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When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted with himself.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

Related topics: Travel

It is extraordinary that when you are acquainted with
a whole family you can forget about them.
- Gertrude Stein

The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description;
one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.
- Lord Chesterfield

I am acquainted with no immaterial sensuality so delightful as good acting.
- Lord Byron

 

Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself,
being especially free of admirers then.
- John Wooden

Few scientists acquainted with the chemistry of biological
systems at the molecular level can avoid being inspired.
- Donald Cram

You are undoubtedly acquainted with my Reputation,
and as for my Penmanship it must speak for itself;
this is to desire your Approbation to keep a public school.
- Eli Whitney

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The history of all the great characters of the Bible
is summed up in this one sentence:
They acquainted themselves with God,
and acquiesced His will in all things.
- Richard Cecil

Some of them profess to be well acquainted with all
the principal waters of the Columbia,
with which they assured me these waters had no connection short of the ocean.
- William Henry Ashley

A pessimist? That's a person who has been intimately
acquainted with an optimist.
- Elbert Hubbard

It is easier for a man to be loyal to his club than to his planet;
the bylaws are shorter,
and he is personally acquainted with the other members.
- E. B. White

No one who is at all acquainted with the Indian in
his home can deny that we are a polite people.
- Charles Eastman

Early to bed and early to rise is a bad rule for anyone
who wishes to become acquainted with our most prominent and influential people.
- George Ade

To become properly acquainted with a truth,
we must first have disbelieved it, and disputed against it.
- Novalis

Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence,
as men are with themselves for a long affliction:
absence does but hold off a friend,
to make one see him the truer.
- Ovid

To see and be acquainted with strangers,
in especial with men in honour and authority.
- Thomas Cavendish

I really believed that the priests were acquainted with my thoughts;
and often stood in great awe of them.
They often told me they had power to strike me dead at any moment.
- Maria Monk

The ultimate aim of the human mind, in all its efforts,
is to become acquainted with Truth.
- Eliza Farnham

Looking through the list of earlier Nobel laureates,
I note a large number with whom I became acquainted
and with whom I interacted during those years as they
passed through Cambridge.
- John Pople

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

Adversity has ever been considered the state in which
a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.
- Samuel Johnson

We must become acquainted with our emotional household:
we must see our feelings as they actually are,
not as we assume they are.
This breaks their hypnotic and damaging hold on us.
- Vernon Howard

To understand a name you must be acquainted with the
particular of which it is a name.
- Bertrand Russell

As I grew up I was fervently desirous of becoming acquainted with Nature.
- John James Audubon

One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing
experience is when he no longer tries to hide from
himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Irishmen are not reserved, and the company appeared
dying to be intimately acquainted.
- William Hamilton Maxwell

Myself acquainted with misfortune, I learn to help the unfortunate.
- Virgil

Through my music teaching and my not absolutely irregular attendance at church,
I became acquainted with the best class of colored people in Jacksonville.
- James Weldon Johnson

It is a matter of public shame that while we have now
commemorated our hundredth anniversary,
not one in every ten children attending Public schools
throughout the colonies is acquainted with a single
historical fact about Australia.
- Henry Lawson

I think any advocate who is effective has fully acquainted
himself or herself with the legislator they are going to meet.
Know what committees they are on, what issues they are interested in,
all in an effort to build a bridge for communicating with them.
- Mark Shields

Well, if you look at all of the cultures in America,
this is a great opportunity for us to really get acquainted
with the rest of the world.
America is the only place you can do that,
but we don't have sense enough to take advantage of that.
- Erykah Badu

A man acquainted with history may, in some respect,
be said to have lived from the beginning of the world,
and to have been making continual additions to his
stock of knowledge in every century.
- David Hume

Harmony is an obscure and difficult musical science,
but most difficult to those who are not acquainted with the Greek language;
because it is necessary to use many Greek words to
which there are none corresponding in Latin.
- Marcus V. Pollio

I see the friends I made over the years who have become family today,
people I became acquainted with who have achieved so much in their lives.
They taught me something with each meeting.
- Akshay Kumar

When I'm painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing.
It's only after a get acquainted period that I see what I've been about.
I've no fears about making changes for the painting has a life of its own.
- Jackson Pollock

Today, with a recording, he can hear the thing enough
times until he really gets acquainted with the language,
and then he can begin to make an estimate of the intrinsic,
aesthetic value of that piece of music.
- Leo Ornstein

Before I got through high school I had attended 22 different schools.
In the time before I was well acquainted with the latest school,
I would amuse myself by drawing and found that I was pretty good at it.
- Marc Davis

On becoming more acquainted with the word of the Bible,
I began to understand so much more of what I had been taught,
and of what I had learned about life and about the people in mine.
- Duke Ellington

In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.
- Marquis de Sade

Acquaint yourself with your own ignorance.
- Isaac Watts

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

The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings
of antiquity and many deeds of the past,
in order to strengthen his character thereby.
- John Milton

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise
in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
- Ambrose Bierce

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

Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom,
but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.
- Charles Caleb Colton

A number of girls of my acquaintance went to school
to the nuns of the Congregational Nunnery,
or Sisters of Charity, as they are sometimes called.
- Maria Monk

The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons
or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
- George Eliot

Acquaintance.
A person whom we know well enough to borrow from,
but not well enough to lend to.
- Ambrose Bierce

The slightest acquaintance with history shows that
powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations.
- Ambrose Bierce

Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very
slight acquaintance and without any visible reason.
- Lord Chesterfield

A woman who can't forgive should never have more than
a nodding acquaintance with a man.
- Edgar Watson Howe

The most accomplished way of using books is to serve
them as some people do lords;
learn their titles and then brag of their acquaintance.
- Laurence Sterne

It is evident that an acquaintance with natural laws
means no less than an acquaintance with the mind of God therein expressed.
- James Prescott Joule

The nice thing about quotes is that they give us a
nodding acquaintance with the originator which is often socially impressive.
- Kenneth Williams

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

The mere process of growing old together will make
the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.
- Edward Koch

Be able to cite three good qualities of every relative
or acquaintance that you dislike.
- Marilyn vos Savant

The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians
in their personal appearance:
and have been always reputed,
since the first acquaintance made with them,
very civil and friendly.
- George Catlin

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

Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend.
- Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative,
a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.
- Franklin P. Jones

Acquaintance lessens fame.
- Claudius

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

In such a case secrecy must be absolute to be effective,
and although mere vague curiosity induced many persons
of my intimate acquaintance to ask to be allowed to
just go in and have a peep,
I never admitted anyone.
- Henry Bessemer

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

From my earliest acquaintance with the science of political economy,
it has been evident to my mind that capital was the product of labor,
and that therefore, in its best analysis there could
be no natural conflict between capital and labor.
- Leland Stanford

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

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

When an acquaintance goes by I often step back from my window,
not so much to spare him the effort of acknowledging
me as to spare myself the embarrassment of seeing that he has not done so.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

For my part, I confess I seldom listen to the players:
one has so much to do,
in looking about and finding out one's acquaintance,
that, really, one has no time to mind the stage.
One merely comes to meet one's friends,
and show that one's alive.
- Fanny Burney


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