permitting his vanity to aspire to the triple crown, entertained hopes of succeeding in the acquisition
of that splendid prize by the influence of the Emperor Charles V.
for they may be fixed as in other arts; for the instruments of no art whatsoever are infinite, either in their number or their magnitude; but riches are a number of instruments in domestic and civil economy; it is therefore evident that the acquisition
of certain things according to nature is a part both of domestic and civil economy, and for what reason.
And what similar use or power of acquisition
has justice in time of peace?
SOCRATES: Then justice or temperance or holiness, or some other part of virtue, as would appear, must accompany the acquisition, and without them the mere acquisition of good will not be virtue.
SOCRATES: Then the acquisition of such goods is no more virtue than the non-acquisition and want of them, but whatever is accompanied by justice or honesty is virtue, and whatever is devoid of justice is vice.
The general reasons for the first have been discussed; it remains to name those for the second, and to see what resources he had, and what any one in his situation would have had for maintaining himself more securely in his acquisition than did the King of France.
But in maintaining armed men there in place of colonies one spends much more, having to consume on the garrison all the income from the state, so that the acquisition turns into a loss, and many more are exasperated, because the whole state is injured; through the shifting of the garrison up and down all become acquainted with hardship, and all become hostile, and they are enemies who, whilst beaten on their own ground, are yet able to do hurt.
It was a sort of patent of nobility to live in Broadway; and the acquisition
of such a residence was like the purchase of a marquiseta in Italy.
I considered, as a great public acquisition
, the commencement of a settlement on that point of the western coast of America, and looked forward with gratification to the time when its descendants should have spread themselves through the whole length of that coast, covering it with free and independent Americans, unconnected with us but by the ties of blood and interest, and enjoying like us the rights of self-government.
Sir John was delighted; for to a man, whose prevailing anxiety was the dread of being alone, the acquisition
of two, to the number of inhabitants in London, was something.
Remember, Sancho, if thou make virtue thy aim, and take a pride in doing virtuous actions, thou wilt have no cause to envy those who have princely and lordly ones, for blood is an inheritance, but virtue an acquisition
, and virtue has in itself alone a worth that blood does not possess.
Leaving a part to his majesty is to avow that that part has inspired you with doubts as to the lawfulness of the means of acquisition
To look almost pretty is an acquisition
of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive.
So the Tin Woodman knocked a mahogany center-table to pieces with his axe and fitted one of the legs, which was beautifully carved, on to the body of Jack Pumpkinhead, who was very proud of the acquisition
and you PRETENDED, at least, to be vastly pleased with your acquisition