Quotations that match 'possession'.It is a principle of our nature that feelings once excited turn readily from the object by which they are excited to some other object which may for the time being take possession of the mind.
[ Being Excited Feelings May Mind Nature Object Once Other Our Possession Principle Readily Some Take Time Turn Which]
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.
[ Behind Better Children Exertions Expected Happier His Hope Least Make Man Many Pathetic Possessions]
Some day the workers will take possession of your city hall, and when we do, no child will be sacrificed on the altar of profit!
[ Altar Child City Day Hall Possession Profit Sacrificed Some Take Will Workers Your]
Neither can men, by the same principles, be considered as lands, goods, or houses, among possessions. It is necessary that all property should be inferiour to its possessor. But how does the slave differ from his master, but by chance?
[ Among Chance Considered Differ Does Goods His Houses How Lands Master Men Necessary Neither Possessions Possessor Principles Property Same Should Slave]
We are not the sum of our possessions.
[ Our Possessions Sum]
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.
[ Americans Because Difficult Europeans Guilty Materialistic Perceive Possessions Power Their Themselves Truly Uneasy Uses Versed Which]
The greatest possession is self-possession.
[ Greatest Possession]
We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction.
[ Capacity Compelling Destruction Developing Evidence Had Hussein Mass Number Possession Production Saddam Storage Think Weapons Years]
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
[ Give Little Possessions Truly Your Yourself]
A child's appetite for new toys appeal to the desire for ownership and appropriation: the appeal of toys comes to lie not in their use but in their status as possessions.
[ Appeal Appetite Appropriation Child Comes Desire Lie New Ownership Possessions Status Their Toys Use]
It's time we permanently repeal the tax on possessions that people leave to their children.
[ Children Leave Permanently Possessions Repeal Tax Their Time]
In the first place, when there is a policy of intentional aggression, inspired by a desire to get possession of the territory or the trade of another country, right or wrong, a pretext is always sought.
[ Aggression Always Another Country Desire First Get Inspired Intentional Place Policy Possession Pretext Right Sought Territory Trade Wrong]
A man's real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.
[ Else His Man Memory Nothing Poor Possession Real Rich]
Each of us have things and thoughts and descriptions of an amazing universe in our possession that kings in the 17th Century would have gone to war to possess.
[ Amazing Century Descriptions Each Gone Kings Our Possess Possession Things Thoughts Universe Us War Would]
The first, that their pretensions to this possession of an art properly so called in their art of speaking are entirely unfounded; and the second, that they are involved in a profound mistake in their confusion of the good with the pleasant.
[ Art Called Confusion Entirely First Good Involved Mistake Pleasant Possession Pretensions Profound Properly Second Speaking Their Unfounded]
The design of those commissioners, frigates and warlike force is directed rather against Long Island and these your Honors' possessions, than to the imagined reform of New England.
[ Against Commissioners Design Directed England Force Frigates Honors Imagined Island Long New Possessions Rather Reform Than These Those Warlike Your]
No people come into possession of a culture without having paid a heavy price for it.
[ Come Culture Having Heavy Into Paid Possession Price Without]
And, of course, it must be asked: is it proper to transact with the Turks for the most reassured of Greek possessions when Greece is under Turkish invasion and subjugation?
[ Asked Course Greece Greek Invasion Most Must Possessions Proper Reassured Subjugation Turkish Turks Under]
The only thing I would like is to have more control of the game in terms of possession.
[ Control Game More Only Possession Terms Thing Would]
Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.
[ Alone Courage Defend Freedom Possession Sure Those]
Man should not consider his material possession his own, but as common to all, so as to share them without hesitation when others are in need.
[ Common Consider Hesitation His Man Material Need Others Own Possession Share Should Them Without]
In comparison with other men of their time, the Americans were distinguished by the possession of new political and social ideas, which were destined to be the foundation of the American commonwealth.
[ American Americans Commonwealth Comparison Destined Distinguished Foundation Ideas Men New Other Political Possession Social Their Time Were Which]
Men are not great or small because of their material possessions. They are great or small because of what they are.
[ Because Great Material Men Possessions Small Their]
Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.
[ Attention Become Individual Industry Men Observation Old Only Perseverance Possession Road Travelling Understanding Wisdom]
Real politics are the possession and distribution of power.
