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"Sad company is bad company." - Milan Kundera

"Bad company ruins good morals." - Paul the Apostle

"Bad company ruins good morals." - Bible

"Bad company corrupts good character." - Menander

"alone, adj. In bad company." - Ambrose Bierce

"Better be alone than in bad company." - Thomas Fuller

"I'm a bad woman, but I'm damn good company." - Fanny Brice

"Incessant company is as bad as solitary confinement." - Virginia Woolf

"It is better to be alone than in bad company." - Proverbs

"It is better to be alone than in bad company." - George Washington

"A man by himself is in bad company." - Eric Hoffer

"Solitude is very sad, Too much company twice as bad." - William Allingham

"He who must needs have company, must needs have sometimes bad company." - Thomas Browne

"Remember that in 1993 a company with a bad Web site needed an engineer. Today, a company with a bad Web site needs a psychiatrist." - Philip Greenspun

"There is no teaching until the pupil is brought into the same state or principle in which you are; a transfusion takes place; he is you, and you are he; then is a teaching; and by no unfriendly chance or bad company can he ever lose the benefit." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Keep children as much as possible by themselves ... keep them from company, good or bad. ... It will be generally found that the most virtuous and the most intellectual, are those who have been brought up with few companions. ... in fact his mental resources may be considered entirely unknown and unexplored, who cannot spend his best and happiest hours alone." - Jacob Abbott

"Good company will always be found much less expensive than bad." - George Washington

"It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company." - George Washington

"An honest heart is not to be trusted with itself in bad company." - Samuel Richardson

"If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company." - Jeanpaul Sartre

"There is no better game in the world when you are in good company, and no worse game when you are in bad company." - Tommy Bolt

"To be alone means that you avoid bad company. But to have a true friend is better than being alone." - Umar

"Talking to yourself proves only one thing: you're still unable to tell the difference between good and bad company." - Guy Finley

"In Ireland there's no such thing as bad weather ~~~ only the wrong clothes. (In the Company of Others)" - Jan Karon

"In Ireland there's no such thing as bad weather ~~~ only the wrong clothes. (In the Company of Others)" - Jan Karon

"I shun authors, and would never have been one myself, if it obliged me to keep such bad company." - Horace Walpole

"Bad company is as instructive as debauchery: one is indemnified for the loss of innocence by the loss of prejudice." - Denis Diderot

"Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company." - Proverbs

"This kid's excited because he's with Bad Company and I'm excited because I'm with Chuck Berrys' son." - Mick Ralphs

"Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company." - Booker T Washington

"Any time an investment company has to spend heavily on advertising, it's probably a bad business in which to invest." - Robert Kiyosaki

"There is a very prevalent tenet with youth, that good company is every thing desirable, and that bad is even better than none." - Norm Macdonald

"We often brag that we are never bored with ourselves, and are so vain as never to think ourselves bad company." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Leadership responsibility: If you own a biz, you're the head of the org. Good or bad, your company will LOOK and ACT like you do." - Dave Ramsey

"Housework is like bad sex. Every time I do it I swear I will never do it again. Until the next time company comes." - Marilyn Sokol

"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company." - Proverbs

"It doesn't matter whether the Dow is 5000 or 50,000. If you're an entrepreneur, there is no bad time to start a company." - Guy Kawasaki

"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company." - George Washington

"No company is preferable to bad. We are more apt to catch the vices of others than virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Bad company is as instructive as licentiousness. One makes up for the loss of one's innocence with the loss of one's prejudices." - Denis Diderot

"Before I started a company, I was an employee with a bad attitude. I was always felt like, bosses are stupid, and people weren't well treated." - Mitch Kapor

"It may well be that you are in a bad state, but to keep company with someone worse than you would allow to see good in yourself." - Ibn Ata Allah

"It's a tough problem that a company faces once they branch out beyond one set of offices in California into that big bad world out there." - Rebecca Mackinnon

"Vulgarism in language is the distinguishing characteristic of bad company, and a bad education. A man of fashion avoids nothing with more care than that. Proverbial expressions, and trite sayings, are the flowers of the rhetoric of vulgar man." - Lord Chesterfield

"'Tis a good rule in every journey to provide some piece of liberal study to rescue the hours which bad weather, bad company, and taverns steal from the best economist." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"You don't hear things that are bad about your company unless you ask. It is easy to hear good tidings, but you have to scratch to get the bad news." - Thomas J Watson

"I am quite hard to live with, and I know that if I go through a bad run, I'm not the best company and am best left alone. But I'm not nearly as bad as people like to make out." - Tony Mccoy

"Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst." - C S Lewis

"I really enjoy being with the people I play with. I enjoy their company. I love the crew, the band - we just move through the country like an army. I always feel very grateful to be up there. There aren't any bad nights anymore unless I'm singing bad, but then the band will carry me. And if they're playing bad, I will carry them.." - Bob Seger

