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Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession.
The possession of wealth leads almost inevitably to its abuse. It is the chief, if not the only, cause of evils which desolate this world below. The thirst for gold is responsible for the most regrettable lapses into sin.
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
You pressure, you want possession, you want to attack. Some teams can't or don't pass the ball. What are you playing for? What's the point? That's not football. Combine, pass, play. That's football - for me, at least.
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.
Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine, a possession for all time.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law. It's nine-tenths of the problem.
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.
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Whoever understands how to do a kindness when he fares well would be a friend better than any possession.
Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.
No people come into possession of a culture without having paid a heavy price for it.
James A. Baldwin
Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.
Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.
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.
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.
See the things you want as already yours. Think of them as yours, as belonging to you, as already in your possession.
An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.
Pliny the Elder
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.
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.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
C. S. Lewis
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