[ Distribution Politics Possession Power Real]
It is true that the aristocracies seem to have abused their monopoly of legal knowledge; and at all events their exclusive possession of the law was a formidable impediment to the success of those popular movements which began to be universal in the western world.
[ Abused Began Events Exclusive Formidable Impediment Knowledge Law Legal Monopoly Movements Popular Possession Seem Success Their Those True Universal Western Which World]
The United States have no possessions in the east and do not desire to have any, as other countries do.
[ Any Countries Desire East Other Possessions States United]
Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition. Poetry
[ Definition Liberate Poets Possession Soldiers Steadfast Words]
One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is in the possession of others, can use neither his knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises.
[ Arises Books Confined His Knowledge Need Neither Nor Others Possession Them Use Wealth Whose]
In five years I have never had a match where my team has had less possession than the opponents.
[ Five Had Less Match Never Opponents Possession Team Than Where Years]
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.
[ Age Anything Cannot Great Many Materialistic Our Outlived Possessed Possesses Possessions Relinquish Us Usefulness]
Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope. Few are reduced so low as that.
[ Best Completely Few Hope Low None Possession Reduced Those Without Wretched]
After all my possessions had been burned, God gave me the wisdom to return to Jerusalem.
[ After Been Burned Gave God Had Jerusalem Possessions Return Wisdom]
The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction.
[ Education End Enjoyment Enriched Every Good Happiness Human Kind Life Possession Satisfaction Type Ultimate]
This is the most intimate relationship between literature and its readers: they treat the text as a part of themselves, as a possession.
[ Between Intimate Literature Most Part Possession Readers Relationship Text Themselves Treat]
The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.
[ Always Does Kill Knowledge More Mystery Possession Sense Wonder]
If no other knowledge deserves to be called useful but that which helps to enlarge our possessions or to raise our station in society, then Mythology has no claim to the appellation.
[ Appellation Called Claim Deserves Enlarge Helps Knowledge Mythology Other Our Possessions Raise Society Station Then Useful Which]
It is not her body that he wants but it is only through her body that he can take possession of another human being, so he must labor upon her body, he must enter her body, to make his claim.
[ Another Being Body Claim Enter Her His Human Labor Make Must Only Possession Take Through Upon Wants]
The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.
[ Becomes Book Possession Reading Substitute]
Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law. It's nine-tenths of the problem.
[ Law Nine-Tenths Possession Problem]
Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.
[ Death Falls Life Loss Possession Shadow Shines Sun Where]
At no time are we ever in such complete possession of a journey, down to its last nook and cranny, as when we are busy with preparations for it.
[ Busy Complete Down Ever Journey Last Nook Possession Preparations Such Time]
I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.
[ Believe Duty Every Implies Obligation Opportunity Possession Responsibility Right]
See the things you want as already yours. Think of them as yours, as belonging to you, as already in your possession.
[ Already Belonging Possession See Them Things Think Want Your Yours]
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
[ Acknowledged Fortune Good Man Must Possession Single Truth Universally Want Wife]
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.
[ Abduction Became Capture Defined Developed Extend Institution Marriage Meant Only Originally Ownership Possession Practice Taking Time Use]
All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.
[ Another Being Equal Harm Health His Independent Liberty Life Mankind Ought Possessions]
My father was a poor man, very poor in a British colonial possession where class and race were very important.
[ British Class Colonial Father Important Man Poor Possession Race Very Were Where]
The possessions of the rich are stolen property.
[ Possessions Property Rich Stolen]
Desire then is the invasion of the whole self by the wish, which, as it invades, sets going more and more of the psychical processes; but at the same time, so long as it remains desire, does not succeed in getting possession of the self.
[ Desire Does Getting Going Invades Invasion Long More Possession Processes Psychical Remains Same Self Sets Succeed Then Time Which Whole Wish]
In all worldly things that a man pursues with the greatest eagerness he finds not half the pleasure in the possession that he proposed to himself in the expectation.
[ Eagerness Expectation Finds Greatest Half Himself Man Pleasure Possession Proposed Pursues Things Worldly]
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. Finance
[ Consists Few Great Having Possessions Wants Wealth]
Liberals feel unworthy of their possessions. Conservatives feel they deserve everything they've stolen.
