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.
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.
Are there not aversions, predilections, rivalships, and desires of unjust acquisitions
, that affect nations as well as kings?
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.
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
For this purpose I have shown that no acquisitions
of guilt can compensate the loss of that solid inward comfort of mind, which is the sure companion of innocence and virtue; nor can in the least balance the evil of that horror and anxiety which, in their room, guilt introduces into our bosoms.