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β€œUse what talents you possess; the woods ...

β€œUse what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” - Henry van Dyke
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β€œIf you define yourself by the pow...

β€œIf you define yourself by the power to take life, the desire to dominate, to possess…then you have nothing.”
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"To be able to give away riches is mandatory...

"To be able to give away riches is mandatory if you wish to possess them. This is the only way that you will be truly rich. " -Mahummad Ali
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"There is one quality which one must possess to win, and...

"There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it." - Napoleon Hill
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Wealth consists not in hav...

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants (c) Epictetus
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β€œIf you love a flower, don't pick it up. Because if you pick it up i...

β€œIf you love a flower, don't pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.” - Osho
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"Dignity does not consist...

"Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them" _ Aristotle
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"Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material uni...

"Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art's sake." β€” E. M. Forster
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The Grecians and Romans were strongly possessed of the spirit of liberty but...

The Grecians and Romans were strongly possessed of the spirit of liberty but not the principle, for at the time they were determined not to be slaves themselves, they employed their power to enslave the rest of mankind. ...Thomas Paine
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"The most luxurious possession, th...

"The most luxurious possession, the richest treasure anybody has, is his personal dignity." - Jackie Robinson
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β€œHappiness is not in the mere possession of mo...

β€œHappiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
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β€œAlmost every man wastes part of his ...

β€œAlmost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he doesn't possess.” ― Samuel Johnson
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"There is nothing in nature that man can not get used to. Neither the horse, nor the dog, nor the ...

"There is nothing in nature that man can not get used to. Neither the horse, nor the dog, nor the mouse possess such a quality. Probably, God, creating man, guessed what torment he is dooming him to, and gave man a huge supply of strength and patience." -Hard to Be a God, Arkady & Boris Strugatsky
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Dignity does not cons...

Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.
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"Our minds possess by na...

"Our minds possess by nature an insatiable desire to know the truth." -- Cicero
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"The mule always appears to me a most surprising animal. That a hybrid should possess more r...

"The mule always appears to me a most surprising animal. That a hybrid should possess more reason, memory, obstinacy, social affection, powers of muscular endurance, and length of life, than either of its parents, seems to indicate that art has here outdone nature. - Charles Darwin
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"The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the d...

"The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed"-Ernest Hemingway
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Complete leaders posse...

Complete leaders possess insight, demonstrate initiative, exude influence
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"She herself is a haunted house. She does not possess herself; her anc...

"She herself is a haunted house. She does not possess herself; her ancestors sometimes come and peer out of the windows of her eyes and that is very frightening." ― The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, Angela Carter
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Seneca - "Whatever I may poss...

Seneca - "Whatever I may possess, I will neither hoard it greedily nor squander it recklessly."
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"You give but little when you give of yo...

"You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give." -- Khalil Gibran.
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"Men are not great or small because of thei...

"Men are not great or small because of their material possessions. They are great or small because of what they are." β€”James Cash Penney
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"Whatever possession we gain by our sword cannot be ...

"Whatever possession we gain by our sword cannot be sure or lasting, but the love gained by kindness and moderation is certain and durable." - Alexander the Great
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β€œThey fell in love with a girl, they set heaven and earth i...

β€œThey fell in love with a girl, they set heaven and earth in motion to possess her; when they succeeded, perhaps they tired of her and sought a new love.” -Either/Or, Soren Kierkegaard
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β€œ A man with little possession...

β€œ A man with little possessions is content, and a man with a zillion possessions is confused.”-me
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β€œThe gentleman is self-possessed a...

β€œThe gentleman is self-possessed and relaxed, while the petty man is perpetually full of worry.” -- Confucius
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Complete leaders posse...

Complete leaders possess insight, demonstrate initiative, exude influence
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Beto O'Rourke is a private citizen with a crimin...

Beto O'Rourke is a private citizen with a criminal record threatening to steal our legally possessed property. Never look at it any other way than that.
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β€œWhile property is good, life is b...

β€œWhile property is good, life is better; while possessions are valuable, life is priceless” -Stephen S. Wise
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"Those who approach life like a child ...

"Those who approach life like a child playing a game, moving and pushing pieces, possess the power of kings." - Heraclitus
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"Wealth is not an absolute. It is relative to desire. Every time we yearn for something we c...

"Wealth is not an absolute. It is relative to desire. Every time we yearn for something we cannot afford, we grow poorer, whatever our resources. And every time we feel satisfied with what we have, we can be counted as rich, however little we may actually possess." - Alain de Botton
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'He who possesses art and science has r...

'He who possesses art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs religion." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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β€œLiberals feel unworthy of their poss...

β€œLiberals feel unworthy of their possessions. Conservatives feel they deserve everything they've stolen.” -- Mort Sahl
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Dignity does not consist...

Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them. -Aristotle
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β€œLove does not claim p...

β€œLove does not claim possession, but gives freedom.” ― Rabindranath Tagore
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Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fal...

Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fall away like sand, creeds follow one another, but what is beautiful is a joy for all seasons, a possession for all eternity. Oscar Wilde
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"You cannot teach people how to feel. All you can do ...

"You cannot teach people how to feel. All you can do is surround them with the conditions calculated to stimulate any natural feeling they may possess." - Harold Speed
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β€˜He who possesses art and scien...

β€˜He who possesses art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs religion.’ Goethe
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β€œWhosoever holds this hammer...

