Spirit and sentiment are formed by conversation. Spirit and sentiment are ruined by conversation. … It is, then, all-important to know how to choose our society in order to form rather than ruin them; and one cannot make this choice unless one has already formed them and not ruined them. Thus a circle is formed, and those are fortunate who escape it. ~ Blaise Pascal
Do not fawn upon the rich, and do not be fond of mingling with the great. Associate with the humble and the simple, with the devout and virtuous, and with them speak of edifying things. ~ Thomas à Kempis

Companionship is the state of having or being a companion, or having an association or a fellowship with another.

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AEdit

  • Ah, savage company; but in the church
    With saints, and in the taverns with the gluttons.
    • Dante Alighieri, Inferno, XXII. 13. in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 124-25.

CEdit

  • Pares autem vetere proverbio, cum paribus facillime congregantur.
    • Like, according to the old proverb, naturally goes with like.
    • Cicero, Cato Major De Senectute, III. 7. in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 124-25.
  • We are in the same boat.
    • Pope Clement I, to the Church of Corinth. in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 124-25.

DEdit

  • I couldn't advise others to try such a long distance marriage, but for us it works perfectly. We are three thousand miles apart, it is true, but the big thing is that we each have our careers without interference from the other. My husband can't leave his practice and I can't leave Hollywood, but neither of us has any thought of giving up either the career or each other. Some day we shall again live in our 'honeymoon' apartment - but in the meantime, for us, this is the best possible way.
  • Solamen miseris socios habuisse doloris.

FEdit

  • Better your room than your company.

HEdit

  • Bishop Jeremy Taylor is clear, that men will find it impossible to do anything greatly good, unless they cut off all superfluous company and visits.

KEdit

  • Do not keep company with young people and strangers. Do not fawn upon the rich, and do not be fond of mingling with the great. Associate with the humble and the simple, with the devout and virtuous, and with them speak of edifying things.
  • Every relationship is fundamentally a power struggle, and the individual in power is whoever likes the other person less.
    • Klosterman, Chuck (2004). Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto. Scribner. p. 9. ISBN 0743236017. 
  • It takes two for a kiss
    Only one for a sigh,
    Twain by twain we marry
    One by one we die.
    • Frederick L. Knowles, Grief and Joy. in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 124-25.
  • Joy is a partnership,
    Grief weeps alone,
    Many guests had Cana;
    Gethsemane but one.
    • Frederick L. Knowles, Grief and Joy. in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 124-25.

MEdit

  • It is a comfort to the miserable to have comrades in misfortune, but it is a poor comfort after all.
    • Christopher Marlowe, Faustus. in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 124-25.

PEdit

  • Two i's company, three i's trumpery.
    • Mrs. Parr, Adam and Eve, IX. 124. in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 124-25.
  • On se forme l’esprit et le sentiment par les conversations. On se gâte l’esprit et le sentiment par les conversations. Ainsi les bonnes ou les mauvaises le forment ou le gâtent. Il importe donc de tout de les savoir choisir pour se le former et ne le point gâter; et on ne peut faire ce choix, si on ne l’a déjà formé et point gâté. Ainsi cela fait un cercle, d’où sont bienheureux ceux qui sortent.
    • Spirit and sentiment are formed by conversation. Spirit and sentiment are ruined by conversation. … It is, then, all-important to know how to choose our society in order to form rather than ruin them; and one cannot make this choice unless one has already formed them and not ruined them. Thus a circle is formed, and those are fortunate who escape it.
  • The right hands of fellowship.
  • Why does a man who is truly in love insist that this relationship must continue and be "lifelong"? Because life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic. Who would want to wake up halfway through an operation?
  • It is stupid to grieve for the loss of a girl friend: you might never have met her, so you can do without her.
  • How can you have confidence in a woman who will not risk entrusting her whole life to you, day and night?

SEdit

  • Male voli solatii genus est turbu miserorum.
    • A crowd of fellow-sufferers is a miserable kind of comfort.
    • Seneca the Younger, Consol. ad Marc.', 12, 5. in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 124-25.
  • Ante, inquit, circumspiciendum est, cum quibos edas et bibas, quam quid edas et bibas.
    • [Epicurus] says that you should rather have regard to the company with whom you eat and drink, than to what you eat and drink.
    • Seneca the Younger, Epistles, XIX. in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 124-25.
  • Nullius boni sine sociis jucunda possessio est.
    • No possession is gratifying without a companion.
    • Seneca the Younger, Epistolæ Ad Lucilium, VI. in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 124-25.
  • How is it less or worse
    That it shall hold companionship in peace
    With honour, as in war?
  • No blast of air or fire of sun
    Puts out the light whereby we run
    With girdled loins our lamplit race,
    And each from each takes heart of grace
    And spirit till his turn be done.
  • Comes jucundus in via pro vehiculo est.
    • A pleasant companion on a journey is as good as a carriage.
    • Syrus, Maxims. in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 124-25.

TEdit

  • Join the company of lions rather than assume the lead among foxes.
    • Talmud, Aboth, IV. 20. in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 124-25.

WEdit

  • We will need to become savvy about how to build relationships, how to nurture growing, evolving things. All of us will need better skills in listening, communicating, and facilitating groups, because these are the talents that build strong relationships.

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