Acquisition

Dwight D. Eisenhower Page

“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”

- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Source/Notes: Farewell radio and television address to the American people, 17 January 1961
J. K. Rowling Page

“Personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a checklist of acquisition or achievement. Your qualifications are not your life.”

- J. K. Rowling

Source/Notes: Harvard Commencement Address, 2008
Max Weber Page

“For when asceticism was carried out of monastic cells into everyday life, and began to dominate worldly morality, it did its part in building the tremendous cosmos of the modern economic order. This order is now bound to the technical and economic conditions of machine production which to-day determine the lives of all the individuals who are born into this mechanism, not only those directly concerned with economic acquisition, with irresistible force. Perhaps it will so determine them until the last ton of fossilized coal is burnt.”

- Max Weber

Source/Notes: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism Chapter 5 (1920) (translated by Talcott Parsons)
Aleister Crowley Page

“Men and women are not free to love decently until they have analyzed themselves completely and swept away every mystery from sex; and this means the acquisition of a profound philosophical theory based on wide reading of anthropology and enlightened practice.”

- Aleister Crowley

Laurence Sterne Page

“The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.”

- Laurence Sterne

Source/Notes: Book II (1760), Ch. 3. - The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1760-1767)

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Thorstein Veblen Page

“English orthography satisfies all the requirements of the canons of reputability under the law of conspicuous waste. It is archaic, cumbrous, and ineffective; its acquisition consumes much time and effort; failure to acquire it is easy of detection.”

- Thorstein Veblen

Dwight D. Eisenhower Page

“This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience... We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications... In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”

- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Sandy Adams Page

“I believe we should use all means necessary to prevent the acquisition or fabrication of nuclear weapons by countries or groups hostile to the U. S. We should act in concert with our allies who are similarly working to protect their countries.”

- Sandy Adams

Marc Andreessen Page

“Any successful company in the valley gets acquisition offers and has to decide whether or not to take them.”

- Marc Andreessen

Jane Austen Page

“To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain for the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive.”

- Jane Austen

Source/Notes: Northanger Abbey (1817) - Works

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Arthur Blank Page

“My commitment to Atlanta and passion for sports and competition make this acquisition a perfect fit for me.”

- Arthur Blank

John Cage Page

“It is better to make a piece of music than to perform one, better to perform one than to listen to one, better to listen to one than to misuse it as a means of distraction, entertainment, or acquisition of "culture."”

- John Cage

Source/Notes: Silence: Lectures and Writings (2010 edition), Wesleyan University Press - ISBN: 9780819570642
Stephen Cambone Page

“And to do that not only for the war fighter, but also to help prepare the people in the acquisition, personnel and policy worlds who need to make adjustments in the department's business, which itself may take 10 or 15 years to accomplish.”

- Stephen Cambone

Charles Caleb Colton Page

“Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books.”

- Charles Caleb Colton

Rene Descartes Page

“The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge.”

- Rene Descartes

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Mohamed ElBaradei Page

“We continue to have nuclear weapons relied on as a weapon of choice. If that policy were to continue, we continue to have countries who are in a security bind, if you like, or perceive themselves to be in security bind to look for acquisition of nuclear weapons.”

- Mohamed ElBaradei

Whitey Herzog Page

“The rules are changed now, there's not any way to build a team today. It's just how much money you want to spend. You could be the world champions and somebody else makes a key acquisition or two and you're through.”

- Whitey Herzog