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Noha Alaa El-din
The tragedy of life, Mitchell, happens because you can never have everything and because you will even lose the graces you have once possessed.
Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.
All resources in your possession is an opportunity for service.
Our fascination with feminine beauty is elemental. It is said that men wish to possess the princess and women wish to be the princess, but I believe that is only part of the truth. We are drawn to extraordinary beauty mindlessly and purposelessly; we flutter on dusty moth wings toward the effulgence with no understanding of why we do it. Perhaps when we see a woman with the aspect of an angel, our souls are tricked into following her, mistaking her for a guide to paradise. The opposite, of course, is also true.
There is no possession without increase, every increase must lead to possession
Lailah Gifty Akita
To dream is to possess.
Happiness is not a thing - it is a feeling; a way of joyful living and being. It comes from inner fulfilment and appreciating the world you live in.
William Gilmore Simms
Our possessions are wholly in our performances. He owns nothing to whom the world owes nothing.
O! what a prodigal have I been of that most valuable of all possessions Time!
Mary Roberts Rinehart
It was said of Miss Letitia that when money came into her possession it went out of circulation.
Perhaps nowhere is our human mania for possessing, our delusion that the owned cannot have a soul of its own, more harmful to us. This disanimation justified all the horrors of the African slave trade. If the black man is so stupid that he can be enslaved, he cannot have the soul of a white man, he must be a mere animal.
Creative people neither like to be possessive nor like to be possessed.
Some who are too scrupulous to steal your possessions nevertheless see no wrong in tampering with your thoughts.
How many things I can do without!
Until the House of Jacob (believers) live in fullness of their heavenly father in his presence, they will never possess their possession. The meat seller will keep begging for bone to eat. And the creature will keep waiting for manifestation of the sons of God.
Values that people possess are worth more than material possession
When one has achieved the object of one's desires, it is evident that one's real desire was not the ignorant possession of the desired object but to know it as possessed--as actually contemplated, as within one.
It was past eight on a Friday night, so calling the Homeward to speak to Dr. Casbus was out of the question. The head nurse would never bother him this late. A sly idea struck me. Just because I couldn’t call the doctor, didn’t mean I couldn’t go see him in person. I’d gone to the Homeward at night before. On those nights when I’d been afraid for my mother, afraid she’d be scared, or missing me, or they would be hurting her with their treatments. The head nurse, Mrs. Huds didn’t like it, but Casbus always showed up to save me from her lecture on rules. He didn’t let me have a room to stay in—it wasn’t the Holiday Inn, but he’d let me stay long enough to dial down my fears a notch or two. And sometimes, I learned more about myself, like the last after-hours session, when Casbus had explained why I had holes in my memories.
Possessions, for the terminally frightened, bring peace of mind.
Nonviolence and cowardice go ill together. True nonviolence is an impossibility without the possession of unadulterated fearlessness.
Knowledge indeed is a desirable, a lovely possession.
We had put almost all of our possessions in storage, which was a metaphor for being twenty, as were so many things.
Abundance consists not alone in material possession, but in an uncovetous spirit.
A system of justice does not need to pursue retribution. If the purpose of drug sentencing is to prevent harm, all we need to do is decide what to do with people who pose a genuine risk to society or cause tangible harm. There are perfectly rational ways of doing this; in fact, most societies already pursue such policies with respect to alcohol: we leave people free to drink and get inebriated, but set limits on where and when. In general, we prosecute drunk drivers, not inebriated pedestrians. In this sense, the justice system is in many respects a battleground between moral ideas and evidence concerning how to most effectively promote both individual and societal interests, liberty, health, happiness and wellbeing. Severely compromising this system, insofar as it serves to further these ideals, is our vacillation or obsession with moral responsibility, which is, in the broadest sense, an attempt to isolate the subjective element of human choice, an exercise that all too readily deteriorates into blaming and scapegoating without providing effective solutions to the actual problem. The problem with the question of moral responsibility is that it is inherently subjective and involves conjecture about an individuals’ state of mind, awareness and ability to act that can rarely if ever be proved. Thus it involves precisely the same type of conjecture that characterizes superstitious notions of possession and the influence of the devil and provides no effective means of managing conduct: the individual convicted for an offence or crime considered morally wrong is convicted based on a series of hypotheses and probabilities and not necessarily because he or she is actually morally wrong. The fairness and effectiveness of a system of justice based on such hypotheses is highly questionable particularly as a basis for preventing or reducing drug use related harm. For example, with respect to drugs, the system quite obviously fails as a deterrent and the system is not organised to ‘reform’ the offender much less to ensure that he or she has ‘learned a lesson’; moreover, the offender does not get an opportunity to make amends or even have a conversation with the alleged victim. In the case of retributive justice, the justice system is effectively mopping up after the fact. In other words, as far as deterrence is concerned, the entire exercise of justice becomes an exercise based on faith, rather than one based on evidence.
Luxury either comes of riches or makes them necessary; it corrupts at once rich and poor, the rich by possession and the poor by covetousness.
Human beings had two basic orientations: HAVING and BEING HAVING: seeks to acquire, posses things even people BEING: focuses on the experience; exchanging, engaging, sharing with other people
All our possessions are as nothing compared to health, strength, and a clear conscience.
Always be challenged to build your life intentionally for possessions.
If you'd be beloved, make yourself amiable. A true friend is the best possession.
Louis C. K.
Life isn't something you possess. It's something you take part in, and you witness.
Many possessions, if they do not make a man better, are at least expected to make his children happier; and this pathetic hope is behind many exertions.
Roll back the clock, and every possession of every great country started with a crime.
The use of our possessions shows us up for what we actually are.
The most precious of all possessions is power over ourselves.
But when I direct I become possessed, a possession I've never quite understood.
Leeds are enjoying more possession now that they have the ball.
Wealth is a responsibility and the sharing of it a way of life.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Self-possession is the backbone of authority.
I am rich because I possess nothing.
Time unlike all other assets that a person freely possesses a truly limited resource
The Holy Mother cradles her son’s lifeless body. Greedy Tarquin grips the terrified Lucretia. Hands on bodies have no in-between. Love or possession.
There can never be any real freedom on earth as long as people try to exert ownership over the natural resources of the world.
She might be unarmed, but Rose Hathaway was in possession of many weapons.
Slander lives upon succession, For ever housed where it gets possession.
I didn’t realize that in his wish to transform me was the proof that he didn’t like me as I was, he wanted me to be different, or, rather, he didn’t want just a woman, he wanted the woman he imagined he himself would be if he were a woman. For Franco, I said, I was an opportunity for him to expand into the feminine, to take possession of it: I constituted the proof of his omnipotence, the demonstration that he knew now to be not only a man in the right way, but also a woman.
The property of manliness in a man is a great possession, but perhaps there is none that is less understood, which is more generally accorded where it does not exist, nor more frequently disallowed where it prevails.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine, a possession for all time.
If all my possessions were taken from me with one exception, I would choose to keep the power of communication, for by it I would soon regain all the rest
Success is not in the possession of multitudes of dreams; it is in the art of processing dreams into multiple realities!
Overheard on a Saltmarsh" Nymph, nymph, what are your beads? Green glass, goblin. Why do you stare at them? Give them me. No. Give them me. Give them me. No. Then I will howl all night in the reeds, Lie in the mud and howl for them. Goblin, why do you love them so? They are better than stars or water, Better than voices of winds that sing, Better than any man's fair daughter, Your green glass beads on a silver ring. Hush, I stole them out of the moon. Give me your beads, I want them. No. I will howl in the deep lagoon For your green glass beads, I love them so. Give them me. Give them. No.