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To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.

Ken Keyes Jr.,

The best things in life aren't things.

Art Buchwald, journalist

The more we have the less we own.

Meister Eckhart, philosopher

As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights.

James Madison, president

Less is more.

Robert Browning, poet

If I am what I have and if I lose what I have who then am I?

Erich Fromm, psychologist

Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.

John Ruskin, writer

Where there is no property there is no injustice.

John Locke, philosopher

Part of the American dream is to own your own property - something no one can take from you.

Henry Bonilla, politician

The rights of persons, and the rights of property, are the objects, for the protection of which Government was instituted.

James Madison, president

If a man owns land, the land owns him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.

Karl Marx, economist

Few rich men own their property; their property owns them.

Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer

Don't buy the house, buy the neighborhood.


Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists when you can ignore them like wise men?

Natalie Clifford Barney, author

Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.

Herbert Hoover, president

Private property was the original source of freedom. It still is its main ballpark.

Walter Lippmann, journalist

The three most important factors in buying a home are, location, location, location!


By abolishing private property one takes away the human love of aggression.

Sigmund Freud, psychologist

Lay up your treasures in heaven where there is no depreciation.


By rendering the labor of one, the property of the other, they cherish pride, luxury, and vanity on one side; on the other, vice and servility, or hatred and revolt.

James Madison, president

No man acquires property without acquiring with it a little arithmetic also.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

To the illumined man or woman, a clod of dirt, a stone, and gold are the same.

Bhagavad Gita, scripture

The slaves of socialism are slaves, but they are no one's property and therefore no one's loss.

George Reisman, economist

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.

Frederick Douglass, author

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.

Aristotle, philosopher

Mankind is divided into rich and poor, into property owners and exploited; and to abstract oneself from this fundamental division; and from the antagonism between poor and rich means abstracting oneself from fundamental facts.

Joseph Stalin, leader

Property is organized robbery.

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

I have no doubt but that the misery of the lower classes will be found to abate whenever the Government assumes a freer aspect and the laws favor a subdivision of Property.

James Madison, president

Private property began the instant somebody had a mind of his own.

E. E. cummings, poet

The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property: his autonomous being is modelled on material power.

Theodor Adorno, philosopher

The highest law gives a thing to him who can use it.

Henry David Thoreau, author

How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them? Every part of the earth is sacred to my people.

Chief Seattle, leader

He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.

Thomas Jefferson, president

Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions.

Roger Babson, educator

Ultimately property rights and personal rights are the same thing.

Calvin Coolidge, president

But you answer, that the Constitution recognizes property in slaves. It would be sufficient, then, to reply, that this constitutional recognition must be void, because it is repugnant to the law of nature and of nations.

William H. Seward, statesman

Authority is not a quality one person "has," in the sense that he has property or physical qualities. Authority refers to an interpersonal relation in which one person looks upon another as somebody superior to him.

Erich Fromm, psychologist

But I deny that the Constitution recognizes property in man.

William H. Seward, statesman

But assuming the same premises, to wit, that all men are equal by the law of nature and of nations, the right of property in slaves falls to the ground; for one who is equal to another cannot be the owner or property of that other.

William H. Seward, statesman

Forty Wall Street is probably the most beautiful tower in New York.

Donald Trump, president

Soon afterwards I studied the inversion of sugar in the light of these considerations and immediately found that this classical reaction, too, was determined quantitatively by the same property of the acids, as was of course to be expected from the previous results.

Wilhelm Ostwald, scientist

Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.

John Adams, president

National honor is the national property of the highest value.

James Monroe, president

So as far as Serbia is concerned, it does not have the right to influence the privatization or to claim any property, because Kosovo is a former member of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Ibrahim Rugova, statesman

Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes.

George Will, journalist

Property in man, always morally unjust, has become nationally dangerous.

Robert Dale Owen, politician

Government has three primary functions. It should provide for military defense of the nation. It should enforce contracts between individuals. It should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property.

Milton Friedman, economist

The older view of the nature of heat was that it is a substance, very fine and imponderable indeed, but indestructible, and unchangeable in quantity, which is an essential fundamental property of all matter.

Hermann von Helmholtz, physicist

My experiments proved that the radiation of uranium compounds can be measured with precision under determined conditions and that this radiation is an atomic property of the element of uranium.

Marie Curie, scientist

The personal right to acquire property, which is a natural right, gives to property, when acquired, a right to protection, as a social right.

James Madison, president

Property is theft.

Pierre Joseph Proudhon,

Managing your own property can be a full-time job.

Robert Kiyosaki, investor

I think that zinc white has a property of scaling and cracking.

Edward Hopper, artist

Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed by them.

Henry David Thoreau, author

The Olympic Spirit is neither the property of one race nor of one age.

Pierre de Coubertin, leader

We've got horse property and there's other stuff to do. Like, four wheel driving, we barbeque, drink beers, sit around and play guitars and have a merry 'ol time.

Lita Ford, musician

I never say too much about that in public interviews, because it disappoints the public to tell them you're not that crazy about a property you did that possibly they liked.

Jackie Cooper, actor

The dichotomy between personal liberties and property rights is a false one. Property does not have rights. People have rights.

Potter Stewart, judge

As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce.

Adam Smith, economist

Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.

Charles Dickens, writer

It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a Free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his personal services to the defense of it.

George Washington, president

Socialism, reduced to its simplest legal and practical expression, means the complete discarding of the institution of private property by transforming it into public property, and the division of the resultant public income equally and indiscriminately among the entire population.

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.

