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To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant
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
Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.
I try to keep in my mind the simple question: Am I trying to do good or make myself look good? Too many of our responsibilities get added to our plate when we are trying to please people, impress people, prove ourselves, acquire power, increase our prestige. All those motivations are about looking good more than doing good.
Only those who have patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.
James J. Corbett
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.
One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
I have a motto: Work to become, not to acquire.
We work to become, not to acquire.
There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment.
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.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
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.
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
Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from life what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth: namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government agencies to do good.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs.
The most obvious purpose of college education is to help students acquire information and knowledge by acquainting them with facts, theories, generalizations, principles, and the like. This purpose scarcely requires justification.
Self esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.
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.
Being in a multicultural environment in childhood is going to give you intuition, reflexes and instincts. You may acquire basic responsiveness later on, but it's never going to be as spontaneous as when you have been bathing in this environment during childhood.
Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.
In order to arrive at knowledge of the motions of birds in the air, it is first necessary to acquire knowledge of the winds, which we will prove by the motions of water in itself, and this knowledge will be a step enabling us to arrive at the knowledge of beings that fly between the air and the wind.
Leonardo da Vinci
The facts are always friendly, every bit of evidence one can acquire, in any area, leads one that much closer to what is true.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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