acquired quotes

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

The Cox Committee found that the Chinese military acquired many of the technologies over the past seven years, although many of them had been targeted for acquisition for more than a quarter century.Charles Foster Bass

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

At this period the enthusiasm of the amateur was fast giving way to a more steady commercial instinct, and I let no opportunity slip of improving my position, but I felt that I was still labouring under the disadvantage of not having acquired some technical profession.Henry Bessemer

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

Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.Andrew Carnegie

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

Learning is acquired by reading books, but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various facets of them.Lord Chesterfield

Knowledge of the world in only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.Lord Chesterfield

All wars come to an end, at least temporarily. But the authority acquired by the state hangs on; political power never abdicates.Frank Chodorov

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.Kate Chopin

Frivolity is inborn, conceit acquired by education.Marcus Tullius Cicero