One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
He does not possess wealth; it possesses him.
Good ideas are like Nike sports shoes. They may facilitate success for an athlete who possesses them, but on their own they are nothing but an overpriced pair of sneakers. Sports shoes don't win races. Athletes do.
Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you.
Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise.
Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.
There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.
Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.
The craft of painting has virtually disappeared. There is hardly anyone left who really possesses it. For evidence one has only to look at the painters of this century.
Look at every action movie in Hollywood. Every leading man from Spider-Man to Batman to James Bond, 'Bourne Identity', every one of them possesses martial arts skills.
Modern society has evolved to the point where we counter the old-fashioned fatalism surrounding the word 'cancer' by embracing the idea of the Uber-mind - that our will possesses nearly supernatural powers.
O my God, what must a soul be like when it is in this state! It longs to be all one tongue with which to praise the Lord. It utters a thousand pious follies, in a continuous endeavor to please Him who thus possesses it.
The man who can speak acceptably is usually given credit for an ability out of all proportion to what he really possesses.
A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.
If a woman possesses manly virtues one should run away from her; and if she does not possess them she runs away from herself.
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