65 Acquaintance Quotes On Success In Life

These acquaintance quotes will inspire you. Acquaintance, someone who is known but who is not a close friend or a person’s knowledge or experience of something.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging acquaintance quotes, acquaintance sayings, and acquaintance proverbs.

Best Acquaintance Quotes

  1. “Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.” ~ Richard Bach
  2. “An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  3. “Acquaintances are always abundant; friends are always scarce!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan
  4. “Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

  5. “The dividing line [between friends and acquaintances] is communication, I think. A friend is someone to whom you can say any jackass thing that enters your mind. With acquaintances, you are forever aware of their slightly unreal image of you, and to keep them content, you edit yourself to fit. Many marriages are between acquaintances. You can be with a person for three hours of your life and have a friend. Another will remain an acquaintance for thirty years.” ~ John D. MacDonald
  6. “Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  7. “You just have to decide how close you want them. Not every person in your life needs to be your best friend: some can be friends or just friendly acquaintances.” ~ Jane Lynch
  8. “Acquaintance. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.” ~ Ambrose Bierce

  9. “Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established” ~ Confucius
  10. “If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, sir, should keep his friendship in a constant repair.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  11. “Acquaint yourself with your own ignorance.” ~ Isaac Watts
  12. “My best Acquaintances are those With Whom I spoke no Word” ~ Emily Dickinson

  13. “Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends, rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances.” ~ William Powell
  14. “The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.” ~ George Eliot
  15. “I love the acquaintance of young people; because, in the first place, I do not like to think myself growing old. In the next place, young acquaintances must last longest, if they do last; and then, sir, young men have more virtue than old men; they have more generous sentiments in every respect.” ~ Samuel Johnson , Old acquaintance quotes
  16. “I don’t expect anybody to know who I am.” ~ Nathan Fillion

  17. “Who has not experienced how, on near acquaintance, plainness becomes beautified, and beauty loses its charm, exactly according to the quality of the heart and mind? And from this cause am I of opinion that the want of outward beauty never disquiets a noble nature or will be regarded as a misfortune. It never can prevent people from being amiable and beloved in the highest degree.” ~ Fredrika Bremer
  18. “Be able to cite three good qualities of every relative or acquaintance that you dislike.” ~ Marilyn vos Savant
  19. “My first experiences of academic friendship made me smile in after years when I looked back on them. But my circle of acquaintances had gradually grown so large that it was only natural new friendships should grow out of it.” ~ Georg Brandes , Acquaintance quotes friendship
  20. “Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend.” ~ Thomas Chandler Haliburton

  21. “Probability is expectation founded upon partial knowledge. A perfect acquaintance with all the circumstances affecting the occurrence of an event would change expectation into certainty, and leave nether room nor demand for a theory of probabilities.” ~ George Boole
  22. “Unfortunately or fortunately, in order to become acquainted with the idiom of country or rock music, it is necessary to occasionally play in a bar. Bars are a rehearsal place.” ~ Garth Hudson
  23. “Acquaintance: “A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. A degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  24. “If you cannot convince a Fascist, acquaint his head with the pavement.” ~ Leon Trotsky

  25. “There we were, hundreds of us lined up, waving at the great man as he tipped his hat to us. And that is the extent of my acquaintance with Albert Einstein.” ~ Gregory Peck
  26. “Experience – the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  27. “The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.” ~ Logan Pearsall Smith
  28. “Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton

  29. “The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  30. “A powerful attraction exists, therefore, to the promotion of a study and of duties of all others engrossing the time most completely, and which is less benefited than most others by any acquaintance with science.” ~ Charles Babbage
  31. “Bluegrass has brought more people together and made more friends than any music in the world. You meet people at festivals and renew acquaintances year after year.” ~ Bill Monroe
  32. “In a multitude of acquaintances is less security, than in one faithful friend.” ~ Herman Melville

  33. “Watch a cat when it enters a room for the first time. It searches and smells about, it is not quiet for a moment, it trusts nothing until it has examined and made acquaintance with everything.” ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  34. “Moderation, which consists in indifference about little things, and in a prudent and well-proportioned zeal about things of importance, can proceed from nothing but true knowledge, which has its foundation in self-acquaintance.” ~ Plato
  35. “Of new acquaintances one can never be sure because one likes them one day that it will be so the next. Of old friends one is sure that it will be the same yesterday, today, and forever.” ~ George Eliot , New acquaintance quotes
  36. “We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to, while to the others we boast.” ~ Logan Pearsall Smith

