Quotations on Possessions
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If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.
- Jesus Christ
(Keywords: Heaven, Poor, Possessions, Treasure, Want, Will)
Neither can men, by the same principles, be considered as lands, goods, or houses, among possessions. It is necessary that all property should be inferiour to its possessor. But how does the slave differ from his master, but by chance?
- Thomas Clarkson
(Keywords: Men, Chance, Houses, Possessions, Principles, Property)
Truth is the greatest of all national possessions. A state, a people, a system which suppresses the truth or fears to publish it, deserves to collapse.
- Kurt Eisner
(Keywords: Truth, People, Possessions, State)
Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Keywords: Joy, Nothingness, Possessions, Service, Spirit)
Their poverty secured their freedom, since our desires and our possessions are the strongest fetters of despotism.
- Edward Gibbon
(Keywords: Freedom, Possessions, Poverty)
The United States have no possessions in the east and do not desire to have any, as other countries do.
- Townsend Harris
(Keywords: Countries, Desire, Possessions, states, United)
Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.
- James Madison
(Keywords: Power, Excess, Man, Opinions, Possessions, Property)
Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens. If you have them, you have to take care of them! There is great freedom in simplicity of living. It is those who have enough but not too much who are the happiest.
- Peace Pilgrim
(Keywords: Care, Freedom, Living, Possessions, Simplicity)
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.
- Peace Pilgrim
(Keywords: Age, Possessions, Usefulness)
The richness of the world, all artificial pleasures, have the taste of sickness and give off a smell of death in the face of certain spiritual possessions.
- Georges Rouault
(Keywords: Death, Possessions, Richness, Sickness, Spiritual, Taste, World)
Liberals feel unworthy of their possessions. Conservatives feel they deserve everything they've stolen.
- Mort Sahl
(Keywords: Liberals, Possessions, Unworthy)
I like to walk about among the beautiful things that adorn the world; but private wealth I should decline, or any sort of personal possessions, because they would take away my liberty.
- George Santayana
(Keywords: Wealth, Liberty, Possessions, World)
I was one of those people who put too much emphasis on work and career and material possessions, and it took its toll on all my relationships, on my physical health, my emotional and mental health.
- Tony Shalhoub
(Keywords: Health, Work, People, Career, Mental health, Possessions, Relationships)
Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving.
- W. Clement Stone
(Keywords: Abundance, Giving, Possessions, Will)
Praise the Lord, O England's Jerusalem: and Netherland's Zion, praise ye the Lord! He hath secured your gates, and blessed your possessions with peace, even here, where the threatened torch of war was lighted.
- Peter Stuyvesant
(Keywords: War, Peace, England, Possessions, Praise)
The design of those commissioners, frigates and warlike force is directed rather against Long Island and these your Honors' possessions, than to the imagined reform of New England.
- Peter Stuyvesant
(Keywords: Design, EnglForce, Possessions, Reform)