Acquaintance

Famous quotes containing the word acquaintance:

    The rulers of the earth are all worth knowing; they suggest moral reflections: and the respect that one naturally has for God’s vice-regents here on earth is greatly increased by acquaintance with them.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    The Politician’s corpse was laid away.
    While all of his acquaintance sneered and slanged,
    I wept: for I had longed to see him hanged.
    Hilaire Belloc (1870–1953)

    After a few months’ acquaintance with European “coffee,” one’s mind weakens, and his faith with it, and he begins to wonder if the rich beverage of home, with its clotted layer of yellow cream on top of it, is not a mere dream after all, and a thing which never existed.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)