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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 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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


My father was a poor man, very poor in a British colonial possession where class and race were very important.
~By Sidney Poitier ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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

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