A Quote by John Donne on christ, men, and possessions

Great sins are great possessions; but levities and vanities possess us too; and men had rather part with Christ than with any possession.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Sermons, 1619, No. XVII, folio of 1640

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A Quote by John Cudahy on education, illusions, life, mind, possessions, and security

If these distracted times prove anything, they prove that the greatest illusion is reliance upon the security and permanence of material possessions. We must search for some other coin. And we will discover that the treasure-house of education has stood intact and unshaken in the storm. The man of cultivated life has founded his house upon a rock. You can never take away the magnificent mansion of his mind.

John Cudahy

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A Quote by Johann Gottlieb Fichte on dignity, humanity, improvement, possessions, and possibility

Humanity may endure the loss of everything; all its possessions may be turned away without infringing its true dignity-all but the possibility of improvement.

Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762 - 1814)

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A Quote by Jimmy Carter on drugs, individuality, and possessions

Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself.

Jimmy Carter (1924 -)

Source: Aug. 2, 1977

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A Quote by Jedediah M. Grant on desires, eternity, god, heart, heaven, hope, horses, knowledge, possessions, spirituality, and time

A man that advances in spiritual and in temporal matters at the same time, minding to keep the spiritual first, will not let the temporal lead him; he will not place his heart upon his farm, his horses, or any possession that he has. He will place his desires in heaven, and will anchor his hope in that eternal soil; and his temporal affairs will come up as he advances in the knowledge of God.

Jedediah M. Grant (1816 - 1856)

Source: Journal of Discourses 9:95

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A Quote by John (Jay) Davison Rockefeller, IV on belief, duty, obligation, opportunity, possessions, and responsibility

I believe that every right implies a responsibility, every opportunity an obligation, every possession, a duty.

J.D. Rockefeller (1937 -)

Source: quoting his grandfather

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A Quote by Janwillem van de Wetering on anger, brothers, family, fear, freedom, joy, laughter, losing, and possessions

You are eight years old. It is Sunday evening. You are granted an extra hour before bed. The family is playing monopoly. You have been told that you are big enough to join them. You lose. You are losing continuously. Your stomach cramps with fear. Nearly all your possessions are gone. Your brothers are snatching all the houses from your streets. The last street is being sold. You have to give in. You have lost. And suddenly, you know that it is only a game. You jump with joy and you knock the big lamp over. It falls on the floor and drags the teapot with it. The others are angry with you, but you laugh when you go upstairs. You know you are nothing. And you know that not-to-be and not-to-have give an immeasurable freedom.

Janwillem van de Wetering

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A Quote by Jane Austen on fortune, good, possessions, truth, and wives

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Source: Pride and Prejudice

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on possessions and questions

Aspiration sees only one side of every question; possession many.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: New England Two Centuries ago.

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A Quote by J. Laing Burns, Jr. on basketball, football, life, possessions, and winning

Possession of the ball is the key to winning in football, basketball, and the game of life.

J. Laing Burns

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