A man should choose a friend who is better than himself. There are plenty of acquaintances in the world; but very few real friends.
— Chinese Proverbs

When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted with himself.
Liberty Hyde Bailey acquaintances quote

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.
— Franklin P. Jones

An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship.
— Oscar Wilde

A woman who can't forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man.
— acquaintances quotation by Edward W. Howe