[ Conservatives Deserve Everything Feel Liberals Possessions Stolen Their Unworthy]
Praise the Lord, O England's Jerusalem: and Netherland's Zion, praise ye the Lord! He hath secured your gates, and blessed your possessions with peace, even here, where the threatened torch of war was lighted.
[ Blessed England Even Gates Hath Here Jerusalem Lighted Lord Peace Possessions Praise Secured Threatened Torch War Where Ye Your]
India profoundly changed my outlook on life because you see how people can be content and very happy with little or even no possessions. It's the reverse of the West.
[ Because Changed Content Even Happy How India Life Little Outlook Possessions Profoundly Reverse See Very West]
At last the best of artisans ordained that that creature to whom He had been able to give nothing proper to himself should have joint possession of whatever had been peculiar to each of the different kinds of being.
[ Able Artisans Been Being Best Creature Different Each Give Had Himself Joint Kinds Last Nothing Ordained Peculiar Possession Proper Should Whatever Whom]
The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace. Peace
[ Heart Instrument Most Open Own Peace Possession Powerful Valuable Weapon]
Whoever understands how to do a kindness when he fares well would be a friend better than any possession.
[ Any Better Fares Friend How Kindness Possession Than Understands Well Whoever Would]
Of all our possessions, wisdom alone is imortal.
[ Alone Our Possessions Wisdom]
Nothing is so wearing as the possession or abuse of liberty.
[ Abuse Liberty Nothing Possession Wearing]
The lands granted were in the occupancy of savages and situated in a wilderness, of which the government had never taken possession, and of which it could not with its own citizens ever have taken possession.
[ Citizens Could Ever Government Granted Had Lands Never Own Possession Savages Situated Taken Were Which Wilderness]
Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
[ Among Most Never Possessions Prized Spoken Words]
Disarm, disarm. The sword of murder is not the balance of justice. Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession.
[ Balance Blood Disarm Dishonor Does Indicate Justice Murder Nor Out Possession Sword Violence Wipe]
Your most precious possession is not your financial assets. Your most precious possession is the people you have working there, and what they carry around in their heads, and their ability to work together.
[ Ability Around Assets Carry Financial Heads Most Possession Precious Their Together Work Working Your]
Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy. Inspirational
[ Confidence Contentment Friend Greatest Health Joy Non-Being Possession Treasure]
The real duty of man is not to extend his power or multiply his wealth beyond his needs, but to enrich and enjoy his imperishable possession: his soul.
[ Beyond Duty Enjoy Enrich Extend His Imperishable Man Multiply Needs Possession Power Real Soul Wealth]
The repossession by women of our bodies will bring far more essential change to human society than the seizing of the means of production by workers.
[ Bodies Bring Change Essential Far Human Means More Our Production Seizing Society Than Will Women Workers]
Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any possession earth can give.
[ Any Choice Earth Freedom Give More Possession Than Treasured]
Dissatisfaction with possession and achievement is one of the requisites to further achievement.
[ Achievement Dissatisfaction Further Possession]
Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.
[ Possessions Relationships Treasure Your]
The possession of anything begins in the mind.
[ Anything Begins Mind Possession]
In a world of inhumanity, war and terrorism, American citizenship is a very precious possession.
[ American Citizenship Inhumanity Possession Precious Terrorism Very War World]
If I steal money from any person, there may be no harm done from the mere transfer of possession; he may not feel the loss, or it may prevent him from using the money badly. But I cannot help doing this great wrong towards Man, that I make myself dishonest.
[ Any Badly Cannot Dishonest Doing Done Feel Great Harm Help Him Loss Make Man May Mere Money Myself Person Possession Prevent Steal Towards Transfer Using Wrong]
He greatly valued his possessions, chiefly because they were his, and derived genuine pleasure from contemplating a painting, a statuette, a rare lace curtain - no matter what - after he had bought it and placed it among his household gods.
[ After Among Because Bought Chiefly Contemplating Curtain Derived Genuine Gods Greatly Had His Household Lace Matter Painting Placed Pleasure Possessions Rare Valued Were]
Clothes should look as if a woman was born into them. It is a form of possession, this belonging to one another.
[ Another Belonging Born Clothes Form Into Look Possession Should Them Woman]
Genius is not a possession of the limited few, but exists in some degree in everyone. Where there is natural growth, a full and free play of faculties, genius will manifest itself.
