Quotation Explorer - 'Possess'

To possess something without the corresponding knowledge, is extremely dangerous indeed. - Sunday Adelaja
We display outrageously and obsessively that which we do not possess or have deeply at our disposal. If we are displaying sex with unseemly exaggeration and preoccupation then we have not found the heart of sex. - Thomas Moore
Even where the affections are not strongly moved by any superior excellence, the companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds, which hardly any later friend can obtain. ~ Frankestein - Marry Shelly
We possess art lest we perish of the truth. - Friedrich Nietzsche
When you strive to possess, there is always a reward waiting for you both in heaven and on earth. - Sunday Adelaja
Value those whose capabilities are insurmountable you yourself possess the same strength....there's NO value in clowns! Believe and overcome! - Monica Chrisandtras Hines
But I can no longer ready any faith's Napoleonic saber rattling without picturing smoking rubble on cable news. I guess if I had to pick a spiritual figurehead to possess the deed to the entirety of Earth, I'd go with Buddha, but only because he wouldn't want it. - Sarah Vowell
What would it profit us to possess and perform everything else and be like pure saints, if we meanwhile neglected our chief purpose in life, namely, the care of the young? - Martin Luther
Be patient and one day you will be in Heaven, where there will be only peace and joy ... You will possess an enduring tranquility and rest. - Francis de Sales
If got chance, 90% of married women in this world possess the power to manage home, child and career simultaneously, and many are still doing it. The challenge here is that what percent of married men has the will to say - I will help you out. - Shayana K.
Yes, it is true that beauty is only skin deep, and internal loveliness resonates to the outside; but deep down inside every woman secretly longs to possess the allure of a royal queen. - Terry A. O'Neal
To have with somebody relationship or to be friends or something, you must make him nerves to feel nerves, then you should make him to feel comfortable - I got you, you just believed in this, you don't need to make him nerves. That's a joke!You must make him vulnerable so to possess him. - Deyth Banger
Lots of people say that everything that we possess, experience and want; like books, music, films and holidays are all just a big distraction from death. But I think differently. I think it’s the exact order and presence of these trivial things that make life worthwhile and bearable. - Frieda Robson
If you try to buy love, you will go bankrupt trying to possess it. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Happiness is that which occurs when you know what sadness is, and that you possess neither it nor the attributes of it. So is sadness, that you know what happiness is, and that you possess neither happiness nor its attributes. - David B Zumbo
Perspective: it is the creativity we possess, the beliefs we follow and the lessons we learn. - Alexis Hurley
Never say a humorous thing to a man who does not possess humor. He will always use it in evidence against you. - Herbert Beerbohm Tree
When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve. - Napoleon Hill
Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible - not to have run away. - Dag Hammarskjold
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Be entirely tolerant or not at all; follow the good path or the evil one. To stand at the crossroads requires more strength than you possess. - Heinrich Heine
With passion you want to possess. The conversion of passion into compassion is the whole problem of marriage. - Joseph Campbell
Friendship is a wonderful thing.True friends are a treasure to hunt.Making a lot a friends does not make any sense Sincerity,,loyalty and understanding are the key factors in a meaningful friendship. Only very few possess all these qualities.And only very few are blessed with true friends - Deepti
The illusion that humans possess free will is compounded by the inherent randomness of the universe. Chaos disguised as freedom of choice... - Henry Lindell
