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Acquiring Quotes

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Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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But individuals and firms spend an enormous amount
of resources acquiring information,
which affects their beliefs; and actions of others
too affect their beliefs.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and possessions
for ourselves and our nearest friends,
is insatiable, perpetual, universal,
and directly destructive of society.
- David Hume

The deductive method is the mode of using knowledge,
and the inductive method the mode of acquiring it.
- Henry Mayhew

 

We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
In that race which daily hastens us towards death,
the body maintains its irreparable lead.
- Albert Camus

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.
- Greg LeMond

How could there be any question of acquiring or possessing,
when the one thing needful for a man is to become -
to be at last,
and to die in the fullness of his being.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Wise living consists perhaps less in acquiring good
habits than in acquiring as few habits as possible.
- Eric Hoffer

Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books.
- Charles Caleb Colton

I was very adept at acquiring languages.
- Anna Held

The cost of acquiring new customers and maintaining
those relationships in an online environment versus
bricks and mortar is significant.
- Stephen Cohen

Slowly but surely, we are acquiring that famous culture of democracy,
which is our objective.
- Paul Biya

There is a way in which all writing is connected.
In a second language, for example, a workshop can liberate
the students' use of the vocabulary they're acquiring.
- Marilyn Hacker

I think it is totally wrong and terribly harmful if
education is defined as acquiring knowledge.
- William Glasser

We don't focus as much in schools on educational knowledge
which requires thinking and application,
as we do on acquiring facts.
- William Glasser

Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human
ever has to choose a relative.
- Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

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.
- Alexis Carrel

To exist is a habit I do not despair of acquiring.
- Emile M. Cioran

Some debts are fun when you are acquiring them,
but none are fun when you set about retiring them.
- Ogden Nash

Excess on occasion is exhilarating.
It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
- W. Somerset Maugham

As long as acquiring knowledge is the educational goal of schools,
educational opportunities will be limited,
as they are now, to affluent families.
- William Glasser

A popular government without popular information or
the means of acquiring it,
is but a prologue to a farce, or a tragedy,
or perhaps both.
- James Madison

The great weight of the ship may indeed prevent her
from acquiring her greatest velocity;
but when she has attained it,
she will advance by her own intrinsic motion,
without gaining any new degree of velocity,
or lessening what she has acquired.
- William Falconer

I, therefore, O Caesar, do not publish this work,
merely prefixing my name to a treatise which of right belongs to others,
nor think of acquiring reputation by finding fault
with the works of any one.
- Marcus V. Pollio

The U.S.
government knew that China wanted to acquire sensitive U.S.
technology, and instead of implementing a policy to
prevent them from acquiring the information,
the government all but gave them an invitation to take
our equipment and designs.
- Charles Foster Bass

Park women, properly so called, are those degraded creatures,
utterly lost to all sense of shame, who wander about
the paths most frequented after nightfall in the Parks,
and consent to any species of humiliation for the sake
of acquiring a few shillings.
- Henry Mayhew

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.
- Walter Benjamin

There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge...
observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation.
Observation collects facts; reflection combines them;
experimentation verifies the result of that combination.
- Denis Diderot

When a house is being built which is to be made as strong as possible,
the building takes place in fine weather and in calm,
so that nothing may hinder the structure from acquiring the needed solidity.
- Origen

Acquiring a repertoire in these days,
when the vocal literature is so immense,
so overwhelming, that the student with sense will devote
all his energies to work and not imagine himself a martyr to art.
- Alma Gluck

Al Qaeda operates by launching surprise attacks on
civilian targets with the goal of massive casualties.
Our only means for preventing future attacks,
which could use WMDs, is by acquiring information that
allows for pre-emptive action.
- John Yoo

Yes; we have a specific procedure which we follow in
all cases where the Agency is in contact,
for the purposes of acquiring intelligence or whatever the case may be,
with an individual.
- Richard M. Helms

It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program.
What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline,
organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail,
and learning to be self critical.
- Alan Perlis

I spent several years acquiring the obsessive,
day-to-day discipline that's needed if you want to write professionally,
then several more, highly valuable years studying fiction
writing at the University of Iowa.
- John Dalton

To acquire knowledge, one must study;
but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Abundance is not something we acquire.
It is something we tune into.
- Wayne Dyer

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.
- Anais Nin

We acquire the strength we have overcome.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ironically, women who acquire power are more likely
to be criticized for it than are the men who have always had it.
- Carolyn Heilbrun

The more I read, the more I meditate;
and the more I acquire,
the more certain I am that I know nothing.
- Voltaire

We work to become, not to acquire.
- Elbert Hubbard

Acquire the habit of speaking to God as if you were alone with Him,
familiarly and with confidence and love,
as to the dearest and most loving of friends.
- Alphonsus Liguori

Self esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.
- Nathaniel Branden

The first idea the child must acquire is that of the
difference between good and evil.
- Maria Montessori

The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent,
detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability,
from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold.
- Ike Skelton

Under-representation of women and other inequality
among researchers is a problem that will not solve
itself as women acquire competence.
- Tarja Halonen

There is no end of craving.
Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness.
Therefore, acquire contentment.
- Sivananda

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.
- Aldous Huxley

There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation,
and for some men it is quite as difficult to record
an observation in brief and plain language.
- William Osler

I happen to believe that the preemption school is correct,
that the risks of allowing Saddam Hussein to acquire
his weapons will only grow with time.
- Charles Krauthammer

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

Most people seek after what they do not possess and
are enslaved by the very things they want to acquire.
- Anwar Sadat

The trouble with the sacred Individual is that he has no significance,
except as he can acquire it from others,
from the social whole.
- Bernard Devoto

You can acquire a lot of knowledge without ever going to school.
- William Glasser

The facts are always friendly, every bit of evidence one can acquire,
in any area, leads one that much closer to what is true.
- Carl Rogers

The personal right to acquire property,
which is a natural right, gives to property,
when acquired, a right to protection,
as a social right.
- James Madison

The national oil companies still want to acquire some
expertise so they will outsource more,
but not totally.
- Andrew Gould

We are all born into the world with nothing.
Everything we acquire after that is profit.
- Sam Ewing

Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty,
but it is never recovered if it is once lost.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

Since the nature of people is bad, to become corrected
they must be taught by teachers and to be orderly they
must acquire ritual and moral principles.
- Xun Zi

Any setting can potentially acquire this vividness.
It slowly arrives during the period of research,
until it is as immediate to me as my own real surroundings.
- Rose Tremain

Guard well within yourself that treasure,
kindness.
Know how to give without hesitation,
how to lose without regret,
how to acquire without meanness.
- George Sand

Man can acquire accomplishments or he can become an animal,
whichever he wants.
God makes the animals, man makes himself.
- Alfred North Whitehead

My greatest fear is the Iranians acquire a nuclear
weapon and give it to a terrorist organization.
And there is a real threat of them doing that.
- John McCain

But when you get into a situation where you can acquire a proven leader,
a proven quality player, an unselfish player,
a guy who taken a team to the Super Bowl,
I think you do it.
- Ron Jaworski

In Hollywood we acquire the finest novels in order
to smell the leather bindings.
- Ernst Lubitsch

Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is
sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

Obviously, every child should be given the best possible
opportunity to acquire literacy skills.
- Hugh Mackay

To acquire immunity to eloquence is of the utmost importance
to the citizens of a democracy.
- Bertrand Russell

I have about concluded that wealth is a state of mind,
and that anyone can acquire a wealthy state of mind
by thinking rich thoughts.
- Andrew Young


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