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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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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 most valuable possession you can own is an open heart.
The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.
- Carlos Santana

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

As photographs give people an imaginary possession
of a past that is unreal,
they also help people to take possession of space in which they are insecure.
- Susan Sontag

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How the early priests came into possession of these secrets does not appear,
and if there were ever any records of this kind the
Church would hardly allow them to become public.
- Harry Houdini

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is a truth universally acknowledged,
that a single man in possession of a good fortune,
must be in want of a wife.
- Jane Austen

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

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

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

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

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

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

The wavering mind is but a base possession.
- Euripides

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 man who acquires the ability to take full possession
of his own mind may take possession of anything else
to which he is justly entitled.
- Andrew Carnegie

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

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

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


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