Quotes: acquiring

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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    By avarice and selfishness, and a groveling habit, from which none of us is free, of regarding the soil as property, or the means of acquiring property chiefly, the landscape is deformed, husbandry is degraded with us, and the farmer leads the meanest of lives. He knows Nature but as a robber.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
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    Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
  • Anna Held
    Anna Held
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    I was very adept at acquiring languages.
  • Biz Stone
    Biz Stone
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    If you're thinking of acquiring a company and want to keep it a secret, tell everyone in the company; let them all in on the truth. Say, 'Listen, if this gets out, we'll probably lose the deal, so we're all in this together.'
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    It is not true that people are naturally equal for no two people can be together for even a half an hour without one acquiring an evident superiority over the other.
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
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    Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    No man acquires property without acquiring with it a little arithmetic also.
  • Walter Benjamin
    Walter Benjamin
    German philosopher 1882-1940
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    Of all the ways of acquiring books, writing them oneself is regarded as the most praiseworthy method. Writers are really people who write books not because they are poor, but because they are dissatisfied with the books which they could buy but do not like.
  • Greg LeMond
    Greg LeMond
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    Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time.
  • Carly Fiorina
    Carly Fiorina
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    Russia - having sat across the table from Vladimir Putin, it's pretty clear when you meet him that he has an almost limitless ambition for power. And he's been very good at acquiring it - political power, economic power, military power, territorial power.
  • Alexis Carrel
    Alexis Carrel
    French surgeon and biologist 1873-1944
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    Science has to be understood in its broadest sense, as a method for comprehending all observable reality, and not merely as an instrument for acquiring specialized knowledge.
  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith
    Scottish Economist 1723-1790
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    The real price of everything, what everything really costs to the man who wants to acquire it, is the toil and trouble of acquiring it.
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    French philosopher 1911-
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    To exist is a habit I do not despair of acquiring.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
    Benjamin Franklin
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    We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.
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