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Associates Quotes


These are some of the best 'Associates' quotations and sayings.

A man should live with his superiors as he does with his fire; not too near, lest he burn; not too far off, lest he freeze.

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.

Choose the company of your superiors whenever you can have it; that is the right and true pride.

Company, villainous company hath been the ruin of me.

Evil communications corrupt good manners.

Frequent intercourse and intimate connection between two persons, make them so alike, that not only their dispositions are moulded like each other, but their very faces and tones of voice contract a similarity.

If you wish to be held in esteem, you must associate only with those who are estimable.

In all societies it is advisable to associate if possible with the highest; not that they are always the best, but because, if disgusted there, we can always descend; but if we begin with the lowest to ascend is impossible.

It is certain that either wise bearing, or ignorant carriage is caught, as men take diseases, one from another; therefore let men take heed of their company.

It is meant that noble minds keep ever with their likes; for who so firm that cannot be seduced.

It is no small happiness to attend those from whom we may receive precepts and examples of virtue.

It is only when men associate with the wicked with the desire and purpose of doing them good, that they can rely upon the protection of God to preserve them from contamination.

It the best to be with those in time, that we hope to be with in eternity.

No company is preferable to bad. We are more apt to catch the vices of others than virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health.

No man can be provident of his time, who is not prudent in the choice of his company.

Tell me with whom thou art found, and I will tell thee who thou art.

Those unacquainted with the world take pleasure in intimacy with great men; those who are wiser fear the consequences.

We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves. We encourage one another in mediocrity. I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself.

When one associates with vice, it is but one step from companionship to slavery.

You may depend upon it that he is a good man whose intimate friends are all good, and whose enemies are decidedly bad.