We’ve all heard the saying, “You’re known by the company you keep.” This rings true as the crowd we hang out with significantly influences our thoughts, feelings, and actions. However, it’s not always easy to recognize when we’re spending time with the wrong crowd. In those moments, a little insight can go a long way. We’ve compiled a list of twelve insightful quotes about hanging with the wrong crowd to shed some light on this important aspect of life.
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn
“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.” – C.S. Lewis
“Tell me what company thou keepst, and I’ll tell thee what thou art.” – Edmund Burke
“Tell me with whom you go, and I’ll tell you who you are.” – Portuguese Proverb
“Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.” – Washington Irving
“The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve.” – Collin Powell
“Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey
“Fire False Friends as early as possible. Do it before they dig out the dream seeds you’ve planted! The earlier, the better; the quicker, the safer!” – Dr. Steve Maraboli
“A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.” – Will Rogers
“Do not mix with those who ruin themselves – they will not fail to damage you.” – Benjamin Franklin
“To be rich, you’d be wise to follow the advice of your friends who are not poor.” – Chinese Proverb
“People inspire you, or they drain you. Pick them wisely.” – Hans F. Hansen
Each quote serves as a reminder that the company we keep plays an enormous role in our personal growth and overall happiness. So, let’s strive to surround ourselves with people who inspire, support, and elevate us, shedding those who bring negativity. Remember, the first step to being in the right company is being the right company yourself. Let’s foster positivity, respect, and love in our social circles. Stay positive, and choose your company wisely!