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The real duty of man is not to extend his power or multiply his wealth beyond his needs, but to enrich and enjoy his imperishable possession: his soul.


Gilbert Highet


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God saw fit, for wise reasons to allow the people of Israel thus to make and possess slaves; but is this any license to us to enslave any of our fellow-men, to kill any of our fellow-men whom we please and are able to destroy, and take possession of their estates?


Samuel Hopkins


#allow #any #destroy #enslave #estates

This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and possessions for ourselves and our nearest friends, is insatiable, perpetual, universal, and directly destructive of society.


David Hume


#alone #avidity #destructive #directly #friends

All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.


Thomas Jefferson


#cases #equal #equal rights #law #majority

Every man judges his own happiness and satisfaction with life in terms of his possession or lack of possession of those things that he considers worthwhile and valuable.


Meir Kahane


#every #every man #happiness #his #judges

It is a cliche these days to observe that the United States now possesses a global empire - different from Britain's and Rome's but an empire nonetheless.


Robert D. Kaplan


#cliche #days #different #empire #global

This is the most intimate relationship between literature and its readers: they treat the text as a part of themselves, as a possession.


Ryszard Kapuscinski


#intimate #literature #most #part #possession

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.


John Keats


#brood #could #death #hour #i

The progress of science is strewn, like an ancient desert trail, with the bleached skeleton of discarded theories which once seemed to possess eternal life.


Arthur Koestler


#bleached #desert #discarded #eternal #eternal life

You possess a potent force that you either use, or misuse, hundreds of times every day.


J. Martin Kohe


#either #every #every day #force #hundreds






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