This was Shakespeare’s form; who walked in every path of human life, felt every passion; and to all mankind doth now, will ever, that experience yield which his own genius only could acquire.
It is self-evident that no number of men, by conspiring, and calling themselves a government, can acquire any rights whatever over other men, or other men’s property, which they had not before, as individuals.
A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs.
The gods do not need sacrifices, so what might one do to please them? Acquire wisdom, it seems to me, and do all the good in one’s power to those humans who deserve it.
All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.
The Louvre stopped buying paintings in 1848, and neither the Metropolitan nor the Hermitage acquire contemporary material.
In a consumer society, people wallow in things, fascinating, enjoyable things. If you define your value by the things you acquire and surround yourself with, being excluded is humiliating.
We acquire the strength we have overcome.
Fame is easy to acquire; impact is much more difficult.
I believe the best mode of aiding convicts is so to apportion their tasks in prison as to give to the industrious the opportunity of earning a sum for themselves by ‘over-work.’ A man usually values that most for which he has labored; he uses that most frugally which he has toiled hour by hour and day by day to acquire.