left every man a
capacity of being agreeable, though not of shining in company; and
are a hundred men sufficiently qualified for both who, by a very few
that they might correct in half an hour, are not so much as
- It is
certain that either wise
bearing or ignorant carriage is caught as men take diseases one of
therefore, let men take heed of their company.—SHAKESPEARE.
agreeable of all companions
is a simple, frank man, without any high pretensions to an oppressive
one who loves life, and understands the use of it; obliging alike at
hours; above all, of a golden temper and steadfast as an anchor. For
an one we gladly exchange the greatest genius, the most brilliant wit,
the profoundest thinker.—LESSING.
- No man
in any company for which he has not respect enough to be under some
of restraint. —CHESTERFIELD.
companion is but another self;
wherefore it is an argument that a man is wicked if he keep company
the wicked.—ST. CLEMENT.
have ever so learned
lectures of breeding, that which will most influence their carriage
be the company they converse with, and the fashion of those about