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On Companionship and its Influence

   Better alone than in bad company.

   Associate with men of good judgment.

   Bad company is the devil's net.

   A wicked man will rob thee of precious time, if he doth no more 

   A good companion makes good company.

   A man is known by the company he keeps.

   Birds of a feather flock together.

   He who walks with wise men will be wise,
    But the companion of fools will be destroyed.
                                            Prov. 13:20


   Hear, my son, and be wise; 
   And guide your heart in the way. 
   Do not mix with winebibbers, 
   Or with gluttonous eaters of meat; 
   For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, 
   And drowsiness will clothe a man with rags. 

                                               Prov 23:21

   You may depend upon it that he is a good man whose intimate 
   friends are all good, and whose enemies are decidedly bad. 


   No company is far preferable to bad, because we are more apt to 
   catch the vices of others than their virtues, as disease is 
   more contagious than health. 

   It is meet that noble minds keep ever with their likes;  for 
   who so firm that he cannot be seduced. 

   People will, in a great degree, and not without reason, form 
   their opinion of you by that they have of your friends, as, 
   says the Spanish proverb, "Tell me with whom you live and I 
   will tell you who you are." 

   Evil companions are the devil's agents whom he sends abroad 
   into the world to debauch virtue, and to advance his kingdom;  
   and by these ambassadors he accomplishes more than he could in 
   his own person. 

                                               Anthony Horneck

   Wicked companions invite and lure us to hell.


   Be cautious with whom you associate, and never give your 
   company or your confidence to those of whose good principles 
   you are not sure.

                                        William Hart Coleridge

   Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.


   If a traveller does not meet with one who is his better, or his equal, 
   let him firmly keep to his solitary journey; there is no companionship 
   with a fool.


   Make no friendship with an angry man, 
     And with a furious man do not go,
   Lest you learn his ways
     And set a snare for your soul.

			Prov 22:24

   Go from the presence of a foolish man, When you do not perceive in him the 
   lips of knowledge.
							Prov 14:7

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