Quotations on Acquaintance

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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.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Science, Time, Acquaintance, Promotion, Study)

There's sort of an open offer to work with a guy in Los Angeles who does big band and orchestra arrangements who was at least an acquaintance to Les Baxter before he passed away.
- Jello Biafra
(Keywords: Work, Acquaintance, Open)

Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Experience, Wisdom, Acquaintance, Folly, Old)

The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: History, Acquaintance, Nations)

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
(Keywords: Change, Knowledge, Acquaintance, Certainty, Circumstances, Expectation, Theory)

For my part, I confess I seldom listen to the players: one has so much to do, in looking about and finding out one's acquaintance, that, really, one has no time to mind the stage. One merely comes to meet one's friends, and show that one's alive.
- Fanny Burney
(Keywords: Time, Acquaintance, Friends, Mind)

Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance and without any visible reason.
- Lord Chesterfield
(Keywords: Love, Acquaintance, Distrust, Reason)

Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Keywords: Wisdom, Genius, Acquaintance, Moderation)

Your law may be perfect, your knowledge of human affairs may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill, and yet without individual acquaintance with men, their haunts and habits, the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult, slow, and expensive.
- William Dunbar
(Keywords: Wisdom, Men, Knowledge, Acquaintance, Habits, Law, May, Profession, Pursuit, Skill)

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.
- Franklin P. Jones
(Keywords: Friend, Acquaintance, Criticism)

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
(Keywords: God, Acquaintance, Laws, Mind)

The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.
- Edward Koch
(Keywords: Friend, Acquaintance, Old, Will)

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.
- Elihu Root
(Keywords: Men, Nature, Peace, Acquaintance, Human nature, May, World)

From my earliest acquaintance with the science of political economy, it has been evident to my mind that capital was the product of labor, and that therefore, in its best analysis there could be no natural conflict between capital and labor.
- Leland Stanford
(Keywords: Science, Acquaintance, Conflict, Economy, Labor, Mind)

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.
- Laurence Sterne
(Keywords: People, Acquaintance, Books, Titles)









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