Quotes on Possession

Our possessions can be deadly. They can be subtly deadly. David Platt

As soon as women become ours we are no longer theirs. Michel De Montaigne

Consider your possessions loaned to you by God. St. Catherine of Siena

Of all our possessions, wisdom alone is imortal. Isocrates

Do' accumulate possessions; accumulate experiences! Mark Batterson

Possession of territory is not primarily about laws and contracts, but first and foremost a matter of movement and circulation. Paul Virilio

Don't accumulate possessions; accumulate experiences! Mark Batterson

Our possessions don't own us any more, because we don't possess them. Dan Davis

The love of possession is a desease with them. Sitting Bull

Possession naturally abates the Vigour of Desire ... Eliza Haywood

Beauty is a possession not our own. Bion of Smyrna

Understand that the only possession of any value is life. Andre Gide

O! what a prodigal have I been of that most valuable of all possessions Time! Theresa Villiers

You can never love anyone to your own detriment. That is not love, that is possession, control, fear, or a combination of them all. Iyanla Vanzant

What a child digs for becomes his own possession, Charlotte Mason

Hope is the best possession. William Hazlitt

True love can exist only in freedom from possession. Shekhar Kapur

Badly gotten, badly spent. [Lat., Male partum, male disperit.] Plautus

I find all this money a considerable burden. J Paul Getty

Possessions are usually diminished by possession. Friedrich Nietzsche

Women are happy to possess a man whom all women covet. Honore De Balzac

What is dishonestly got vanishes in profligacy. Marcus Tullius Cicero

The goods we spend we keep; and what we save We lose; and only what we lose we have. Francis Quarles

Gospel possession requires gospel proclamation. David Platt

Possessions only provide temporary happiness. Rick Warren

God wants the world to see what God can do with his purchased possessions. So he prunes you. Max Lucado

Without possessions, success, fame; who are you? Rajneesh

A friend is a possession we earn, not a gift. Marvin J Ashton

Health is the greatest possession. Laozi

A reflective, contented mind is the best possession. Zoroaster

The possession of anything begins in the mind. Bruce Lee

Happiness is the possession of the excellence proper to us, and of the power subservient to it. Xenocrates

I felt I was owned by possessions. Nicolas Berggruen

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

I don't have many possessions, apart from my books. Gary Shteyngart

There is no joy in possession without sharing. Desiderius Erasmus

A good forgettery is a happier possession than a good memory. Myrtle Reed

Our children are the only possessions we can take to heaven. Croft M. Pentz

The greatest possession is Self-possession. Ethel Mumford

the possession of power brings on madness. Ariana Franklin

I refuse to pronounce the names of possession and nonpossession. Monique Wittig

If you play on possession, you don't have to defend, because there's only one ball Johan Cruijff

Care that is once enter'd into the breast Will have the whole possession ere it rest. Samuel Johnson

Love of honor is a very shady sort of possession. Herodotus

Faith must be tested, because it can be turned into a personal possession only through conflict. Oswald Chambers

Each possession I own is but a stone around my neck. Albert Einstein

Wherever there is possession of marks, there is fraud ; wherever there is no-possession of no-marks, there is no fraud. Hence the Tathagata is to be seen from no-marks as marks. Gautama Buddha

Naked we came upon earth, and naked we go forth, and of all our possessions, we can carry nothing with us. J C Ryle

Knowledge indeed is a desirable, a lovely possession. Thomas Jefferson

Music is everybody's possession. John Lennon

Germany must have her place in the sun. Wilhelm II

If you search everywhere, yet cannot find what you are seeking, it is because what you seek is already in your possession. Laozi

Entry is not equivalent to possession. Stephen Fry

Felicity is in possession, happiness in anticipation. Jean Racine

I am certainly of opinion that genius can be acquired, or, in the alternative, that it is an almost universal possession. Aleister Crowley

You are not defined by your possessions, looks, or popularity. You are made in God's image. LeCrae

Possession is eleven points in the law. Colley Cibber

There is one possession that can never be taken away as long as you will not allow it to be taken, and that is your word. Bill Courtney

The use of riches is better than their possession. Fernando de Rojas

There are men whom you will never dislodge from an opinion, except by taking possession of it yourself. Augustus William Hare

When I travel, I have almost all of my possessions with me. That's how little I own. Lady Gaga

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. George Carlin

I didn't like anyone except me having their hands all over him. There had been possession in Wolf's touch, and Adam belonged to me. Patricia Briggs

Desire is a pain which seeks easement through possession. Jack London

Poetry makes possible the deepest kind of personal possession of the world. James Dickey

We have learned by now that our beauty does not count as a possession. The only thing we truly own is our legend. Bennett Madison

Faith obliterates time, annihilates distance, and brings future things at once into its possession. Charles Spurgeon

If you spend a thing you can not have it. [Lat., Non tibi illud apparere si sumas potest.] Plautus

Molly was arrested. Possession." I blinked at him. "She was possessed? Jim Butcher

Slander lives upon succession, For ever housed where it gets possession. William Shakespeare

No possession is gratifying without a companion. Seneca the Younger

A road that perhaps more than any other leads to self atrophy is undedicated money. E Stanley Jones

He who seeks possessions for himself will never find them-until he begins to give of the abundance of possessions which he already has. Walter Russell

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

There is not a woman in the world the possession of whom is as precious as that of the truths which she reveals to us by causing us to suffer. Marcel Proust

Fie on possession, But if a man be vertuous withal. Geoffrey Chaucer

Mediocrity makes the most of its native possessions. Blaise Pascal

Possession of a secret is no guarantee of its truth. Rita Mae Brown

Memory is the most transient of all possessions. And when it goes, it leaves as few traces as stars that have disappeared. Erica Jong

Expectation ... quickens desire, while possession deadens it. Hannah More

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