Quotes by possessions

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  • R. F. Hallock
    R. F. Hallock
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    A man's possessions are just as large as his own soul. If this title-deeds cover more, the surplus acres own him, not he the acres.
  • Queen Elizabeth II
    Queen Elizabeth II
    Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand 1926-
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    All my possessions for a moment of time.
  • Joan Didion
    Joan Didion
    American Essayist 1934-
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    Americans are uneasy with their possessions, guilty about power, all of which is difficult for Europeans to perceive because they are themselves so truly materialistic, so versed in the uses of power.
  • Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
  • Peace Pilgrim
    Peace Pilgrim
    American activist, mystic and pacifist 1908-1981
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    Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions.
  • William J. Durant
    William J. Durant
    American historian and writer 1885-1981
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    Destroy it. There may be a redistribution of the land, but the natural inequality of men soon re-creates an inequality of possessions and privileges, and raises to power a new minority with essentially the same instincts as the old.
  • Democritus
    Democritus
    Greek scientist, astronomist and philosopher 460 BC- 380/370 BC
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    Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
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    I like to walk about among the beautiful things that adorn the world; but private wealth I should decline, or any sort of personal possessions, because they would take away my liberty.
  • Coleman Dowell
    Coleman Dowell
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    It is extraordinary how the house and the simplest possessions of someone who has been left become so quickly sordid. Even the stain on the coffee cup seems not coffee but the physical manifestation of one's inner stain, the fatal blot that from the beginning had marked one for ultimate aloneness.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly.
  • Bill Nelson
    Bill Nelson
    American attorney and politician 1942-
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    It's time we permanently repeal the tax on possessions that people leave to their children.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
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    Many possessions, if they do not make a man better, are at least expected to make his children happier; and this pathetic hope is behind many exertions.
  • John Wooden
    John Wooden
    American basketball player and head coach 1910-2010
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    Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters.
  • Friedrich von Schiller
    Friedrich von Schiller
    German poet 1759-1805
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    Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives.
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver Goldsmith
    Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
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    Our chief comforts often produce our greatest anxieties, and the increase in our possessions is but an inlet to new disquietudes.
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