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Possess Quotes

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Use what talents you possess.
The woods would be very silent
if no birds sang there,
except those that sang best.
- Henry Van Dyke

Related topics: Positive

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Self-honor (self-respect) is in no way selfish.
Before I can give to others,
I must have something to give.
Only by first creating
my own self-esteem and happiness,
do I possess the resources to
contribute anything meaningful to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

We must be ready to learn from one another,
not claiming that we alone possess all truth
and that somehow we have a corner on God.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

The highest proof of the spirit is love.
Love is the eternal thing which men can already
on earth possess as it really is.
- Albert Schweitzer

We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess,
but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

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If we hope for what we are not likely to possess,
we act and think in vain,
and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
- Joseph Addison

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess,
and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
- Josh Billings

Good nature is worth more than knowledge,
more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
- Henry Ward Beecher

We do not yet possess ourselves,
and we know at the same time
that we are much more.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.
- John Cage

I am the owner of my choices.
I am the source for the perspectives I choose to hold...
regardless of how aware I am of why or how I come to possess
that particular perspective.
It takes courage to look into the mirror of our souls, absent excuses.
I will look into that mirror little bits at a time.
SEE and ACT. SEE what I can bear to see and ACT upon what I am able.
This is the heart of a gentle invitation to personal responsibility.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I believe that children are our future.
Teach them well and let them lead the way.
Show them all the beauty they possess inside.
- Whitney Houston

To possess taste, one must have some soul.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

If one considered life as a simple loan,
one would perhaps be less exacting.
We possess actually nothing; everything goes through us.
- Eugene Delacroix

Color possesses me.
I don't have to pursue it.
It will possess me always, I know it.
That is the meaning of this happy hour:
Color and I are one.
I am a painter.
- Paul Klee

I have held many things in my hands,
and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands,
that I still possess.
- Martin Luther

Never say a humorous thing to a man who does not possess humor.
He will always use it in evidence against you.
- Herbert Beerbohm Tree

Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you.
- Malcolm Cowley

You possess a potent force that you either use,
or misuse, hundreds of times every day.
- J. Martin Kohe

Oh, how great peace and quietness would he possess
who should cut off all vain anxiety and place all his confidence in God.
- Thomas Kempis

We, who are the living, possess the past.
Tomorrow is for our martyrs.
- James L. Farmer, Jr.

While one party may possess the levers of power,
one party does not possess a monopoly on good ideas.
Good lawmaking, after all, is about the ability to
craft effective solutions.
- Bill Owens

The lust of avarice as so totally seized upon mankind
that their wealth seems rather to possess them than
they possess their wealth.
- Pliny the Elder

If people have a basic understanding of right from wrong,
possess a strong desire to better themselves and persist in there cause,
they can break the chain of any negative environment.
- Dave Pelzer

Whenever a youth is ascertained to possess talents
meriting an education which his parents cannot afford,
he should be carried forward at the public expense.
- James Madison

Roosevelt's humor was broad, his manner friendly.
Of wit there was little; of philosophy,
none.
What did he possess? Intuition, inspiration,
love of adventure.
- Emanuel Celler

I don't possess a lot of self-confidence.
I'm an actor so I simply act confident every time I hit the stage.
- Arsenio Hall

There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches.
The wrong comes when riches possess men.
- Billy Graham

It is a good idea to be alone in a garden at dawn or
dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and
possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.
- James Douglas

Experts often possess more data than judgment.
- Colin Powell

To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole
body of people always possess arms and be taught alike,
especially when young, how to use them.
- Richard Henry Lee

The progress of science is strewn, like an ancient desert trail,
with the bleached skeleton of discarded theories which
once seemed to possess eternal life.
- Arthur Koestler

There are people who possess not so much genius as
a certain talent for perceiving the desires of the century,
or even of the decade, before it has done so itself.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility.
- George Orwell

I am sure that instinctively we wish to be everything,
to possess it-why cut the rose or marry the man,
otherwise?
- Ella Maillart

