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Quotes about Companions

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If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

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If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Wine and cheese are ageless companions,
like aspirin and aches, or June and moon,
or good people and noble ventures.
- M. F. K. Fisher

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed,
and in such desperate enterprises?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

What do you take for granted?
It is human nature to take everything for granted -
our companions, our homes,
our electricity, our TVs and computers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The animals are right here, right in front of us.
And how we treat these companions is a test.
- Linda Blair

When thinking about companions gone,
we feel ourselves doubly alone.
- Walter Scott


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I had become, with the approach of night,
once more aware of loneliness and time -
those two companions without whom no journey can yield us anything.
- Lawrence Durrell

Companions, in misery and worse, that is what we all are,
and to try to change this substantially avails us nothing.
- Franz Liszt

Never were two people more opposite in sentiment than my companions.
- William Hamilton Maxwell

Boys are capital fellows in their own way,
among their mates; but they are unwholesome companions for grown people.
- Charles Lamb

Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Books have become our dearest companions,
yielding exquisite delights and inspiring lofty aims.
- George Henry Lewes

Faith without works is like a bird without wings;
though she may hop with her companions on earth,
yet she will never fly with them to heaven.
- Francis Beaumont

For the most part fraud in the end secures for its
companions repentance and shame.
- Charles Simmons

It is a comfort to the unfortunate to have companions in woe.
- Simon Forman

Choose your companions from the best;
Who draws a bucket with the rest soon topples down the hill.
- William Butler Yeats

As I began to discover my own truth and endeavored
to possess it with clarity,
I became more and more alienated from that which my companions held,
or professed to hold.
- Juan Goytisolo

I have had playmates, I have had companions;
In my days of childhood,
in my joyful school days - All, all are gone,
the old familiar faces.
- Charles Lamb

It even has the same phraseology as the English orders of knighthood,
companions and this sort of thing.
- George Woodcock

There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them -
the senses,
intelligent companions, and books.
- Henry Ward Beecher

True happiness arises, in the first place,
from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next,
from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
- Joseph Addison

We are as liable to be corrupted by books,
as by companions.
- Henry Fielding

Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age,
and old men's nurses.
- Francis Bacon

The reader need not be told that John Bull never leaves
home without encumbering himself with the greatest
possible load of luggage.
Our companions were no exception to the rule.
- Francis Parkman

Friends are as companions on a journey,
who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
- Pythagoras

I employ 20 people in Vienna.
The other 130 coworkers are pilots and flight companions.
The Overhead is limited with me.
Reduces naturally the costs of my fliers.
- Niki Lauda

Pleasure and pain, though directly opposite are contrived
to be constant companions.
- Pierre Charron

Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but,
while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

'Tis the last rose of summer Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions Are faded and gone.
- Thomas More

Had we lived I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood,
endurance and courage of my companions which would
have stirred the heart of every Englishman.
These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale.
- Robert Falcon Scott

A person needs at intervals to separate himself from
family and companions and go to new places.
He must go without his familiars in order to be open to influences,
to change.
- Katharine Butler Hathaway

Frontiersmen good and bad, gunmen as well as inspired prophets of the future,
have been my camp companions.
Thus, I know the country of which I am about to write
as few men now living have known it.
- Buffalo Bill

It was so quiet that morning in Paris that the heels
of my two companions and myself were loud on the deserted pavements.
It was a city of shuttered shops, and barred windows,
and deserted avenues.
- Philip Gibbs

Still, I have been no one's enemy but my own.
My easy nature, either in drinking or anything else,
was always ready to submit to persuasions of profligate companions,
who often led me into snares.
- John Clare

People always joke that "dog" spells "god" backwards.
They should consider that it might be the higher power
coming down to see just how well they do,
what kind of people they are.
The animals are right here, right in front of us.
And how we treat these companions is a test.
- Linda Blair

Patience is the companion of wisdom.
- Saint Augustine

I love to be alone.
I never found the companion
that was so companionable as solitude.
- Henry David Thoreau

Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.
- Baltasar Gracian

I never found a companion that was
so companionable as solitude.
- Henry David Thoreau

Pain is a difficult companion. There's no getting around that.
But, if pain is to be a companion, searching and discovering
your own best ways to travel with that pain
will lead you to the joy that you long to have.
They are your paths, your ways and while my experience
and the experiences of others may inspire you,
ultimately it will be the choices you discover
and make for yourself that lead you to certain joy
in the midst of your challenges.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not
properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death:
ourselves.
- Eda J. Le Shan

Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
Like truth and justice it lives within us;
like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
- George Bancroft

The greatest friend of truth is Time,
her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Hope...
is the companion of power, and the mother of success;
for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles.
- Samuel Smiles

God created man and, finding him not sufficiently alone,
gave him a companion to make him feel his solitude more keenly.
- Paul Valery

Working on behalf of companion animals is so important.
We start to realize how healing they are.
- Bernadette Peters

For years my wedding ring has done its job.
It has led me not into temptation.
It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties
that it's time to go home.
It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion.
It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward.
- Erma Bombeck

Suspicion is the companion of mean souls,
and the bane of all good society.
- Thomas Paine

I have never found a companion that was
so companionable as solitude.
We are for the most part more lonely
when we go abroad among men
than when we stay in our chambers.
A man thinking or working is always alone,
let him be where he will.
- Henry David Thoreau

My dark side, my shadow, my lower companion is now
in the back room blowing up balloons for kids' parties.
- Gary Busey

Religion which lays so many restraints upon us,
is a troublesome companion to those who will lay no
restraints upon themselves.
- Laurence Sterne

We were very kindly received by the English merchants
to whom my companion had letters,
and we set ourselves to learn what was the real state of things in Mexico.
- Edward Burnett Tylor

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

The companion of an evening, and the companion for life,
require very different qualifications.
- Samuel Richardson

Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.
- Coco Chanel

For me, the card catalog has been a companion all my working life.
To leave it is like leaving the house one was brought up in.
- Barbara Tuchman

I have always considered that choosing a companion
for life was a very important affair and that my happyness
or misery in this life depended on the choice.
- Ezra Cornell

The Companion of Honour I regarded as an award from
the country for 50 years of work -
which I thought was okay.
- Harold Pinter

He who loveth a book will never want a faithful friend,
a wholesome counsellor, a cheerful companion,
or an effectual comforter.
- Isaac Barrow

I had one companion.
He was a teacher from the Ukraine who spoke English
so we could communicate a bit.
I learnt a few Russian words, but it was hard to concentrate.
- Mathias Rust

In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money,
virtue before beauty, the mind before the body;
then thou hast a wife,
a friend, a companion, a second self.
- William Penn

My current companion, Gerard de Battista,
is the father of my two sons.
- Victoria Abril

You, the foreign media, have been the companion of
my people in its long and painful journey to freedom.
- Corazon Aquino

I find Jesus my confidant and companion,
brother and savior; our relationship is intimate,
vulnerable, demanding yet comfortable and reassuring.
- Malcolm Boyd

I remained Ryan's companion on the Hollywood party circuit,
growing inured to sex and drugs before I was in my teens.
- Tatum O'Neal

Never make a companion equal to a brother.
- Hesiod

Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful
companion if you have him all to yourself,
his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people.
- Charles Dickens

Virtue rejects facility to be her companion.
She requires a craggy, rough and thorny way.
- Michel de Montaigne

I am happy now, to recall that I was no only his son but his companion,
and whenever there was a hunting expedition or any other pleasure,
I was always with him.
- John Philip Sousa

A merry companion is as good as a wagon.
- John Lyly


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