[ Degree Everyone Exists Faculties Few Free Full Genius Growth Itself Limited Manifest Natural Play Possession Some Where Will]
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.
[ Animals Because Body Life Possession Right Soul Their Themselves Will]
Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
[ Back Chance Demanded Every Happiness Hour Lent May Next Possession Therefore Time Uncertain]
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.
[ Adorn Among Any Away Beautiful Because Decline Liberty Personal Possessions Private Should Sort Take Things Walk Wealth World Would]
To attain inner peace you must actually give your life, not just your possessions. When you at last give your life - bringing into alignment your beliefs and the way you live then, and only then, can you begin to find inner peace. Peace
[ Actually Alignment Attain Begin Beliefs Bringing Find Give Inner Into Just Last Life Live Must Only Peace Possessions Then Way Your]
There have been few things in my life which have had a more genial effect on my mind than the possession of a piece of land.
[ Been Effect Few Genial Had Land Life Mind More Piece Possession Than Things Which]
I was a little nervous backstage. But I had this book, Gandhi. I just read his quotes, closed my eyes and focused my thoughts. Presently, this book is my prized possession.
[ Backstage Book Closed Eyes Focused Gandhi Had His Just Little Nervous Possession Presently Prized Quotes Read Thoughts]
The possession of land seems to be a greater gratification to the pride and independence of men.
[ Gratification Greater Independence Land Men Possession Pride Seems]
Great wealth took possession of the government. It was reflected in Mr. Harding's selection of a cabinet.
[ Cabinet Government Great Harding Mr Possession Reflected Selection Took Wealth]
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
[ Entirely Friendship Greatest Happy Make Much Possession Provides Things Us Which Wisdom]
Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions.
[ Most Once Our Perishable Possessions Time Valuable]
It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.
[ Act Enjoyment Getting Grants Greatest Knowledge Learning Possession Which]
Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving.
[ Abundance Alone Give Giving Greatest Intangible Invisible Most Possessions Powers Precious Receive Take Them Valued Will Your]
I have two luxuries to brood over in my walks, your loveliness and the hour of my death. O that I could have possession of them both in the same minute.
[ Both Brood Could Death Hour Loveliness Luxuries Minute Over Possession Same Them Two Walks Your]
But when I direct I become possessed, a possession I've never quite understood.
[ Become Direct Never Possessed Possession Quite Understood]
Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens. If you have them, you have to take care of them! There is great freedom in simplicity of living. It is those who have enough but not too much who are the happiest.
[ Burdens Care Enough Freedom Great Happiest Living Much Possessions Simplicity Take Them Those Too Unnecessary]
A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs.
[ Acquire Because Cannot Easy Free Life Many Mobs Monarchs Possessions Servility Without]
How the early priests came into possession of these secrets does not appear, and if there were ever any records of this kind the Church would hardly allow them to become public.
[ Allow Any Appear Become Came Church Does Early Ever Hardly How Into Kind Possession Priests Public Records Secrets Them These Were Would]
Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it. Music
[ Everybody Music Only Own Possession Publishers Think]
An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.
[ Charm Had Object Possession Pursuit Retains Same Seldom]
Meek wifehood is no part of my profession; I am your friend, but never your possession.
[ Am Friend Meek Never Part Possession Profession Your]
Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.
[ Complete Give Giving Only Possesses Possession Proved Unable]
The shortage of buyers, which the world is suffering from, is readily understood, not as due to people not wishing to obtain possession of goods, but as people being unwilling to part with something which might earn a regular income in exchange for those goods.
[ Being Buyers Due Earn Exchange Goods Income Might Obtain Part Possession Readily Regular Shortage Something Suffering Those Understood Unwilling Which Wishing World]
I don't know much about football but everyone seems to say that it is all about possession.
[ Everyone Football Know Much Possession Say Seems]
The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it, is the root of all evil in the world.
[ Belief Evil Oneself Only Possession Root Truth World]
Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.
[ Freedom Inestimable Possession Value]
It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.
[ Another Error Him Man Possession Put Show Thing Truth]
Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophecies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true.
[ Absolute Also Come Lie Lies Make Only Possession Power Prophecies Prophesy Their Those True]
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.
[ Desire Even Insatiable Itself Love Loves Person Point Possession Sterilize Such Survive Therefore]
One's religion is one's own possession and he has a right to it.
