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Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
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.
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!
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.
The study of history and philosophy, accompanied by some acquaintance with art and literature, should be for lawyers and engineers as well as for those who study in arts faculties.
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
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.
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
Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations.
Acquaintance. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.
Franklin P. Jones
Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.
Charles Caleb Colton
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.
Be able to cite three good qualities of every relative or acquaintance that you dislike.
Marilyn vos Savant
Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance and without any visible reason.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.
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.
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.
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
The nice thing about quotes is that they give us a nodding acquaintance with the originator which is often socially impressive.
The first time you meet someone, they're a new acquaintance, the second time you have a bit of an understanding, and the third time you meet them, you're old hats.
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.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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