Quotes by possession

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