[ Own Possession Religion Right]
At my age, I realize that my most precious possession is time, and I've got too much unfinished work to do to spend even a minute talking about myself.
[ Age Even Got Minute Most Much Myself Possession Precious Realize Spend Talking Time Too Unfinished Work]
I was just then going through a healthy reaction from the orthodoxy of my youth; religion had become for me not so much a possession as an obsession, which I was trying to throw off, and this iconoclastic tale of an imaginary tribe was the result.
[ Become Going Had Healthy Iconoclastic Imaginary Just Much Obsession Off Orthodoxy Possession Reaction Religion Result Tale Then Through Throw Tribe Trying Which Youth]
An anxious unrest, a fierce craving desire for gain has taken possession of the commercial world, and in instances no longer rare the most precious and permanent goods of human life have been madly sacrificed in the interests of momentary enrichment.
[ Anxious Been Commercial Craving Desire Enrichment Fierce Gain Goods Human Instances Interests Life Longer Madly Momentary Most Permanent Possession Precious Rare Sacrificed Taken Unrest World]
Possession without obligation to the object possessed approaches felicity.
[ Approaches Felicity Object Obligation Possessed Possession Without]
Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.
[ Duly Excess Faculties His Man Opinions Person Possessions Power Prevails Property Respected Safe Sort Where]
Reason is an action of the mind; knowledge is a possession of the mind; but faith is an attitude of the person. It means you are prepared to stake yourself on something being so.
[ Action Attitude Being Faith Knowledge Means Mind Person Possession Prepared Reason Something Stake Yourself]
In our rich consumers' civilization we spin cocoons around ourselves and get possessed by our possessions.
[ Around Civilization Consumers Get Our Ourselves Possessed Possessions Rich Spin]
The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.
[ Beauty Eternal Fame Fleeting Fragile Glorious Goes Intellectual Possession Superiority Wealth]
As for September 11, let us not too easily grant the Americans possession of that date on the calendar. Like May 1 or July 14 or December 25, September 11 may seem full of significance to some people, while to other people it is just another day.
[ Americans Another Calendar Date Day December Easily Full Grant July Just May Other Possession Seem September Significance Some Too Us While]
When we believe ourselves in possession of the only truth, we are likely to be indifferent to common everyday truths.
[ Believe Common Everyday Indifferent Likely Only Ourselves Possession Truth Truths]
I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.
[ Being Desire Female Friendship Happiness Her Inflamed Our Passion Possession Prefers Rest Seeks Sex Single Sole Supreme Tenderness Understand Union Which]
When you look at it that way, you can see how absurd it is that we individualize ourselves with our fences and hoarded possessions.
[ Absurd Fences How Individualize Look Our Ourselves Possessions See Way]
To criticize is to appreciate, to appropriate, to take intellectual possession, to establish in fine a relation with the criticized thing and to make it one's own.
[ Appreciate Appropriate Criticize Criticized Establish Fine Intellectual Make Own Possession Relation Take Thing]
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.
[ Been Body Considered Culture Define Forgotten Knowledge Large May Now Possession Truly Useless Well]
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.
[ Because Eyes Great Knows Lord Material Matters Meaningless Possessions Really Reputations Scores Winning]
Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.
[ Happiness Mind Possession Prized Quality State Thought]
This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and possessions for ourselves and our nearest friends, is insatiable, perpetual, universal, and directly destructive of society.
[ Acquiring Alone Destructive Directly Friends Goods Insatiable Nearest Our Ourselves Perpetual Possessions Society Universal]
Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
[ Claim Does Freedom Gives Love Possession]
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. Inspirational
[ Dwells Gold Happiness Possessions Resides Soul]
The richness of the world, all artificial pleasures, have the taste of sickness and give off a smell of death in the face of certain spiritual possessions.
[ Artificial Certain Death Face Give Off Pleasures Possessions Richness Sickness Smell Spiritual Taste World]
Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship. Friendship
[ Entirely Friendship Greatest Happy Life Make Much Possession Provides Things Which Wisdom]
Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.
[ Duty Every Implies Obligation Opportunity Possession Responsibility Right]
I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and possessions.
[ Excel Excellent Extent Knowledge Possessions Power Rather Than Would]
I personally think intellectual property is an oxymoron. Physical objects have a completely different natural economy than intellectual goods. It's a tricky thing to try to own something that remains in your possession even after you give it to many others.
