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Acquaintance Quotes

George Washington
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends
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Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
PAST, n. That part of Eternity with some small fraction of which we have a slight and regrettable acquaintance. A moving line called the Present parts it from an imaginary period known as the Future. These two grand divisions of Eternity, of which the one is continually effacing the other, are entirely unlike. The one is dark with sorrow and disappointment, the other bright with prosperity and joy. The Past is the region of sobs, the Future is the realm of song. In the one crouches Memory, clad in sackcloth and ashes, mumbling penitential prayer; in the sunshine of the other Hope flies with a free wing, beckoning to temples of success and bowers of ease. Yet the Past is the Future of yesterday, the Future is the Past of to-morrow. They are one --the knowledge and the dream.
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Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
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.
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Oscar Wilde
An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship
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Rabindranath Tagore
Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
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A woman who can't forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man
Edgar Howe Permalink
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William Shakespeare
If there be no great love in the beginning, yet heaven may decrease it upon better acquaintance, when we are married and have more occasion to know one another: I hope, upon familiarity will grow more contempt.
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Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
Acquaintance is a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor and obscure, and intimate when he is rich and famous.
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Sarah Jewett
It does seem so pleasant to talk with an old acquaintance who knows what you know. I see so many new folks nowadays who seem to have neither past nor future. Conversation has got to have some root in the past, or else you have got to explain every remark you make, and it wears a person out.
Sarah Jewett Permalink
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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.
George Boole Permalink
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Charles Dickens
What is meant by a "knowledge of the world" is simply, an acquaintance with the infirmities of men
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Benjamin Franklin
I am about courting a girl I have had but little acquaintance with. How shall I come to a knowledge of her faults, and whether she has the virtues I imagine she has ? Answer. Commend her among her female acquaintances.
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Mark Twain
Where a blood relation sobs, an intimate friend should choke up, a distant acquaintance should sigh, a stranger should merely fumble sympathetically with his handkerchief.
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An acquaintance of my husband with a long criminal record and a record of mental illness walked into a pawnshop, ... It took him about five minutes to purchase a shotgun. He handed it to Kurt on April 6, and on April 7 he was found dead. That's how easy it is.
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An acquaintance of my husband with a long criminal record and a record of mental illness walked into a pawnshop. It took him about five minutes to purchase a shotgun. He handed it to Kurt on April 6, and on April 7 he was found dead. That's how easy it is.
Courtney Love Permalink
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The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.
Edward Koch Permalink
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Mark Twain
Not until you become a stranger to yourself will you be able to make acquaintance with the Friend.
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Rabindranath Tagore
The man whose acquaintance with the world does not lead him deeper than science leads him, will never understand what it is that the man with the spiritual vision finds in these natural phenomena. The water does not merely cleanse his limbs, but it p
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Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
EXPERIENCE, n. The wisdom that enables us to recognize as an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.To one who, journeying through night and fog, Is mired neck-deep in an unwholesome bog, Experience, like the rising of the dawn, Reveals the path that he should not have gone. --Joel Frad Bink
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Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance and without any visible reason.
Lord Chesterfield Permalink
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Christiane Amanpour
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.
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I recollect an acquaintance saying to me that 'the Oriel Common Room stank of Logic.'
John Newman Permalink
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Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
Experience. The wisdom that enables us to recognize in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
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Jay Leno
New Year's Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot. Unless, of course, those tests come back positive
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The nice thing about quotes is that they give us a nodding acquaintance with the originator which is often socially impressive.
Kenneth Williams Permalink
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One of the committee members had an acquaintance down there, so we had our end destination pretty quickly. The committee felt it would mean more if we could pick an area that really needed it. 75 percent of the people in Pass Christian lost everything. Based on the size, it was a community we knew we could have a great impact on.
Larry Bowman Permalink
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Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
ACQUAINTANCE, n. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. A degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous.
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I believe ... that Andrew Cunanan did have the acquaintance of Gianni Versace, ... I don't believe they were lovers, but I believe they were in the same place at the same time and that they knew each other.
Maureen Orth Permalink
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One hundred and five out of 107 reported rapes on campus last year were acquaintance rapes, with victims knowing the rapist for a year or more.
Ryan Tritch Permalink
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You haven't played 'Friend, Stranger or Acquaintance' with that clothes closet.
Patricia Diesel Permalink
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