A Quote by Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus Pliny, the Younger on charm and possessions

An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.

Pliny the Younger (c. 62 - c. 113)

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A Quote by Orson Pratt on faith, god, knowledge, mind, possessions, power, principles, and spirit

If a person trains his mind to walk in the spirit, and brings his whole mind to bear upon its operations, and upon the principles of faith which are calculated to put him in possession of the power of God, how much greater will be his faculties for obtaining knowledge. . . .

Orson Pratt (1811 - 1881)

Source: Journal of Discourses, 7:155-156.

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A Quote by Natalie Clifford Barney on men and possessions

Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists, when you can ignore them like wise men?

Natalie Clifford Barney

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on possessions

Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

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A Quote by Milton R. Hunter on achievement, body, church, clothes, corruption, earth, entertainment, eternity, food, heart, heaven, home, jesus, learning, lies, money, needs, possessions, service, spirituality, taxes, time, trying, and worth

I have learned as I have become older that worldly goods and things are of minor importance. One needs only sufficient food to sustain his body, a reasonable amount of clothing to wear, and sufficient comforts of home, and probably some money for entertainment, cultural things, church service, taxes, and traveling. The man with worldly riches cannot use more. He cannot wear two shirts comfortably at one time, nor can he eat two meals at one time. (Of course I know some who try.) I do not mean that one should cease trying to achieve; but what I am trying to say is that one should put first things first. The things of greater worth lie in the realm of the spiritual. They really constitute our eternal possessions of untold worth. Remember the admonition Jesus gave: Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust cloth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust cloth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6 :19-21.

Milton R. Hunter (1902 - 1975)

Source: at BYU, December 15,1964

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on possessions

The passing minute is every man's equal possession but what has once gone by is no longer ours.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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A Quote by Marcel Proust on possessions, suffering, women, and world

There is not a woman in the world the possession of whom is as precious as that of the truths which she reveals to us by causing us to suffer.

Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922)

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on desires, possessions, and wealth

Wealth does not teach us to transcend the desire for wealth. The possession of many goods does not bring the repose of not desiring them.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Loyd J. Ericson on future, god, inspiration, people, possessions, reality, spirit, present, trust, truth, and understanding

While all people have light, it seems obvious that in possession of the light (understanding of present and future reality) we are not all equal. The only way to obtain new light is to trustfully obey the light of truth already possessed; and, then seek and trust newly inspired insights provided through the Spirit of God.

Loyd J. Ericson

Source: Loyd J. Ericson, The Sower and the Divine Pattern of Progress, Boise, Idaho, 1998

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on learning, libraries, mind, possessions, sympathy, attitude, beauty, and perspective

When Emerson's library was burning at Concord, I went to him as he stood with the firelight on his strong, sweet face, and endeavored to express my sympathy for the loss of his most valued possessions, but he answered cheerily, 'Never mind, Louisa, see what a beautiful blaze they make! We will enjoy that now.' The lesson was one never forgotten and in the varied lessons that have come to me I have learned to look for something beautiful and bright.

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

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