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And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.
      - Bible, Galatians (ch. II, v. 9)

A companion loves some agreeable qualities which a man may possess, but a friend loves the man himself.
      - James Boswell

Tell me thy company and I will tell thee what thou art.
      - Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra),
        Don Quixote
         (vol. III, pt. II, ch. XXIII), quoted in

Like, according to the old proverb, naturally goes with like.
  [Lat., Pares autem vetere proverbio, cum paribus facillime congregantur.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        Cato Major De Senectute (III, 7)

We are in the same boat.
      - Pope Clement I (Clemens Romanus) (Saint Clement of Alexandria),
        To the Church of Corinth

Ah, savage company; but in the church
  With saints, and in the taverns with the gluttons.
      - Dante ("Dante Alighieri"), Inferno
         (XXII, 13)

Better your room than your company.
      - Simon Forman, Marriage of Wit and Wisdom

It is a comfort to the unfortunate to have companions in woe.
  [Lat., Solamen miseris socios habuisse doloris.]
      - quoted in Dominici de Gravina,
        Chronicon de rebus in Apulia gestis

It takes two for a kiss
  Only one for a sigh,
    Twain by twain we marry
      One by one we die.
      - Frederic Lawrence Knowles, Grief and Joy

Joy is a partnership,
  Grief weeps alone,
    Many guests had Cana;
      Gethsemane but one.
      - Frederic Lawrence Knowles, Grief and Joy

It is a comfort to the miserable to have comrades in misfortune, but it is a poor comfort after all.
      - Christopher Marlowe, Faustus

Two i's company, three i's trumpery.
      - Mrs. Parr, Adam and Eve (IX, 124)

I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.
      - Rainer Marie Rilke

A crowd of fellow-sufferers is a miserable kind of comfort.
  [Lat., Maliuolum solacii genus est turba miserorum.]
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca),
        De Consolatione ad Marciam (12, 5)

[Epicurus] says that you should rather have regard to the company with whom you eat and drink, than to what you eat and drink.
  [Ante, inquit, cicumspiciendum est, cum quibos edas et bibas, quam quid edas et bibas.]
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca), Epistles

No possession is gratifying without a companion.
  [Lat., Nullius boni sine sociis jucunda possessio est.]
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca),
        Epistoloe Ad Lucilium (VI)

If it be honor in your wars to seem
  The same you are not,--which, for your best ends,
    You adopt your policy--how is it less or worse,
      That it shall hold companionship in peace
        With honour, as in war: since that to both
          It stands in like request?
      - William Shakespeare, Coriolanus
         (Volumnia at III, ii)

No blast of air or fire of sun
  Puts out the light whereby we run
    With girdled loins our lamplit race,
      And each from each takes heart of grace
        And spirit till his turn be done.
      - Algernon Charles Swinburne,
        Songs Before Sunrise

A pleasure companion on a journey is as good as a carriage.
  [Lat., Comes jucundus in via pro vehiculo est.]
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus), Maxims

An agreeable companion on a journey is as good as a carriage.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus), Maxims

It is a consolation to the wretched to have companions in misery.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus), Maxims

Join the company of lions rather than assume the lead among foxes.
      - The Talmud, Talmud, Aboth (IV, 20)

What men call social virtue, good fellowship, is commonly but the virtue of pigs in a litter, which lie close together to keep each other warm.
      - Henry David Thoreau

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