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One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We acquire the strength we have overcome.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.
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
Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand.
Robert G. Allen
Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.
We work to become, not to acquire.
There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You should hurry up and acquire the cigar habit. It's one of the major happinesses. And so much more lasting than love, so much less costly in emotional wear and tear.
The wish to acquire more is admittedly a very natural and common thing; and when men succeed in this they are always praised rather than condemned. But when they lack the ability to do so and yet want to acquire more at all costs, they deserve condemnation for their mistakes.
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
To acquire immunity to eloquence is of the utmost importance to the citizens of a democracy.
In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob.
Chance gives rise to thoughts, and chance removes them; no art can keep or acquire them.
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.
A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs.
To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience.
Saint Teresa of Avila
The problem here is that there will always be some uncertainty about how quickly Saddam can acquire nuclear weapons. But we don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud.
There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment.
It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge.
Arnold H. Glasow
So far is it from being true that men are naturally equal, that no two people can be half an hour together, but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other.
The personal right to acquire property, which is a natural right, gives to property, when acquired, a right to protection, as a social right.
Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.
The main business of religions is to purify, control, and restrain that excessive and exclusive taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality.
Alexis de Tocqueville
If success is a habit, it is a hard one to acquire.
For every ten jokes you acquire a hundred enemies.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million.
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