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Possession Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Possession

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In a world of inhumanity, war and terrorism, American citizenship is a very precious possession.
~By Phyllis Schlafly ~


Americans are uneasy with their possessions, guilty about power, all of which is difficult for Europeans to perceive because they are themselves so truly materialistic, so versed in the uses of power.
~By Joan Didion ~


Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition.
~By Eli Khamarov ~


One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is in the possession of others, can use neither his knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises.
~By Chanakya ~


Every time I took a long leave from home, I felt as if I were going to conquer the world. Or rather, take possession of what is my birthright, my inheritance.
~By Ella Maillart ~


It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.
~By Carl Friedrich Gauss ~


Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving.
~By W. Clement Stone ~


At my age, I realize that my most precious possession is time, and I've got too much unfinished work to do to spend even a minute talking about myself.
~By Benny Carter ~


It is true that the aristocracies seem to have abused their monopoly of legal knowledge; and at all events their exclusive possession of the law was a formidable impediment to the success of those popular movements which began to be universal in the western world.
~By Henry James Sumner Maine ~


As photographs give people an imaginary possession of a past that is unreal, they also help people to take possession of space in which they are insecure.
~By Susan Sontag ~


The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.
~By Sallust ~


Humanity may endure the loss of everything; all its possessions may be turned away without infringing its true dignity - all but the possibility of improvement.
~By Johann Gottlieb Fichte ~


Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.
~By Samuel Smiles ~


I sold my most valuable possession, but I knew that because I worked at Hewlett Packard, I could buy the next model calculator the very next month for a lower price than I sold the older one for!
~By Steve Wozniak ~


Riches do not delight us so much with their possession, as torment us with their loss.
~By Dick Gregory ~


See the things you want as already yours. Think of them as yours, as belonging to you, as already in your possession.
~By Robert Collier ~


The wavering mind is but a base possession.
~By Euripides ~


Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope. Few are reduced so low as that.
~By William Hazlitt ~


I have two luxuries to brood over in my walks, your loveliness and the hour of my death. O that I could have possession of them both in the same minute.
~By John Keats ~


The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.
~By Anais Nin ~


Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.
~By Napoleon Bonaparte ~


The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction.
~By Mortimer Adler ~


Men and women should own the world as a mutual possession.
~By Pearl S. Buck ~


Evil, and evil spirits, devils and devil possession, are the outgrowth of man's inadequate consciousness of God. We must avoid thinking of evil as a thing in itself - a force that works against man or, against God, if you will.
~By Eric Butterworth ~


Indeed, whenever a new idea is developed, as for example ballooning, warfare immediately takes possession.
~By Fredrik Bajer ~


Your most precious possession is not your financial assets. Your most precious possession is the people you have working there, and what they carry around in their heads, and their ability to work together.
~By Robert Reich ~


Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any possession earth can give.
~By David O. McKay ~


Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
~By Epicurus ~


Great wealth took possession of the government. It was reflected in Mr. Harding's selection of a cabinet.
~By George William Norris ~


Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine, a possession for all time.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.
~By Carlos Santana ~


The independence of the United States is not only more precious to ourselves but to the world than any single possession.
~By Henry Cabot Lodge ~


A man's real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.
~By Alexander Smith ~


Meek wifehood is no part of my profession; I am your friend, but never your possession.
~By Vera Brittain ~


Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it.
~By John Lennon ~


For a creative writer possession of the "truth" is less important than emotional sincerity.
~By George Orwell ~


Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.
~By Anthony J. D'Angelo ~


The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. In the morning we must sweep out the shadows.
~By Gaston Bachelard ~


A child's appetite for new toys appeal to the desire for ownership and appropriation: the appeal of toys comes to lie not in their use but in their status as possessions.
~By Christopher Lasch ~


Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
~By Rabindranath Tagore ~


There have been few things in my life which have had a more genial effect on my mind than the possession of a piece of land.
~By Harriet Martineau ~


Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law. It's nine-tenths of the problem.
~By John Lennon ~


If the egotist is weak, his egotism is worthless. If the egotist is strong, acute, full of distinctive character, his egotism is precious, and remains a possession of the race.
~By Alexander Smith ~


Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.
~By Daphne du Maurier ~


The possession of land seems to be a greater gratification to the pride and independence of men.
~By George Richards Minot ~


Some day the workers will take possession of your city hall, and when we do, no child will be sacrificed on the altar of profit!
~By Mother Jones ~


Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a practice. Rape, originally defined as abduction, became marriage by capture. Marriage meant the taking was to extend in time, to be not only use of but possession of, or ownership.
~By Andrea Dworkin ~


Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.
~By Pericles ~


Strangely enough, they have a mind to till the soil, and the love of possessions is a disease in them.
~By Sitting Bull ~


In comparison with other men of their time, the Americans were distinguished by the possession of new political and social ideas, which were destined to be the foundation of the American commonwealth.
~By Albert Bushnell Hart ~


The possessors of wealth can scarcely be indifferent to processes which, nearly or remotely have been the fertile source of their possessions.
~By Charles Babbage ~


