Show me the person you honor, for I know better by that the kind of person you are. For you show me what your idea of humanity is.
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.
In all societies, it is advisable to associate if possible with the highest; not that the highest are always the best, but because, if disgusted there, we can descend at any time; but if we begin with the lowest, to ascend is impossible.
Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832) British clergyman, sportsman and author.
We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves. We encourage one another in mediocrity. I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself.
Charles Lamb (1775-1834) English essayist.
Sometimes a man hits upon a place to which he mysteriously feels that he belongs.
W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) British novelist and playwright.
To take refuge with an inferior is to betray one's self.
Publilius Syrus (1st Centry BC-?) Roman writer and poet.
If you don't want to deal with the devil, don't go in his shop. Keep on the Lord's side of the fence.
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.
George Washington (1732-1799) First President of the USA.
Like associates with like.
Marcus Tulius Cicero (106-43 BC) Writer, politician and great roman orator.