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English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719+2
True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719+1
True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
Irish poet 1779-18520
'Tis the last rose of summer, left blooming alone; all her lovely companions are faded and gone.
English essayist 1775-18340
Boys are capital fellows in their own way, among their mates; but they are unwholesome companions for grown people.
Companions are we, enlivened by a mighty gallop quickly sliding a harsh straw basket of sea foam gathered astride the tide.
English writer and poet 1584-16160
Faith without works is like a bird without wings; though she may hop with her companions on earth, yet she will never fly with them to heaven.
Greek philosopher 580 BC - 504 BC0
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
Frontiersmen good and bad, gunmen as well as inspired prophets of the future, have been my camp companions. Thus, I know the country of which I am about to write as few men now living have known it.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-18620
I believe that what so saddens the reformer is not his sympathy with his fellows in distress, but, though he be the holiest son of God, is his private ail. Let this be righted, let the spring come to him, the morning rise over his couch, and he will forsake his generous companions without apology.
Wife of John Adams 1744-18180
It is really mortifying, sir, when a woman possessed of a common share of understanding considers the difference of education between the male and female sex, even in those families where education is attended to.... Nay why should your sex wish for such a disparity in those whom they one day intend for companions and associates. Pardon me, sir, if I cannot help sometimes suspecting that this neglect arises in some measure from an ungenerous jealousy of rivals near the throne.Source: Letter to John Thaxter, 15 February 1778
George Robert Gissing
English writer 1857-19030
Men are better companions before their success than after it, for they have so much more leisure.Source: Commonplace book
Our companions please us less from the charms we find in their conversation than from those they find in ours.
French Catholic theologian and philosopher 1541-16030
Pleasure and pain, though directly opposite are contrived to be constant companions.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
American poet 1819-18920
The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
English poet 1688-17440
The wonder we often express at our neighbours keeping dull company, would lessen if we reflected that most people seek companions less to be talked to, than to talk.Source: Thoughts (1754)