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Possession Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Possession.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sin is basically a denial of God's right of possession.
- Edwin Louis Cole

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hope is the best possession.
None are completely wretched but those who are without hope.
Few are reduced so low as that.
- William Hazlitt

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

The wavering mind is but a base possession.
- Euripides

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

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

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

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

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

Great wealth took possession of the government.
It was reflected in Mr. Harding's selection of a cabinet.
- George William Norris

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have come slowly into possession of such powers as I have.
I receive the opinions of my day.
I do not conceive them.
But I receive them into a vivid mind.
- Woodrow Wilson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man is, properly speaking, based upon hope,
he has no other possession but hope;
this world of his is emphatically the place of hope.
- Thomas Carlyle

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

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

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

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

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

It is not the possession of truth, but the success
which attends the seeking after it,
that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him.
- Max Planck

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

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

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

Men and women should own the world as a mutual possession.
- Pearl S. Buck

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

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

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


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