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taking possession

«Do not help the quick moneymakers who have delusions about taking possession of classics by smearing them with paint.»
«Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a practice. Rape, originally defined as abduction, became marriage by capture. Marriage meant the taking was to extend in time, to be not only use of but possession of, or ownership.»
«The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.»
«Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.»
«Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens. If you have them, you have to take care of them! There is great freedom in simplicity of living. It is those who have enough but not too much who are the happiest.»
«If Old Dewey had just sailed away when he smashed the Spanish fleet, what a lot of trouble he would have saved us (On taking possession of the Philippines).»
«Today is a most unusual day, because we have never lived it before; we will never live it again; it is the only day we have.Today can be a healthy unusual day for you -- and for others -- if you take time to give someone a smile . . . to express a word of kindness . . . to lend a helping hand to someone in need . . . to write a note of gratitude . . . to give a word of encouragement to someone who is temporarily overcome with problems . . . to share a portion of your material possessions with others.»
«I shall always esteem it not much to live in a city where the laws do less than men, because that fatherland is desirable where possessions and friends can be securely enjoyed, not where they can be easily taken from you, and friends for few of thems»
«Happier of happy though I be, like them I cannot take possession of the sky, mount with a thoughtless impulse, and wheel there, one of a mighty multitude whose way and motion is a harmony and dance magnificent.»