Quotation Explorer - 'Companions'

True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; it 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
I believe that in this generation those with the courage to enter the conflict will find themselves with companions in every corner of the world. - Robert F. Kennedy
The number of your antagonists are far more greater than that of your companions, so you have to keep a stone of awareness to mark the boundary line. - Michael Bassey Johnson
The very fact that we now design and manufacture robot companions for the elderly marks a turning point. We ask technology to perform what used to be "love's labor": taking care of each other. - Alone Together Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
Even where the affections are not strongly moved by any superior excellence, the companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds, which hardly any later friend can obtain. ~ Frankestein - Marry Shelly
Books—they weren't ladders out of the abyss, but they were companions. - John Green
your real self always attracts your real enemies and shows your real companions. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Books are the best companions as they make you sit near wisdom. - Rajesh Nanoo
Our friends should be companions who inspire us, who help us rise to our best.
How tranquil is a coral tomb, and may the heavens grant that my companions and I be buried in no other!
These were the companions who justified my principles, who gave me the strength to continue against any foe, real or imagined. These were the companions who fought the helplessness, the rage, and frustration.These were the friends who gave me my life. - R.A. Salvatore
Books are ... companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of mind. Books are humanity in print. - Barbara W. Tuchman
I am alone on this road strewn with bones and bordered by ruins! Angels have their brothers, and demons have their infernal companions. Yet I have but the sound of my scythe when it harvests, my whistling arrows, my galloping horse. Always the sound of the same wave eating away at the world - Gustave Flaubert
As with companions so with books. We may choose those which will make us better, more intelligent, more appreciative of the good and the beautiful in the world, or we may choose the trashy, the vulgar, the obscene, which will make us feel as though we've been 'wallowing in the mire. - David O. McKay
The terms `Husband' and `Wife' are inappropriate. They are only companions ad partners. One does not slave for other. They both have equal status. - Periyar E.V. Ramasamy
Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet. - Colette
The scholar only knows how dear these silent, yet eloquent, companions of pure thoughts and innocent hours become in the season of adversity. When all that is worldly turns to dross around us, these only retain their steady value. - Washington Irving
The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh. - Anonymous
If a man does not keep 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
It is a consolation to the wretched to have companions in misery. - Publilius Syrus
We must unceasingly ask for [perseverance] by making use of the means which God has taught us for obtaining it: prayer, fasting, almsgiving, frequenting the sacraments, association with good companions, and hearing and reading Holy Scripture. - Francis de Sales
You can't live with literary characters no matter how much you might like to. You can have them as imaginary friends that you can call up when you need to. One of the tasks of art is to provide people with companions. - Henning Mankell
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, how ever measured or far away. - Henry David Thoreau
Life is an affair of mystery; shared with companions of music, dance and poetry. - Shah Asad Rizvi
such wanton, wild, and usual slips/ As are companions noted and most known/ To youth and liberty. - William Shakespeare
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. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. - Henry David Thoreau
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