Quotation Explorer - 'Acquired'

I am an acquired taste. Do with that what you will. - Lisa Marie Perry
Those who suffer great adversity and sorrow and go on to serve their fellowmen develop a great capacity to understand others. Like the prophets, they have acquired a higher understanding of the mind and will of Christ. - CARLOS H. AMADO
With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bended arm for a pillow - I have still joy in the midst of these things. Riches and honors acquired by unrighteousness are to me as a floating cloud. - Confucius
Our minds, like our bodies, are in continual flux; something is hourly lost, and something acquired. - Samuel Johnson
The study of the past is the main portal through which culture is acquired. - Joseph Epstein
The Scripture vouches Solomon for the wisest of men; and his proverbs prove him so, The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame each of them by a single sentence, consisting of two or three words.
Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired. - Titus Maccius Plautus
Very few spiritual or religious masters know that the student is sometimes a teacher because they haven't acquired such level. - Daniel Marques
Champions are made and not born. Champion’s feat are acquired and not inherited, earned and not transferred, attained and not deposited - Ikechukwu Joseph
Besides, immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control things. - E.L. James
Some work hard to acquire money only to find in the end that money acquired them. - Lecrae Moore
Never lose sight of this important truth, that no one can be truly great until he has gained a knowledge of himself, a knowledge which can only be acquired by occasional retirement. - Johann Georg von Zimmermann
Habits - the only reason they persist is that they are offering some satisfaction. You allow them to persist by not seeking any other, better form of satisfying the same needs. Every habit, good or bad, is acquired and learned in the same way - by finding that it is a means of satisfaction.
Courage was something John Reckless only ever wished he had. Courage was not a given; it was acquired, earned. You had to take the difficult paths, and John had always picked the easy ones. - Cornelia Funke
Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. - Plato
Virtues are acquired through endeavor, Which rests wholly upon yourself. So, to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage one's own efforts.
Clearly he had his own strange way of judging things. I suspect he acquired it from the gospels. - Victor Hugo
He who acquired all his wealth by *being at the right place at the right time* is hypocritical by being angry for losing all his wealth because of his *being at the wrong place at the wrong time.* - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Knowledge is acquired by diligent study. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Love is a natural feeling, hatred is an acquired one. - Amitav Chowdhury
... it is because we have acquired technical knowledge without understanding the total process of life that technology has become a means of destroying ourselves - Krishnamurti
The word 'religion' has acquired a very bad name among those who really love truth, justice, charity. It also exhales the musty odor of sanctimony and falsehood. - Luther Burbank
I do not think one can assess a writer’s motives without knowing something of his early development. His subject matter will be determined by the age he lives in ... but before he ever begins to write he will have acquired an emotional attitude from which he will never completely escape. - George Orwell
I am an acquired taste. - W.S. Gilbert
As one attains the age of 18 having fully acquired the basic education, one becomes responsible for whatever decision he makes, whatever opinion he chooses to accept and whatever style of life he chooses to live.Above age 18, the waywardness of a child depends on the child. - OMOSOHWOFA CASEY
Maybe being oneself is an acquired taste. For a writer it's a big deal to bow--or kneel or get knocked down--to the fact that you are going to write your own books and not somebody else's. Not even those books of the somebody else you thought it was your express business to spruce yourself up to be. - Patricia Hampl
The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet. - Lord Chesterfield
Romance is dead. It was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney, homogenized, and sold off piece by piece. - Matt Groening
Until you can leave the matter of forgiveness to God, you will not have acquired true humility. - Colleen McCullough
The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half. - Fyodor Dostoevsky
We should every night call ourselves to an account: What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed? What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired? - Seneca
Knowledge is acquired by diligent study. But wisdom is given by the revere of God. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in the closet. - Lord Chesterfield
The Right Knowledge reduces pain-and-suffering, and increases happiness. If we fall short of having acquired the Right Knowledge, the faults is ours’, isn’t it? - Dada Bhagwan
There is not a single job ever got by running after it and never any client acquired by chasing a prospect, in fact everything in life happened by serendipity only so if it’s still not all LUCK then what? - Anuj Somany
With the beginning of life, comes the thirst for truth, whereas the ability to lie is gradually acquired in the process of trying to stay alive. - Gao Xingjian
EPITAPH, n. An inscription on a tomb, showing that virtues acquired by death have a retroactive effect. Following is a touching example: Here lie the bones of Parson Platt, Wise, pious, humble and all that, Who showed us life as all should live it; Let that be said -- and God forgive it! - Ambrose Bierce
Mediocre men often have the most acquired knowledge. - Claude Bernard
Knowledge is the facts and information accumulated through researching, observing or experience; Wisdom is the ability to choose certain aspects of knowledge acquired to be true, right and applicable to your life and society. Do not confuse the two. - Unarine Ramaru
At the end of your lives you will not be judged by academic successes, the degrees or diplomas earned, the positions held, the material wealth acquired, or power and prestige, but rather on the basis of what you have become as persons and what you are in conduct and character. - Howard W. Hunter
The most important things to be acquired for freedom and democracy, are identity and dignity. - King Michael of Romania
Learning is acquired by reading books, but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various facets of them. - Lord Chesterfield
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime. - Mark Twain
for he had acquired, as time went on, the firm conviction that any thought, even the most audacious, that any fiction, even the most insane, can one day materialize and see its fulfillment in space and time. - Stefan Grabiński
Knowledge can be acquired from others. Understanding is your own. - Sunil Malhotra
I know I'm an acquired taste - I'm anchovies. And not everybody wants those hairy little things. - Tori Amos
Blood is inherited and virtue is acquired. - Venezuelan Proverb
Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion has no hold on the mind. Therefore do not use compulsion, but let early education be a sort of amusement; you will then be better able to discover the child's natural bent. - Plato
I could be anything but for the faults that I've acquired on my way. - Matchbox 20
I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way. - Franklin P. Adams
The water cleansed his soul of the clutter and junk he had acquired through advice from those who were loud, but wrong. Many who had claimed to be wise had filled him, like so many others, with fear, hate, and judgement - all emotions that could not be carried be carried into Eternity. - Scott Thompson
I acquired courage from the masterpieces of sages. I came of age by their instructions to keep going, even in hard times. Then I learnt not to despair, even when it seemed that my world is falling apart. I learnt to possess fortitude. - Ogwo David Emenike
Who is the ‘mother’ of ‘Knowledge (Gnan)’? It is ‘Understanding’ (samaj). Where can ‘understanding’ be acquired from? It is acquired from Gnani Purush (The Enlightened one). - Dada Bhagwan
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. - Albert Einstein
Freedom can be an acquired taste for those who have never savored it. - Khang Kijarro Nguyen
He that has acquired learning and nor practised what he has learnt, is like a man who ploughs but sows no seed. - Saadi
To live, pray. To learn, read. To love, give. To listen, pay attention. But to be wise, apply all that you have acquired - Israelmore Ayivor
Ethics is the key which opens big doors to business success. However once it gets lost, the same access is locked for ever. The newly acquired access gets eclipsed with lost reliability. - Priyavrat Thareja
We should every night call ourselves to an account; What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed? What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired? Our vices will abort of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift. - Seneca
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
Obstacles (antray) are indeed due to desires. As desires keep on decreasing, so do the obstructions (antray) keep on getting destroyed. Then, everything is acquired (at that stage). - Dada Bhagwan
Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen. - Willa Cather
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