β€œWhosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.” ― Stan Lee
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β€œIf you define yourself by your power to ...

β€œIf you define yourself by your power to take life, your desire to dominate, to possess, then you have nothing.” β€” Obi-Wan Kenobi
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When you truly possess all you have been...

When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality. Florida Scott-Maxwell
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I have written my work, not as an essay to win the...

I have written my work, not as an essay to win the applause of the moment, but as a possession for all time. β€” Thucydides, β€œHistory of the Peloponnesian War”
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"Can Mario pos...

"Can Mario possess a man and compel him to die?"
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The most precious possession you have in this world is your own people. And fo...

The most precious possession you have in this world is your own people. And for this people, and for the sake of this people, we will struggle and fight, and never slacken, never tire, never lose courage, and never lose faith. -Adolf Hitler
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"We are always more anxious to be distinguished f...

"We are always more anxious to be distinguished for a talent which we do not possess, than to be praised for the fifteen which we do possess." β€” Mark Twain
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"Never guiltless may I speak of him, The Incomprehensible! save when with awe I praise him,...

"Never guiltless may I speak of him, The Incomprehensible! save when with awe I praise him, and with Faith that inly feels; Who with his saving mercies healed me, A sinful and most miserable man, Wildered and dark, and gave me to possess Peace, and this Cot, and thee" --Coleridge
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"When you are wrestling for posse...

"When you are wrestling for possession of a sword, the man with the handle always wins." -Neal Stephenson
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The belief that there is only one truth, ...

The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it, is the root of all evil in the world. -- Max Born
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"It's not your life, it's life. Life is bigger t...

"It's not your life, it's life. Life is bigger than you. Life isn't something you possess, it's something you take part in and you witness." - Louis C.K
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"It's better to have information you do...

"It's better to have information you don’t need than to need information you don’t have and may never possess." -- Bill Lewis
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"Trying to be happy by accumulating posse...

"Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body." -Carlin
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"Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up...

"Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours." - Marcus Aurelius
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"The best giving i...

"The best giving is the absence of possessiveness." - Atisha
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Happiness resides not in poss...

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. Democritus
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"No greater glory, no greater honor, is the lot of man departing than a feeling possessed deep...

"No greater glory, no greater honor, is the lot of man departing than a feeling possessed deep in his heart that the world is a better place for his having lived." - Robert Sengstacke Abbott, founder and editor of The Chicago Defender, the most widely circulated black newspaper in the US
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"The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the di...

"The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed." - Ernest Hemingway
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"Spirits fly on dangerous missions imaginations on fire. Focused high on soaring ambitio...

"Spirits fly on dangerous missions imaginations on fire. Focused high on soaring ambitions consumed in a single desire. In the grip of a nameless possession. A slave to the drive of obsession. A spirit with a vision is a dream with a mission." ~Neil Peart (Rush - Mission)
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β€œUse what talents you possess, the woods ...

β€œUse what talents you possess, the woods will be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” - Henry van Dyke
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"I have observed that those who have accomplished the greatest results are those who "keep ...

"I have observed that those who have accomplished the greatest results are those who "keep under the body"; are those who never grow excited or lose self-control, but are always calm, self-possessed, patient, and polite." β€” Booker T. Washington: Up From Slavery: An Autobiography.
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"Never be too easy with the kno...

"Never be too easy with the knowledge you possess. Words are like coin - it pays to hoard" - Topper
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"Happiness is an inside job and has very l...

"Happiness is an inside job and has very little to do with substances, money, possessions, pleasure or circumstances"--Mathew Kelley
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Possess the highest qua...

Possess the highest quality of sincerity. Be enough childish to let thing go.
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The intellect, character, and skill possessed by any ...

The intellect, character, and skill possessed by any man are the product of certain original tendencies and the training which they have received. - Edward Thorndike
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"If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first ...

"If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts; and if any would write in a noble style, let him first possess a noble soul." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"We are not rich by what ...

"We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without." - Immanuel Kant
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"If you love a flower, do not pluck it. Because if you pl...

"If you love a flower, do not pluck it. Because if you pluck it, it dies and ceases to be what you love. So let it be. Love is not about possession, love is about appreciation."
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"Use what talents you possess; the woods ...

"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best." - Henry Van Dyke
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"Go for the moon. If you don't get it, you'll still be heading for a star....

"Go for the moon. If you don't get it, you'll still be heading for a star. Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of the creative effort." --Franklin Delano Roosevelt
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He who possesses art and scienc...

He who possesses art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs religion. -Goethe
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Physical comforts cannot subdue mental suffering, and if we look close...

Physical comforts cannot subdue mental suffering, and if we look closely, we can see that those who have many possessions are not necessarily happy. In fact, being wealthy often brings even more anxiety. - Dalai Lama
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"We must go fishing and have luck β€” then we have our fish, our opinion...

"We must go fishing and have luck β€” then we have our fish, our opinions. I speak here of live opinions, of live fish. Others are intent to possess a cabinet of fossils β€” and, in their head, "convictions”. - Nietzsche
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Love does not claim p...

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom. Rabindranath Tagore
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β€œTalking nonsense is the sole privilege mankind possesses over...

β€œTalking nonsense is the sole privilege mankind possesses over the other organisms. It's by talking nonsense that one gets to the truth! I talk nonsense, therefore I'm human” -Fyodor Dostoevsky
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β€œIf ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall po...

β€œIf ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.” ~ Samuel Adams
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