Words matter. These are the best Possesses Quotes from famous people such as Yehuda Amichai, Donnie Yen, Anthony J. D’Angelo, Benjamin Franklin, Andre Gide, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Every intelligent person, whether he’s an artist or not – a mathematician, a doctor, a scientist – possesses a poetic way of seeing and describing the world.
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.
The rules have changed. True power is held by the person who possesses the largest bookshelf, not gun cabinet or wallet.
He does not possess wealth; it possesses him.
Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.
The Christian experiences and lives a paradox. He possesses joy in sorrow, fulfillment in exile, light in darkness, peace in turmoil, consolation in dryness, contentment in pain and hope in desolation.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is a great leader, possesses the highest possible character, and also happens to be a Browns fan.
The music kind of possesses me when I sing. So whenever I start to sing on a show – I mean, first, I’m nervous, and then when I get into it, it’s just like I feel like I’m the person who sang the song first.
Freedom possesses many meanings. It speaks not merely in terms of political and religious liberty but also in terms of economic and social progress.
When something possesses me, I go ahead and do it.
It was very risky and quite courageous to write a book about winning when I was still to win my first title. But for me, the one who possesses a winning mentality isn’t necessarily the one who wins in the end but the one who wants to win the most.
Torture is an impermissible evil. Except under two circumstances. The first is the ticking time bomb. An innocent’s life is at stake. The bad guy you have captured possesses information that could save this life. He refuses to divulge. In such a case, the choice is easy.
Al-Qa’ida does not follow a traditional command structure, wear uniforms, carry its arms openly, or mass its troops at the borders of the nations it attacks. Nonetheless, it possesses the demonstrated capability to strike with little notice and cause significant civilian or military casualties.
I have admired David Bromley’s work for years. He possesses such a wild and vivid imagination and really sees the beauty in everything.
Two things are as big as the man who possesses them – neither bigger nor smaller. One is a minute, the other a dollar.
Now that I’m older and wiser, and I know what that word means and what it possesses… I’m like, ‘Yes, I am a mahu and you should look up to me!’
On the other hand, the American public possesses a great resilience and strength, and good risk communication strategies can tap into and even amplify those assets.
The public has lost the habit of movie-going because the cinema no longer possesses the charm, the hypnotic charisma, the authority it once commanded. The image it once held for us all – that of a dream we dreamt with our eyes open – has disappeared.
According to Inuit culture in Greenland, a person possesses six or seven souls. The souls take the form of tiny people scattered throughout the body.
Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise.
I’ve read that an average dog possesses a vocabulary of 200-300 words, which is enough for him to have his own Twitter account.
I believe music is like medicine. Like a good tonic, it can open your mind, strengthen and possibly even cure you. Music can work on many levels, and nothing I know of possesses the healing force that exists within music.
I believe indeterminate sentencing can be extremely useful, but I also believe that any such system should always take into consideration the special knowledge as to the facts in a case which only the trial judge possesses.
The main peculiarity which distinguishes man from other animals is the means of his support-the power which he possesses of very greatly increasing these means.
Humanity today possesses sufficient economic, cultural and spiritual resources to introduce a better global order.
When our neighbor’s personality possesses harsh qualities, we show our love by not voluntarily provoking those qualities in any way. Past experience shows us what upsets a person, so in their presence we are careful not to do or say those things that cause anger. We are self-effacing.
Man has not really vanquished Shamanism and its spooks till he possesses the strength to lay aside not only the belief in ghosts or in spirits, but also the belief in the spirit.
It often happens that when a person possesses a particular ability to an extraordinary degree, nature makes up for it by leaving him or her incompetent in every other department.
When man possesses a good, sound body that does not overpower him nor disturb the equilibrium in him, he possesses a divine gift. In short, a good constitution facilitates the rule of the soul over the body, but it is not impossible to conquer a bad constitution by training.
The ruler who possesses methods of government does not follow the good that happens by chance but practices according to necessary principles. Law, methods, and power must be employed for government: these constitute its ‘necessary principles.’
A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.
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.
If you believe that this war will be decided on the home front, then you must believe that radio used as an instrument of war is one of the most powerful weapons a nation possesses.
There is no one, who possesses intelligence and uses reflection, who does not understand that it is one Being who both created all things and governs them with the same energy by which He created them.
The hacker community may be small, but it possesses the skills that are driving the global economies of the future.
Someone may ask, ‘How is justice greater than all the other virtues?’ The other virtues gratify the one who possesses them; justice does not give pleasure to the one possessing it, but instead pleases others.
Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one.
Fish and Wildlife has a significant amount of federal funds for land acquisition, yet it is skimping on management of the lands it already possesses and shortchanging local tax bases.
The race of children possesses magically sagacious powers.
The collective unconscious consists of the sum of the instincts and their correlates, the archetypes. Just as everybody possesses instincts, so he also possesses a stock of archetypal images.
Europe has united, China is growing speedily and Russia possesses immense power in terms of fuel resources. The US administration cannot do anything about it.
Genius is essentially creative; it bears the stamp of the individual who possesses it.
The Chinaman has only a passive courage, but this courage he possesses in the highest degree. His indifference to death is truly extraordinary. When he is ill, he sees it approach, and does not falter. When condemned, and already in the hands of an officer, he manifests no fear.
Nobody owns the money he/she possesses. They hold it just as a trustee.
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.
Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you.
That’s what makes the Premier League the best in the world: the competitiveness and the ability each team possesses can hurt you on their day.
Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims; the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates. The truth is, nobody really possesses it.
For me, each nuance of a color is in some way an individual, a being who is not only from the same race as the base color, but who definitely possesses a distinct character and personal soul.
He who possesses art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs religion.
The passion for art is, as for believers, very religious. It unites people, its message is of common humanity. Art has become my religion – others pray in church. It’s a banality, but you don’t possess art, it possesses you. It’s like falling in love.
It is a better thing to save souls for the Lord than to save treasures. He who sent forth his apostles without gold had not need of gold to form his Church. The Church possesses gold, not to hoard, but to scatter abroad and come to the aid of the unfortunate.
When you start out on a project as an actor, you know, you approach the character from the standpoint of maybe writing a list – even if it’s a mental list that you make – of the adjectives that the character has or that character possesses.
A lie will easily get you out of a scrape, and yet, strangely and beautifully, rapture possesses you when you have taken the scrape and left out the lie.
I just love the fact that a man possesses something that a woman can never understand because we don’t have the experiences of it and that a woman possesses something that the man doesn’t understand because only she possesses it.
My dog has the intellectual capacity of a lime wedge, yet even he possesses an elaborate set of assumptions, based on his ability to control my behavior through a combination of slavish devotion and incessant howling.
A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.
God too longs; and because the Absolute Life itself, which dwells in our life, and inspires these very longings, possesses the true world, and is that world.
Poetry endures when it possesses passionate and primally sincere clarity in the service of articulating universal human concerns.
The U.S. does not want to live under the shadow of a North Korea that possesses long-range missiles capable of delivering nuclear payloads to American cities. At the same time, the U.S. has no appetite for a war that would prove costly by every measure.