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Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
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.
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.
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
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.
Acquaintance. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.
Charles Caleb Colton
I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance.
The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations.
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.
Franklin P. Jones
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
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
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.
Though Lexington is not a small town, it sometimes feels like one, with circles of acquaintance overlapping once, then again; the person you meet by chance at the library or the pool may turn out to be the best friend of your down-the-street neighbor. Maybe that's why people are so friendly here, so willing to be unhurried.
The nice thing about quotes is that they give us a nodding acquaintance with the originator which is often socially impressive.
John F. Kennedy
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