“In order to acquire intellect one must need it. One loses it when it is no longer necessary.”
“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it”
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
“The more I read, the more I meditate; and the more I acquire, the more I am enabled to affirm that I know nothing”
“Morals are an acquirement - like music, like a foreign language, like piety, poker, paralysis - no man is born with them.”
“One must never have spared oneself, one must have acquired hardness as a habit to be cheerful and in good spirits in the midst of nothing but hard truths.”
“Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way. You become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.”
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