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possessions Quotes

27 of the best book quotes about possessions
  1. #1
    “Today is our most precious possession. It is our only sure possession.”
  2. #2
    “i have
    what i have
    and i am happy
    i’ve lost
    what i’ve lost
    and i am
    still
    happy
    - outlook”
  3. #3
    “Those who are possessed by nothing possess everything.”
  4. #4
    “We couldn’t take Momma’s shells, nor Ruth’s baby doll made of flannel bits and calico, nor the wooden bowl Poppa made for me. Nothing belonged to us.”
  5. #5
    “I mean, when I think about it, what’s more important? Clothes - or the miracle of new life?”
  6. #6
    “The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, personal and family history, belief systems, and often also political, nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you.”
  7. #7
    “My brief animosity, lasting only a second, a part of a second, something which came before I could recognize it and was gone before I knew it had possessed me, what was that in the midst of this holocaust?”
  8. #8
    “If you must be careless with your possessions, let it be in connection with material things.”
  9. #9
    “All Joy reminds. It is never a possession, always a desire for something longer ago or further away or still ‘about to be’.”
  1. #10
    “It appears that ordinary men take wives because possession is not possible without marriage, and that ordinary women accept husbands because marriage is not possible without possession.”
  2. #11
    “A man who has a language consequently possesses the world expressed and implied by that language.”
  3. #12
    “We will have rings, and things, and fine array.”
  4. #13
    “You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
  5. #14
    “My son is my most precious possession. I have nothing in the world compared to my son. I must know what he is reading.”
  6. #15
    “I don’t want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together.”
  7. #16
    “But, Eva, dear, your shoes are carrying your most valuable possession-your life.”
  8. #17
    “you get what you can,
    try to keep that
    and add to it
    if possible.”
  9. #18
    “You weren’t mine to begin with.”
  1. #19
    “Caring for your possessions is the best way to motivate them to support you, their owner. When you treat your belongings well, they will always respond in kind . . . I take time to ask myself occasionally whether the storage space I’ve set aside for them will make them happy. Storage, after all, is the sacred act of choosing a home for my belongings.”
  2. #20
    “You aren’t leaving, Susie. You’re mine now. ”
  3. #21
    “From the earliest age, we must learn to say good-bye to friends and family. . . But experience is less likely to teach us how to bid our dearest possessions adieu. And if it were to? We wouldn’t welcome the education. For eventually, we come to hold our dearest possessions more closely than we hold our friends.”
  4. #22
    “I’m very scared, Buster. Yes, at last. Because it could go on forever. Not knowing what’s yours until you’ve thrown it away.”
  5. #23
    “This process in turn helps us identify our values and reduces doubt and confusion in making life decisions. If we can have confidence in our decisions and launch enthusiastically into action without any doubts holding us back, we will be able to achieve much more. In other words, the sooner we confront our possessions the better. If you are going to put your house in order, do it now.”
  6. #24
    “In truth, laws are always useful to those with possessions and harmful to those who have nothing; from which it follows that the social state is advantageous to men only when all possess something and none has too much.”
  7. #25
    “Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything - anger, anxiety, or possessions - we cannot be free.”
  8. #26
    “We have got all we want in territory, but our claim to be left in undisputed enjoyment of vast splendid possessions, largely acquired by war and largely maintained by force, is one which often seems less reasonable to others than to us.”
  9. #27
    “When you get up every day, put on your protective armor. Don’t leave your day to chance. Take possession of it and surrender it to the Lord. Don’t let it get out of control and give the enemy an invitation to have input.”
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