Quotations that match 'possessed'.

Further, not only the United States, but the French, British, Germans and the United Nations all thought Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction before the United States intervened. Jim Gerlach
[ Before British Destruction French Further Germans Hussein Intervened Mass Nations Only Possessed States Thought United Weapons]
Though the artist must remain master of his craft, the surface, at times raised to the highest pitch of loveliness, should transmit to the beholder the sensation which possessed the artist. Alfred Sisley
[ Artist Beholder Craft Highest His Loveliness Master Must Pitch Possessed Raised Remain Sensation Should Surface Though Times Transmit Which]
The Greeks possessed a knowledge of human nature we seem hardly able to attain to without passing through the strengthening hibernation of a new barbarism. Georg C. Lichtenberg
[ Able Attain Barbarism Greeks Hardly Human Knowledge Nature New Passing Possessed Seem Strengthening Through Without]
If you go back to the first single-cell form of life, it clearly possessed the capacity to receive, to utilize, to store, to transform, and to transmit information. Dee Hock
[ Back Capacity Clearly First Form Go Information Life Possessed Receive Store Transform Transmit Utilize]
You don't have to fear defeat if you believe it may reveal powers that you didn't know you possessed. Napolean Hill
[ Believe Defeat Fear Know May Possessed Powers Reveal]
We must have constantly present in our minds the difference between independence and liberty. Liberty is a right of doing whatever the laws permit, and if a citizen could do what they forbid he would no longer be possessed of liberty. Charles Louis de Secondat Montesquieu
[ Between Citizen Constantly Could Difference Doing Forbid Independence Laws Liberty Longer Minds Must Our Permit Possessed Present Right Whatever Would]
When the body of the people is possessed of the supreme power, it is called a democracy. Charles de Secondat Politics
[ Body Called Democracy Possessed Power Supreme]
That so unlikely an outcome should accrue to a man possessed of such limited talent and so many flaws, and one lacking in a sense of ethics and decency was one of the bitter ironies of history. William Thomas Green Morton
[ Bitter Decency Ethics Flaws History Ironies Lacking Limited Man Many Outcome Possessed Sense Should Such Talent Unlikely]
I have somewhere met with the epitaph on a charitable man which has pleased me very much. I cannot recollect the words, but here is the sense of it: "What I spent I lost; what I possessed is left to others; what I gave away remains with me." Joseph Addison
[ Away Cannot Charitable Epitaph Gave Here Left Lost Man Met Much Others Pleased Possessed Recollect Remains Sense Somewhere Spent Very Which Words]
The idea of winning a doctor's degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me. Elizabeth Blackwell
[ Aspect Assumed Attraction Degree Doctor Fight Gradually Great Idea Immense Moral Possessed Struggle Winning]
I have written about the dispossessed, immigrants, the condition of women who do not enjoy the same legal rights as men, the Palestinians who are deprived of their land and condemned to exile. Tahar Ben Jelloun
[ Condemned Condition Deprived Dispossessed Enjoy Exile Immigrants Land Legal Men Palestinians Rights Same Their Women Written]
There is no arguing with the pretenders to a divine knowledge and to a divine mission. They are possessed with the sin of pride, they have yielded to the perennial temptation. Walter Lippmann
[ Arguing Divine Knowledge Mission Perennial Possessed Pretenders Pride Sin Temptation Yielded]
The tenacious character I've possessed since I was a small child propelled me to successfully meet this challenge, and I was able to safely gain acceptance to the university of my choice. Koichi Tanaka
[ Able Acceptance Challenge Character Child Choice Gain Meet Possessed Propelled Safely Since Small Successfully Tenacious University]
Real riches are the riches possessed inside. B. C. Forbes Business
[ Inside Possessed Real Riches]
The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time. Johann Kaspar Lavater
[ Devil Dull Jealous Mad Possessed Same Spirit Time]
I still tour like a man possessed, because I am. Ted Nugent
[ Am Because Man Possessed Still Tour]
The overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities a sense of humor and a sense of proportion. Franklin D. Roosevelt
[ Americans Great Humor Majority Overwhelming Possessed Proportion Qualities Sense Two]
The German decision to fight is implacable. Even if they were given more than they ask, they would attack just the same, because they are possessed by the demon of destruction. Galeazzo Ciano
