A grave blockhead should always go about with a lively one -- they show one another off to the best advantage.
People are know by the company they keep. Companies are known by the people they keep.
The ability to sign a check is the least reliable guide to a company's fitness.
If your company has a clean-desk policy, the company is nuts and you're nuts to stay there.
Man loves company, even if it is only that of a smoldering candle.
You could read Kant by yourself, if you wanted; but you must share a joke with some one else.
There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.
I have a great deal of company in my house; especially in the morning, when nobody calls.
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.
Company, villainous company, hath been the spoil of me.
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.
If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be greatly at a loss.
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.
We've got a lemon factory and we're turning out 80-85 percent lemons.
More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery.
Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.
We do not mind our not arriving anywhere nearly so much as our not having any company on the way.
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