  37. “I have undertaken, you see, to write not only my life, but my opinions also; hoping and expecting that your knowledge of my character, and of what kind of a mortal I am, by the one, would give you a better relish for the other: As you proceed further with me, the slight acquaintance which is now beginning betwixt us, will grow into familiarity; and that, unless one of us is in fault, will terminate in friendship.” ~ Laurence Sterne
  38. “There comes a time in every woman’s life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne.” ~ Bette Davis
  39. “When a man looks across a street, sees a pretty girl, and waves at her, that’s not a rendezvous, that’s a passing acquaintance. When he walks across the street and nibbles on her ear, that’s a rendezvous!” ~ Wally Schirra
  40. “A man can’t be too careful in the choice of his enemies.” ~ Oscar Wilde

  41. “In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.” ~ Marquis de Sade
  42. “Trouble is a sieve through which we sift our acquaintances. Those too big to pass through are our friends.” ~ Arlene Francis
  43. “While friendship has been by far the chief source of my happiness, acquaintance or general society has always meant little to me, and I cannot quite understand why a man should wish to know more people than he can make real friends of.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  44. “I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.” ~ Oscar Wilde

  45. “A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.” ~ George Washington
  46. “I am about courting a girl I have had but little acquaintance with. How shall I come to a knowledge of her faults, and whether she has the virtues I imagine she has? Answer. Commend her among her female acquaintances.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  47. “Temporary teams of trusted people are generally sent to all Departments and to major agencies of government to assist in planning and to acquaint the incoming administration with the civil servants and bureaucracy that will remain in place in the new Administration.” ~ Richard V. Allen
  48. “After an acquaintance of ten minutes many women will exchange confidences that a man would not reveal to a lifelong friend” ~ Page Smith

  49. “Where a blood relation sobs, an intimate friend should choke up, a distant acquaintance should sigh, a stranger should merely fumble sympathetically with his handkerchief.” ~ Mark Twain
  50. “PAST, n. That part of Eternity with some small fraction of which we have a slight and regrettable acquaintance… The Past is the Future of yesterday, the Future is the Past of to-morrow. They are one – the knowledge and the dream.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  51. “There are no little events in life, those we think of no consequence may be full of fate, and it is at our own risk if we neglect the acquaintances and opportunities that seem to be casually offered, and of small importance.” ~ Amelia Barr
  52. “Acquaintance lessens fame.” ~ Claudius

  53. “Who is everywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends.” ~ Seneca the Younger
  54. “I am said to be difficult of acquaintance, unwilling to meet any one half way, and showing a social manner which is easy, not diffident, but formal and unresponsive, tending constantly to hold people off.” ~ Albert J. Nock
  55. “Meanwhile, my residence within the Federal lines, and my acquaintance with so many of the officers, the origin of which I have already mentioned, enabled me to gain much important information as to the position and designs of the enemy.” ~ Belle Boyd
  56. The nicest thing about quotes is that they give us a nodding acquaintance with the originator which is often socially impressive.” ~ Kenneth Williams

  57. “U.S. soldiers, with whom I now have more than a passing acquaintance, joke that they track my movements in order to know where they will be deployed next.” ~ Christiane Amanpour
  58. “There’s sort of an open offer to work with a guy in Los Angeles who does big band and orchestra arrangements who was at least an acquaintance to Les Baxter before he passed away.” ~ Jello Biafra
  59. “Almost all my middle-aged and elderly acquaintances, including me, feel about 25, unless we haven’t had our coffee, in which case we feel 107.” ~ Martha Beck
  60. “I was gravely warned by some of my female acquaintances that no woman could expect to be regarded as a lady after she had written a book.” ~ Lydia M. Child

  61. “There is so much of good in human nature that men grow to like each other upon better acquaintance, and this points to another way in which we may strive to promote the peace of the world.” ~ Elihu Root
  62. “We need to in this country begin again to raise civil discourse to another level. I mean, we shout and scream and yell and get very little accomplished, but you can disagree very much with the next guy and still be friends and acquaintances.” ~ Leah Ward Sears
  63. “Distrust those who love you extremely upon a slight acquaintance, and without any visible reason.” ~ Lord Chesterfield

  64. “The Mole had long wanted to make the I acquaintance of the Badger. He seemed, by all accounts, to be such an important personage and, though rarely visible, to make his unseen influence felt by everybody about the place.” ~ Kenneth Grahame
  65. “In Berlin I especially enjoyed the orchestral concerts, and I attended a large number of them. I formed the acquaintance of a good many musicians, several of whom spoke of my playing in high terms.” ~ James Weldon Johnson

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