acquaintance

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on acquaintance

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)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on acquaintance, desires, opportunity, sincerity, and truth

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.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Helen Rowland on acquaintance, justice, and men

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)

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A Quote by George Horne on acquaintance, advice, business, good, intelligence, men, understanding, and world

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.

George Horne

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A Quote by George Eliot on acquaintance, beginning, and ignorance

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).

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A Quote by Franklin P. Jones on acquaintance, criticism, friendship, honesty, and relatives

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.

Franklin P. Jones (1906 -)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on acquaintance, dreams, eternity, future, knowledge, and past

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

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on acquaintance, experience, and wisdom

EXPERIENCE, n. The wisdom that enables us to recognize as an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on acquaintance, fame, and friendship

Acquaintance: a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on acquaintance and borrowing

Acquaintance: a person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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