You imbibe your associations. Those people you closely connect with ... the conversations you have... all profoundly influence your thinking and actions. You slowly become the sum of the people closest to you. Choose them wisely.....
What surrounds us is what is within us.
Senses of humor define people, as factions, deeper rooted than religious or political opinions. When carrying out everyday tasks, opinions are rather easy to set aside, but those whom a person shares a sense of humor with are his closest friends. They are always there to make the biggest influence.
An anthill increases by accumulation. Medicine is consumed by distribution. That which is feared lessens by association. This is the thing to understand.
During the 1950s, Aristotle Onassis and I formed what grew to be a close friendship and association in several business ventures.
I was named Beekeeper of the Year by the Florida State Beekeeping Association.
It is my contention that civil disobediences are nothing but the latest form of voluntary association, and that they are thus quite in tune with the oldest traditions of the country.
The moment of true capitulation came when the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association quietly took Mormonism off the list of apostate religious groups.
The number one lobby that opposes campaign finance reform in the United States is the National Association of Broadcasters.
Guilt by association is part of campaigning.
As dialect began to be collected in the late 19th century, such words as Yorkshire's 'gobslotch' emerged, revealing the burgeoning association between gluttony and stupidity.
I've never sexually harassed anyone, and yes, I was falsely accused while I was at the National Restaurant Association.
According to the American Heart Association, the prevalence of hypertension in African Americans in the United States is among the highest in the world.