Quotations On Associates

  • Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.—1 Corinthians 15:20.
  • He who comes from the kitchen smells of its smoke; he who adheres to a sect has something of its cant; the college air pursues the student, and dry inhumanity him who herds with literary pedants.—Lavater.
  • He that walketh with wise men shall be wise.—Solomon.
  • If you always live with those who are lame, you will yourself learn to limp.—From the Latin.
  • If men wish to be held in esteem, they must associate with those only who are estimable.—La Bruyère.
  • Be very circumspect in the choice of thy company. In the society of thine equals thou shalt enjoy more pleasure; in the society of thy superiors thou shalt find more profit. To be the best in the company is the way to grow worse; the best means to grow better is to be the worst there.—Quarles.

  • A companion of fools shall be destroyed.—Proverbs 13:20.
  • Choose the company of your superiors whenever you can have it.—Lord Chesterfield.
  • I set it down as a maxim, that it is good for a man to live where he can meet his betters, intellectual and social.—Thackeray.
  • Keep good company, and you shall be of the number.—George Herbert.
  • It is best to be with those in time that we hope to be with in eternity.—Fuller.