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Possession Quotes

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

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

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

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

 

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

The search for truth is more precious than its possession.
- Albert Einstein

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

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Health is the greatest possession.
Contentment is the greatest treasure.
Confidence is the greatest friend.
Non-being is the greatest joy.
- Lao Tzu

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart.
The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.
- Carlos Santana

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

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

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

I have two luxuries to brood over in my walks,
your loveliness and the hour of my death.
O that I could have possession of them both in the same minute.
- John Keats

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.
- Andrew Carnegie

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.
- Yukio Mishima

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

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

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.
- Harriet Martineau

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

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.
- Gilbert Highet

Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession
of individual men by travelling the old road of observation,
attention, perseverance, and industry.
- Samuel Smiles

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.
- Albert Camus

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.
- Thomas Aquinas

Disarm, disarm.
The sword of murder is not the balance of justice.
Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession.
- Julia Ward Howe

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.
- Chanakya

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

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

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

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.
- Graham Coxon

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.
- George Washington

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

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.
- Eric Hoffer

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

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.
- Susan Sontag

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

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

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

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.
- Robert South

See the things you want as already yours.
Think of them as yours, as belonging to you,
as already in your possession.
- Robert Collier

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.
- Kary Mullis

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.
- Henry James

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

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

Clothes should look as if a woman was born into them.
It is a form of possession, this belonging to one another.
- Geoffrey Beene

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

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

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

There is no knowledge, no light, no wisdom that you are in possession of,
but what you have received it from some source.
- Brigham Young

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.
- Ella Maillart

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

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

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

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

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

The independence of the United States is not only more
precious to ourselves but to the world than any single possession.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

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.
- Albert J. Nock

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.
- Benny Carter

Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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

It is not knowledge, but the act of learning,
not possession but the act of getting there,
which grants the greatest enjoyment.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

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

It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error,
and another to put him in possession of the truth.
- John Locke

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

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

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.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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

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

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

Most men have always wanted as much as they could get;
and possession has always blunted the fine edge of their altruism.
- Katherine Fullerton Gerould

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


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