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Possessed Quotes

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If you are possessed by an idea,
you will find it expressed everywhere,
you even smell it.
- Thomas Mann

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Love possesses not
nor would it be possessed.
- Khalil Gibran

Friendship is a thing most necessary to life,
since without friends no one would choose to live,
though possessed of all other advantages.
- Aristotle

Love gives naught but itself
and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not
nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.
- Khalil Gibran

 

When the body of the people is possessed of the supreme power,
it is called a democracy.
- Charles de Secondat

Real riches are the riches possessed inside.
- B. C. Forbes

If what Proust says is true,
that happiness is the absence of fever,
then I will never know happiness.
For I am possessed by a fever
for knowledge, experience, and creation.
- Anais Nin

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There is no arguing with the pretenders to a divine
knowledge and to a divine mission.
They are possessed with the sin of pride,
they have yielded to the perennial temptation.
- Walter Lippmann

The poet is in command of his fantasy,
while it is exactly the mark of the neurotic that he
is possessed by his fantasy.
- Lionel Trilling

No wild enthusiast could rest, till half the world like him was possessed.
- William Cowper

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

The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

No one worth possessing can be quite possessed.
- Sara Teasdale

The nation that complacently and fearfully allows its
artists and writers to become suspected rather than
respected is no longer regarded as a nation possessed with humor or depth.
- James Thurber

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.
- Dale Carnegie

The idea of winning a doctor's degree gradually assumed
the aspect of a great moral struggle,
and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me.
- Elizabeth Blackwell

Those who are possessed by nothing possess everything.
- Morihei Ueshiba

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

The German decision to fight is implacable.
Even if they were given more than they ask,
they would attack just the same, because they are possessed
by the demon of destruction.
- Galeazzo Ciano

The Greeks possessed a knowledge of human nature we
seem hardly able to attain to without passing through
the strengthening hibernation of a new barbarism.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

If you go back to the first single-cell form of life,
it clearly possessed the capacity to receive,
to utilize, to store, to transform, and to transmit information.
- Dee Hock

Although a man may wear fine clothing,
if he lives peacefully; and is good,
self-possessed,
has faith and is pure; and if he does not hurt any living being,
he is a holy man.
- Denis Diderot

You don't have to fear defeat if you believe it may
reveal powers that you didn't know you possessed.
- Napolean Hill

In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.
- W. H. Auden

Anger is the most impotent of passions.
It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one
who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed.
- Carl Sandburg

I think Whitman more than any other poet possessed
the gift of revealing to others the beauty of everything around us,
the beauty of nature, the beauty of human beings.
- Ella R. Bloor

A person possessed with an idea cannot be reasoned with.
- James Anthony Froude

A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence,
but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of.
- Joseph Addison

Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.
- Edmund Burke

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

I still tour like a man possessed, because I am.
- Ted Nugent

What have you given the world it never possessed before you came?
- Billy Sunday

If we justify war, it is because all peoples always
justify the traits of which they find themselves possessed,
not because war will bear an objective examination of its merits.
- Ruth Benedict

Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches,
but they mean the riches possessed by others.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Britain, which in the years immediately before this
war was rapidly losing such democratic virtues as it possessed,
is now being bombed and burned into democracy.
- J. B. Priestley

Love possesses not nor will it be possessed,
for love is sufficient unto love.
- Khalil Gibran

We have long possessed the art of war and the science of war,
which have been evolved in the minutest detail.
- Fredrik Bajer

The overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed
of two great qualities a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

In so far as one denies what is, one is possessed by what is not,
the compulsions, the fantasies, the terrors that flock to fill the void.
- Ursula K. LeGuin

The only fruitful promise of which the life of any
individual or any nation can be possessed,
is a promise determined by an ideal.
- Herbert Croly

Shortly after this I was made a member of the boys' choir,
it being found that I possessed a clear,
strong soprano voice.
I enjoyed the singing very much.
- James Weldon Johnson

Once the mass of the defending infantry become possessed of low moral,
the battle is as good as lost.
- Douglas Haig

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

Somehow he became certain the he himself possessed
the skills of a hypnotist.
How he reached this judgement, I have no idea,
but never convinced the rest of us.
- Audrey Meadows

Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination,
because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise,
gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which
it was not before possessed.
- Joseph Addison

Throughout our courtship, Kenny told me that he had
proof that Saddam Hussein was a threat because he possessed
weapons of mass destruction.
I told him, 'You had me at weapons.'
- Renee Zellweger

