort of an open offer to work with a guy in
Los Angeles who does big band and orchestra arrangements
who was at least an acquaintance to Les Baxter before he passed away.
- Jello Biafra

Be able to cite three good qualities of every relative
or acquaintance that you dislike.
- Marilyn vos Savant

The most accomplished way of using books is to serve
them as some people do lords;
learn their titles and then brag of their acquaintance.
- Laurence Sterne

The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians
in their personal appearance:
and have been always reputed,
since the first acquaintance made with them,
very civil and friendly.
- George Catlin

Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very
slight acquaintance and without any visible reason.
- Lord Chesterfield

A number of girls of my acquaintance went to school
to the nuns of the Congregational Nunnery,
or Sisters of Charity, as they are sometimes called.
- Maria Monk

It is evident that an acquaintance with natural laws
means no less than an acquaintance with the mind of God therein expressed.
- James Prescott Joule

The mere process of growing old together will make
the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.
- Edward Koch

The nice thing about quotes is that they give us a
nodding acquaintance with the originator which is often socially impressive.
- Kenneth Williams

A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions,
not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
- George Washington

Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom,
but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.
- Charles Caleb Colton

The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons
or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
- George Eliot

Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend.
- Thomas Chandler Haliburton

There is so much of good in human nature that men grow
to like each other upon better acquaintance,
and this points to another way in which we may strive
to promote the peace of the world.
- Elihu Root

In such a case secrecy must be absolute to be effective,
and although mere vague curiosity induced many persons
of my intimate acquaintance to ask to be allowed to
just go in and have a peep,
I never admitted anyone.
- Henry Bessemer

When a man looks across a street, sees a pretty girl,
and waves at her, that's not a rendezvous,
that's a passing acquaintance.
When he walks across the street and nibbles on her ear,
that's a rendezvous!
- Wally Schirra

Probability is expectation founded upon partial knowledge.
A perfect acquaintance with all the circumstances affecting
the occurrence of an event would change expectation into certainty,
and leave nether room nor demand for a theory of probabilities.
- George Boole

When an acquaintance goes by I often step back from my window,
not so much to spare him the effort of acknowledging
me as to spare myself the embarrassment of seeing that he has not done so.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

In Berlin I especially enjoyed the orchestral concerts,
and I attended a large number of them.
I formed the acquaintance of a good many musicians,
several of whom spoke of my playing in high terms.
- James Weldon Johnson

A powerful attraction exists, therefore,
to the promotion of a study and of duties of all others
engrossing the time most completely,
and which is less benefited than most others by any
acquaintance with science.
- Charles Babbage

The Mole had long wanted to make the I acquaintance of the Badger.
He seemed, by all accounts, to be such an important personage and,
though rarely visible, to make his unseen influence
felt by everybody about the place.
- Kenneth Grahame

For my part, I confess I seldom listen to the players:
one has so much to do,
in looking about and finding out one's acquaintance,
that, really, one has no time to mind the stage.
One merely comes to meet one's friends,
and show that one's alive.
- Fanny Burney

Your law may be perfect, your knowledge of human affairs
may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill,
and yet without individual acquaintance with men,
their haunts and habits, the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult,
slow, and expensive.
- William Dunbar

From my earliest acquaintance with the science of political economy,
it has been evident to my mind that capital was the product of labor,
and that therefore, in its best analysis there could
be no natural conflict between capital and labor.
- Leland Stanford

I am said to be difficult of acquaintance,
unwilling to meet any one half way, and showing a social manner which is easy,
not diffident, but formal and unresponsive,
tending constantly to hold people off.
- Albert J. Nock

Meanwhile, my residence within the Federal lines,
and my acquaintance with so many of the officers,
the origin of which I have already mentioned,
enabled me to gain much important information as to
the position and designs of the enemy.
- Belle Boyd

Acquaint yourself with your own ignorance.
- Isaac Watts

In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.
- Marquis de Sade

Temporary teams of trusted people are generally sent
to all Departments and to major agencies of government
to assist in planning and to acquaint the incoming
administration with the civil servants and bureaucracy
that will remain in place in the new Administration.
- Richard V. Allen

