Acquaintance Quotes

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

Charles Caleb Colton

Our ancestors are very good kind of folks; but they are the last people I should choose to have a visiting acquaintance with.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

A woman can only become a mans friend in three stages: first, shes an agreeable acquaintance, then a mistress, and only after that a friend.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that action, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment to friends; and that the most liberal professions of good-will are very far from being the surest marks of it.

George Washington

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

Logan Pearsall Smith

Admiration begins where acquaintance ceases

Samuel Johnson

Acquaintance is a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor and obscure, and intimate when he is rich and famous.

Ambrose Bierce

An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship

Oscar Wilde

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.

Rabindranath Tagore

Acquaintance is a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor and obscure, and intimate when he is rich and famous

Ambrose Bierce

There's not a one of us who has lived for a long stretch of time in the capital, I believe, who has not experienced that awful moment of realization that a friend or acquaintance with some public responsibility is losing the gift of normal discourse. He will have begun to address us over a casual drink or at the supermarket as if he were orating at the United Nations. -- Washington

Meg Greenfield

Watch a cat when it enters a room for the first time. It searches and smells about, it is not quiet for a moment, it trusts nothing until it has examined and made acquaintance with everything.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

If there be no great love in the beginning, yet heaven may decrease it upon better acquaintance, when we are married and have more occasion to know one another: I hope, upon familiarity will grow more contempt.

William Shakespeare

When I discovered a new plant, I sat down beside it for a minute or a day, to make its acquaintance and hear what it had to tell... I asked the boulders I met, whence they came and whither they were going.

John Muir

Slight, acquaintance, breeds distrust.

Jose Antonio Viera Gallo

Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established

Confucius

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

George Eliot

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

Ambrose Bierce

Moderation, which consists in an indifference about little things, and in a prudent and well-proportioned zeal about things of importance, can proceed from nothing but true knowledge, which has its foundation in self-acquaintance.

Plato

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

Franklin P. Jones

An urbane, middle-aged acquaintance who has discovered fine wine, is hurrying to make up for lost time. He wants to know everything before the sun sets today. What periodicals should I buy? he asks, reeling off a prospective subscription list that would drown the Library of Congress. My acquaintance, who perhaps does not yet fully appreciate what he is up against, easily gets to the bottom of his wine glass, but he will never get to the bottom of what there is to know about wine.

Howard G. Goldberg

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

Lord Chesterfield

Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend.

Thomas Chandler Haliburton

After an acquaintance of ten minutes many women will exchange confidences that a man would not reveal to a lifelong friend

Page Smith

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