[ Ask Attack Because Decision Demon Destruction Even Fight German Given Implacable Just More Possessed Same Than Were Would]
A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of. Joseph Addison
[ Does Eloquence Every Great Just Man Modesty Off Only Possessed Reasonable Recommend Sets Talent Which]
In so far as one denies what is, one is possessed by what is not, the compulsions, the fantasies, the terrors that flock to fill the void. Ursula K. LeGuin
[ Compulsions Denies Fantasies Far Fill Flock Possessed Terrors Void]
But when I direct I become possessed, a possession I've never quite understood. Ted Kotcheff
[ Become Direct Never Possessed Possession Quite Understood]
Waiting is the great vocation of the dispossessed. Mary Gordon
[ Dispossessed Great Vocation Waiting]
Although a man may wear fine clothing, if he lives peacefully; and is good, self-possessed, has faith and is pure; and if he does not hurt any living being, he is a holy man. Denis Diderot
[ Although Any Being Clothing Does Faith Fine Good Holy Hurt Lives Living Man May Peacefully Pure Wear]
No wild enthusiast could rest, till half the world like him was possessed. William Cowper
[ Could Enthusiast Half Him Possessed Rest Till Wild World]
Yesterday morning I amused myself with an exercise of a talent I once possessed, but have so neglected that my performance might almost be called an experiment. I cut out a dress for one of the women. Fanny Kemble
[ Almost Amused Called Cut Dress Exercise Experiment Might Morning Myself Neglected Once Out Performance Possessed Talent Women Yesterday]
Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed. Carl Sandburg
[ Against Anger Directed Effects Goes Hurts Impotent More Most Nothing Passions Possessed Than Whom]
Shortly after this I was made a member of the boys' choir, it being found that I possessed a clear, strong soprano voice. I enjoyed the singing very much. James Weldon Johnson
[ After Being Boys Choir Clear Enjoyed Found Made Member Much Possessed Shortly Singing Soprano Strong Very Voice]
When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out. Casey Stengel
[ Begin Blamed Committed Credit Crimes Evens Get Itself Never Older Out Possessed Virtues Younger]
Some people possess talent, others are possessed by it. When that happens, a talent becomes a curse. Rod Serling
[ Becomes Curse Happens Others Possess Possessed Some Talent]
Most poets, like most people, try hard to be like someone they admire or they are possessed with an image of what they ought to be. James Broughton
[ Admire Hard Image Most Ought Poets Possessed Someone Try]
The only fruitful promise of which the life of any individual or any nation can be possessed, is a promise determined by an ideal. Herbert Croly
[ Any Determined Fruitful Ideal Individual Life Nation Only Possessed Promise Which]
Their humble dwellings were of their own rearing; it was they themselves who had broken in their little fields; from time immemorial, far beyond the reach of history, had they possessed their mountain holdings. Hugh Miller
[ Beyond Broken Dwellings Far Fields Had History Holdings Humble Immemorial Little Mountain Own Possessed Reach Rearing Their Themselves Time Were]
Somehow he became certain the he himself possessed the skills of a hypnotist. How he reached this judgement, I have no idea, but never convinced the rest of us. Audrey Meadows
[ Became Certain Convinced Himself How Idea Judgement Never Possessed Reached Rest Skills Somehow Us]
Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love. Khalil Gibran
[ Love Nor Possessed Possesses Sufficient Unto Will]
Throughout our courtship, Kenny told me that he had proof that Saddam Hussein was a threat because he possessed weapons of mass destruction. I told him, 'You had me at weapons.' Renee Zellweger
[ Because Courtship Destruction Had Him Hussein Kenny Mass Our Possessed Proof Saddam Threat Throughout Told Weapons]
The enmity of such a party towards Socialism does not mean that the members are only prejudiced against it because they do not know it; it means that they are possessed of bourgeois ideas, and wish to determine their policy accordingly. Karl Radek
[ Accordingly Against Because Bourgeois Determine Does Enmity Ideas Know Mean Means Members Only Party Policy Possessed Prejudiced Socialism Such Their Towards Wish]
In the same manner if any nation wasted part of its wealth, or lost part of its trade, it could not retain the same quantity of circulating medium which it before possessed. David Ricardo
[ Any Before Circulating Could Lost Manner Medium Nation Part Possessed Quantity Retain Same Trade Wasted Wealth Which]
In our rich consumers' civilization we spin cocoons around ourselves and get possessed by our possessions. Max Lerner
