Quotes by possession
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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-1832
Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth.
Greek Philosopher c.341-270 BC
Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Albert J. Nock
American libertarian author 1870-1945
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.
Carl Friedrich Gauss
German mathematician and physicist 1777-1855
It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.
English nurse, writer, feminist, and pacifist 1893-1970
Meek wifehood is no part of my profession; I am your friend, but never your possession.
American industrialist 1835-1919
The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he justly entitled.
English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
Whoever is out of patience is out of possession of his soul. Men must not turn into bees, and kill themselves in stinging others.
Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
A man is morally free when, in full possession of his living humanity, he judges the world, and judges other men, with uncompromising sincerity.
English polymath and author 1605-1682
A man may be in as just possession of truth as of a city, and yet be forced to surrender.
Scottish Poet, Author 1830-1867
A man's real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
An aspiration is a joy forever, a possession as solid as a landed estate.Source: Memories, Portraits, Essays and Records (2014)
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
German philosopher 1770-1831
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.
English playwright and poet 1572-1637
Cares that have entered once in the breast, will have whole possession of the rest.
French writer 1869-1951
Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.
English art critic 1819-1900
Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
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