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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 possessions of the rich are stolen property.
~By Pierre-Joseph Proudhon ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


When we believe ourselves in possession of the only truth, we are likely to be indifferent to common everyday truths.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 possessors of wealth can scarcely be indifferent to processes which, nearly or remotely have been the fertile source of their possessions.
~By Charles Babbage ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.
~By Coco Chanel ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.
~By Jesus Christ ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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

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