Man is, properly speaking, based upon hope, he has no other possession but hope; this world of his is emphatically the place of hope.
Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are economical in its use.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
The glory of a workman, still more of a master-workman, that he does his work well, ought to be his most precious possession; like the honor of a soldier, dearer to him than life
It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly.
We do not place especial value on the possession of a virtue until we notice its total absence in our opponent.