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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Tell me thy company and I will tell thee what thou art.
        Cervantes—Quoted in Don Quixote. Vol. III. Pt. II. Ch. XXIII.
  Pares autem vetere proverbio, cum paribus facillime congregantur.
  Like, according to the old proverb, naturally goes with like.
        Cicero—Cato Major De Senectute. III. 7.
We are in the same boat.
        Pope Clement I. To the Church of Corinth.
Ah, savage company; but in the church
With saints, and in the taverns with the gluttons.
        Dante—Inferno. XXII. 13.
Better your room than your company.
        Simon Forman—Marriage of Wit and Wisdom (About 1570).
The right hands of fellowship.
        Galatians. II. 9.
Solamen miseris socios habuisse doloris.
  It is a comfort to the unfortunate to have companions in woe.
        Quoted by Dominicus de Gravina—Chron. de Rebus, in Apul. Gest. Thomas à Kempis—De Valle Siliorum. Ch. 16. Dionysius Cato. Spinoza—Ethics. IV. 57 (“Alorum” for “doloris.” Thucydides—VII. 75.
It takes two for a kiss
  Only one for a sigh,
Twain by twain we marry
  One by one we die.
        Frederick L. Knowles—Grief and Joy.
Joy is a partnership,
  Grief weeps alone,
Many guests had Cana;
  Gethsemane but one.
        Frederick L. Knowles—Grief and Joy.
  It is a comfort to the miserable to have comrades in misfortune, but it is a poor comfort after all.
Two i’s company, three i’s trumpery.
        Mrs. Parr—Adam and Eve. IX. 124.
Male voli solatii genus est turbu miserorum.
  A crowd of fellow-sufferers is a miserable kind of comfort.
        Seneca—Consol. ad Marc. 12. 5.
  Ante, inquit, circumspiciendum est, cum quibos edas et bibas, quam quid edas et bibas.
  [Epicurus] says that you should rather have regard to the company with whom you eat and drink, than to what you eat and drink.
        Seneca—Epistles. XIX.
Nullius boni sine sociis jucunda possessio est.
  No possession is gratifying without a companion.
        Seneca—Epistolæ Ad Lucilium. VI.
  How is it less or worse
That it shall hold companionship in peace
With honour, as in war?
        Coriolanus. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 49.
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.
        Swinburne—Songs Before Sunrise.
Comes jucundus in via pro vehiculo est.
  A pleasant companion on a journey is as good as a carriage.
  Join the company of lions rather than assume the lead among foxes.
        Talmud—Aboth. IV. 20.

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