I have two luxuries to brood over in my walks, your loveliness and the hour of my death. O that I could have possession of them both in the same minute.
Dissatisfaction with possession and achievement is one of the requisites to further achievement.
In a world of inhumanity, war and terrorism, American citizenship is a very precious possession.
Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
There is no knowledge, no light, no wisdom that you are in possession of, but what you have received it from some source.
In comparison with other men of their time, the Americans were distinguished by the possession of new political and social ideas, which were destined to be the foundation of the American commonwealth.
An anxious unrest, a fierce craving desire for gain has taken possession of the commercial world, and in instances no longer rare the most precious and permanent goods of human life have been madly sacrificed in the interests of momentary enrichment.
A man’s real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.
Let not ambition take possession of you; love the friends of the people, but reserve blind submission for the law and enthusiasm for liberty.
Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth.