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Quotes And Sayings About Possession

Possession Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Possession

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In the first place, when there is a policy of intentional aggression, inspired by a desire to get possession of the territory or the trade of another country, right or wrong, a pretext is always sought.
~By Elihu Root ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


After all my possessions had been burned, God gave me the wisdom to return to Jerusalem.
~By Shmuel Y. Agnon ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Culture and possessions, there is the bourgeoisie for you.
~By Thomas Mann ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs.
~By Epicurus ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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


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


I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.
~By John D. Rockefeller ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


How the early priests came into possession of these secrets does not appear, and if there were ever any records of this kind the Church would hardly allow them to become public.
~By Harry Houdini ~


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


Nowadays the rage for possession has got to such a pitch that there is nothing in the realm of nature, whether sacred or profane, out of which profit cannot be squeezed.
~By Desiderius Erasmus ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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

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