...And while you are alive, there are situations that may crush your bones and body to take away your physical strength. Don't EVER let this world or ANYONE crush and take away the POWER of THE HUMAN SPIRIT we all possess. - Levon Peter Poe
I don't possess these thoughts I have --- they possess me. I don't possess these feelings I have --- They obsess me. - Ashly Lorenzana
To have a real and long lasting relation partners should either have mutual goal or possess the same capabilities. - khoshdast
People lead lives of quiet desperation because they are unaware of the power they possess to reinvent their lives. - Dr. Asoka Jinadasa
The best writers I've read possess oodles of self-doubt, yet claw their way up with each work and remain humble. Boastful ones, not so much. - Don Roff
Love is the greatest gift you can possess. - Lailah Gifty Akita
To have another language is to possess a second soul. - Charlemagne
The purpose of learning is not to give exams in class and forget about it, but to increase the knowledge until they possess an area of the earth for God almighty - Sunday Adelaja
If we indeed possess light we shall never be afraid to go and face darkness anywhere, any-time. - Sunday Adelaja
I possess a gorgeous world.I created it and painted it like a fiveyears old, where the sky is wovenwith golden threads and the sun ispearl white.But alas! You can't observe it as theyare positioned inside my mind myimaginations...- - Rohan Nath
You can seize away my opportunities but never the passion that I possess. - Harshada Pathare
Education is what most receive, many pass on, and few possess. - Karl Kraus
Far greater than all the material possessions that I possess, is my Freedom to Choose, my Freedom to Live, and my Freedom to be Happy.- - RVM
Stars are attributed w/ intelligence they don't have, beauty they haven't worked for, loyaly & love they are incapable of reciprocating, and strength they do not possess. They are treated like a beautiful vase of cut flowers. When wilted, simply replaced w/ new blooms. - Pete Townshend
You only truly possess that which you cannot lose in a shipwreck. - أبو حامد الغزالي
Whenever you possess something, but lack the understanding of its value, there are some consequences you suffer. - Sunday Adelaja
Why do I write? I write because I have to, because it is all I know, because it is my truth, because I am compelled, because I am driven to make the worldacknowledge that women like me exist, and we possess a dangerous wisdom. - Patrick Califia-Rice
We must be ready to learn from one another, not claiming that we alone possess all truth and that somehow we have a corner on God. - Desmond Tutu
He had let me know time after time that he was a thinking man, a man of intellect and wit. Yet one unintended hungry look into my eyes and he betrayed each of his words he had carefully spoken to me. I knew it in that instant. He was a viscerally driven man. And one day, he would possess me. - Coco J. Ginger
What insanity would lead me to believe that I possess the power, much less the aptitude to manipulate all of the consequences out of all of my decisions? - Craig D. Lounsbrough
We all possess a hidden power to control our destiny. Attitude and determination are the keys we must use to unleash it. - Lorri Faye
To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool, than to discover who is a clever man.
If we did but know how little some enjoy of the great things that they possess, there would not be much envy in the world.
Many ‘experts’ don’t possess the imagination or vision or any of the logistical expertise required to achieve malaria eradication. Their opinions shouldn’t be allowed to hold back men and women who do possess these qualities from achieving the ‘impossible. - T.K. Naliaka
When I’ve lost my way or when I am confused about a path to take, I remember that most answers I need I already possess deep inside. I am naturally creative, resourceful and whole. If I consult my invisible compass, I’ll know what to do. - Steve Goodier
I have everything, yet have nothing; and although I possess nothing, still of nothing am I in want. - Terence
Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you.
Unlike human beings, computers possess the truly profound stupidity of the inanimate.