I choose my friends for their good looks,
my acquaintances for their good characters,
and my enemies for their intellects.
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

Choose love. Choose to release all resentments.
Forgive everyone. Choose to release all regrets.
Forgive yourself for all decisions that you have ever made
that didn't work out as you hoped.
Forgive yourself for any financial decisions
that didn't meet your expectations.
Release your regrets if you choose
the "wrong" spouse or the "wrong" career.
Today, choose love.
Choose to love yourself.
Choose to love your life.
Choose to love all the friends, family, co-workers,
acquaintances, and others who share your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm close with my parents.
I have a lot of acquaintances, but my very good close
friends are few I can count my very good friends on one hand.
And that's how I like it to be.
- Calista Flockhart

I was gravely warned by some of my female acquaintances
that no woman could expect to be regarded as a lady
after she had written a book.
- Lydia M. Child

Thence, I suppose, my natural disposition to make fresh acquaintances,
and to break with them so readily, although always for a good reason,
and never through mere fickleness.
- Giacomo Casanova

Bluegrass has brought more people together and made
more friends than any music in the world.
You meet people at festivals and renew acquaintances year after year.
- Bill Monroe

Everywhere is nowhere.
When a person spends all his time in foreign travel,
he ends by having many acquaintances,
but no friends.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Your friends will know you better in the first minute
you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
- Richard Bach

Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends,
rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances.
- William Powell

We all respect sincerity in our friends and acquaintances,
but Hollywood is willing to pay for it.
- Hattie McDaniel

I have a million acquaintances but just two or three true friends.
I can't hide anything from them.
- Ian Somerhalder

We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to,
while to the others we boast.
- Logan P. Smith

Almost all my middle-aged and elderly acquaintances,
including me, feel about 25, unless we haven't had our coffee,
in which case we feel 107.
- Martha Beck

I went to high school, which was a good thing because
I hadn't interacted with many people my age,
and I didn't really have friends.
I had a million acquaintances and no friends.
- Macaulay Culkin

Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

I don't have friends, I have thousands of acquaintances.
No friends.
I figured I had a wife and children.
- Charles Bronson

Trouble is a sieve through which we sift our acquaintances.
Those too big to pass through are our friends.
- Arlene Francis

She is such a good friend that she would throw all
her acquaintances into the water for the pleasure of fishing them out again.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Farewell all relations and friends in Christ;
farewell acquaintances and all earthly enjoyments;
farewell reading and preaching,
praying and believing, wanderings, reproaches,
and sufferings.
- Donald Cargill

We need to in this country begin again to raise civil
discourse to another level.
I mean, we shout and scream and yell and get very little accomplished,
but you can disagree very much with the next guy and
still be friends and acquaintances.
- Leah Ward Sears

Just as we outgrow a pair of trousers,
we outgrow acquaintances, libraries,
principles,
etc., at times before they're worn out and times -
and this is the worst of all -
before we have new ones.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

My first experiences of academic friendship made me
smile in after years when I looked back on them.
But my circle of acquaintances had gradually grown
so large that it was only natural new friendships should grow out of it.
- Georg Brandes

The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings
of antiquity and many deeds of the past,
in order to strengthen his character thereby.
- John Milton

The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description;
one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.
- Lord Chesterfield

When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted with himself.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

It is extraordinary that when you are acquainted with
a whole family you can forget about them.
- Gertrude Stein

I really believed that the priests were acquainted with my thoughts;
and often stood in great awe of them.
They often told me they had power to strike me dead at any moment.
- Maria Monk

Early to bed and early to rise is a bad rule for anyone
who wishes to become acquainted with our most prominent and influential people.
- George Ade

The ultimate aim of the human mind, in all its efforts,
is to become acquainted with Truth.
- Eliza Farnham

Through my music teaching and my not absolutely irregular attendance at church,
I became acquainted with the best class of colored people in Jacksonville.
- James Weldon Johnson

To become properly acquainted with a truth,
we must first have disbelieved it, and disputed against it.
- Novalis

One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing
experience is when he no longer tries to hide from
himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
- Norman Vincent Peale


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