The guitar has a kind of grit and excitement possessed by nothing else.
- Brian May

Most poets, like most people, try hard to be like someone
they admire or they are possessed with an image of what they ought to be.
- James Broughton

Every actor and actress is possessed of the absorbing
passion to create something distinctive and unique.
- Hattie McDaniel

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.
- Peace Pilgrim

In the same manner if any nation wasted part of its wealth,
or lost part of its trade, it could not retain the
same quantity of circulating medium which it before possessed.
- David Ricardo

When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you
never committed and when you're older you begin to
get credit for virtues you never possessed.
It evens itself out.
- Casey Stengel

This life is a hospital in which every patient is possessed
with a desire to change his bed.
- Charles Baudelaire

The admiral, or commander in chief of a squadron,
being frequently invested with a great charge,
on which the fate of a kingdom may depend,
ought certainly to be possessed of abilities equal
to so important a station and so extensive a command.
- William Falconer

The priest is Christ's slave, and Christ himself took
the form of a slave and became obedient to death.
So the priest in serving human needs lives a Godward life,
possessed by God and witnessing that only when lives
are utterly possessed by God do they find their true freedom.
- Arthur Middleton

Yesterday morning I amused myself with an exercise
of a talent I once possessed,
but have so neglected that my performance might almost be called an experiment.
I cut out a dress for one of the women.
- Fanny Kemble

To me, the appeal of opera lies in the fact that a
myriad of singers and instruments,
each possessed of different qualities of voice and sound,
against the backdrop of a grand stage and beautiful costumes,
come together in one complete and impressive drama.
- Junichiro Koizumi

The enmity of such a party towards Socialism does not
mean that the members are only prejudiced against it
because they do not know it;
it means that they are possessed of bourgeois ideas,
and wish to determine their policy accordingly.
- Karl Radek

I have somewhere met with the epitaph on a charitable
man which has pleased me very much.
I cannot recollect the words, but here is the sense of it:
"What I spent I lost;
what I possessed is left to others; what I gave away remains with me."
- Joseph Addison

We must have constantly present in our minds the difference
between independence and liberty.
Liberty is a right of doing whatever the laws permit,
and if a citizen could do what they forbid he would
no longer be possessed of liberty.
- Charles Louis de Secondat Montesquieu

I can't tell you how many people have asked me to show
them Stray Cat Strut and that little diminished run
on the C. I guess my brain is wired backwards.
I don't know what possessed me to do that,
but I did.
- Brian Setzer

Possessed with a full confidence of the certain success
which British valor must gain over such enemies,
I have led you up these steep and dangerous rocks,
only solicitous to show you the foe within your reach.
- James Wolfe

The tenacious character I've possessed since I was
a small child propelled me to successfully meet this challenge,
and I was able to safely gain acceptance to the university of my choice.
- Koichi Tanaka

Though the artist must remain master of his craft,
the surface, at times raised to the highest pitch of loveliness,
should transmit to the beholder the sensation which possessed the artist.
- Alfred Sisley

Further, not only the United States,
but the French,
British, Germans and the United Nations all thought
Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction before
the United States intervened.
- Jim Gerlach

Who is there that ever receives a gift and tries to
make bargains about it? Let us,
then, return thanks for what He has bestowed on us.
Who can tell whether, if we had had a larger share
of ability or stronger health,
we should not have possessed them to our destruction.
- Alphonsus Liguori

That so unlikely an outcome should accrue to a man
possessed of such limited talent and so many flaws,
and one lacking in a sense of ethics and decency was
one of the bitter ironies of history.
- William Thomas Green Morton

No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence
to prevent the commission of crimes.
On the contrary, whatever the punishment,
once a specific crime has appeared for the first time,
its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been.
- Hannah Arendt

It is precisely as though I were possessed by some
other spirit when I enter on a new task of acting,
as though something within me presses a switch and
my own consciousness merges into some other,
greater, more vital being.
- Conrad Veidt

It is the union of independence and dependence of these branches -
legislative,
executive and judicial - and of the governmental functions
possessed by each of them,
that constitutes the marvellous genius of this unrivalled document.
- J. Reuben Clark

Their humble dwellings were of their own rearing;
it was they themselves who had broken in their little fields;
from time immemorial,
far beyond the reach of history, had they possessed their mountain holdings.
- Hugh Miller


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