"Every company is now a technology company." - Gary Shapiro

"A discursive student is almost certain to fall into bad company. Ten minutes with a French novel or a German rationalist have sent a reader away with a fever for life." - Robert Aris Willmott

"So she was on her own, Kate thought, and instilled all the friendly helpfulness she could into her next question. "Excuse me, but are you the bad company young Mr. Scott has got into?" - Dorothy Dunnett

"A company that cannot successfully implement the 5S's cannot expect to effectively integrate JIT, re-engineering, or any other large-scale change. Good workplaces develop beginning with the 5S's. Bad workplaces fall apart beginning with the 5S's." - Hiroyuki Hirano

"We have to keep company with supposedly bad characters if we are to survive and not succumb to mental atrophy. People of good character, so called, are the ones who end up boring us to death." - Thomas Bernhard

"You can't help people being right for the wrong reasons...This fear of finding oneself in bad company is not an expression of political purity; it is an expression of a lack of self-confidence." - Arthur Koestler

"Most books about writing are filled with bullshit. Fiction writers, present company included, do' understand very much about what they do-not why it works when it's good, not why it does' when it's bad." - Stephen King

"Perpetual aiming at wit is a very bad part of conversation. It is done to support a character: it generally fails; it is a sort of insult on the company, and a restraint upon the speaker." - Jonathan Swift

"Most books about writing are filled with bullshit. Fiction writers, present company included, don't understand very much about what they do-not why it works when it's good, not why it doesn't when it's bad." - Stephen King

"Antonio- "Just in time, Pete. Five more minutes of reading this and she'd have been in a coma." Peter- "Are we such bad company that you'd rather hide out in here reading that old thing?" - Kelley Armstrong

"Most bad," the host concluded. "If you ask me, something sinister lurks in men who avoid wine, games, the company of lovely women, and dinnertime conversation. Such people are either gravely ill or secretly detest everyone around them." - Mikhail Bulgakov

"My son and my daughter have both been an incredibly sustaining force, especially through this recent bad patch [of health]. So, I've been blessed and grateful for their company and for their assistance." - Leonard Cohen

"Young people nowadays love luxury; they have bad manners and contempt for authority. They show disrespect for old people... contradict their parents, talk constantly in front of company, gobble their food and tyrannize their teachers." - Socrates

"It's funny, when I'm not on the road or doing stuff with Bad Company - or whatever- I've always written songs galore... a lot of stuff people don't even hear." - Mick Ralphs

"Any bailout of a private company is a bad decision by our federal government. Private companies have the right to succeed, but they also should have the right to fail." - Matt Salmon

"Animals keep you company when you're really lonely. It helps because when you have a friend around who always likes you no matter what - it's harder to feel bad or down." - Aaron Carter

"Seeking an acquisition from the start is more than just bad advice for an entrepreneur. For the entrepreneur it leads to short term tactical decisions rather than company-building decisions and in my view often reduces the probability of success." - Vinod Khosla

"We have a great time on that show, and we enjoy one another's company on stage and off. And sitcoms don't have bad schedules. We started out working five days a week, but now we're down to three." - Kurtwood Smith

"If you don't have public hangings for bad culture in a company, if you don't take people out and let them say, they went home to spend more time with the family. It's crazy." - Jack Welch

"Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery. If you flatter all the company, you please none; If you flatter only one or two, you offend the rest." - Jonathan Swift

"Ecstasy hates company." - Robert Charles Wilson

"Misery loves company." - John Ray

"Company makes my day." - Jenny Holzer

"If you manage a team of 10 people, its quite possible to do so with very few mistakes or bad behaviors. If you manage an organization of 1,000 people it is quite impossible. At a certain size, your company will do things that are so bad that you never imagined that youd be associated with that kind of incompetence." - Ben Horowitz

"The greatest penalty of evil-doing is to grow into the likeness of bad men, and, growing like them, to fly from the conversation of the good, and be cut off from them, and cleave to and follow after the company of the bad." - Plato

"Are you suggesting we pull a little good cop, bad cop scenario on him? And You're even letting me be the bad cop?" He bowed his head. "That, my pretera, is how much I love you." "You have never been sexier than at this very moment." "It is a shame we have so much company," he agreed quietly." - Jennifer Rardin

"I think MySpace is doomed, I give them about two more years.... I think Facebook is the next Microsoft in both the bad and the good senses. That's an amazing company that is going to do a lot of good and bad things." - Jimmy Wales

"Bad beginnings, bad endings." - Livy

"bad writing's like bad women: there's just not much you can do about it" - Charles Bukowski

"The simple truth of things is that bad dreams are far better than bad wakings." - Stephen King

