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Possession Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Possession

Please enjoy these Possession Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The wavering mind is but a base possession.
- Euripides

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

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


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