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  • Edgar W. Howe
    Edgar W. Howe
    American journalist and writer 1853-1937
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    A woman who can't forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    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.
  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
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    A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
  • Claudius
    Claudius
    Roman emperor 10 BC-AD 54
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    Acquaintance lessens fame.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    Acquaintance. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship.
  • Fanny Burney
    Fanny Burney
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    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
    Franklin P. Jones
    American journalist 1908-1980
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    Honest criticism is hard to take, especially from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
  • Thomas C. Haliburton
    Thomas C. Haliburton
    Canadian jurist, writer 1796-1865
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    Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    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
    Albert J. Nock
    American libertarian author 1870-1945
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    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.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    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
    Sarah Orne Jewett
    American novelist, short story writer and poet 1849-1909
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    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.
  • Penelope Fitzgerald
    Penelope Fitzgerald
    English novelist, poet, essayist and biographer 1916-2000
    Penelope Fitzgerald
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    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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