Possession Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Possession

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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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


To have the truth in your possession you can be found guilty, sentenced to death.
~By Peter Tosh ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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

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