"If guys don't want me to write bad songs about them, they shouldn't do bad things." - Taylor Swift

"Sometimes bad is bad." - Huey Lewis

"Speaking about our largest oil company Rosneft, and I recalled in the beginning that almost 20 percent of it [19.7] belongs to BP. Who's company is that? British Petroleum, isn't it? I suppose that is not bad. I have to tell that British Petroleum's capitalization is significantly related to the fact that it owns more than 19 percent of Rosneft, which has vast oil reserves both in Russia and abroad. This has its impact on the company's stability as well." - Vladimir Putin

"Misery loves company but company does not reciprocate." - Addison Mizner

"Company, villainous company, hath been the spoil of me." - William Shakespeare

"No company has a culture, every company is a culture" - Peter Thiel

"If misery loves company, misery has company enough." - Henry David Thoreau

"We are a company that promotes 100% within the company." - James Sinegal

"Misery loves company, but company does not reciprocate." - Addison Mizner

"Put on the company hat." - Reginald H. Jones

"But a man needs company." - John Steinbeck

"Oh, poverty parts good company." - Walter Scott

"Discrimination is a bad bad bad thing." - Emily Saliers

"So many businesses get worried about looking like they might make a mistake, they become afraid to take any risk. Companies are set up so that people judge each other on failure. I am not going to get fired if we have a bad year. Or a bad five years. I don't have to worry about making things look good if they're not. I can actually set up the company to create value." - Mark Zuckerberg

"Cable news is 24 hours long so you have to fill it up with something. No, the Muppets are not communist. And the character of Tex Richman is not an allegory for capitalism in any way. The character is called Tex Richman. It's a joke. Clearly he is a classic, old school bad guy. He's bad not because he works for an oil company but because he's evil. No, it's not a communist movie in any way." - James Bobin

"So many businesses get worried about looking like they might make a mistake, they become afraid to take any risk. Companies are set up so that people judge each other on failure. I am not going to get fired if we have a bad year. Or a bad five years. I do' have to worry about making things look good if they"re not. I can actually set up the company to create value." - Mark Zuckerberg

"Beats is inherently different: the company is a consumer electronics company but also a media company; a packaged goods company but also an entertainment company." - Luke Wood

"Great marketing only makes a bad product fail faster." - David Ogilvy

"The fight against bad English is not frivolous." - George Orwell

"Worse than bad reviews is to be ignored." - Neil Diamond

"A good man who did a bad thing." - Mary Matalin

"You must ignore the bad and adopt the good." - Gichin Funakoshi

"Raki is bad enough, but it's nectar compared with pulque." - Fergus Hume

"Anything that triggers good memories can't be all bad." - Adam West

"Those who have resources within themselves, who can dare to live alone, want friends the least, but, at the same time, best know how to prize them the most. But no company is far preferable to bad, because we are more apt to catch the vices of others than their virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health." - Charles Caleb Colton

"I don't mean to be insolent. I'm truthful. I tell the truth and the truth sometimes hurts. For instance, you have bad breath, Lieutenant. I can smell it from here. It must offend a lot of people. That's the truth. But how many people have told you that? Instead, they either lie or try to avoid your company." - Robert Cormier

"If you love music hear it; go to operas, concerts, and pay fiddlers to play to you; but I insist upon your neither piping nor fiddling yourself. It puts a gentleman in a very frivolous, contemptible light; brings him into a great deal of bad company; and takes up a great deal of time, which might be much better employed." - Lord Chesterfield

"If I had to advise parents, I should tell them to take great care about the people with whom their children associate . . . Much harm may result from bad company, and we are inclined by nature to follow what is worse than what is better." - Elizabeth Ann Seton

"Dwarves are not heroes, but a calculating folk with a great idea of the value of money; some are tricky and treacherous and pretty bad lots; some are not but are decent enough people like Thorin and Company, if you don't expect too much." - J R R Tolkien

"There is no teaching until the pupil is brought into the same state or principle in which you are; a transfusion takes place; he is you, and you are he; there is a teaching; and by no unfriendly chance or bad company can he ever quite lose the benefit." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If you are invited to drink at any man's house more than you think is wholesome, you may say you wish you could, but so little makes you both drunk and sick; that you should only be bad company by doing so." - Lord Chesterfield

"Sharing a room with a cadaver is only mildly different from being in a room alone. They are the same sort of company as people across from you on subways or in airport lounges, there but not there. Your eyes keep going back to them, for lack of anything more interesting to look at, and then you feel bad for staring." - Mary Roach

"Never lie, steal, cheat, or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away." - Will Smith

"It is better to sit alone than in company with the bad, and it is better still to sit with the good than alone. It is better to speak to a seeker of knowledge than to remain silent, but silence is better than idle words." - Muhammad