It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
~By Jane Austen ~


He greatly valued his possessions, chiefly because they were his, and derived genuine pleasure from contemplating a painting, a statuette, a rare lace curtain - no matter what - after he had bought it and placed it among his household gods.
~By Kate Chopin ~


Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions.
~By Peace Pilgrim ~


Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.
~By Lao Tzu ~


Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession.
~By Andre Breton ~


A man may be in as just possession of truth as of a city, and yet be forced to surrender.
~By Thomas Browne ~


Men are not great or small because of their material possessions. They are great or small because of what they are.
~By James Cash Penney ~


There is no knowledge, no light, no wisdom that you are in possession of, but what you have received it from some source.
~By Brigham Young ~


I grew with it, and I used to go to see the monks, who had no possessions, even more extreme than my mother.
~By Satish Kumar ~


Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


To attain inner peace you must actually give your life, not just your possessions. When you at last give your life - bringing into alignment your beliefs and the way you live then, and only then, can you begin to find inner peace.
~By Peace Pilgrim ~


No people come into possession of a culture without having paid a heavy price for it.
~By James A. Baldwin ~


It's time we permanently repeal the tax on possessions that people leave to their children.
~By Bill Nelson ~


The possession of anything begins in the mind.
~By Bruce Lee ~


God saw fit, for wise reasons to allow the people of Israel thus to make and possess slaves; but is this any license to us to enslave any of our fellow-men, to kill any of our fellow-men whom we please and are able to destroy, and take possession of their estates?
~By Samuel Hopkins ~


Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives.
~By Friedrich Schiller ~


It is not her body that he wants but it is only through her body that he can take possession of another human being, so he must labor upon her body, he must enter her body, to make his claim.
~By Joyce Carol Oates ~


Sin is basically a denial of God's right of possession.
~By Edwin Louis Cole ~


If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.
~By Jesus Christ ~


Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
~By Barbara de Angelis ~


Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.
~By John D. Rockefeller ~


I have come slowly into possession of such powers as I have. I receive the opinions of my day. I do not conceive them. But I receive them into a vivid mind.
~By Woodrow Wilson ~


Knowledge is that possession that no misfortune can destroy, no authority can revoke, and no enemy can control. This makes knowledge the greatest of all freedoms.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.
~By Andrew Carnegie ~


Whoever understands how to do a kindness when he fares well would be a friend better than any possession.
~By Sophocles ~


Clothes should look as if a woman was born into them. It is a form of possession, this belonging to one another.
~By Geoffrey Beene ~


I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and possessions.
~By Plutarch ~


Praise the Lord, O England's Jerusalem: and Netherland's Zion, praise ye the Lord! He hath secured your gates, and blessed your possessions with peace, even here, where the threatened torch of war was lighted.
~By Peter Stuyvesant ~


Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists when you can ignore them like wise men?
~By Natalie Clifford Barney ~


The first, that their pretensions to this possession of an art properly so called in their art of speaking are entirely unfounded; and the second, that they are involved in a profound mistake in their confusion of the good with the pleasant.
~By Friedrich Schleiermacher ~


Disarm, disarm. The sword of murder is not the balance of justice. Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession.
~By Julia Ward Howe ~


When the unwelcome little unborn shall have seen the light my brain will be lightened, and I shall have a clearer mind. Thank God that even this weary nine months shall come to an end and leave me in possession of my own body and my own soul.
~By Julia Ward Howe ~


Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens. If you have them, you have to take care of them! There is great freedom in simplicity of living. It is those who have enough but not too much who are the happiest.
~By Peace Pilgrim ~


The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile; virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.
~By Sallust ~


Of all our possessions, wisdom alone is imortal.
~By Isocrates ~


The repossession by women of our bodies will bring far more essential change to human society than the seizing of the means of production by workers.
~By Adrienne Rich ~


Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
~By Epictetus ~


People who get through life dependent on other people's possessions are always the first to lecture you on how little possessions count.
~By Ben Elton ~


All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.
~By John Locke ~


You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
~By Khalil Gibran ~


An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.
~By Pliny the Elder ~


We are not the sum of our possessions.
~By George H. W. Bush ~


It is a principle of our nature that feelings once excited turn readily from the object by which they are excited to some other object which may for the time being take possession of the mind.
~By Matthew Simpson ~


But when I direct I become possessed, a possession I've never quite understood.
~By Ted Kotcheff ~


Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession as they torment us with their loss.
~By Epicurus ~


And, of course, it must be asked: is it proper to transact with the Turks for the most reassured of Greek possessions when Greece is under Turkish invasion and subjugation?
~By Melina Mercouri ~


As for September 11, let us not too easily grant the Americans possession of that date on the calendar. Like May 1 or July 14 or December 25, September 11 may seem full of significance to some people, while to other people it is just another day.
~By J. M. Coetzee ~


To criticize is to appreciate, to appropriate, to take intellectual possession, to establish in fine a relation with the criticized thing and to make it one's own.
~By Henry James ~

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