Quotes: companions

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  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    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.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    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.
  • Thomas Moore
    Thomas Moore
    Irish poet 1779-1852
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    'Tis the last rose of summer, left blooming alone; all her lovely companions are faded and gone.
  • Charles Lamb
    Charles Lamb
    English essayist 1775-1834
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    Boys are capital fellows in their own way, among their mates; but they are unwholesome companions for grown people.
  • Francis Beaumont
    Francis Beaumont
    English writer and poet 1584-1616
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    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.
  • Pythagoras
    Pythagoras
    Greek philosopher 580 BC - 504 BC
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    Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    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.
  • Abigail Adams
    Abigail Adams
    Wife of John Adams 1744-1818
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    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
    George Robert Gissing
    English writer 1857-1903
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    Men are better companions before their success than after it, for they have so mach more leisure.
  • George Robert Gissing
    George Robert Gissing
    English writer 1857-1903
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    Men are better companions before their success than after it, for they have so much more leisure.

    Source: Commonplace book

  • Fulke Greville
    Fulke Greville
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    Our companions please us less from the charms we find in their conversation than from those they find in ours.
  • Pierre Charron
    Pierre Charron
    French Catholic theologian and philosopher 1541-1603
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    Pleasure and pain, though directly opposite are contrived to be constant companions.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
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    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.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
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    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)

  • Henry Fielding
    Henry Fielding
    English writer 1707-1754
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    We are as liable to be corrupted by books, as by companions.
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