The new are either entirely new, as was Milan to Francesco Sforza, or they are, as it were, members annexed to the hereditary state of the prince who has acquired
them, as was the kingdom of Naples to that of the King of Spain.
May I ask, Cephalus, whether your fortune was for the most part inherited or acquired
The money which Nicholas acquired
in right of his wife he invested in the firm of Cheeryble Brothers, in which Frank had become a partner.
A part of this knowledge may be acquired
by means of information which lie within the compass of men in private as well as public stations.
For which reason others endeavour to procure other riches and other property, and rightly, for there are other riches and property in nature; and these are the proper objects of economy: while trade only procures money, not by all means, but by the exchange of it, and for that purpose it is this which it is chiefly employed about, for money is the first principle and the end of trade; nor are there any bounds to be set to what is thereby acquired
SOCRATES: And this knowledge which he now has must he not either have acquired
or always possessed?
But as soon as I had acquired
some general notions respecting physics, and beginning to make trial of them in various particular difficulties, had observed how far they can carry us, and how much they differ from the principles that have been employed up to the present time, I believed that I could not keep them concealed without sinning grievously against the law by which we are bound to promote, as far as in us lies, the general good of mankind.
But it would be the most serious error to suppose that the greater number of instincts have been acquired
by habit in one generation, and then transmitted by inheritance to succeeding generations.
The next point is to distinguish between movements that are instinctive and movements that are acquired
Pierre during the last two years, as a result of his continual absorption in abstract interests and his sincere contempt for all else, had acquired
in his wife's circle, which did not interest him, that air of unconcern, indifference, and benevolence toward all, which cannot be acquired
artificially and therefore inspires involuntary respect.
Can it be wise to put this desirable and essential quality under the ban of the Constitution, and to declare that the moment it is acquired
, its possessor shall be compelled to abandon the station in which it was acquired
, and to which it is adapted?
It seemed to me that I should feel ashamed to have spent two months in Paris, and not to have acquired
more insight into the language.