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When I was 7, my proudest possession would have been my bookshelf 'cause I had alphabetized all of the books on my bookshelf.
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.
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.
The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile; virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.
Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession.
Riches do not delight us so much with their possession, as torment us with their loss.
Nothing is so wearing as the possession or abuse of liberty.
Emile M. Cioran
Russia does not have in its possession any trustworthy data that supports the existence of nuclear weapons or any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and we have not received any such information from our partners as yet.
Wonder is that possession of the mind that enchants the emotions while never surrendering reason. It is a grasp on reality that does not need constant high points in order to be maintained, nor is it made vulnerable by the low points of life's struggle.
I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.
I hate jealousy, I hate possessiveness. I'm nobody's possession.
The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.
The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. In the morning we must sweep out the shadows.
The shortage of buyers, which the world is suffering from, is readily understood, not as due to people not wishing to obtain possession of goods, but as people being unwilling to part with something which might earn a regular income in exchange for those goods.
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.
My father was a poor man, very poor in a British colonial possession where class and race were very important.
I have no intention of selling any more of the historical Apollo 11 items in my possession for the remainder of my life. I intend to pass a portion of these items on to my children and to loan the most important items for permanent display in suitable museums around the country.
Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.
Daphne du Maurier
The independence of the United States is not only more precious to ourselves but to the world than any single possession.
Henry Cabot Lodge
Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition.
Nothing's really a prized possession except my family, you know?
As far as love is concerned, possession, power, fusion and disenchantment are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
The thing that I've always been slightly frustrated with, was that the idea of a CD is kind of confined to a material possession that you can put on a shelf. And the idea of music, for me, is always about both the communication and the sharing of content. And so the interactive part is missing.
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.
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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