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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

Related topics: Friendship Relationship

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 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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 lessens fame.
- Claudius

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I actually enjoy being out of my depth - I thrive on it.
- Bono

It is not length of life, but depth of life.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

You can't do anything about the length of your life,
but you can do something about its width and depth.
- Evan Esar

Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.
- African Proverb

Compassion, in which all ethics must take root,
can only attain its full breadth and depth
if it embraces all living creatures
and does not limit itself to mankind.
- Albert Schweitzer

We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of
the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
- George Orwell

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, - I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there
was in me an invincible summer.
- Albert Camus

I also try very hard to create characters -
both heroes and villains -
with psychological depth.
- Jeffery Deaver

The depth of John Candy's talent did surprise me.
He was one of my all-time favorite leading men.
- Maureen O'Hara

I wanted more in depth ideas about the character and it never came.
- Nicholas Lea

There's a lot of comedy in Intermission but it's got this depth.
It's not comedy for comedy's sake - it's informed by something else.
I like stuff like that.
- Cillian Murphy


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