- 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
the college air pursues the student, and dry inhumanity him who herds
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
circumspect in the choice
of thy company. In the society of thine equals thou shalt enjoy more
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
is to be the worst there.—Quarles.
companion of fools shall be
company of your superiors
whenever you can have it.—Lord Chesterfield.
- I set
down as a maxim, that
it is good for a man to live where he can meet his betters,
company, and you shall
be of the number.—George Herbert.
- It is
to be with those
in time that we hope to be with in eternity.—Fuller.