Quotes by acquired
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French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
Contact with men who wield power and authority still leaves an intangible sense of repulsion. It's very like being in close proximity to fecal matter, the fecal embodiment of something unmentionable, and you wonder what it is made of and when it acquired its historically sacred character.
Roman poet about 1st century AD
A third heir seldom enjoys what has been dishonestly acquired.
Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
As person abandons worn-out clothes and acquires new ones, so when the body is worn out a new one is acquired by the Self, who lives within.
German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
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.
American politician 1745-1813
Christianity is the only true and perfect religion, and in proportion as mankind adopt its principles and obey its precepts, they will be wise and happy. And a better knowledge of this religion is to be acquired by reading the Bible than in any other way.
German - American physicist 1879-1955
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
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.
Aurelius Clemens Prudentius
Roman Christian poet 348-413 BC
Hunger for gold is made greater as more gold is acquired.
British politician (Edward Frederick Lindley Wood) 1881-1959
I am of an Opinion, in which I am every Day more confirmed by Observation, that Gratitude is one of those things that cannot be bought. It must be born with Men, or else all the Obligations in the World will not create it. An outward Show may be made to satisfy Decency, and to prevent Reproach; but a real Sense of a kind thing is a Gift of Nature, and never was, nor can be acquired.Source: Works (1912)
Franklin P. Adams
American journalist, humorist 1881-1960
I find that a great part of the information I have, was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.
American industrialist 1835-1919
Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.
Pliny the Elder
Roman author, naturalist and natural 23-79AD
It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it.
Russian writer 1890-1960
It is no longer possible for lyric poetry to express the immensity of our experience. Life has grown too cumbersome, too complicated. We have acquired values which are best expressed in prose.Source: Interview in Writers at Work, Second Series (1963)
American baseball player 1935-2020
It is not something I earned or acquired or bought. It is a gift. It is something that was given to me - just like the color of my skin.
English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
Knowledge of the world in only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.