possessions

A Quote by William George Jordan on happiness, joy, possessions, and soul

Happiness is the soul's joy in the possession of the intangible.

William Jordan

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on adversity, mind, possessions, prosperity, and teachers

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

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A Quote by William H. Danforth on possessions and sharing

Our most valuable possessions are those which can be shared without lessening-those which, when shared, multiply. Our least valuable possessions, on the other hand, are those which, when divided, are diminished.

William H. Danforth

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A Quote by Admiral William D. Leahy on adoption, atoms, certainty, children, conventionality, darkness, defeat, enemies, ethics, fashion, feeling, future, peace, possessions, possibility, potential, practicality, presidency, sentimentality, success, time

Those who dismiss "revisionist" qualms about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as indulgences in peace-time sentimentality must count President Truman's own Chief of Staff among the bleeding hearts: "It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade and the successful bombing with conventional weapons. . . . The lethal possibilities of atomic warfare in the future are frightening. My own feeling was that in being the first to use it, we had adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages. I was not taught to make war in that fashion , and wars cannot be won by destroying women and children. We were the first to have this weapon in our possession, and the first to use it. There is a practical certainty that potential enemies will have it in the future and that atomic bombs will some time be used against us."

William D. Leahy

Source: I Was There, 1950

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on confusion, emotion, life, mind, possessions, and style

In life courtesy and self-possession, and in the arts style, are the sensible impressions of the free mind, for both arise out of a deliberate shaping of all things and from never being swept away, whatever the emotion into confusion or dullness.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: Essays and Introductions, 1960, Poetry and the Tradition

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A Quote by William Arthur Ward on day, encouragement, gratitude, health, kindness, needs, possessions, problems, sharing, and time

TODAY can be a healthy unusual day for you-and for others-if you take time to give someone a smile . . . to express a word of kindness . . . to lend a helping hand to someone in need . . . ..to write a note of gratitude . . . to give a word of encouragement to someone who is temporarily overcome with problems . . . to share a portion of your material possessions with others.

William Arthur Ward

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A Quote by Wilford Woodruff on age, caution, children, contentment, debt, economics, fashion, habits, hope, possessions, and wealth

We feel led to caution . . . against forming the bad habit of incurring debt and taking upon themselves obligations which frequently burden them heavier than they can bear, and lead to the loss of their homes and other possessions. We know it is the fashion of the age to use credit to the utmost limit. . . . We, therefore, repeat our counsel . . . to shun debt. Be content with moderate gains, and be not misled by illusory hopes of acquiring wealth. . . . Let our children also be taught habits of economy, and not to indulge in tastes which they cannot gratify without running into debt.

Wilford Woodruff (1807 - 1898)

Source: James R. Clark, Messages of the First Presidency, 3:144-45

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A Quote by Viktor E. Frankl on brothers, camping, children, commitment, destruction, existence, family, fatherhood, hunger, life, losing, love, meaning, memory, motherhood, possessions, sister, suffering, suicide, talent, time, value, wives, and worth

Allport, Gordon W., in his preface to Man's Search for Meaning: "WHY DO YOU NOT COMMIT SUICIDE?" Dr. Frankl asks his patients. . . . in one life there is love for one's children to tie to; in another life, a talent to be used; in a third, perhaps only lingering memories worth preserving. . . . As a long-time prisoner in bestial concentration camps he [Viktor Frankl] found himself stripped to naked existence. His father, mother, brother, and his wife died in camps or were sent to gas ovens, so that, excepting for his sister, his entire family perished in these camps. How could he - every possession lost, every value destroyed, suffering from hunger, cold and brutality, hourly expecting extermination - how could he find life worth preserving?

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)

Source: Preface by Gordon W. Allport to Man’s Search for Meaning, Simon and Schuster, NY, 1963, p. 127.

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A Quote by Vida D. Scudder on creation, life, and possessions

Creation is a better means of self-expression than possession; it is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed.

Vida D. Scudder

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A Quote by unknown on possessions, truth, and writers

Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use.

unknown

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