I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines.
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)
Contributed by: Zaady
I only desire sincere relations with the worthiest of my acquaintance, that they may give me an opportunity once in a year to speak the truth.
When a girl marries, she exchanges the attentions of all the other men of her acquaintance for the inattention of just one.
Helen Rowland (1876 - 1950)
It is expedient to have acquaintance with those who have looked into the world, who know men, understand business, and can give you good intelligence and good advice when they are wanted.
The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
George Eliot (1819 - 1880)
Source: Daniel Deronda, bk. 2, ch. 11, epigraph (1874-76).
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Franklin P. Jones (1906 -)
PAST, n. That part of Eternity with some small fraction of which we have a slight and regrettable acquaintance. [T]he Past is the Future of yesterday, the Future is the Past of to-morrow. They are one - the knowledge and the dream.
Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)
Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
EXPERIENCE, n. The wisdom that enables us to recognize as an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
Acquaintance: a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous.
Acquaintance: a person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.
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