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 Marilyn vos Savant - “Be able to cite three good qualities of every relative or acquaintance that you dislike.”  
 Leland Stanford - “From my earliest acquaintance with the science of political economy, it has been evident to my mind that capital was the product of labor, and that therefore, in its best analysis there could be no natural conflict between capital and labor.”  
 Wally Schirra - “When a man looks across a street, sees a pretty girl, and waves at her, that's not a rendezvous, that's a passing acquaintance. When he walks across the street and nibbles on her ear, that's a rendezvous”  
 Elihu Root - “There is so much of good in human nature that men grow to like each other upon better acquaintance, and this points to another way in which we may strive to promote the peace of the world.”  
 Maria Monk - “A number of girls of my acquaintance went to school to the nuns of the Congregational Nunnery, or Sisters of Charity, as they are sometimes called.”  
 Albert Jay Nock - “I am said to be difficult of acquaintance, unwilling to meet any one half way, and showing a social manner which is easy, not diffident, but formal and unresponsive, tending constantly to hold people off.”  
 Kenneth Grahame - “The Mole had long wanted to make the I acquaintance of the Badger. He seemed, by all accounts, to be such an important personage and, though rarely visible, to make his unseen influence felt by everybody about the place.”  
 George Catlin - “The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.”  
 Belle Boyd - “Meanwhile, my residence within the Federal lines, and my acquaintance with so many of the officers, the origin of which I have already mentioned, enabled me to gain much important information as to the position and designs of the enemy.”  
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “Acquaintance. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.”  
 Jello Biafra - “There's sort of an open offer to work with a guy in Los Angeles who does big band and orchestra arrangements who was at least an acquaintance to Les Baxter before he passed away.”  
 Henry Bessemer - “In such a case secrecy must be absolute to be effective, and although mere vague curiosity induced many persons of my intimate acquaintance to ask to be allowed to just go in and have a peep, I never admitted anyone.”  
 Charles Babbage - “A powerful attraction exists, therefore, to the promotion of a study and of duties of all others engrossing the time most completely, and which is less benefited than most others by any acquaintance with science.”  
 William M. Thackeray - “Certain it is that scandal is good brisk talk, whereas praise of one's neighbor is by no means lively hearing. An acquaintance grilled, scored, devilled, and served with mustard and cayenne pepper excites the appetite whereas a slice of cold friend with currant jelly is but a sickly, unrelishing meat.”  
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.”  
 Edgar Watson Howe - “A woman who can't forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man.”  
 Franklin P. Jones - “Honest criticism is hard to take, especially from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.”  
 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - “The most winning woman I ever knew was hanged for poisoning three little children for their insurance-money, and the most repellent man of my acquaintance is a philanthropist who has spent nearly a quarter of a million upon the London poor.”  
 Ernesto Zedillo - “There are, in fact, significant gaps, however the close acquaintance and the framework of relationships existing between the sides are likely to aid in settling the conflict,”  
 Samuel Coleridge - “Acquaintance many, and conquaintance few, But for inquaintance I know only two - The friend I've wept and the maid I woo”  
 Jonathan Swift - “I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child, well nursed, is at a year old, a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout.”  
 Homer - “Far and near friends knew this house for he whose home it was had much acquaintance in the world”  
 Dave Wannstedt - “Charlie and I are friends personally just from our acquaintance through the NFL ... but we probably know each other better from an X's and O's standpoint.”  
 Charles Dickens - “I know quite enough of myself, said Bella, with a charming air of being inclined to give herself up as a bad job, and I don't improve upon acquaintance . . .”  
 Charles Dickens - “We spent as much money as we could, and got as little for it as people could make up their minds to give us. We were always more or less miserable, and most of our acquaintance were in the same condition. There was a gay fiction among us that we were constantly enjoying ourselves, and a skeleton truth that we never did. To the best of my belief, our case was in the last aspect a rather common one.”  

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