Now, there are a very large number of bodily movements,
having their source in our nervous system,
that do not possess the character of conscious actions.
- Wilhelm Wundt

By use you possess gain; by disuse you decline and lose.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Our country may be likened to a new house.
We lack many things, but we possess the most precious of all -
liberty!
- James Monroe

I will not be just a tourist in the world of images,
just watching images passing by which I cannot live in,
make love to, possess as permanent sources of joy and ecstasy.
- Anais Nin

Hundreds of political prisoners still suffer in Tibetan prisons.
Freedom of speech is not allowed in any sense.
It is illegal to possess a photo of the Dalai Lama.
- Joanna Lumley

I am selfish, but that's an attribute that all artists possess.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Life only demands from you the strength that you possess.
Only one feat is possible; not to run away.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Very few people possess true artistic ability.
It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate
the situation by making an effort.
If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint,
simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
- Fran Lebowitz

An artist must possess Nature.
He must identify himself with her rhythm,
by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will
later enable him to express himself in his own language.
- Henri Matisse

To have another language is to possess a second soul.
- Charlemagne

To be rich nowadays merely means to possess a large number of poor objects.
- Raoul Vaneigem

A language presupposes that all the individual users possess the organs.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

A man can only attain knowledge with the help of those who possess it.
This must be understood from the very beginning.
One must learn from him who knows.
- George Gurdjieff

Some people possess talent, others are possessed by it.
When that happens, a talent becomes a curse.
- Rod Serling

The Church as a divine society possess an internal
principle of life which is capable of assimilating
the most diverse materials and imprinting her own image upon them.
- Christopher Dawson

A companion loves some agreeable qualities which a man may possess,
but a friend loves the man himself.
- James Boswell

Do you think it is only a little thing to possess a
house from which lovely things can be seen?
- Saint Teresa

I see upon their noble brows the seal of the Lord,
for they were born kings of the earth far more truly
than those who possess it only from having bought it.
- George Sand

The few men who possess the wealth of the material
things of the earth at the present time are not truly happy.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford

We possess only the happiness we are able to understand.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

An emotional man may possess no humor,
but a humorous man usually has deep pockets of emotion,
sometimes tucked away or forgotten.
- Constance Rourke

The different ness of races, moreover,
is no evidence of superiority or of inferiority.
This merely indicates that each race has certain gifts
which the others do not possess.
- Carter G. Woodson

Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess.
I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.
- Robert Burns

When your desires are strong enough you will appear
to possess superhuman powers to achieve.
- Napoleon Hill

The great majority of men, especially in France,
both desire and possess a fashionable woman,
much in the way one might own a fine horse -
as a luxury befitting a young man.
- Stendhal

History does nothing; it does not possess immense riches,
it does not fight battles.
It is men, real, living, who do all this.
- Karl Marx

There is one Quality, which has somewhat so heavenly in it;
that by so much the more we are possess'd of it,
by so much the more we draw nearer to the Great Author of Nature.
- Eliza Haywood

The only virtue a character needs to possess between hardcovers,
even if he bears a real person's name,
is vitality: if he comes to life in our imaginations,
he passes the test.
- Stephen Vizinczey

G is Grace, the Flaming Star is the Torch of Reason.
Those who possess this knowledge are indeed Illuminati.
- Adam Weishaupt

But some actors I have met possess an intelligence
that I can only dream of.
It's about character, it's about behavior.
They understand things about people that I simply don't see.
- Ron Silver

I saw that nothing was permanent.
You don't want to possess anything that is dear to
you because you might lose it.
- Yoko Ono

A community is democratic only when the humblest and
weakest person can enjoy the highest civil,
economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.
- A. Philip Randolph

Materialist philosophies that treat human beings as
machines or animals possess the high ground in our culture -
academia,
the most powerful media and many of our courts.
- Marvin Olasky

It seems to me that I have always existed and that
I possess memories that date back to the Pharaohs.
- Gustave Flaubert


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