Quotation Explorer - 'Acquire'

Ownership breeds slavery: with every single thing that you acquire, comes a new worry of not losing that thing. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The only way to make a difference is to acquire power. - Hillary Rodham Clinton
It is by imitation, far more than by precept, that we learn everything; and what we learn thus, we acquire not only more efficiently, but more pleasantly. This forms our manners, our opinions, our lives. - Edmund Burke
One can acquire everything in solitude, except character.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing. - Voltaire
Invest to acquire knowledge to grow your wealth of wisdom. - Debasish Mridha
Have intercourse with females, acquire wealth. - John Stuart Mill
The thing is to become a master and in your old age to acquire the courage to do what children did when they knew nothing. - Ernest Hemingway
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. - Marilyn vos Savant
Practice silence and you will acquire silent knowledge. In this silent knowledge is a computing system that is far more precise and far more accurate and far more powerful than anything that is contained in the boundaries of rational thought. - Deepak Chopra
Some tragic mistakes are often made by those who acquire the reins of control before their maturity is adequate to handle it. - James C. Dobson
The knowledge you acquire in an area of study is accompanied by an incalculable ignorance. The farther we get into anything, we learn that we have even farther to go. - Chris Matakas
If conquest constitutes a natural right on the part of the few, the many have only to gather sufficient strength in order to acquire the natural right of reconquering what has been taken from them - Karl Marx
Begin to acquire knowledge. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The real value of money is never the value of money but the value money can acquire. The real value of our lives is not just the value of our lives but, the distinctive value our lives can build in the end! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Neither technology nor efficiency can acquire more time for you, because time is not a thing you have lost... It is what you live in. - James Glieck
In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language; the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it. - George Bernard Shaw
The desire for an increase of wealth can be satisfied through exchange, which is the only method possible in a capitalist economy, or by violence and petition as in a militarist society, where the strong acquire by force, the weak by petitioning. - Ludwig von Mises
Silence can symbolize many things; fear, anger, sadness, or shame. But one thing that silence cannot symbolize is happiness because silence is dark, silence is quiet, silence is everything happiness should not acquire. - Keysi
Public libraries have been a mainstay of my life. They represent an individual's right to acquire knowledge; they are the sinews that bind civilized societies the world over. Without libraries, I would be a pauper, intellectually and spiritually. - James A. Michener
Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus, but use all gently. For in the very torrent, tempest, and as I may say, whirlwind of passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness. - William Shakespeare
Free people, remember this maxim: We may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The glory of great men should always be measured by the means they have used to acquire it. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it. - Albert Einstein
Make love an another human compulsion and you will fortify its limitation. Acquire it like knowledge and you will understand everything - Ashutosh Gupta
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future. - Brian Tracy
Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves. - Nathaniel Branden
No one is ready for a thing until he believes he can acquire it. - Napoleon Hill
A person who can acquire no property, can have no other interest but to eat as much, and to labour as little as possible. Whatever work he does beyond what is sufficient to purchase his own maintenance can be squeezed out of him by violence only, and not by any interest of his own. - Adam Smith
Success or failure inbusiness is caused more by mental attitude even than by mentalcapacity." Banish the fear-attitude; acquire the confidentattitude. And remember that the only way to acquire it is—toacquire it. - Walter Dill Scott
An educated person is a person who has so developed the faculties of their mind that they can acquire anything they want - Bob Proctor
You can not rise above your understanding, yet our understanding largely stems from the quality and quantity of knowledge we have been privileged to acquire. - Paul Bamikole
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness. - George Sand
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it. - Samuel Johnson
Acquire inner peace and a multitude will find their salvation near you. - Catherine de Hueck Doherty
I read for pleasure and to acquire knowledge. - Lailah Gifty Akita
What can we see, read, acquire, but ourselves. Take the book, my friend, and read your eyes out, you will never find there what I find. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Of all the queer sources of romance, ours lay in the discovery that each was an addict of Boswell's Life of Johnson. H.E.G. had a first edition of the Journey to the Hebrides, which I coveted mightily. Why not acquire the book honorably, marry the man, and have it around the house? - Beatrice Fairfax
The best way to acquire wisdom is by perceptual realization. - Debasish Mridha
A diploma is a piece of paper that is used to acquire another piece of paper: an employment contract. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Some work hard to acquire money only to find in the end that money acquired them. - Lecrae Moore
But without doubts, without a standpoint reached through questionings, human beings can't acquire knowledge. - Ayaan Hirsi Ali
In this world, there are instruments to acquire instruments; ‘here’, there is the instrument to attain the Final Goal (Self Realization). - Dada Bhagwan
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning. - Mahatma Gandhi
WISDOM is the STRONGEST weapon you could EVER acquire in your LIFETIME. - Anonymous
Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the life- long attempt to acquire it. - Albert Einstein
Before we acquire great power, we must acquire wisdom to use it well. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
To gain wisdom, you must not only acquire knowledge, but you must assimilate it within your being. - Debasish Mridha
Great art is always a way of concentrating, reinventing what is called fact, what we know of our existence- a reconcentration… tearing away the veils, the attitudes people acquire of their time and earlier time. Really good artists tear down those veils - Francis Bacon
TAKE, v.t. To acquire, frequently by force but preferably by stealth. - Ambrose Bierce
At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies. - P. G. Wodehouse
There is not the slightest analogy between playing games and the conduct of business within a market society. The card player wins money by outsmarting his antagonist. The businessman makes money by supplying customers with goods they want to acquire. - Ludwig von Mises
The greatest curse in life that one can acquire is REGRET. - Mehdia Nadeem Rajab Ali
That didn't surprise me; any man with a grain of sense knows that marriage is the only way, these days, to acquire a full-time maid who works twenty-five hours a day. with no time off and no pay except room and board. - Elizabeth Peters
Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.
