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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-1832+4
Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth.
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+1
Meek wifehood is no part of my profession; I am your friend, but never your possession.
Greek Philosopher c.341-270 BC+1
Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 19520
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 1605-16820
A man may be in as just possession of truth as of a city, and yet be forced to surrender.
Scottish Poet, Author 1830-18670
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 1850-18950
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 1770-18310
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 1572-16370
Cares that have entered once in the breast, will have whole possession of the rest.
French writer 1869-19510
Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.
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.
English art critic 1819-19000
Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
German philosopher 1788-18600
Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
John D. Rockefeller
American industrialist: founder Exxon 1839-19370
Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.