Possession Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Possession

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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


I have come slowly into possession of such powers as I have. I receive the opinions of my day. I do not conceive them. But I receive them into a vivid mind.
~By Woodrow Wilson ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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

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