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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
English art critic 1819-1900
Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
German philosopher 1788-1860
Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
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