[ Around Civilization Consumers Get Our Ourselves Possessed Possessions Rich Spin]
Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed. Joseph Addison Imagination
[ Agreeable Because Before Curiosity Everything Fills Gives Gratifies Idea Imagination New Pleasure Possessed Raises Soul Surprise Uncommon Which]
Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed. Edmund Burke
[ Liberty Limited Must Order Possessed]
In terms of the revolution, I believe that the revolution will be a revolution of dispossessed people in this country: that's the Mexican American, the Puerto Rican American, the American Indian, and black people. H. Rap Brown
[ American Believe Black Country Dispossessed Indian Mexican Puerto Revolution Rican Terms Will]
Those who are possessed by nothing possess everything. Morihei Ueshiba
[ Everything Nothing Possess Possessed Those]
In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag. W. H. Auden
[ Could Joy Possessed Tail Times Us Wag Wished]
If you are possessed by an idea, you find it expressed everywhere, you even smell it. Thomas Mann
[ Even Everywhere Expressed Find Idea Possessed Smell]
Possessed with a full confidence of the certain success which British valor must gain over such enemies, I have led you up these steep and dangerous rocks, only solicitous to show you the foe within your reach. James Wolfe
[ British Certain Confidence Dangerous Enemies Foe Full Gain Led Must Only Over Possessed Reach Rocks Show Solicitous Steep Success Such These Up Valor Which Within Your]
The nation that complacently and fearfully allows its artists and writers to become suspected rather than respected is no longer regarded as a nation possessed with humor or depth. James Thurber
[ Allows Artists Become Depth Humor Longer Nation Possessed Rather Regarded Respected Suspected Than Writers]
I can't tell you how many people have asked me to show them Stray Cat Strut and that little diminished run on the C. I guess my brain is wired backwards. I don't know what possessed me to do that, but I did. Brian Setzer
[ Asked Backwards Brain Cat Did Diminished Guess How Know Little Many Possessed Run Show Stray Strut Tell Them Wired]
To me, the appeal of opera lies in the fact that a myriad of singers and instruments, each possessed of different qualities of voice and sound, against the backdrop of a grand stage and beautiful costumes, come together in one complete and impressive drama. Junichiro Koizumi
[ Against Appeal Backdrop Beautiful Come Complete Costumes Different Drama Each Fact Grand Impressive Instruments Lies Myriad Opera Possessed Qualities Singers Sound Stage Together Voice]
Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches, but they mean the riches possessed by others. Charles Caleb Colton
[ Despise Many Mean Others Possessed Riches Say Speak Truth]
It is the union of independence and dependence of these branches - legislative, executive and judicial - and of the governmental functions possessed by each of them, that constitutes the marvellous genius of this unrivalled document. J. Reuben Clark
[ Branches Constitutes Dependence Document Each Executive Functions Genius Governmental Independence Judicial Legislative Marvellous Possessed Them These Union]
What have you given the world it never possessed before you came? Billy Sunday
[ Before Came Given Never Possessed World]
Who is there that ever receives a gift and tries to make bargains about it? Let us, then, return thanks for what He has bestowed on us. Who can tell whether, if we had had a larger share of ability or stronger health, we should not have possessed them to our destruction. Alphonsus Liguori
[ Ability Bargains Bestowed Destruction Ever Gift Had Health Larger Make Our Possessed Receives Return Share Should Stronger Tell Thanks Them Then Tries Us Whether]
We happen to be the vanguard of that revolutionary struggle because we are the most dispossessed. H. Rap Brown
[ Because Dispossessed Happen Most Revolutionary Struggle Vanguard]
Why has the Democratic Party become so arrogantly detached from ordinary Americans? Though they claim to speak for the poor and dispossessed, Democrats have increasingly become the party of an upper-middle-class professional elite, top-heavy with journalists, academics and lawyers. Camille Paglia
[ Academics Americans Become Claim Democratic Democrats Detached Dispossessed Elite Increasingly Journalists Lawyers Ordinary Party Poor Professional Speak Though Why]
The priest is Christ's slave, and Christ himself took the form of a slave and became obedient to death. So the priest in serving human needs lives a Godward life, possessed by God and witnessing that only when lives are utterly possessed by God do they find their true freedom. Arthur Middleton
