Quotation Explorer - 'Possessions'

Give yourself to a great cause, not only your possessions. - Debasish Mridha
Many Buddhist temple priests regard their parishioners as possessions and fear their departure as a diminishing of assets. - Kentetsu Takamori
The essence of life does not consist in the lushness of your possessions, but in the richness of your heart. - Roy T. Bennett
Every year I collect a select amount of material possessions (baseball cards, coins, famous paraphernalia) to pass on to my children. In two or more generations they should have a small fortune of 'ancient' famous items. - Akutra-Ramses Atenosis Cea
Never be ruled by possessions, and never, ever make wealth more important to you than your self-respect and your dignity." - Lady Taylor - Julie Garwood
Earthly possessions are transient and ephemeral. Giving away love creates ripples that last for some time. - Debasish Mridha
I have every luxury imaginable, I own acres of land, and have enough money to buy the moon were it for sale. Though people think I have everything, it sometimes feels like my possessions own me; towering over me and reducing me into a small bundle of insignificance. - J. Matthew Nespoli
If we cannot be contented with our current lives and possessions, then we are feeding an appetite that no amount of money will ever satiate. - Breanna Sampson
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
it is good to have wealth. It is great to leave in comfort. It is awesome to obtain possessions but, don't be too eager for material possessions for the same material possessions that bring joy are the same possessions that bring sorrow and pain and also leave a big had I know on our minds - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Our possessions are not ours- God has given them to us to cultivate, that we may make them fruitful and profitable in His Service, and so doing we shall please Him. - Francis de Sales
Legacy is more than leaving possessions behind. It's about investing in people with passion and integrity through leadership and love. - Farshad Asl
My special possessions are my sacred family. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Memories are nice little possessions. As long as you don't ignore the present when you take them out to play. - Nora Roberts
FINANCE, n. The art or science of managing revenues and resources for the best advantage of the manager. The pronunciation of this word with the i long and the accent on the first syllable is one of America's most precious discoveries and possessions. - Ambrose Bierce
It is during a time of failure we bury a past and resurrect a future. Becoming righteous, discerning, and wise are our most prized possessions and across every cultures-this is the greatest feat of all human life. - Stacy Snapp-Killian aka StacyK
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. - Epictetus
Blessed be the ones that are free that have detached from possessions that can possess Thee. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
If inanimate objects are left to stand in their world, and are not invited out to mingle with our sense of self, they will quietly console and delight us. But to bind possessions up closely with the mind is less than fair to both. - Kennedy Fraser
Make wisdom your provision for the journey from youth to old age, for it is a more certain support than all other possessions. - Bias
The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible. - Albert Einstein
Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury - to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind. - Albert Einstein
The perfection of wisdom, and the end of true philosophy is to proportion our wants to our possessions, our ambitions to our capacities, we will then be a happy and a virtuous people. - Mark Twain
Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives.
He had allowed the advertisers to multiply his wants; he had learned to equate happiness with possessions, and prosperity with money to spend in a shop. - Aldous Huxley
I give you my name, my earthly possessions, and my eternal love. But of all the things I have, the thing I want most to give you are my eyes, these eyes that see how magnificently beautiful you are. - Michelle Marcos
Wealth consists not in having great possessions but in having few wants. - Esther de Wall
I have no other possessions of value but my soul. - Allen Ginsberg
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
All my possessions for a moment of time. - Elizabeth I
Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions. - John Randolph
Abundance is not defined by possessions, but it is defined by inner perceptions. - Debasish Mridha
When you have left your life, you will be judged not for your possessions but for your contributions. - Debasish Mridha
Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists, when you can ignore them like wise men?
LIBERTY, n. One of Imagination's most precious possessions. The rising People, hot and out of breath, Roared around the palace: "Liberty or death!" "If death will do," the King said, "let me reign; You'll have, I'm sure, no reason to complain." Martha Braymance - Ambrose Bierce
And when statesmen or others worry him [the scientist] too much, then he should leave with his possessions. With a firm and steadfast mind one should hold under all conditions, that everywhere the earth is below and the sky above and to the energetic man, every region is his fatherland. - Tycho Brahe
Sadly, when a person's possessions distract him from his purpose, he usually ends up losing both. - Orrin Woodward
Real success is not rooted in positions, places or possessions, but in fulfilment of God's purposes for our lives. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.
