possessions

A Quote by J. Brotherton on possessions

My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants.

J. Brotherton

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A Quote by Isocrates on immortality, possessions, and wisdom

Of all our possessions, wisdom alone is immortal.

Isocrates (436 - 338 BC)

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A Quote by Isaac Bickerstaff on health and possessions

Health is the greatest of all possessions; a pale cobbler is better than a sick king.

Isaac Bickerstaff (1735 - 1787)

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on possessions, power, and reason

The possession of power unavoidably spoils the free use of reason.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on heart, possessions, reality, and separation

The reality of the invocation is when the Invoked takes possession of the heart, and He is One. Separation and multiplicity exist before that for as long as the invoker is in the station of invoking with the tongue or with the heart.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 117

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A Quote by Sir Humphrey Davy on knowledge, men, nature, possessions, and success

Nothing tends so much to the advancement of knowledge as the application of a new instrument. The native intellectual powers of men in different times are not so much the causes of the different success of their labours, as the peculiar nature of the means and artificial resources in their possession.

Humphrey Davy (1778 - 1829)

Source: Thomas Hager, Force of Nature, Simon ans Schuster, New York, 1995, p 86.

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A Quote by Holbrook Jackson on blindness, possessions, and value

The possession of a great many things, even the best of things, tends to blind one to the value of anything.

Holbrook Jackson

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A Quote by Hilaire Belloc on death, life, and possessions

Loss and Possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun

Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953)

Source: For a Sundial

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A Quote by Hendrik Van Loon on failure, ignorance, and possessions

Any frontal attack on ignorance is bound to fail because the masses are always ready to defend their most precious possession - their ignorance.

Hendrik Van Loon

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A Quote by Helen Douglas on action, anger, character, fear, mind, possessions, and thought

Character isn't inherited. One builds it daily by the way one thinks and acts, thought by thought, action by action. If one lets fear or hate or anger take possession of the mind, they become self-forged chains.

Helen Douglas

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