Acquaintance Quotes

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


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.


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

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

Marilyn vos Savant

A woman who can't forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man

Edgar Watson Howe

Money may be the husk of many things but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintance, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness.

Henrik Ibsen

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

Franklin P. Jones

The friendship between a man and a woman which does not lead to marriage or desire for marriage may be a life long experience of the greatest value to themselves and to all their circle of acquaintance and of activity; but for this type of friendship both a rare man and a rare woman are needed. Perhaps it should be added that either the man or the woman thus deeply bound in lifelong friendship who seeks marriage must find a still rarer man or woman to wed, to make such a three cornered comradeship a permanent success.

Anna Garlin Spencer

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.

Rabindranath Tagore
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