Possession Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Possession

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


Most men have always wanted as much as they could get; and possession has always blunted the fine edge of their altruism.
~By Katherine Fullerton Gerould ~


The shortage of buyers, which the world is suffering from, is readily understood, not as due to people not wishing to obtain possession of goods, but as people being unwilling to part with something which might earn a regular income in exchange for those goods.
~By Paul Dirac ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Animals are in possession of themselves; their soul is in possession of their body. But they have no right to their life, because they do not will it.
~By Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel ~


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


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 ~


Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


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 ~


Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.
~By Herodotus ~


The desire for possession is insatiable, to such a point that it can survive even love itself. To love, therefore, is to sterilize the person one loves.
~By Albert Camus ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.
~By Francis Bacon ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


We are told that the possession of nuclear weapons - in some cases even the testing of these weapons - is essential for national security. But this argument can be made by other countries as well.
~By Joseph Rotblat ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The only thing I would like is to have more control of the game in terms of possession.
~By Jose Mourinho ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


The design of those commissioners, frigates and warlike force is directed rather against Long Island and these your Honors' possessions, than to the imagined reform of New England.
~By Peter Stuyvesant ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


Considered now as a possession, one may define culture as the residuum of a large body of useless knowledge that has been well and truly forgotten.
~By Albert J. Nock ~


An anxious unrest, a fierce craving desire for gain has taken possession of the commercial world, and in instances no longer rare the most precious and permanent goods of human life have been madly sacrificed in the interests of momentary enrichment.
~By Felix Adler ~


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 ~


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


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


Base Ball, to be played thoroughly, requires the possession of muscular strength, great agility, quickness of eye, readiness of hand, and many other faculties of mind and body that mark the man of nerve.
~By Henry Chadwick ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Real politics are the possession and distribution of power.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Nothing is so wearing as the possession or abuse of liberty.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it, is the root of all evil in the world.
~By Max Born ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Liberals feel unworthy of their possessions. Conservatives feel they deserve everything they've stolen.
~By Mort Sahl ~


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


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 ~


Reason is an action of the mind; knowledge is a possession of the mind; but faith is an attitude of the person. It means you are prepared to stake yourself on something being so.
~By Michael Ramsey ~


In five years I have never had a match where my team has had less possession than the opponents.
~By Jose Mourinho ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.
~By Andre Gide ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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

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