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There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer.
You don't need to know this - but here goes: due to some acquired infantilism, I feel compelled to fall asleep listening to the radio. On a good night, I'll push the frail barque of my psyche off into the waters of Lethe accompanied by the midnight newsreader - on a bad one, it's the shipping forecast.
Capital is money, capital is commodities. By virtue of it being value, it has acquired the occult ability to add value to itself. It brings forth living offspring, or, at the least, lays golden eggs.
The term 'alpha female' originated in my field of animal behavior, but has acquired new meaning. It refers to women who are in charge, for example, by flirting and dating on their own terms. It is also used maliciously for a loud-mouthed, controlling woman who has no patience with deviating opinions.
Frans de Waal
Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
Compassion is a practically acquired knowledge, like dancing. You must do it and practice diligently day by day.
If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead.
False riches, consisting of money, houses and lands, acquired by selfish means at cost to others and thereafter used selfishly, are almost always used for the oppression of other persons.
Joseph Franklin Rutherford
Our experience is composed rather of illusions lost than of wisdom acquired.
I have to bring to your notice a terrifying reality: with the development of nuclear weapons Man has acquired, for the first time in history, the technical means to destroy the whole of civilization in a single act.
Virtues are acquired through endeavor, Which rests wholly upon yourself. So, to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage one's own efforts.
An article can be timely, topical, engaged in the issues and personalities of the moment; it is likely to be stale within the month. In five years, it may have acquired the quaint aura of a rotary phone. An article is usually Siamese-twinned to its date of birth.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Traits acquired during one's lifetime - muscles built up in the gym, for example - cannot be passed on to the next generation. Now with technology, as it happens, we might indeed be able to transfer some of our acquired traits on to our selected offspring by genetic engineering.
Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.
Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself.
Identical twins are ideal lab specimens for studying the difference between learned and inherited traits since they come from the womb preloaded with matching genetic operating systems. Any meaningful differences in their behaviors or personalities are thus likely to have been acquired, not innate.
I have always loved blizzards, if only because of the driving experience - which is definitely an acquired taste.
Hunter S. Thompson
No habit or quality is more easily acquired than hypocrisy, nor any thing sooner learned than to deny the sentiments of our hearts and the principle we act from: but the seeds of every passion are innate to us, and nobody comes into the world without them.
Bernard de Mandeville
My mother, may her soul rest in peace, shaped my personality; thanks to her, I have acquired many values, good traits and skills.
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Negation is the mind's first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs; once acquired it can imprison us.
Emile M. Cioran
To be an artist includes much; one must possess many gifts - absolute gifts - which have not been acquired by one's own effort. And, moreover, to succeed, the artist much possess the courageous soul.
Knowledge of the world in only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it.
Pliny the Elder
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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One finds limits by pushing them.
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