Quotes: possession

Quotes 31 till 45 of 63.

  • 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.
  • Andre Breton
    Andre Breton
    French writer 1896-1966
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    Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, 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.
  • Sophocles
    Sophocles
    Greek poet 496 BC - 406 BC
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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.
  • Thomas Fuller
    Thomas Fuller
    English preacher and writer 1608-1661
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    Prospect is often better than possession.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.
  • 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.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
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    The desire for possession is insatiable, to such a point that it can survive even love itself. To love, therefore, is to sterilize the person one loves.