Phrase Type: Proverb
Origin Local: Greece
Originator: The Playwright Euripides
Play: Phoenissae Common Form: "A man is known by the company he keeps."
Original Form: "Every man is like the company he is wont to keep."
Other Forms: "As a man is, so is his company."

If you have an interest in word origins, you may want to study Etymology.

How does one know a man who keeps his own company?

Or more to the point..

Will you know yourself after meeting the man on a mountain?

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