"The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers." - Socrates

"I would have to say honestly I was very pleased to be in a movie whether it was good or bad with De Niro, Norton and Brando even if I don't have any scenes with them I thought it was pretty good company to keep." - Angela Bassett

"It was a little company that released [Bad Influence], it was really ahead of its time... I'm really proud of it. And it's Curtis Hanson. He'd directed a small movie before that, but it was his first directorial work that really worked." - Rob Lowe

"It's a very painful, eye-opening experience to realize, "Wait a minute, my dad actually doesn't want me to be successful because he's not happy." Whether you call it misery loves company, it's not like parents are bad people. It's a human trait. It's just a thing." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"The children now love luxury, they have bad manners, contempt for authority, they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize over their teachers." - Socrates

"What view the bill-sticker and sandwich man take of the subject I have yet to learn. The first is, at least, no bad substitute for a hanging committee, and the clothes of the second are better company than somebody else's picture, and less obtrusive than a background of stamped magenta paper." - Aubrey Beardsley

"In the Jewish Quarter was I born and educated; until my fifteenth year, they tried to beat the Talmud into me. My teachers were inhuman beings, my colleagues were bad company, inducing me to secret sin; my body was frail, my spirit raw." - Moses Hess

"In the Jewish Quarter [Judengasse] was I born and educated; until my fifteenth year, they tried to beat the Talmud into me. My teachers were inhuman beings [Unmenschen], my colleagues were bad company, inducing me to secret sin; my body was frail, my spirit raw." - Moses Hess

"It was a superb agreement to end a war, but a very bad agreement to make a state. From now on, we have to part company with Dayton and try to build a modern democratic state, for which I have tried to lay the foundations." - Paddy Ashdown

"I would have to say honestly I was very pleased to be in a film whether it was good or bad with De Niro, Norton and Brando even if I don't have any scenes with them, I thought it was pretty good company to keep." - Angela Bassett

"I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind's door at 4 A.M. of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who is going to make amends." - Joan Didion

"Mention the name George W. Bush in mixed company, and you're likely to spark a lot of debate and emotion - hot and cold, good and bad. Not a lot of neutral reaction. He was elected in the most controversial contest in American electoral history and governed during one of the most tumultuous decades." - Mark Mckinnon

"Merchandise from Wal-Mart has become as ubiquitous as the water supply. Yet, still, the company is rebuked and reviled by anyone claiming a social conscience and is lambasted by legislators as if its bad behavior places it somewhere between investment bankers and the Taliban." - Charles Platt

"There are so many opportunities to make a bad decision in building a robot company on top of all the normal ways that entrepreneurs screw up that it is incredibly difficult to truly create value because it is so cost-sensitive." - Colin Angle

"It took so long to make it in America. The year I arrived was a bad year for women singers, the record company told me. So I starved. I lived in a hotel so dreadful I can't even talk about it." - Helen Reddy

"Bad company is like a nail driven into a post, which, after the first and second blow, may be drawn out with little difficulty; but being once driven up to the head, the pincers cannot take hold to draw it out, but which can only be done by the destruction of the wood." - Saint Augustine

"The bad thing about young people starting a company is that sometimes they do it for the wrong reasons or because they have the wrong skill set, but the good thing is that they don't have any of the old paradigms baked into them, so they have a lot of the bright new ideas that are harder to come by as you get older." - Ben Horowitz

"Bad laws make bad customs." - Jane Aiken Hodge

"Bad beliefs make bad behavior." - Warren Akin Candler

"It's bad. It's damned bad." - Abraham Lincoln

"I am a dreamer of words, of written words. I think I am reading; a word stops me. I leave the page. The syllables of the word begin to move around. Stressed accents begin to invert. The word abandons its meaning like an overload which is too heavy and prevents dreaming. Then words take on other meanings as if they had the right to be young. And the words wander away, looking in the nooks and crannies of vocabulary for new company, bad company." - Gaston Bachelard

"Taste is tiring like good company." - Francis Picabia

"A company attitude is rarely anybody's best." - Catharine Sedgwick

"It's inevitable that the company come back." - John DeLorean

"Oh, what company good poets are!" - Jose Marti

"What valuable company is nobody building?" - Peter Thiel

"Every company has a rocky beginning." - Sam Altman

"Communism is just one big telephone company." - Lenny Bruce

"When two's company, three's the result!" - Stephen Hawking

"The fool needs company, the wise solitude." - Anonymous

"Frequent the company of your betters." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"Two is company; three is fifty bucks." - Joan Rivers

"Scientific and philosophic truth have parted company." - Hannah Arendt

"Heaven for climate, Hell for company." - James M Barrie

"A bottle of wine was good company." - Ernest Hemingway

"I've never sold my company or products." - Jeffrey Combs



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