Quotation Explorer - 'Acquisition'

Personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a checklist of acquisition or achievement. Your qualifications are not your life. - J. K. Rowling
My proceeds from the PayPal acquisition were $180 million. I put $100 million in SpaceX, $70m in Tesla, and $10m in Solar City. I had to borrow money for rent. - Elon Musk
The acquisition of knowledge is always of use to the intellect, because it may thus drive out useless things and retain the good. For nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known. - Leonardo da Vinci
The acquisition of culture requires repose, sitting quietly in a room with a book, or alone with one's thoughts even any crowded concert or art museum. - Joseph Epstein
...but we're not being educated in how to be, only in how to accomplish. So it's all about acquisition, about getting stuff we don't have...As soon as you realize it's a thought pattern, you can write yourself a restraining order. - Jon Kabat-Zinn
The acquisition of a book signalled not just the potential acquisition of knowledge but also something like the property rights to a piece of ground: the knowledge became a visitable place. - James Wood
Education is not merely a means for earning a living or an instrument for the acquisition of wealth. "It is an initiation into life of spirit, a training of the human soul in the pursuit of truth and the practice of virtue.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Reading is the beginning of knowledge acquisition. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Learning is more than the acquisition of the ability to think; it is the acquisition of many specialized abilities for thinking about a variety of things. - Lev S. Vygotsky
The best remedy for a bruised heart is not, as so many people seem to think, repose upon a manly bosom. Much more efficacious are honest work, physical activity, and sudden acquisition of wealth.
The major barrier to skill acquisition is not intellectual, it is emotional. - ted talk
CEOs will gladly overpay for a company if the acquisition enables them to keep their jobs. - Jay Samit
God desires that man should be. God does not wish to be alone. The meaning of existence is the conquest of loneliness, the acquisition of kinship and nearness. - Nikolai A. Berdyaev
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