Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them. - Aristotle
PLENIPOTENTIARY, adj. Having full power. A Minister Plenipotentiary is a diplomatist possessing absolute authority on condition that he never exert it. - Ambrose Bierce
Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of a man at twice its natural size. - Virginia Woolf
Goodness is funny because it draws you to it while curiously possessing you with the untrammelled desire to turn it into something bad. - Sophie Villalobos
It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but that you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it. - Arthur Conan Doyle
To be possessed is an admirable reason for possessing.
I have learned to find happiness not by possessing wealth and splendor but by giving it away for mankind. - Debasish Mridha
No one worth possessing Can be quite possessed. - Sara Teasdale
What an immense power over the life is the power of possessing distinct aims. The voice, the dress, the look, the very motions of a person, define and alter when he or she begins to live for a reason.
The pleasures of the world are deceitful; they promise more than they give. They trouble us in seeking them, they do not satisfy us when possessing them and they make us despair in losing them.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them. - Aristotle
It is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed. - Vida D. Scudder
Knowledge is a unique kind of property, indeed: you can share it with others, while still possessing it. - Eraldo Banovac
Thanks to my solid academic training, today I can write hundreds of words on virtually any topic without possessing a shred of information, which is how I got a good job in journalism. - Dave Barry
If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities.
Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing. - William Shakespeare
Power, a paycheck and control do sick things to those who have the illusion of possessing it. - Donna Lynn Hope
The Devil's minions worked his treacherous plot through the hearts of men, possessing them, ruling them. These hounds of hell ran wild these days through their human hosts, working greater and greater abominations. - Eric J. Martindale
True love is sacrifice. It is in giving, not in getting; in losing, not in gaining; in realizing, not in possessing, that we love! - J.P. Vaswani
Being a good leader does not require you possessing a fancy title, no more than possessing a fancy title makes you a good leader. - Mark W. Boyer
What makes men of genius, or rather, what they make, is not new ideas, it is that idea - possessing them - that what has been said has still not been said enough. - Eugene Delacroix
Creation is a better means of self-expression than possession; it is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed. - Vida D. Scudder
Death is another inevitable consequence of possessing something without its understanding - Sunday Adelaja