[ After Completely Different Economy Even Give Goods Intellectual Many Natural Objects Others Own Oxymoron Personally Physical Possession Property Remains Something Than Thing Think Tricky Try Your]
I suppose my little Martin acoustic guitar is quickly becoming a prize possession. It's a lovely guitar. I bought it at the Cambridge Folk Festival in 2001 before I had cleaned up.
[ Acoustic Becoming Before Bought Cambridge Cleaned Festival Folk Guitar Had Little Lovely Martin Possession Prize Quickly Suppose Up]
I draw from my family and my friends and I feel like that small-town person. The achievements, the materialistic possessions have really become to mean less. They mean nothing.
[ Achievements Become Draw Family Feel Friends Less Materialistic Mean Nothing Person Possessions Really Small-Town]
The possession of arbitrary power has always, the world over, tended irresistibly to destroy humane sensibility, magnanimity, and truth.
[ Always Arbitrary Destroy Humane Irresistibly Magnanimity Over Possession Power Sensibility Tended Truth World]
I grew with it, and I used to go to see the monks, who had no possessions, even more extreme than my mother.
[ Even Extreme Go Grew Had Monks More Mother Possessions See Than Used]
The independence of the United States is not only more precious to ourselves but to the world than any single possession.
[ Any Independence More Only Ourselves Possession Precious Single States Than United World]
Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.
[ Friend Most Possessions Precious]
Humanity may endure the loss of everything; all its possessions may be turned away without infringing its true dignity - all but the possibility of improvement.
[ Away Dignity Endure Everything Humanity Improvement Infringing Loss May Possessions Possibility True Turned Without]
Truth is the greatest of all national possessions. A state, a people, a system which suppresses the truth or fears to publish it, deserves to collapse.
[ Collapse Deserves Fears Greatest National Possessions Publish State Suppresses System Truth Which]
I have come slowly into possession of such powers as I have. I receive the opinions of my day. I do not conceive them. But I receive them into a vivid mind.
[ Come Conceive Day Into Mind Opinions Possession Powers Receive Slowly Such Them Vivid]
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
[ Accept Any Better Friend How Kindness Knows Possession Show Than Will]
The possessors of wealth can scarcely be indifferent to processes which, nearly or remotely have been the fertile source of their possessions.
[ Been Fertile Indifferent Nearly Possessions Possessors Processes Remotely Scarcely Source Their Wealth Which]
Evil, and evil spirits, devils and devil possession, are the outgrowth of man's inadequate consciousness of God. We must avoid thinking of evil as a thing in itself - a force that works against man or, against God, if you will.
[ Against Avoid Consciousness Devil Devils Evil Force God Inadequate Itself Man Must Outgrowth Possession Spirits Thing Thinking Will Works]
As photographs give people an imaginary possession of a past that is unreal, they also help people to take possession of space in which they are insecure.
[ Also Give Help Imaginary Insecure Past Photographs Possession Space Take Unreal Which]
To have the truth in your possession you can be found guilty, sentenced to death.
[ Death Found Guilty Possession Sentenced Truth Your]
I was one of those people who put too much emphasis on work and career and material possessions, and it took its toll on all my relationships, on my physical health, my emotional and mental health.
[ Career Emotional Emphasis Health Material Mental Much Physical Possessions Put Relationships Those Toll Too Took Work]
Culture and possessions, there is the bourgeoisie for you.
[ Bourgeoisie Culture Possessions]
Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
[ Every Increased Loads New Possession Us Weariness]
Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.
[ Adolescence Already Elegance Escaped Future Just Possession Prerogative Taken Their Those]
Nowadays the rage for possession has got to such a pitch that there is nothing in the realm of nature, whether sacred or profane, out of which profit cannot be squeezed.
[ Cannot Got Nature Nothing Nowadays Out Pitch Possession Profane Profit Rage Realm Sacred Squeezed Such Whether Which]
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. Love
[ Any Cannot Could Enough Force Formidable Invisible Joy Love Material Measured Moment More Offer Other Possession Powerful Seen Than Transform Yet]
Well, they had a lot of the things they found in his possession. They had the map, you know, that marked the route of the parade. They had statements from the bus driver and the taxicab driver that hauled him somewhere.
