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The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
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 de Montesquieu
Real riches are the riches possessed inside.
B. C. Forbes
I was never a class clown or anything like that, but I do remember being in the first grade and my teacher, Mr. Chad, told the class one day that we were going to do some exercises. He meant math exercises, but I stood up and started doing jumping jacks. To this day, I don't know what possessed me to do that, but all my friends cracked up.
Wolves and women are relational by nature, inquiring, possessed of great endurance and strength. They are deeply intuitive, intensely concerned with their young, their mate and their pack. Yet both have been hounded, harassed and falsely imputed to be devouring and devious, overly aggressive, of less value than those who are their detractors.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.
I had spent some time in the outback, but to meet Aboriginals and work with them was wonderful. It gave me a great appreciation of how tough life is and about the indomitable spirit that the Aboriginal people have always possessed.
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.
This life is a hospital in which every patient is possessed with a desire to change his bed.
Some people possess talent, others are possessed by it. When that happens, a talent becomes a curse.
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.
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.
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.
Once the mass of the defending infantry become possessed of low moral, the battle is as good as lost.
In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.
W. H. Auden
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.
I'm inspired by the sheer ingenuity and intelligence possessed by my fellow band mates.
No one worth possessing can be quite possessed.
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.
Those who are possessed by nothing possess everything.
Emotion is something that you don't simply receive. Emotion is compelled. Other than that, we're just shells until we're possessed or reanimated from time to time by different emotions.
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.
Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.
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.
He is lost who is possessed by carnal desire.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it.
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