Tragically though, it is that same life that is often least treasured or valued by men who possess it. - Sunday Adelaja
The greatest discovery is to find a hero within oneself that will choose life over death; and fight for hope through despair to possess the will to live. - Ellen J. Barrier
Nothing can cure the mind but the love, nothing can possess the love but the mind. - Debasish Mridha
With patient and persistent, we possess what we want. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I possess a gorgeous world.I created it and painted it like a fiveyears old, where the sky is wovenwith golden threads and the sun ispearl white.But alas! You can't observe it as theyare positioned inside my mind myimaginations... - Rohan Nath
Why certainly, words possess power. They do! But releasing their magic requires combining and arranging those words in the right order. - Richelle E. Goodrich
The more we have, the more we realize can be taken from us, and that’s when our lives border on insanity. We live in fear of losing what we think we possess. Once we let go and let God, then we gain a peace that surpasses understanding. - Toni Sorenson
You can achieve in your life more power and wealth, health and happiness through telling you connect strongly your subconscious mind and out of the place is it required to possess this power you already have, but you need to learn how to use them. - A.Bounda
Far greater than all the material possessions that I possess, is my Freedom to Choose, my Freedom to Live, and my Freedom to be Happy. - RVM
A man's life consist not of the things he possess, nor Facebook likes and approval.But some of it damn sure consist of his favorite hobbies and love of girls with guns - Herbert M. Brunner
Be patient and open-minded in your interactions with others; find the positive attributes that they possess. - Roy T. Bennett
Use the talents you possess -- for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except for the best. - Unknown
No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one's character may retain entirely unaffected for the better. With mere good intentions, hell is proverbially paved. - William James
You were placed there by God for a reason, which is to possess the land for the glory of the KING! - Sunday Adelaja
We all possess certain talents and gifts that are unique to only us. You already have everything that you need to start living an extraordinary life. It's up to you to turn on the switch and let your light shine. - Randa Manning-Johnson
To act on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power which enable us to shape the processes of society entirely to our liking, knowledge which in fact we do not possess, is likely to make us do much harm. - Friedrich Hayek
To make a choice not to sacrifice is to decide that I am better off allowing a life to perish than release the resources I possess that might allow it to thrive. And because of choices such as these, the life that I am really allowing to perish is mine. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
A Man who has the confidence to not feel the need to defend his point of view and at the same time possess the openness to accept other's point of view, without being judgemental, yet managingto stay true to his convictions - Is the Man of Real Substance! - Wordions
Those who possess nothing and yet enjoy everything have no fear of losing anything. - Debasish Mridha
And at once he sacrificed everything to it, if it can be said we ever sacrifice anything save what we know we can never attain, or what some secret wisdom tells us it would be uncomfortable or saddening to possess. - Thornton Wilder
You don't pay back your parents. You can't. The debt you owe them gets collected by your children, who hand it down in turn. It's a sort of entailment. Or if you don't have children of the body, it's left as a debt to your common humanity. Or to your God, if you possess or are possessed by one. - Lois McMaster Bujold
Encourage literally came from "in courage." The courage is put "into" you from outside. Our character and abilities grow through internalizing from others what we do not possess in ourselves. - Henry Cloud
Life is more than we get and possess. It is a mystery! - Dr. Vivencio Ballano
Most people who possess life in reality, do not quite understand what they possess. - Sunday Adelaja
What courage must a human possess to stand at ease and witness the birth of the sun. - Bo Bryan
Give what you possess. - Lailah Gifty Akita
To possess a rich life of wholeness that brings happiness into the soul; is to show loving and caring characteristic traits toward others. - Ellen J. Barrier
Identical twins do not possess identical souls. - Khang Kijarro Nguyen
The power of a thing is not based on the power it actually possesses. Rather, it is much more about the power that we permit it to possess. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I'd much rather buy an experience than something I can possess in the material world - Ashly Lorenzana
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man. - George Washington
Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art's sake. - E.M. Forster
If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin. - Samuel Adams
In proportion as the mass of citizens who possess political rights increases, and the number of elected ruler’s increases, the actual power is concentrated and becomes the monopoly of a smaller and smaller group of individuals. - Paul Lafargue
We are always more anxious to be distinguished for a talent which we do not possess, than to be praised for the fifteen which we do possess. - Mark Twain
We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without. - Immanuel Kant
I will place no value on anything I have or may possess except in relation to the kingdom of Christ. - David Livingstone