[ Bus Driver Found Had Hauled Him His Know Lot Map Marked Parade Possession Route Somewhere Statements Things Well]
Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.
[ Ever Out Patience Possession Soul Their]
We are told that the possession of nuclear weapons - in some cases even the testing of these weapons - is essential for national security. But this argument can be made by other countries as well.
[ Argument Cases Countries Essential Even Made National Nuclear Other Possession Security Some Testing These Told Weapons Well]
Sin is basically a denial of God's right of possession.
[ Basically Denial God Possession Right Sin]
Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession.
[ Art Booty Desire Industry Less Nothing Possession Retains Science Than Will]
I sold my most valuable possession, but I knew that because I worked at Hewlett Packard, I could buy the next model calculator the very next month for a lower price than I sold the older one for!
[ Because Buy Calculator Could Knew Lower Model Month Most Next Older Packard Possession Price Sold Than Valuable Very Worked]
All my possessions for a moment of time.
[ Moment Possessions Time]
Every man judges his own happiness and satisfaction with life in terms of his possession or lack of possession of those things that he considers worthwhile and valuable.
[ Considers Every Happiness His Judges Lack Life Man Own Possession Satisfaction Terms Things Those Valuable Worthwhile]
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.
[ Authority Control Destroy Enemy Freedoms Greatest Knowledge Makes Misfortune Possession]
Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.
[ Consist Made Possession Riches Them Treasures Use]
For a creative writer possession of the "truth" is less important than emotional sincerity.
[ Creative Emotional Important Less Possession Sincerity Than Truth Writer]
Knowledge conquered by labor becomes a possession - a property entirely our own.
[ Becomes Conquered Entirely Knowledge Labor Our Own Possession Property]
We go on multiplying our conveniences only to multiply our cares. We increase our possessions only to the enlargement of our anxieties.
[ Anxieties Cares Enlargement Go Increase Multiply Multiplying Only Our Possessions]
Indeed, whenever a new idea is developed, as for example ballooning, warfare immediately takes possession.
[ Developed Example Idea Immediately Indeed New Possession Takes Warfare Whenever]
They took their meals together; and it was remarked on such occasions, when the friendship of animals is put to a hard test, that they never quarrelled or disputed the possession of a favourite fruit with each other.
[ Animals Disputed Each Favourite Friendship Fruit Hard Meals Never Occasions Other Possession Put Remarked Such Test Their Together Took]
Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives.
[ Body Dust Fame Great Into Life Lives Name Noblest Possessions Still Sunk]
A man may be in as just possession of truth as of a city, and yet be forced to surrender.
[ City Forced Just Man May Possession Surrender Truth Yet]
The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.
[ Ability Acquires Anything Else Entitled Full His Justly Man May Mind Own Possession Take Which]
Liberty: One of Imagination's most precious possessions.
[ Imagination Liberty Most Possessions Precious]
God saw fit, for wise reasons to allow the people of Israel thus to make and possess slaves; but is this any license to us to enslave any of our fellow-men, to kill any of our fellow-men whom we please and are able to destroy, and take possession of their estates?
[ Able Allow Any Destroy Enslave Estates Fellow-Men Fit God Israel Kill License Make Our Please Possess Possession Reasons Saw Slaves Take Their Thus Us Whom Wise]
When the unwelcome little unborn shall have seen the light my brain will be lightened, and I shall have a clearer mind. Thank God that even this weary nine months shall come to an end and leave me in possession of my own body and my own soul.
[ Body Brain Clearer Come End Even God Leave Light Lightened Little Mind Months Nine Own Possession Seen Shall Soul Thank Unborn Unwelcome Weary Will]
There is no knowledge, no light, no wisdom that you are in possession of, but what you have received it from some source.
[ Knowledge Light Possession Received Some Source Wisdom]
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
[ Application Expenditure Found Gratification Lavish Mere Possession Wealth Wise]
It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.
[ Anything Else Freely Living More Nobly Possessions Preoccupation Prevents Than Us]
I have commenced my auspicious reign and am in quiet possession of the Presidential Mansion... this winter I intend to do something in the way of entertaining that shall be the admiration and talk of all Washington world.
[ Admiration Am Commenced Entertaining Intend Mansion Possession Presidential Quiet Reign Shall Something Talk Washington Way Winter World]
The will is a beast of burden. If God mounts it, it wishes and goes as God wills; if Satan mounts it, it wishes and goes as Satan wills; Nor can it choose its rider... the riders contend for its possession.
