Possession Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old possession quotes, possession sayings, and possession proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Whoever possessed knowledge not only had power over the changeable passions of people, but also power over their thinking, over their minds, hearts and souls.     

Peter Prange

He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.     

Leonardo da Vinci

The possession of anything begins in the mind.     

Bruce Lee

The most luxurious possession, the richest treasure anybody has, is his personal dignity.     

Jackie Robinson

The desire for possession is insatiable, to such a point that it can survive even love itself. To love, therefore, is to sterelize the person one loves.     

Albert Camus

Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law. It's nine-tenths of the problem.     

John Lennon

Possessions are mere transient effects that come when they are required, and after their purpose has been served, pass away.     

James Allen

Some men are born to own; can animate all their possessions. Others cannot; Their owning is not graceful; seems to be a compromise of their character; they seem to steal their own dividends.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest treasure in life is the possession of time.     

Sunday Adelaja

The things you own end up owning you.     

Chuck Palahniuk

Nothing can be so perfect while we possess it as it will seem when remembered.     

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Possession hinders enjoyment. It merely gives you the right to keep things for or from others, and thus you gain more enemies than friends.     

Baltasar Gracian

The possession of land seems to be a greater gratification to the pride and independence of men.     

George Minot

There is, of course, a difference between what a man seizes and what he really possesses.     

Pearl Buck

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.     

Mahatma Gandhi

He that sets not his heart on what he possesses, forsaketh all things, though he keep his possessions.     

Francis Quarles

Fifty percent of something is better than one hundred percent of nothing.     

Chuck Barris

Each possession I own is but a stone around my neck.     

Albert Einstein

What is it about possessing things? Why do we feel the need to own what we love? And why do we become such jerks when we do? We've all been there. You want something, you possess it - and by possessing it, you lose it.      

Louis Chunovic

People who have few possessions cling tightly to those they have. That is one of the facts that make life so discouraging.     

Sherwood Anderson

Possession without obligation to the object possessed approaches felicity.     

Gerge Meredith

We do not attach ourselves permanently to any possessions, excepting in proportion to the trouble, toil and longing which they have cost us.     

Honoré de Balzac

It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him.     

Max Planck

Much of human history has consisted of unequal conflicts between the haves and the have-nots.     

Jared Diamond

The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.     

Anais Nin

Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists, when you can ignore them like wise men?     

Natalie Clifford Barney

Possessions are usually diminished by possession.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The wavering mind is but a base possession.     


Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.     

Andre Gide

There is one possession that can never be taken away as long as you will not allow it to be taken, and that is your word.     

Bill Courtney