possessions

A Quote by unknown on possessions and temper

Temper is a valuable possession - don't lose it.

unknown

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A Quote by unknown on possessions

Temporal possessions may vanish as the dew.

unknown

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by unknown on attitude, fortune, good, happiness, mind, possessions, and simplicity

Happiness is not a matter of good fortune or worldly possessions. It's a mental attitude. It comes from appreciating what we have, instead of being miserable about what we don't have. It's so simple-yet so hard for the human mind to comprehend.

unknown

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A Quote by unknown on accidents, design, madness, and possessions

The mere possession of a gun is, in itself, an urge to kill, not only by design, but by accident, by madness, by fright, by bravado.

unknown

Source: a Chicago newspaper, 1967

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A Quote by unknown on books, creation, good, life, men, past, and possessions

Books are among life's most precious possessions. They are the most remarkable creation of man. Nothing else that man builds ever lasts. Monuments fall, civilizations perish, but books continue. The perusal of a good book is, as it were, an interview with the noblest men of past ages who have written it.

unknown

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A Quote by Thucydides on absence, accuracy, composers, contentment, desires, fear, future, history, imperfection, interest, judgment, knowledge, labor, memory, past, possessions, reflection, romance, and trust

With reference to the narrative of events, far from permitting myself to derive it from the first source that came to hand, I did not even trust my own impressions, but it rests partly on what I saw myself, partly on what others saw for me, the accuracy of the report being always tried by the most severe and detailed tests possible. My conclusions have cost me some labor from the want of coincidence between accounts of the same occurrences by different eyewitnesses, arising sometimes from imperfect memory, sometimes from undue partiality for one side or the other. The absence of romance in my history will, I fear, detract somewhat from its interest; but I shall be content if it is judged useful by those inquirers who desire an exact knowledge of the past as an aid to the interpretation of the future, which in the course of human things must resemble if it does not reflect it. My history has been composed to be an everlasting possession, not the showpiece of an hour.

Thucydides (c.460 - 400 BC)

Source: The History of the Peloponnesian War, 431—413 BC., bk. I, sec. 22

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A Quote by Thomas Dreier on evil, hatred, justice, possessions, women, and wonder

Whenever I hear a man or women express hatred for any race, I wonder just what it is in themselves they hate so much. You can always be sure of this: You cannot express hatred for anything or anybody unless you make use of the supply of hatred within yourself. The only hatred you can express is your own personal possession. To hate is to be enslaved by evil.

Thomas Dreier

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on glory, honor, life, possessions, soldiers, and work

The glory of a workman, still more of a master workman, that he does his work well, ought to be his most precious possession; like the honor of a soldier, dearer to him than life.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Supreme Court on congress, errors, finance, force, government, laws, possessions, problems, solution, taxes, and present

By forcing state governments to absorb the financial burden of implementing a federal regulatory program, Members of Congress can take credit for "solving" problems without having to ask their constituents to pay for the solutions with higher federal taxes. And even when the States are not forced to absorb the costs of implementing a federal program, they are still put in the position of taking the blame for its burdensomeness and for its defects....Under the present law, for example, it will be the [law enforcement official] and not some federal official who stands between the gun purchaser and immediate possession of his gun. And it will likely be the [law enforcement official], not some federal official, who will be blamed for any error.

Supreme Court

Source: U.S. Supreme Court, 1997, Printz v. United States

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A Quote by Sir Thomas Browne on cities, force, justice, possessions, and truth

A man may be in as just possession of truth as of a city, and yet be forced to surrender.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)

Source: Religio Medici, part 2, section 6 (1635)

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