[ Beast Burden Choose Contend God Goes Mounts Nor Possession Rider Riders Satan Will Wills Wishes]
Sorrows cannot all be explained away in a life truly lived, grief and loss accumulate like possessions.
[ Accumulate Away Cannot Explained Grief Life Lived Loss Possessions Sorrows Truly]
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
[ After Dislodge Easier Enemy Experience Got Much Possession Posting Prevent Teaches Than Them Themselves Us]
Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession as they torment us with their loss.
[ Loss Much Possession Riches Their Torment Us]
These wars appear also to have given its death blow to colonialism and to imperialism in its colonial form, under which weaker peoples were treated as possessions to be economically exploited. At least we hope that such colonialism is on the way out.
[ Also Appear Blow Colonial Colonialism Death Economically Exploited Form Given Hope Imperialism Least Out Peoples Possessions Such These Treated Under Wars Way Weaker Were Which]
Riches do not delight us so much with their possession, as torment us with their loss.
[ Delight Loss Much Possession Riches Their Torment Us]
Strangely enough, they have a mind to till the soil, and the love of possessions is a disease in them.
[ Disease Enough Love Mind Possessions Soil Strangely Them Till]
People who get through life dependent on other people's possessions are always the first to lecture you on how little possessions count.
[ Always Count Dependent First Get How Lecture Life Little Other Possessions Through]
Every time I took a long leave from home, I felt as if I were going to conquer the world. Or rather, take possession of what is my birthright, my inheritance.
[ Birthright Conquer Every Felt Going Home Inheritance Leave Long Possession Rather Take Time Took Were World]
Men and women should own the world as a mutual possession.
[ Men Mutual Own Possession Should Women World]
Man is, properly speaking, based upon hope, he has no other possession but hope; this world of his is emphatically the place of hope.
[ Based Emphatically His Hope Man Other Place Possession Properly Speaking Upon World]
Most men have always wanted as much as they could get; and possession has always blunted the fine edge of their altruism.
[ Altruism Always Blunted Could Edge Fine Get Men Most Much Possession Their Wanted]
Their poverty secured their freedom, since our desires and our possessions are the strongest fetters of despotism.
[ Desires Despotism Fetters Freedom Our Possessions Poverty Secured Since Strongest Their]
Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists when you can ignore them like wise men?
[ Divide Grab Ignore Men Possessions Socialists Them Thieves Why Wise]
Base Ball, to be played thoroughly, requires the possession of muscular strength, great agility, quickness of eye, readiness of hand, and many other faculties of mind and body that mark the man of nerve.
[ Agility Ball Base Body Eye Faculties Great Hand Man Many Mark Mind Muscular Nerve Other Played Possession Quickness Readiness Requires Strength Thoroughly]
I would also point out that many governments that chose not to support this war - certainly, the French president, Jacques Chirac, as I recall in April of last year, referred to Iraq's possession of WMD.
[ Also April Certainly Chirac Chose French Governments Iraq Jacques Last Many Out Point Possession President Recall Referred Support War Wmd Would Year]
It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him.
[ After Attends Brings Enriches Happiness Him Possession Seeker Seeking Success Truth Which]
Germany can generally only pay if the Corridor and Upper Silesia will be handed back to Germany from Polish possession, and if besides somewhere on the earth colonial territory will be made available to Germany.
[ Available Back Besides Colonial Corridor Earth Generally Germany Handed Made Only Pay Polish Possession Somewhere Territory Upper Will]
The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile; virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.
[ Eternal Fleeting Fragile Glorious Glory Goes Possession Virtue Wealth]
The wavering mind is but a base possession.
[ Base Mind Possession Wavering]
The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. In the morning we must sweep out the shadows.
[ Being Belong Body Does Inn Morning Must Night Only Opens Our Out Phantoms Possession Rarely Repose Rest Sets Shadows Sleep Soul Sweep Us Within]
If the egotist is weak, his egotism is worthless. If the egotist is strong, acute, full of distinctive character, his egotism is precious, and remains a possession of the race.
[ Acute Character Distinctive Egotism Egotist Full His Possession Precious Race Remains Strong Weak Worthless]