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It is true that the aristocracies seem to have abused their monopoly of legal knowledge; and at all events their exclusive possession of the law was a formidable impediment to the success of those popular movements which began to be universal in the western world.
Henry James Sumner Maine
One of the things that I try to do when I have a tough time with anything - whatever it may be - is just look at someone else's situation. Here in Staten Island, look, I have people that have children that haven't been back in their home for 18 months after Sandy. They lost every worldly possession.
So research is a terribly imperfect science, and you learn an awful lot more after you've published a book, because people keep writing to you and saying, 'Oh, gosh, I was related to such and such a character and I have a letter in my possession.'
Real politics are the possession and distribution of power.
In the first place, when there is a policy of intentional aggression, inspired by a desire to get possession of the territory or the trade of another country, right or wrong, a pretext is always sought.
Man is, properly speaking, based upon hope, he has no other possession but hope; this world of his is emphatically the place of hope.
The wavering mind is but a base possession.
When we believe ourselves in possession of the only truth, we are likely to be indifferent to common everyday truths.
The dwelling places of Europe have an air of inheritance, or cumulative possession - a hive occupied by generations of bees.
Sin is basically a denial of God's right of possession.
Edwin Louis Cole
Men and women should own the world as a mutual possession.
Pearl S. Buck
Roll back the clock, and every possession of every great country started with a crime.
Reading is a possession, a march toward a possession.
Every man judges his own happiness and satisfaction with life in terms of his possession or lack of possession of those things that he considers worthwhile and valuable.
Disarm, disarm. The sword of murder is not the balance of justice. Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession.
Julia Ward Howe
One's religion is one's own possession and he has a right to it.
There are competing studies on how much crime drops or doesn't drop when there are strict rules on gun possession and sale. I don't think there's any question that New York City's very tough laws have reduced violence.
I have 'To Kill A Mockingbird' signed by Harper Lee. That is my prized possession.
The Hebrew Bible has long been the world's possession, and those who come to it by any means, through whatever language, are equals in ownership, and may not be denied the intimacy of their spiritual claim.
Reason is an action of the mind; knowledge is a possession of the mind; but faith is an attitude of the person. It means you are prepared to stake yourself on something being so.
The greatest possession is self-possession.
Ethel Watts Mumford
Possessions. The very word is potent - suggestive as it is of ownership both material and erotic. To possess. Possession. Possessed.
Most men have always wanted as much as they could get; and possession has always blunted the fine edge of their altruism.
Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton Gerould
Our children are our most cherished possession. In their early years, we must make sure they get a healthy start in life. They must receive the right food for a healthy body, the right education for a bright and inquiring mind - and the equal opportunity for a meaningful job.
Desire then is the invasion of the whole self by the wish, which, as it invades, sets going more and more of the psychical processes; but at the same time, so long as it remains desire, does not succeed in getting possession of the self.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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