Quotes: possession

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  • Anne Brontë
    Anne Brontë
    British writer 1820-1849
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    Keep both heart and hand in your own possession, till you see good reason to part with them.
  • Samuel Smiles
    Samuel Smiles
    Scottish writer 1812-1904
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    Knowledge conquered by labor becomes a possession - a property entirely our own.
  • 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.
  • Hilaire Belloc
    Hilaire Belloc
    British Author 1870-1953
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    Loss and possession, Death and life are one. There falls no shadow where There shines no sun.
  • Barbara de Angelis
    Barbara de Angelis
    American relationship consultant, lecturer and author 1951-
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    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.
  • Andrea Dworkin
    Andrea Dworkin
    American radical feminist and writer 1946-2005
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    Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a practice. Rape, originally defined as abduction, became marriage by capture. Marriage meant the taking was to extend in time, to be not only use of but possession of, or ownership.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are economical in its use.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    No people come into possession of a culture without having paid a heavy price for it.
  • Sophocles
    Sophocles
    Greek poet 496 BC - 406 BC
    Sophocles
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    One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
  • George Meredith
    George Meredith
    British Author 1828-1909
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    Possession without obligation to the object possessed approaches felicity.
  • Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
    Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
    German Statesman, Philologist 1767-1835
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    Possession, it is true, crowns exertion with rest; but it is only in the illusions of fancy that it has power to charm us.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    Pride takes such natural possession of us in the midst of our woes, errors, etc. We even lose our life with joy, provided people talk of it.
    Source: Pensees (1669)
  • Napoleon
    Napoleon
    French Emperor 1769-1821
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    Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.
  • Dick Gregory
    Dick Gregory
    African-American comedian, civil rights activist, social critic, writer, entrepreneur, con 1932-2017
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    Riches do not delight us so much with their possession, as torment us with their loss.
  • Robert Collier
    Robert Collier
    American author 1885-1950
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    See the things you want as already yours. Think of them as yours, as belonging to you, as already in your possession.