Hope is the only good that is common to all men; those who have nothing else possess hope still.
The crucial thing in any work of any kind is that it must be a gift – the reader must possess it even more than the person who wrote it. It must be given completely.
Sharp nostalgia, infinite and terrible, for what I already possess.
Where the people possess no authority, their rights obtain no respect.
Life cannot be without relationship, but we have made it so agonizing and hideous by basing it on personal and possessive love. Can one love and yet not possess? You will find the true answer not in escape, ideals, beliefs but through the understanding of the causes of dependence and possessiveness.
Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it.
To be rich nowadays merely means to possess a large number of poor objects.
Judgments, value judgments concerning life, for or against, can in the last resort never be true: they possess value only as symptoms, they come into consideration only as symptoms – in themselves such judgments are stupidities.
What evil is there in seeing a man possess a woman? Why, the beasts would be more free than we!
If a woman possesses manly virtues one should run away from her; and if she does not possess them she runs away from herself.