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George Richards Minot Quotes and Sayings

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

The stopping of the Judicial courts,
had been blended,
in the minds of some people, with the redress of grievances
considered only as a mode of awakening the attention of the legislature.
- George Richards Minot

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

Every possession and every happiness is but lent by
chance for an uncertain time,
and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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

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.
- Desiderius Erasmus

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

Genius is not a possession of the limited few,
but exists in some degree in everyone.
Where there is natural growth, a full and free play of faculties,
genius will manifest itself.
- Robert Henri

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.
- Barbara de Angelis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The possession of anything begins in the mind.
- Bruce Lee

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

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

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

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

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.
- Meir Kahane

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

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

How the early priests came into possession of these secrets does not appear,
and if there were ever any records of this kind the
Church would hardly allow them to become public.
- Harry Houdini

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

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

The belief that there is only one truth,
and that oneself is in possession of it,
is the root of all evil in the world.
- Max Born

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

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

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!
- Mother Jones

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Nafisa Joseph

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

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

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

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

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

The greatest possession is self-possession.
- 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.
- Samuel Smiles

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

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.
- Bryant H. McGill

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

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

This is the most intimate relationship between literature and its readers:
they treat the text as a part of themselves,
as a possession.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

The wavering mind is but a base possession.
- Euripides

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

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

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

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

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


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