[ Became Christ Death Find Form Freedom God Himself Human Life Lives Needs Obedient Only Possessed Priest Serving Slave Their Took True Utterly Witnessing]
The poet is in command of his fantasy, while it is exactly the mark of the neurotic that he is possessed by his fantasy. Lionel Trilling
[ Command Exactly Fantasy His Mark Neurotic Poet Possessed While]
The guitar has a kind of grit and excitement possessed by nothing else. Brian May
[ Else Excitement Grit Guitar Kind Nothing Possessed]
Every actor and actress is possessed of the absorbing passion to create something distinctive and unique. Hattie McDaniel
[ Absorbing Actor Actress Create Distinctive Every Passion Possessed Something Unique]
We have long possessed the art of war and the science of war, which have been evolved in the minutest detail. Fredrik Bajer
[ Art Been Detail Evolved Long Possessed Science War Which]
I think Whitman more than any other poet possessed the gift of revealing to others the beauty of everything around us, the beauty of nature, the beauty of human beings. Ella R. Bloor
[ Any Around Beauty Beings Everything Gift Human More Nature Other Others Poet Possessed Revealing Than Think Us Whitman]
An old African leader says about leadership, he says that leadership should never be shared; it should always remain in the hands of the dispossessed people. We will lead the revolution. H. Rap Brown
[ African Always Dispossessed Hands Lead Leader Leadership Never Old Remain Revolution Says Shared Should Will]
Once the mass of the defending infantry become possessed of low moral, the battle is as good as lost. Douglas Haig
[ Battle Become Defending Good Infantry Lost Low Mass Moral Once Possessed]
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed. Dale Carnegie
[ Courage Dreamed Ever Far More Most Possessed Than Us]
No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes. On the contrary, whatever the punishment, once a specific crime has appeared for the first time, its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been. Hannah Arendt
[ Appeared Been Commission Contrary Could Crime Crimes Deterrence Emergence Enough Ever First Initial Likely More Once Possessed Power Prevent Punishment Specific Than Time Whatever]
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. Peace Pilgrim
[ Age Anything Cannot Great Many Materialistic Our Outlived Possessed Possesses Possessions Relinquish Us Usefulness]
No one worth possessing can be quite possessed. Sara Teasdale
[ Possessed Possessing Quite Worth]
This life is a hospital in which every patient is possessed with a desire to change his bed. Charles Baudelaire
[ Bed Change Desire Every His Hospital Life Patient Possessed Which]
Earth's dispossessed are vulnerable targets for extremists: those who teach that global justice is meaningless; that satisfaction can come only in violence, division, and intellectual isolation. Abdallah II
[ Come Dispossessed Division Earth Extremists Global Intellectual Isolation Justice Meaningless Only Satisfaction Targets Teach Those Violence Vulnerable]
It is precisely as though I were possessed by some other spirit when I enter on a new task of acting, as though something within me presses a switch and my own consciousness merges into some other, greater, more vital being. Conrad Veidt
[ Acting Being Consciousness Enter Greater Into More New Other Own Possessed Precisely Presses Some Something Spirit Switch Task Though Vital Were Within]
A person possessed with an idea cannot be reasoned with. James Anthony Froude
[ Cannot Idea Person Possessed Reasoned]
If we justify war, it is because all peoples always justify the traits of which they find themselves possessed, not because war will bear an objective examination of its merits. Ruth Benedict
[ Always Bear Because Examination Find Justify Merits Objective Peoples Possessed Themselves Traits War Which Will]
Britain, which in the years immediately before this war was rapidly losing such democratic virtues as it possessed, is now being bombed and burned into democracy. J. B. Priestley
[ Before Being Bombed Britain Burned Democracy Democratic Immediately Into Losing Now Possessed Rapidly Such Virtues War Which Years]
The admiral, or commander in chief of a squadron, being frequently invested with a great charge, on which the fate of a kingdom may depend, ought certainly to be possessed of abilities equal to so important a station and so extensive a command. William Falconer
[ Abilities Admiral Being Certainly Charge Chief Command Commander Depend Equal Extensive Fate Frequently Great Important Invested Kingdom May Ought Possessed Squadron Station Which]
Possession without obligation to the object possessed approaches felicity. George Meredith
[ Approaches Felicity Object Obligation Possessed Possession Without]