Love is disgusting when you no longer possess yourself. - Pola Negri
By hook or by crook, I hope that you will possess yourselves of money enough to travel and to idle, to contemplate the future or the past of the world, to dream over books and loiter at street corners and let the line of thought dip deep into the stream - Virginia Woolf
You need only claim the event of your life to make yourself yours. When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality. - Florida Scott-Maxwell
Only add Deeds to thy knowledge answerable; add faith; Add virtue, patience, temperance; add love, By name to come called charity, the soul Of all the rest: then wilt thou not be loath To leave this Paradise; but shalt possess A paradise within thee, happier far. - John Milton
Laws are always useful to those who possess and vexatious to those who have nothing. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing. - John Cage
Anyone can possess, anyone can profess, but it is an altogether different thing to confess. - Shannon L. Alder
Everything you are seeking is seeking you in return therefore, everything that you want is already yours. It is simply becoming more aware of what you already possess. - Bob Proctor
Everybody has a second personality, it may possess and make you do whatever it likes. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Our legal system does not grant adults a right to liberty, because they already possess that right; it only revokes the right to liberty (for certain offenses) or restores it (if the deprivation did not conform to due process). - Thomas Szasz
You need only claim the events of your life to make yourself yours. When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality. When at last age has assembled you together, will it not be easy to let it all go, lived, balanced, over? - Florida Scott-Maxwell
If you possess the basic necessities in life, there is absolutely no reason for you to feel any sorrows. For there is someone praying to be in your place. - Jessiie Mahadeo
Mothers possess a power beyond that of a king on his throne. - Mabel Hale
You can only possess beauty through understanding it. - John Ruskin
I acquired courage from the masterpieces of sages. I came of age by their instructions to keep going, even in hard times. Then I learnt not to despair, even when it seemed that my world is falling apart. I learnt to possess fortitude. - Ogwo David Emenike
Knowledge is power but too much power tends to corrupt the minds of those who possess it. - Sidy Sidique
For a nation to be truly wealthy, it must possess a wealth of virtues. - Sunday Adelaja
Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed: for every one thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess. - Rene Descartes
Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess. - Edna Woolman Chase
And what greater might do we possess as human beings than our capacity to question and to learn? - Ann Druyan
True Leaders possess good core values and will align themselves with like thinking people to grow their leadership and prosper in Integrity~bns - Bluenscottish
You possess strength for everyday life. - Lailah Gifty Akita
It is the certainty that they possess the truth that makes men cruel. -, novelist, essayist, Nobel laureate (1844-1924) - Anatole France
Being totally inclusive is essential for the outcome to possess any true value - Tim Mann artist
Blessed be the ones that are free that have detached from possessions that can possess Thee. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
Nine women possess the same rights as a man... to learning and knowledge. - Kathleen Krull quote by Eliza Orzeskowa
This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Think you of the fact that a deaf person cannot hear. Then, what deafness may we not all possess? What senses do we lack that we cannot see and cannot hear another world all around us? - Frank Herbert
It is the certainty that they possess the truth that makes men cruel. - Anatole France
On a daily basis, people lose their lives, they lose their health, they lose their families, and they lose their children, only because they refuse to have a corresponding knowledge to what they possess in hand. - Sunday Adelaja
Your memories don't possess you, you possess your memories. - Guy T. Simpson Jr.
We can feel the vibration that comes from the candle flame, burning it way into our innermind, no blurry images, clear as crystal, we enter into the highest consciousness, on our journey back home, we possess the eagle's eye, the eye that can see the invisible. - Michael Bassey Johnson
It is an infirmity of our nature to mingle our interests and prejudices with the operation of our reasoning powers, and attribute to the objects of our likes and dislikes qualities they do not possess and effects they can not produce. - Andrew Jackson
Life isn't something you possess, it's something you take part in. - Louis ck
I just don't understand why those who fail to listen to others possess a habitual desire to be listened to. - Gugu Mona
Irinistic motivation can help people attain academic success and possess themselves with great depth of knowledge. - Saaif Alam
The successful possess the courage to walk each day toward something; after coming through everything. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
All suffering is not demonic or possess demonic influences. Oftentimes, Christ is simply allowing us to be strengthen for the next level of destiny. - Angela Monique Crudupt
If you dare take the challenge, you will possess the courage to conquer. - Lailah Gifty Akita
A karate practitioner should possess two things : wicked hands, and Buddha's heart - Soke Behzad Ahmadi
Jedi act with confidence, move with confidence, and breathe with confidence. Jedi possess a confident calmness in their looks, attitude andbehaviour. - Stephen Richards
