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These wars appear also to have given its death blow to colonialism and to imperialism in its colonial form, under which weaker peoples were treated as possessions to be economically exploited. At least we hope that such colonialism is on the way out.
~By Emily Greene Balch ~


At last the best of artisans ordained that that creature to whom He had been able to give nothing proper to himself should have joint possession of whatever had been peculiar to each of the different kinds of being.
~By Giovanni Pico della Mirandola ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


All my possessions for a moment of time.
~By Elizabeth I ~


This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and possessions for ourselves and our nearest friends, is insatiable, perpetual, universal, and directly destructive of society.
~By David Hume ~


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


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 ~


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


This is the most intimate relationship between literature and its readers: they treat the text as a part of themselves, as a possession.
~By Ryszard Kapuscinski ~


The possessions of the rich are stolen property.
~By Pierre-Joseph Proudhon ~


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 ~


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 ~


Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
~By John Ruskin ~


If I steal money from any person, there may be no harm done from the mere transfer of possession; he may not feel the loss, or it may prevent him from using the money badly. But I cannot help doing this great wrong towards Man, that I make myself dishonest.
~By William Kingdon Clifford ~


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


The lands granted were in the occupancy of savages and situated in a wilderness, of which the government had never taken possession, and of which it could not with its own citizens ever have taken possession.
~By William H. Wharton ~


Germany can generally only pay if the Corridor and Upper Silesia will be handed back to Germany from Polish possession, and if besides somewhere on the earth colonial territory will be made available to Germany.
~By Hjalmar Schacht ~


Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
~By George Washington ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


The greatest possession is self-possession.
~By Ethel Watts Mumford ~


The possession of arbitrary power has always, the world over, tended irresistibly to destroy humane sensibility, magnanimity, and truth.
~By Frederick Law Olmsted ~


Man should not consider his material possession his own, but as common to all, so as to share them without hesitation when others are in need.
~By Thomas Aquinas ~


Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
~By Orson Scott Card ~


Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters.
~By John Wooden ~


Truth is the greatest of all national possessions. A state, a people, a system which suppresses the truth or fears to publish it, deserves to collapse.
~By Kurt Eisner ~


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


Well, they had a lot of the things they found in his possession. They had the map, you know, that marked the route of the parade. They had statements from the bus driver and the taxicab driver that hauled him somewhere.
~By Henry Wade ~


If no other knowledge deserves to be called useful but that which helps to enlarge our possessions or to raise our station in society, then Mythology has no claim to the appellation.
~By Thomas Bulfinch ~


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 ~


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 richness of the world, all artificial pleasures, have the taste of sickness and give off a smell of death in the face of certain spiritual possessions.
~By Georges Rouault ~


Liberty: One of Imagination's most precious possessions.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


Every man judges his own happiness and satisfaction with life in terms of his possession or lack of possession of those things that he considers worthwhile and valuable.
~By Meir Kahane ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


One's religion is one's own possession and he has a right to it.
~By Paul Harris ~


I like to walk about among the beautiful things that adorn the world; but private wealth I should decline, or any sort of personal possessions, because they would take away my liberty.
~By George Santayana ~


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 ~


The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
~By Miguel de Cervantes ~


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


I would also point out that many governments that chose not to support this war - certainly, the French president, Jacques Chirac, as I recall in April of last year, referred to Iraq's possession of WMD.
~By David Kay ~


Each of us have things and thoughts and descriptions of an amazing universe in our possession that kings in the 17th Century would have gone to war to possess.
~By Kary Mullis ~


I suppose my little Martin acoustic guitar is quickly becoming a prize possession. It's a lovely guitar. I bought it at the Cambridge Folk Festival in 2001 before I had cleaned up.
~By Graham Coxon ~


Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions.
~By John Randolph ~


Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
~By Arthur Schopenhauer ~


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


Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.
~By James Madison ~


Dissatisfaction with possession and achievement is one of the requisites to further achievement.
~By John Hope ~


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


We go on multiplying our conveniences only to multiply our cares. We increase our possessions only to the enlargement of our anxieties.
~By Anna C. Brackett ~


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 ~


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 ~


When you look at it that way, you can see how absurd it is that we individualize ourselves with our fences and hoarded possessions.
~By Morrie Schwartz ~


It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him.
~By Max Planck ~


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 ~


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


I was just then going through a healthy reaction from the orthodoxy of my youth; religion had become for me not so much a possession as an obsession, which I was trying to throw off, and this iconoclastic tale of an imaginary tribe was the result.
~By Laurence Housman ~


At no time are we ever in such complete possession of a journey, down to its last nook and cranny, as when we are busy with preparations for it.
~By Yukio Mishima ~


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


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


I have commenced my auspicious reign and am in quiet possession of the Presidential Mansion... this winter I intend to do something in the way of entertaining that shall be the admiration and talk of all Washington world.
~By Julia Gardiner Tyler ~


Knowledge conquered by labor becomes a possession - a property entirely our own.
~By Samuel Smiles ~


We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction.
~By Bob Graham ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
~By Sophocles ~


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


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


Genius is not a possession of the limited few, but exists in some degree in everyone. Where there is natural growth, a full and free play of faculties, genius will manifest itself.
~By Robert Henri ~


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 ~


It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


The real duty of man is not to extend his power or multiply his wealth beyond his needs, but to enrich and enjoy his imperishable possession: his soul.
~By Gilbert Highet ~


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


I personally think intellectual property is an oxymoron. Physical objects have a completely different natural economy than intellectual goods. It's a tricky thing to try to own something that remains in your possession even after you give it to many others.
~By John Perry Barlow ~


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


I draw from my family and my friends and I feel like that small-town person. The achievements, the materialistic possessions have really become to mean less. They mean nothing.
~By Sheryl Crow ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~

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January 19 ,2021
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