Show me the person you honor, for I know better by that the kind of person you are. For you show me what your idea of humanity is.
1795-1881 Scottish Philosopher Author
Like associates with like.
Cicero, Marcus T.
c 106-43 BC Great Roman Orator Politician
In all societies, it is advisable to associate if possible with the highest; not that the highest are always the best, but because, if disgusted there, we can descend at any time; but if we begin with the lowest, to ascend is impossible.
Colton, Charles Caleb
1780-1832 British Sportsman Writer
If you want to be a winner, hang around with winners
Furman, Christopher D.
No one should form an acquaintance with one who has an evil character. A piece of coal, if it is hot burns, and if it’s cold, blackens the hands.
600-1100 AD Sanskrit Fable From Panchatantra
We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves. We encourage one another in mediocrity. I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself.
1775-1834 British Essayist Critic
I won’t belong to any organization that would have me as a member.
1895-1977 American Comic Actor
Sometimes a man hits upon a place to which he mysteriously feels that he belongs.
Maugham, W. Somerset
1874-1965 British Novelist Playwright
Living with a saint is more grueling than being one.
A king’s son is no nobler than his company.
Sayings of Gaelic Origin
You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.
American Businessman Author Speaker Philosopher
A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.
Scott, Sir Walter
1771-1832 British Novelist Poet
Every man becomes, to a certain degree, what the people he generally converses with are.
Stanhope, Philip Dormer
To take refuge with an inferior is to betray one’s self.
1st Century BC Roman Writer
If you don’t want to deal with the devil, don’t go in his shop. Keep on the Lord’s side of the fence.
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.
1732-1799 First President of the USA
Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.
1954 American TV Personality Producer Actress Author