Quotations on Acquaintance

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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.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: Acquaintance, Now, Order, Soldiers, Will)

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)

In such a case secrecy must be absolute to be effective, and although mere vague curiosity induced many persons of my intimate acquaintance to ask to be allowed to just go in and have a peep, I never admitted anyone.
- Henry Bessemer
(Keywords: Acquaintance, Curiosity, Secrecy)

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)

Meanwhile, my residence within the Federal lines, and my acquaintance with so many of the officers, the origin of which I have already mentioned, enabled me to gain much important information as to the position and designs of the enemy.
- Belle Boyd
(Keywords: Acquaintance, Enemy, Gain, Information)

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)

The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance: and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
- George Catlin
(Keywords: Acquaintance, Crows, First)

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

Acquaintance lessens fame.
- Claudius
(Keywords: Acquaintance, Fame)

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)

The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
- George Eliot
(Keywords: Acquaintance, Beginning, Ignorance)

The Mole had long wanted to make the I acquaintance of the Badger. He seemed, by all accounts, to be such an important personage and, though rarely visible, to make his unseen influence felt by everybody about the place.
- Kenneth Grahame
(Keywords: Acquaintance, Influence)

A woman who can't forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man.
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Keywords: Acquaintance, Man, Woman)

In Berlin I especially enjoyed the orchestral concerts, and I attended a large number of them. I formed the acquaintance of a good many musicians, several of whom spoke of my playing in high terms.
- James Weldon Johnson
(Keywords: Acquaintance, Musicians)

I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Acquaintance, Day)

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)

When an acquaintance goes by I often step back from my window, not so much to spare him the effort of acknowledging me as to spare myself the embarrassment of seeing that he has not done so.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Keywords: Acquaintance, Effort, Embarrassment)

A number of girls of my acquaintance went to school to the nuns of the Congregational Nunnery, or Sisters of Charity, as they are sometimes called.
- Maria Monk
(Keywords: Acquaintance, Charity, Girls, School, Sisters)

There we were, hundreds of us lined up, waving at the great man as he tipped his hat to us. And that is the extent of my acquaintance with Albert Einstein.
- Gregory Peck
(Keywords: Acquaintance, Man)

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)

When a man looks across a street, sees a pretty girl, and waves at her, that's not a rendezvous, that's a passing acquaintance. When he walks across the street and nibbles on her ear, that's a rendezvous!
- Wally Schirra
(Keywords: Acquaintance, Man, Pretty)

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)

A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
- George Washington
(Keywords: Acquaintance, Actions, Friends, Man, Words, World)

The nice thing about quotes is that they give us a nodding acquaintance with the originator which is often socially impressive.
- Kenneth Williams
(Keywords: Acquaintance, Quotes)

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