An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





We rarely confide in those who are better than we are.


Albert Camus (1913-1960, French existential writer)


Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art.


Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616, Spanish novelist, dramatist, poet)


For my own part, I would rather be in company with a dead man than with an absent one; for if the dead man gives me no pleasure, at least he shows me no contempt; whereas the absent one, silently indeed, but very plainly, tells me that he does not think me worth his attention.


Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield (1694-1773, British statesman, author)


We do not mind our not arriving anywhere nearly so much as our not having any company on the way.


Frank Moore Colby (1865-1925, American editor, essayist)


Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.


Charles Dickens (1812-1870, British novelist)


It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health, to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.


Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864, American novelist, short story writer)


A grave blockhead should always go about with a lively one -- they show one another off to the best advantage.


William Hazlitt (1778-1830, British essayist)


If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be greatly at a loss.


Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)


Man loves company, even if it is only that of a smoldering candle.


Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799, German physicist, satirist)


If your company has a clean-desk policy, the company is nuts and you're nuts to stay there.


Thomas J. Peters (1942-, American management consultant, author, lecturer)


We let him in; but then he brought his donkey along, too!


Egyptian Proverb


You can't operate a company by fear, because the way to eliminate fear is to avoid criticism. And the way to avoid criticism is to do nothing.


Steven J. Ross


Company, villainous company, hath been the spoil of me.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


We've got a lemon factory and we're turning out 80-85 percent lemons.


Albert Shanker


You could read Kant by yourself, if you wanted; but you must share a joke with some one else.


Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895, Scottish essayist, poet, novelist)


There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.


Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895, Scottish essayist, poet, novelist)


I have a great deal of company in my house, especially in the morning when nobody calls.


Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862, American essayist, poet, naturalist)


More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery.


Thomas Traherne (1636-1674, British clergyman, poet, mystic)


People are know by the company they keep. Companies are known by the people they keep.


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