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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.
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.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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.
I discovered Einstein said the same thing about his celebrated theories of relativity that writers say about their work when he said he didn't have any feelings of personal possession of these ideas. Once they were out there, they came from somewhere else. And that's exactly the feeling when you write. You don't feel possessive about it.
E. L. Doctorow
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.
For a creative writer possession of the 'truth' is less important than emotional sincerity.
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.
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
Whoever understands how to do a kindness when he fares well would be a friend better than any possession.
No people come into possession of a culture without having paid a heavy price for it.
James A. Baldwin
Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.
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.
After it is all over, the religion of man is his most important possession.
John D. Rockefeller
Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.
Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope. Few are reduced so low as that.
When resources become skimpy, human beings don't suddenly cooperate to conserve what's left. They fight to the last scrap for possession of a diminishing resource.
A man's real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.
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.
See the things you want as already yours. Think of them as yours, as belonging to you, as already in your possession.
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
An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.
Pliny the Elder
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.
When I was 7, my proudest possession would have been my bookshelf 'cause I had alphabetized all of the books on my bookshelf.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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