All the objects pursued by the multitude not only bring no remedy that tends to preserve our being, but even act as hinderances, causing the death not seldom of those who possess them, and always of those who are possessed by them. - Baruch Spinoza
You kind of attribute this magic to music and as you meet the people you realize that they don’t contain the magic. They just channel it a little bit sometimes, but they never possess it. They never own it. - Kyle Morton
Man has only wisdumb to gain knowledge but God alone has wisdom, for he possesses all knowledge past, present and future and there is not one iota of knowledge that he does not possess or will not possess." C. R. Lord - C R Lord
We are sailing in different boats and possibly we may possess a superior boat; but we must remember that we share the same river called life and death. - Aditya Ajmera
I couldn't live a week without a private library - indeed, I'd part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I'd let go of the 1500 or so books I possess. - H.P. Lovecraft
If a man can possess a woman sexually -really possess- he won't need to control her ideas, her opinions, her clothes, her friends, even her other lovers. - Toni Bentley
It's an odd thing, but anyone who disappears is said to be seen in San Francisco.It must be a delightful city and possess all the attractions of the next world - Oscar Wilde
I must fling myself down and writhe; I must strive with every piece of force I possess; I bruise and batter myself against the floor, the walls; I strain and sob and exhaust myself, and begin again, and exhaust myself again; but do I feel pain? Never. How can I feel pain? There is no place for it. - Harry Houdini
There are three paradoxes of the Christian life: You must give in order to receive, you must let go in order to possess, and you must die in order to live. - B.G. Lavastida Los Pinos Nuevos
You know you possess the soul of an artist when, each time you sit down to create, the whole universe lays itself at your feet. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
... People with great passions, people who accomplish great deeds, people who possess strong feelings, even people with great minds and a strong personality, rarely come out of good little boys and girls. - Lev S. Vygotsky
You must possess Passion along with having a very strong no-fear spiritual belief in order to gain true success in life. - Darin E. Lee
Pray as if you possess no will. Work as if everything depends on you. - Radhe Maa
If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts; and if any would write in a noble style, let him first possess a noble soul. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If you possess the basic necessities in life, there is absolutely no reason to feel any sorrows. For there is someone praying that they could have your spot. - - Jessiie Mahadeo
The truth is precious commodity, not everyone will possess her. - TemitOpe Ibrahim
It is an odd thing, but everyone who disappears is said to be seen at San Francisco. It must be a delightful city, and possess all the attractions of the next world. - Oscar Wilde
O what a blessed day that will be when I shall . . . stand on the shore and look back on the raging seas I have safely passed; when I shall review my pains and sorrows, my fears and tears, and possess the glory which was the end of all! - Richard Baxter
To find something you can enjoy is far better than finding something you can possess.
The person who is rich is the one who possess kindness, caring, help others when needed, gives things that money can't buy, and spend time with those who need someone to listen to their stories. Sometimes money isn't needed. - Ellen J. Barrier
Don't let me get into your head. I will twist it and alter it until even you won't recognize yourself. You cannot begin to comprehend the power I possess. I can harm you in any way impossible. - Troy Bisson
Federal and state laws (should) be changed to no longer make it a crime to possess marijuana for private use. - Richard M. Nixon
Maimed, mad, and sexually different people were believed to possess supernatural powers by primal cultures' magico-religious thinking. For them, abnormality was the price a person had to pay for her or his extraordinary gift. - Gloria E. Anzaldúa
Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence and a belief in our right and our responsibility to be equal members of society.
Where faith costs nothing, faith loses respect, even to those who possess it. - Geoffrey Wood
All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it. - Lord Macaulay
Good health and happiness are life’s most precious treasures. Those who possess them are blessed. - Ellen J. Barrier
It's a very special talent that men have, to possess seeing eyes yet be so blind. - David Mitchell
The Tanakee are thought to possess strange, almost supernatural powers.Their eyes are described as large and hypnotic." From Tribe of the Teddy Bear - J. Joseph Wright
Only the wise possess ideas; the greater part of mankind are possessed by them. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I've found that worry and irritation vanish into thin air the moment I open my mind to the many blessings I possess. - Dale Carnegie
Surrendering is intentionally laying down the power I possess. And have I considered that the power I lay down is often more powerful than that which I’m laying it down in front of? Therefore, I would be wise to recognize that surrender is less the absence of power and more the presence of fear. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Before he sets out, the traveler must possess fixed interests and facilities to be served by travel. - George Santayana
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