Associates Quotes



  • He that walketh with wise men shall be wise, but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
    o Proverbs 13:20

  • Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
    o 1 Corinthians 15:20


    Organized alphabetically by author.

  • It is best to be with those in time that we hope to be with in eternity.
    o Thomas Fuller

  • Keep good company, and you shall be of the number.
    o George Herbert

  • If men wish to be held in esteem, they must associate with those only who are estimable.
    o Jean de La Bruyère

  • He who comes from the kitchen smells of its smoke; he who adheres to a sect has something of its cant; the college air pursues the student, and dry inhumanity him who herds with literary pedants.
    o Johann Kaspar Lavater

  • 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.
    o Francis Quarles

  • Choose the company of your superiors whenever you can have it.
    o Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

  • I set it down as a maxim, that it is good for a man to live where he can meet his betters, intellectual and social.
    o William Makepeace Thackeray


  • If you always live with those who are lame, you will yourself learn to limp.
    o Latin proverb

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