A slender acquaintance with the world, must convince every man, that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends; and that the most liberal professions of good-will are far from being the surest marks of it.
To have some account of my thoughts, manners, Acquaintance and actions, when the hour arrives in which time is more nimble than memory, is the reason which induces me to keep a journal: a journal in which I must confess my every thought, must open my whole heart!frances burney
Intimate Acquaintance must precede real friendshipanne brontë
For the mere purpose of entertainment and the excitement of wonder, a display of brilliant electric experiments, even when performed in the most promiscuous and confused order, never fail to afford ample gratification to the curiosity. The studious observer, however, whose business is to inquire into the true beauties of the science, requires the most judicious arrangement of the phenomena that can possibly be devised, in order to facilitate his Acquaintance with them, and with the laws by which they are displayed and associated with each other.william sturgeon
Acquaintance, n. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
If a man does not make new Acquaintance as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, Sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair.
Sir, I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new Acquaintance.
Theyare like a face full of character that intrigues and excites you, but that on closer Acquaintance you discover is merely the mask of a vulgar soul. Such is Tourane.
I love good creditable Acquaintance; I love to be the worst of the company.jonathan swift
When a girl marries, she exchanges the attentions of all the other men of her Acquaintance for the inattention of just one.Helen Rowland
Left home in company with John Dixon to attend the internment of George Stephenson at Chesterfield. I fear he died an unbeliever. When I reflect on my first Acquaintance with him and the resulting consequences my mind seems lost in doubt as to the beneficial results — that humanity has been benefited in the diminished use of horses and by the lessened cruelty to them, that much ease, safety, speed, and lessened expense in travelling is obtained, but as to the results and effects of all that railways had led my dear family into, being in any sense beneficial is uncertain.george stephenson
What Acquaintance have the people at large with the arena of political rectitude, with the connections of kingdoms, the resources of national strength, the abilities of ministers, or even with their own dispositions?...I pay no regard whatever to the voice of the people: it is their duty to do what is proper, without considering what may be agreeable.charles james fox
A man has no reason to be ashamed of having an ape for his grandfather. If there was an ancestor whom I should feel shame in recalling it would rather be a man a man of restless and versatile intellect who not content with an equivocal success in his own sphere of activity, plunges into scientific questions with which he has no real Acquaintance, only to obscure them with aimless rhetoric, and distract the attention of his hearers from the real point at issue by eloquent digressions and skilled appeals to religious prejudice.thomas henry huxley
"Don't you want to join us?" I was recently asked by an Acquaintance when he ran across me alone after midnight in a coffeehouse that was already almost deserted. "No, I don't," I said.Franz Kafka
Experience has taught me that those who give their time to the absorbing claims of what is called society, not having leisure to keep up a large Acquaintance with the organs of opinion, remain much more ignorant of the general state either of the public mind, or of the active and instructed part of it, than a recluse who reads the newspapers need be.john stuart mill
By the study of their biographies, we receive each man as a guest into our minds, and we seem to understand their character as the result of a personal Acquaintance, because we have obtained from their acts the best and most important means of forming an opinion about them. "What greater pleasure could'st thou gain than this?" What more valuable for the elevation of our own character?Plutarch
Carrier of news and knowledge, Instrument of trade and industry, Promoter of mutual Acquaintance, Of peace and good-will Among men and nations.
No man living in deliberate violation of his duty, in willful disobedience to God's commands, as taught by conscience, can possibly make progress in Acquaintance with the Supreme Being. Vain are all acts of worship in church or in secret, vain are religious reading and conversation, without this instant fidelity.
Our ancestors are very good kind of folks; but they are the last people I should choose to have a visiting Acquaintance with.Richard Brinsley Sheridan
True personalization is now upon us. It's not just a matter of selecting relish over mustard once. The post-information age is about Acquaintance over time: machines' understanding individuals with the same degree of subtlety (or more than) we can expect from other human beings, including idiosyncrasies (like always wearing a blue-striped shirt) and totally random events, good and bad, in the unfolding narrative of our lives.
The world will never allow any man that character which he gives to himself by openly professing it to those with whom he converseth. Wit, learning, valour, Acquaintance, the esteem of good men, will be known although we should endeavour to conceal them, however they may pass unrewarded: but I doubt our own bare assertions upon any of these points, will be of very little avail, except in tempting the hearers to judge directly contrary to what we advance.
Where, like Arion on the dolphin’s back, I saw him hold Acquaintance with the waves So long as I could see.william shakespeare
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