ownership Quotes

16 of the best book quotes about ownership
  1. #1
    “Being loyal to the one who owned me gave me prickly thoughts, like burrs trapped in my shift, pressing into my skin with every step.”
  2. #2
    For to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place.
  3. #3
    “If I were to inquire what passion is most natural to men who are stimulated and circumscribed by the obscurity of their birth or the mediocrity of their fortune, I could discover none more peculiarly appropriate to their condition than this love of physical prosperity. The passion for physical comforts is essentially a passion of the middle classes: with those classes it grows and spreads, with them it preponderates.”
  4. #4
    “The distinguishing feature of Communism is not the abolition of property generally, but the abolition of bourgeois property.”
  5. #5
    “Owning and maintaining a fraud had a way of gradually demoralizing one. And yet from a social standpoint it had to be done, given the absence of the real article.”
  6. #6
    “Bit by bit, at 124 and in the Clearing, along with others, she had claimed herself. Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”
  7. #7
    “The Chief Good we feel instinctively must be something which is our own, and not easily to be taken from us.”
  8. #8
    “I want my own sort!”
  1. #9
    “For I, being pent in thee,
    Perforce am thine, and all that is in me.”
  2. #10
    “The clock is a conspiracy & a crime against humanity and I would not own one except I miss appointments without it.”
  3. #11
    “I want to sue (my parents) for the rights to my own body.”
  4. #12
    “Father said it used to be a gentleman was known by his books; nowadays he is known by the ones he has not returned.”
  5. #13
    “‘What do you hate most?’ he asks.
    ‘A lie. And you?’
    ‘Ownership,’ he says. ‘When you leave me, forget me.’”
  6. #14
    “Besides this, I shard’d the Island into Parts with ‘em, reserv’d to myself the Property of the whole, but gave them such Parts respectively as they agreed on; and having settled all things with them, and engaged them not to leave the Place, I left them there.”
  7. #15
    “For if a room that exists under the governance, authority, and intent of others seems smaller than it is, then a room that exists in secret can, regardless of its dimensions, seem as vast as one cares to imagine.”
  8. #16
    “Medea: we (women) bid the highest price in dowries
    just to buy some man
    to be dictator of our bodies…
    How that compounds the wrong!”

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