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Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
John Dryden
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This page is for quotes about people in voluntary association.


  • He that walketh with wise men shall be wise, but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.


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  • It is best to be with those in time that we hope to be with in eternity.
  • If men wish to be held in esteem, they must associate with those only who are estimable.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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