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Quotes about Possession

Let these Possession quotes help you to let go of your troubles and move on to a joyful and inspiring life.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 wavering mind is but a base possession.
- Euripides

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

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

Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just
escaped from adolescence,
but of those who have already taken possession of their future.
- Coco Chanel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Nothing is so wearing as the possession or abuse of liberty.
- Emile M. Cioran

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession
or in lavish expenditure,
but in its wise application.
- Miguel de Cervantes

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

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

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

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

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

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


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