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

Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)

Profession: 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.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author

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

Author: Frank Moore Colby (1865-1925)

Profession: American Editor, Essayist

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

Author: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Profession: British Novelist

A rich rogue nowadays is fit company for any gentleman; and the world, my dear, hath not such a contempt for roguery as you imagine.

Author: John Gay (1688-1732)

Profession: British Playwright, Poet

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.

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

Profession: 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.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

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

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

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

Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

Profession: German Physicist, Satirist

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

Author: Thomas J. Peters (1942)

Profession: American Management Consultant, Author, Trainer

The ability to sign a check is the least reliable guide to a company's fitness.

Author: David Plowright


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.

Author: Steve Ross


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

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

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

Author: Albert Shanker


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

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895)

Profession: Scottish Essayist, Poet, Novelist