Possession Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Possession

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


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 ~


Possession without obligation to the object possessed approaches felicity.
~By George Meredith ~


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 ~


Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophecies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.
~By John Locke ~


I don't know much about football but everyone seems to say that it is all about possession.
~By Julie Harris ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.
~By Anthony Burgess ~


I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.
~By Edward Gibbon ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


Their poverty secured their freedom, since our desires and our possessions are the strongest fetters of despotism.
~By Edward Gibbon ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Neither can men, by the same principles, be considered as lands, goods, or houses, among possessions. It is necessary that all property should be inferiour to its possessor. But how does the slave differ from his master, but by chance?
~By Thomas Clarkson ~


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


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


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 ~


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 will is a beast of burden. If God mounts it, it wishes and goes as God wills; if Satan mounts it, it wishes and goes as Satan wills; Nor can it choose its rider... the riders contend for its possession.
~By Martin Luther ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
~By Democritus ~


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 ~


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 ~


Desire then is the invasion of the whole self by the wish, which, as it invades, sets going more and more of the psychical processes; but at the same time, so long as it remains desire, does not succeed in getting possession of the self.
~By Samuel Alexander ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


I was one of those people who put too much emphasis on work and career and material possessions, and it took its toll on all my relationships, on my physical health, my emotional and mental health.
~By Tony Shalhoub ~


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


In all worldly things that a man pursues with the greatest eagerness he finds not half the pleasure in the possession that he proposed to himself in the expectation.
~By Robert South ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


Man is, properly speaking, based upon hope, he has no other possession but hope; this world of his is emphatically the place of hope.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.
~By Hilaire Belloc ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Many possessions, if they do not make a man better, are at least expected to make his children happier; and this pathetic hope is behind many exertions.
~By George Santayana ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The United States have no possessions in the east and do not desire to have any, as other countries do.
~By Townsend Harris ~


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 ~


India profoundly changed my outlook on life because you see how people can be content and very happy with little or even no possessions. It's the reverse of the West.
~By Gary Wright ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


I was a little nervous backstage. But I had this book, Gandhi. I just read his quotes, closed my eyes and focused my thoughts. Presently, this book is my prized possession.
~By Nafisa Joseph ~


In our rich consumers' civilization we spin cocoons around ourselves and get possessed by our possessions.
~By Max Lerner ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Sorrows cannot all be explained away in a life truly lived, grief and loss accumulate like possessions.
~By Stefan Kanfer ~


They took their meals together; and it was remarked on such occasions, when the friendship of animals is put to a hard test, that they never quarrelled or disputed the possession of a favourite fruit with each other.
~By Henry Walter Bates ~


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 ~


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 ~

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