Man is indeed the Absolute Supreme Soul (Parmatma); it is possible for infinite divinity to arise within. The moment he has a desire, he becomes a human! Otherwise, he can acquire whatever he wants, but he is unable to do so because of impediments (antray). - Dada Bhagwan
My continuing passion is to explore strange industries, to acquire new knowledge and ask many questions, to boldly learn something I did not know before. - Boripat Lebel
Even though we live in an unfair world, where some men and nations acquire their wealth in ways that are not always as straightforward as we would like it to be, yet in the midst of it all, it is not impossible to discover principles and secrets for the greatness of nations. - Sunday Adelaja
Having a personal philosophy is like having a pet marmoset, because it may be very attractive when you acquire it, but there may be situations when it will not come in handy at all.
I think to think. Not to be thought-full, or to reach a point of wisdom or acquire a grace of knowledge. I think for the sensuality of thought. - Ilyas Kassam
Wisdom is available free of charge, but one has to give away somethings to acquire it! - Amit Chatterjee
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character. - Marie Henri Beyle
We acquire the strength we have overcome. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Just as pilots gain practice with flight simulators, people might acquire social experience by reading fiction. - Raymond A. Mar
Wisdom is essential;everyone must acquire it.Folly is dangerous;everyone must run from it. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Fortunate indeed, is the man who takes exactly the right measure of himself, and holds a just balance between what he can acquire and what he can use.
In every problem there is a lesson to learn, an asset to acquire, a rest to restore, a bitterness to sweeten, a load to lighten or a price to pay. - Ikechukwu Joseph
Wealth is violent and uneasy to acquire, don't blow yourself by rushing. You won't find, you will only get lost on your way to find and you won't find it, Reserve yourself and wealth will find you. - Auliq Ice
Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others. - Virginia Woolf
It’s when you acquire the knowledge to listen to your inner voice and patiently chase your goals, that all that you were afraid of can be seen in different shining colors. - Konstantinos Kyriakou.K.K
the measure of achievements in life are directly related to the acquire knowledge, not to the social recognition. - Jaime Tenorio Valenzuela
To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience. - Saint Teresa Of Avila
If courage wasn't a standard result of aging, it meant that the young could somehow acquire it as well. - Lawana Blackwell
Well they have to have something to wean Caluntians off Venusian moles. Seems humans are the best therapy, to consume that is. They say we are a bit gamey though. An acquired taste, one we hope not many acquire. - Neil Leckman
A frivolous society can acquire dramatic significance only through what its frivolity destroys. - Edith Wharton
Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity, and fashion will drive them to acquire any custom. - George Bernard Shaw
Education is the best wealth that you can acquire in life. No one can steal it when you are alive. - Debasish Mridha
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way... you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions. - Aristotle
You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it. - Albert Camus
Work and acquire, and thou hast chained the wheel of Chance. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
True Happiness is a state of the mind. Things that we acquire can make us momentarily happy but will not give us true freedom from our unhappiness. - Matthew Donnelly
To acquire knowledge, one must study;but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. - Marilyn Vos Savant
Reading is a time machine that allows you to acquire wisdom from the past and to analyze and imagine another person’s vision of the future. - Joshua Rogers
All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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