There are only two kinds of freedom in the world; the freedom of the rich and powerful, and the freedom of the artist and the monk who renounces possessions. - Anais Nin
You give little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. - Kahlil Gibran
As a rule, the human mind gets attached to possessions very firmly. They don’t want to lose anything. They hold on to the little possession and can’t see the big possibilities. - Debasish Mridha
Unfortunately, we do not often see the advantages in the power of values and virtues. We are easily taken away by physical wealth, material possessions and the power of money. - Sunday Adelaja
There is no more destructive force in human affairs -- not greed, not hatred -- than the desire to have been right. Non-attachment to possessions is trivial when compared with non-attachment to opinions. - Mark A.R. Kleiman
Fond memories are some of the richest possessions you can have. They never wear away no matter how often you reuse them ! - Rj Barber
The wise man carries his possessions within him. - Bias
You cannot enrich yourself with material possessions. However, you can enrich yourself by giving yourself away with love, service, kindness, compassion, and courage. - Debasish Mridha
True love is not in possessions or obsessions; it is in appreciation. - Debasish Mridha
Happiness depends on perception, not on possessions. - Debasish Mridha
The more I pursue God, the more I realize that he is inherently different from us. He does not protect his possessions and hoard his toys. He does not look forways to make us jealous of him, though he, the God Most High, is jealous for us. - John D. Richardson
It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else that prevents us from living freely and nobly. - Bertrand Russell
We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it's our life or our possessions and property. But this fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world were written by the same hand. - Paulo Coelho
A beautiful life is a life that is content and satisfied with material possessions, and has an abundance of hope, love, laughter, kindness, and compassion. - Debasish Mridha
Possessions and positions may promote our happiness but cannot create it. Happiness is a state created by self through the realization of how the self is important to the creator. - Israelmore Ayivor
When you die you will not bring any possessions, but you will be accompanied by the song up into heaven… - Maria Herliana
For the only slavery is desire, and he who learns to let go, to climb the wind-swept hills of self-becoming, naked of all possessions and desire, will drink the mountain air of freedom, and find the peace that lies not in the satisfaction but in the controlling of desire. - Christmas Humphreys
Life is not about possessions, it is about purpose, perseverance and passion. - Farshad Asl
For us, they packed up their few worldly possessions and traveled across oceans in search of a new life. - Barack Obama
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. - Mahatma Gandhi
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. - Kahlil Gibran
The affluence of the rich excites the indignation of the poor, who are often both driven by want, and prompted by envy, to invade his possessions. - Adam Smith
Value of life depends not on your possessions, but on your donation. - Debasish Mridha
All one can really leave one's children is what's inside their heads. Education, in other words, and not earthly possessions, is the ultimate legacy, the only thing that cannot be taken away. - Wernher von Braun
To have abundance, appreciate what you have with great love and share your possessions with joy. - Debasish Mridha
The greatest possessions I leave for my children are books. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Happiness is an awareness—a blissful perception, not in ownership or in material possessions. - Debasish Mridha
Liberals feel unworthy of their possessions. Conservatives feel they deserve everything they've stolen. - Mort Sahl
Mine is the poverty of angels. I just don't give a damn about possessions and the like... What need have I for objects and luxury? I write, and that's enough.
She was asked, What do you see in him?Taken aback, she replied, What does he see in me?Others too wondered why she chose him not as handsome as the others, not one with a lot of possessions or even status, but little did they know, as little minds go, that she chose the one who wanted her most. - Donna Lynn Hope
Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken. - Orson Scott Card
We might give God our tithing, our material possessions, even our time and talents, but those are not really ours to begin with. They are gifts on loan. What is ours is the only genuine sacrifice we can lay on the altar—total submission. - Toni Sorenson
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