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Possession Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Possession Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Expectation Disappointment Envy Greed

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin PHOTO

Health is the greatest possession.
Contentment is the greatest treasure.
Confidence is the greatest friend.
Non-being is the greatest joy.
- Lao Tzu

 

Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine,
a possession for all time.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every increased possession
loads us with a new weariness.
- John Ruskin

The search for truth is more precious than its possession.
- Albert Einstein


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Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity
are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart.
The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.
- Carlos Santana

Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy,
much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
- Epicurus

Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast
possession of definition.
- Eli Khamarov

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.
- Barbara de Angelis

The possession of land seems to be a greater gratification
to the pride and independence of men.
- George Richards Minot

When we believe ourselves in possession of the only truth,
we are likely to be indifferent to common everyday truths.
- Eric Hoffer

This is the most intimate relationship between literature and its readers:
they treat the text as a part of themselves,
as a possession.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

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.
- Bryant H. McGill

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.
- John Keats

It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error,
and another to put him in possession of the truth.
- John Locke

Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.
- Francis Bacon

But when I direct I become possessed,
a possession I've never quite understood.
- Ted Kotcheff

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.
- George Washington

Sin is basically a denial of God's right of possession.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have
the courage to defend it.
- Pericles

Hope is the best possession.
None are completely wretched but those who are without hope.
Few are reduced so low as that.
- William Hazlitt

A man may be in as just possession of truth as of a city,
and yet be forced to surrender.
- Thomas Browne

An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.
- Pliny the Elder

Meek wifehood is no part of my profession;
I am your friend,
but never your possession.
- Vera Brittain

For a creative writer possession of the "truth" is
less important than emotional sincerity.
- George Orwell

There is no knowledge, no light, no wisdom that you are in possession of,
but what you have received it from some source.
- Brigham Young

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.
- Robert South

Every possession and every happiness is but lent by
chance for an uncertain time,
and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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.
- Benny Carter

It is a truth universally acknowledged,
that a single man in possession of a good fortune,
must be in want of a wife.
- Jane Austen

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.
- Woodrow Wilson

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.
- Kary Mullis

It is not knowledge, but the act of learning,
not possession but the act of getting there,
which grants the greatest enjoyment.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

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.
- Robert Henri

Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law.
It's nine-tenths of the problem.
- John Lennon

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.
- Alexander Smith

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.
- Max Planck

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.
- Henry James

Indeed, whenever a new idea is developed,
as for example ballooning, warfare immediately takes possession.
- Fredrik Bajer

Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any
possession earth can give.
- David O. McKay

Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just
escaped from adolescence,
but of those who have already taken possession of their future.
- Coco Chanel

Loss and possession, death and life are one,
There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.
- Hilaire Belloc

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.
- Harry Houdini

The greatest possession is self-possession.
- Ethel Watts Mumford

Great wealth took possession of the government.
It was reflected in Mr. Harding's selection of a cabinet.
- George William Norris

I don't know much about football but everyone seems
to say that it is all about possession.
- Julie Harris

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.
- Eric Hoffer

Every right implies a responsibility;
Every opportunity,
an obligation, Every possession, a duty.
- John D. Rockefeller

I believe that every right implies a responsibility;
every opportunity,
an obligation; every possession, a duty.
- John D. Rockefeller

In a world of inhumanity, war and terrorism,
American citizenship is a very precious possession.
- Phyllis Schlafly

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.
- Gilbert Highet

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.
- Andrew Carnegie

A man's real possession is his memory.
In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.
- Alexander Smith

One's religion is one's own possession and he has a right to it.
- Paul Harris

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.
- Albert J. Nock

Complete possession is proved only by giving.
All you are unable to give possesses you.
- Andre Gide

The only thing I would like is to have more control
of the game in terms of possession.
- Jose Mourinho

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.
- Chanakya

Man is, properly speaking, based upon hope,
he has no other possession but hope;
this world of his is emphatically the place of hope.
- Thomas Carlyle

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.
- Susan Sontag

Dissatisfaction with possession and achievement is
one of the requisites to further achievement.
- John Hope

The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile;
virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.
- Sallust

The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.
- Anthony Burgess

Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession
of individual men by travelling the old road of observation,
attention, perseverance, and industry.
- Samuel Smiles

The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile;
intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.
- Sallust

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.
- Nafisa Joseph

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.
- Harriet Martineau


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