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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.
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.
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
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 beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
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
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
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.
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.
The nice thing about quotes is that they give us a nodding acquaintance with the originator which is often socially impressive.
Acquaintance lessens fame.
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 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.
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 Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance: and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
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 slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations.
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
Be able to cite three good qualities of every relative or acquaintance that you dislike.
Marilyn vos Savant
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.
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
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
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Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.
John F. Kennedy
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