A king's son is no nobler than his company.
A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.
Every man becomes, to a certain degree, what the people he generally converses with are.
I won't belong to any organization that would have me as a member.
If you don't want to deal with the devil, don't go in his shop. Keep on the Lord's side of the fence.
If you want to be a winner, hang around with winners
In all societies, it is advisable to associate if possible with the highest; not that the highest are always the best, but because, if disgusted there, we can descend at any time; but if we begin with the lowest, to ascend is impossible.
Like associates with like.
Living with a saint is more grueling than being one.
No one should form an acquaintance with one who has an evil character. A piece of coal, if it is hot burns, and if it's cold, blackens the hands.
Show me the person you honor, for I know better by that the kind of person you are. For you show me what your idea of humanity is.
Sometimes a man hits upon a place to which he mysteriously feels that he belongs.
Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.
To take refuge with an inferior is to betray one's self.
We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves. We encourage one another in mediocrity. I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself.
You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.