A Quote by Henry Chang on tao and ownership

Tao can be used by anybody, but it does not beling to anyone. It is just like air; everyone can breathe the air, but no one can claim ownership of the air.

Henry Chang

Source: Dragonfly Magazine - Vol. 4

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on liberty, democracy, power, state, gascism, government, and ownership

The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to the point where it becomes stronger than their democratic State itself. That, in its essence, is Fascism -- ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any controlling private power.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

Contributed by: Barry

A Quote by Mr. on contro, ownership, and love

I don't want to own you. Don't want to control you. I just want to be good to you.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Song: "I Just Want To Be Good To You" by Mr, Prophet

Contributed by: Mr.

A Quote by Kent Nerburn on grandmother earth, ownership, and honor

You need to understand this.  We did not think we owned the land.  The land was part of us.  We didn't even know about owning the land.  It is like talking about owning your grandmother - you can't own your grandmother.  She just is your grandmother.  Why would you talk about owning her?

Kent Nerburn

Source: Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads With an Indian Elder, Pages: 40

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on possession, non-possession, aparigraha, and ownership

One after another, then by almost geometric progression, things slipped away from me. [A] great burden fell off my shoulders, and I felt that I could not walk with ease and do my work also in the service of my fellow men with great comfort and still greater joy. The possession of anything then became a troublesome thing and a burden. Exploring the cause of that joy, I found that if I kept anything as my own, I had to defend it against the whole world.... And I said to myself: if [other people] want it and would take it, they do so not from any malicious motive but... because thers was a greater need than mine. And I said to myself: possession seems to me to be a crime, I can only possess certain things when I know that others who also want to possess similar things are able to do so. But we know.... such a thing is an impossibility. Therefore, the only thing that can be possessed by all is non-possession, not to have anything whatsoever. Or... a willing surrender....

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas (Vintage Spiritual Classics)

Contributed by: jess

A Quote by Fred Allen on ownership and death

I don't want to own anything that won't fit into my coffin.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Steven Wright on everything, to have, and ownership

You can't have everything. Where would you put it?

Steven Wright (1955 -)

Contributed by: giygas

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