Barack Obama, president

In the present state of our knowledge, it would be useless to attempt to speculate on the remote cause of the electrical energy... its relation to chemical affinity is, however, sufficiently evident. May it not be identical with it, and an essential property of matter?

Humphry Davy, scientist

Allowing Texas to display the Ten Commandments on State property but disallowing Kentucky courthouses from doing the same is a poor and flawed interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.

Ginny Brown-Waite, politician

The whole notion of land property rights in the Arab world is different from that in Europe.

William Odom, soldier

What, but the rapacity of the only men who exercised their reason, the priests, secured such vast property to the church, when a man gave his perishable substance to save himself from the dark torments of purgatory.

Mary Wollstonecraft, writer

It's a piece of property that, if you're going to have a development out here, you need to have a golf course because you need to take care of the effluent water being created by the development.

Tom Kite, athlete

So use your own property as not to injure that of another.

Edward Coke, businessman

I told my mother-in-law that my house was her house, and she said, 'Get the hell off my property.'

Joan Rivers, comedian

Who of us knows or can by possibility arrive at a knowledge of the laws that govern our property and lives?

William H. Wharton, politician

Just as man can't exist without his body, so no rights can exist without the right to translate one's rights into reality, to think, to work and keep the results, which means: the right of property.

Ayn Rand, writer

The financial history of the Baltimore and Ohio since the close of the nineteenth century is interesting chiefly in connection with changes in the control of the property.

John Moody, businessman

The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.

John Locke, philosopher

The relative property of the Son is to be begotten, that is, so to proceed from the Father as to be a participant of the same essence and perfectly carry on the Father's nature.

William James, philosopher

Property is unstable, and youth perishes in a moment. Life itself is held in the grinning fangs of Death, Yet men delay to obtain release from the world. Alas, the conduct of mankind is surprising.

Plautus, playwright

An offensive war, I believe to be wrong and would therefore have nothing to do with it, having no right to meddle with another man's property, his ox or his ass, his man servant or his maid servant or anything this is his.

Daniel Morgan, soldier

Each man has an equal social right to multiply his power of motion by all the social factors of civilization. Private property in any of these factors is inconsistent with this fundamental right; it must, obviously, prove a source of economic despotism and industrial slavery.

Daniel De Leon, activist

At one point, when I was 20 and living in Kentucky, I got shot - it was a land dispute over six inches of property that ran a hundred yards through my grandfather's land. It was really over the honor of my family and that of another family.

Jack Bowman, actor

It is the lash of hunger which compels the poor man to submit. In order to live he must sell - 'voluntarily' sell - himself every day and hour to the 'beast of property.'

Johann Most, revolutionary

We were proposing, in a sense, that the rest of the world be made safe for American ideas, as they adopted intellectual property rights that gave patent protection to our very innovative economy.

Jeffrey Sachs, economist

So government acts as a safeguard of our property.

William Weld, politician

One of the functions of government is to act as a safeguard not just of property but of our liberties.

William Weld, politician

The principal purpose of the Democratic Party is to use the force of government to take property away from the people who earn it and give it to people who do not.

Neal Boortz, journalist

Americans are uneasy with their possessions, guilty about power, all of which is difficult for Europeans to perceive because they are themselves so truly materialistic, so versed in the uses of power.

Joan Didion, author

And it is no less true, that personal security and private property rest entirely upon the wisdom, the stability, and the integrity of the courts of justice.

Joseph Story, judge

With the people, especially a people seized of property, resides the aggregate of original power.

Ezra Stiles, clergyman

Even in November 1938, after five years of anti-Semitic legislation and persecution, they still owned, according to the Times correspondent in Berlin, something like a third of the real property in the Reich.

Arthur Bryant, historian

It has been my aim throughout present operations to afford the greatest amount of protection to life and property interests, and troops have been stationed accordingly.

George Crook, soldier

In six short years, small business owners and family farmers will once again be assessed a tax on the value of their property at the time of their death, despite having paid taxes throughout their lifetime.

Doc Hastings, politician

Almost any government activity can also be seen as taking property "without just compensation." The basic model of an unconstitutional "taking" would be if the government threw you out of your house.

Michael Kinsley, journalist

It wouldn't be fair to say that conservatives cherish property the way liberals cherish equality. But it would be fair to say that the takings clause is the conservatives' recipe for judicial activism just as they say liberals have misused the equal protection clause.

Michael Kinsley, journalist

I do not subscribe to the doctrine that the people are the slaves and property of their government. I believe that government is for the use of the people, and not the people for the use of the government.

Gerrit Smith, politician

Last Thursday, our Supreme Court backed that local governments can co-opt private property, and give it to another private entity, for economic development.

Cliff Stearns, politician

The Gen. Commanding, takes this means of informing the people that he has not come among them to disturb them in the enjoyment of their rights, either of person or property.

John H. Morgan,

People recognize intellectual property the same way they recognize real estate. People understand what property is. But it's a new kind of property, and so the understanding uses new control surfaces. It uses a new way of defining the property.

Michael Nesmith, musician

I do have two data identities. I have my name, Bruce Sterling, which is my public name under which I write novels. I also have my other name, which is my legal name under which I own property and vote.

Bruce Sterling, writer

The fact is, that with the creation of the Jewish state in 1948, hundreds of thousands of Jews fled Arab countries, almost all of whom left behind all their property for which compensation was never paid.

Meir Kahane, clergyman

When people lack jobs, opportunity, and ownership of property they have little or no stake in their communities.

Jack Kemp, politician

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