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Possession Quotes

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Loss and possession, death and life are one,
There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.
- Hilaire Belloc

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

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

An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.
- Pliny the Elder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reason is an action of the mind; knowledge is a possession of the mind;
but faith is an attitude of the person.
It means you are prepared to stake yourself on something being so.
- Michael Ramsey

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

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

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

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

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

The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life,
a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good,
by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction.
- Mortimer Adler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Complete possession is proved only by giving.
All you are unable to give possesses you.
- Andre Gide

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Alexander Smith

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

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

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

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


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