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The Best Quotes About Acquaintance

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A list of the best acquaintance quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous acquaintance quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic acquaintance quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational acquaintance quotes from that same writer.

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  • 1

    An acquaintance is someone we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.

    Ambrose Bierce
  • 2

    Acquaintance: a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous.

    Ambrose Bierce
  • 3

    I believe we shall come to care about people less and less. The more people one knows the easier it becomes to replace them. It's one of the curses of London.

    E. M. Forster
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    We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to, while to the others we boast.

    Logan Pearsall Smith
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    The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.

    Logan Pearsall Smith
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    The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.

    George Eliot
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    Acquaintance. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.

    Ambrose Bierce