Quotes regarding Acquisition.


  • Never pay more for an acquisition than you have to. ~ Ira Steven Behr, Rule #3, The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition (1995)
  • Hand, n. A singular instrument worn at the end of a human arm and commonly thrust into somebody's pocket. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
  • To whose gain? [Cui bono] ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC), Roman philosopher, politician and orator. Pro Milone, ch. 12, sct. 32 (44-43 BC)
  • No man acquires property without acquiring with it a little arithmetic, also. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), American essayist, poet and philosopher. 'Montaigne; or, the Skeptic', Representative Men (1850)
  • With the catching end the pleasures of the chase. ~ Abraham Lincoln, speech, Jan. 27, 1838
  • People find gold in fields, veins, river beds and pockets. Whichever, it takes work to get it out. ~ Art linkletter,(b. 1912) Canadian-American radio and television personality. A Child's Garden of Misinformation (1965)
  • The more there is in the world to have, the more people want it. ~ Dame Vera Lynn, English singer, variety performer. Ch. 15, Never Quite Retired, Some Sunny Day (2009), p. 299
  • The wish to acquire more is admittedly a very natural and common thing; and when men succeed in this they are always praised rather than condemned. But when they lack the ability to do so and yet want to acquire more at all costs, they deserve condemnation for their mistakes. ~ Niccolò Machiavelli (1469–1527), Italian political thinker and statesman. Ch. III, ‘Composite Principalities’, The Prince (1514)
  • No man divulges his revenue, or at least which way it comes in; but everyone publishes his acquisitions. ~ Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. ‘Of the Education of Children’, Essays (1580)
  • We go to gain a little patch of ground
    That hath in it no profit but the name. ~ William Shakespeare (1564–1616), English dramatist, poet. Captain, in Hamlet, Act 4, sc. 4, l. 18 (1604)
  • The real price of everything, what everything really costs to the man who wants to acquire it, is the toil and trouble of acquiring it. ~ Adam Smith (1723–1790), Scottish economist. The Wealth of Nations, Vol. 1, Bk. 1, Ch. 5 (1776)
  • An end to our gettings is the only end to our losses. ~ Publilius Syrus, Moral Sayings (1st century B.C.)


  • The fish sees the bait, not the hook; a person sees the gain, not the danger. ~ Chinese proverb

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