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A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
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.
The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance.
Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.
Charles Caleb Colton
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.
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.
Franklin P. Jones
Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance and without any visible reason.
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
The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.
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.
You can gain in your effectiveness as a politician from a wide acquaintance with the world and from a degree of independence that having some outside interests gives.
A woman who can't forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man.
E. W. Howe
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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