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EpicurusWe should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.

—  Epicurus, 341-270 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher

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George CarlinAvoid teams at all cost. Keep your circle small. Never join a group that has a name.

—  George Carlin, 1936-2008, American comedian

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George CarlinOne great thing about getting old is that you can get out of all sorts of social obligations just by saying you’re too tired.

—  George Carlin, 1936-2008, American comedian

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Lord ChesterfieldTake the tone of the company you are in.

—  Lord Chesterfield, 1694-1773, English statesman & writer

Lord ChesterfieldThe knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.

—  Lord Chesterfield, 1694-1773, English statesman & writer

John WoodenWhatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.

—  John Wooden, 1910-2010, American basketball coach

Benjamin FranklinHe that lies down with dogs shall rise up with fleas.

—  Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American politician & writer

Arthur SchopenhauerRascals are always sociable — more’s the pity! and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others’ company.

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

TalleyrandIf you wish to be popular in society consent to be taught many things you already know.

—  Talleyrand, 1754-1838, French statesman & diplomat

Somerset MaughamAt a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.

—  Somerset Maugham, 1874-1965, British writer

VoltaireIn every province, the chief occupations, in order of importance, are lovemaking, malicious gossip, and talking nonsense.

—  Voltaire, 1694-1778, French philosopher & writer

Victor HugoGreat perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

Jim RohnGet around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long they have departed.

—  Jim Rohn, 1930-2009, American self-help speker

Andy WarholI have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumours to my dogs.

—  Andy Warhol, 1928-1987, American artist

Walt WhitmanI have learned that to be with those I like is enough.

—  Walt Whitman, 1819-1892, American poet

Anton ChekhovCountry acquaintances are charming only in the country and only in the summer. In the city in winter they lose half of their appeal.

—  Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904, Russian writer

George WashingtonIt is better to be alone than in bad company.

—  George Washington, 1732-1799, the first American President

EpicurusTo eat and drink without a friend is to devour like the lion and the wolf.

—  Epicurus, 341-270 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher

Samuel JohnsonI look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

Georg Christoph LichtenbergThere is no more important rule of conduct in the world than this: attach yourself as much as you can to people who are abler than you and yet not so very different that you cannot understand them.

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, 1742-1799, German author of maxims

William ShakespeareMisery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ The Tempest


Proverbs

Yiddish proverbTwo are embarrassed: the fool in the company of wise men and the wise man in the company of fools.

—  Yiddish proverb

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American proverbTwo's company, but three's a crowd.

—  American proverb

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French proverbThose who resemble each other, assemble together

Qui se ressemble, s'assemble.

—  French proverb










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