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Acquired Quotes

acquired quotes

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 enjoyed making this album a lot because of the knowledge we acquired over the last 3 years.Isaac Hanson

Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.Plato

I haven't acquired a taste for green tea, and I don't intend to. I like my coffee black with a little sugar, and it keeps my metabolism up! I don't mind the occasional Gatorade while I'm gymming.Arjun Rampal

Wisdom is not acquired save as the result of investigation.Sara Teasdale

When we acquired California and New- Mexico this party, scorning all compromises and all concessions, demanded that slavery should be forever excluded from them, and all other acquisitions of the Republic, either by purchase or conquest, forever.Robert Toombs

With all the knowledge and skill acquired in thousands of flights in the last ten years, I would hardly think today of making my first flight on a strange machine in a twenty-seven mile wind, even if I knew that the machine had already been flown and was safe.Orville Wright

Compassion is a practically acquired knowledge, like dancing. You must do it and practice diligently day by day.Karen Armstrong

The knowledge of anything, since all things have causes, is not acquired or complete unless it is known by its causes.Avicenna

Now it is established in the sciences that no knowledge is acquired save through the study of its causes and beginnings, if it has had causes and beginnings; nor completed except by knowledge of its accidents and accompanying essentials.Avicenna

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

A private railroad car is not an acquired taste. One takes to it immediately.Eleanor Robson Belmont

Mediocre men often have the most acquired knowledge.Claude Bernard

The English sent all their bores abroad, and acquired the Empire as a punishment.Edward Bond

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.Nick Bostrom

I was a news reporter for 16 years, seven of them a foreign correspondent in the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. Perhaps the most useful equipment I acquired in that time is a lack of preciousness about the act of writing. A reporter must write. There must be a story. The mot juste unarriving? Tell that to your desk.Geraldine Brooks

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.Gelett Burgess

Out of war nations acquire additional territory, if they are victorious. They just take it. This newly acquired territory promptly is exploited by the few - the selfsame few who wrung dollars out of blood in the war. The general public shoulders the bill.Smedley Butler

I acquired a hunger for fairy tales in the dark days of blackout and blitz in the Second World War.A. S. Byatt

When I spoke, I was listened to; and I was at a loss to know how I had so easily acquired the art of commanding attention, and giving the tone to the conversation.Adelbert von Chamisso