Quotes by acquaintance
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Edgar W. Howe
American journalist and writer 1853-1937
A woman who can't forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man.
English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. This amicable conflict with difficulty helps us to an intimate acquaintance with our object, and compels us to consider it in all its relations. It will not suffer us to be superficial.
First president of the US 1732-1799
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
Roman emperor 10 BC-AD 54
Acquaintance lessens fame.
American writer 1842-1914
Acquaintance. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.
Irish writer 1854-1900
An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship.
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.
Franklin P. Jones
American journalist 1908-1980
Honest criticism is hard to take, especially from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Thomas C. Haliburton
Canadian jurist, writer 1796-1865
Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend.
American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
I am about courting a girl I have had but little acquaintance with. How shall I come to a knowledge of her faults, and whether she has the virtues I imagine she has? Answer. Commend her among her female acquaintances.
Albert J. Nock
American libertarian author 1870-1945
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.
English writer 1709-1784
I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
I only desire sincere relations with the worthiest of my acquaintance, that they may give me an opportunity once in a year to speak the truth.
Sarah Orne Jewett
American novelist, short story writer and poet 1849-1909
It does seem so pleasant to talk with an old acquaintance who knows what you know. I see so many new folks nowadays who seem to have neither past nor future. Conversation has got to have some root in the past, or else you have got to explain every remark you make, and it wears a person out.
English novelist, poet, essayist and biographer 1916-2000
It's very good for an idea to be commonplace. The important thing is that a new idea should develop out of what is already there so that it soon becomes an old acquaintance. Old acquaintances aren't by any means always welcome, but at least one can't be mistaken as to who or what they are.
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