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Property quotes (12)
The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God and there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it anarchy and tyranny commence.
John Adams Category: Property
Few rich men own their own property. The property owns them.
Robert Green Ingersoll Category: Property
Every man holds his property subject to the general right of the community to regulate its use to whatever degree the public welfare may require it.
Theodore Roosevelt Category: Property
The robb'd that smiles steals something from the thief.
William Shakespeare Category: Property
Them that has china plates themsels is the maist careful no to break the china plates of others.
Sir James Matthew Barrie Category: Property
It sounds like stories from the land of spirits If any man obtain that which he merits Or any merit that which he obtains.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge Category: Property
Property is the fruit of labor ... property is desirable ... is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
Abraham Lincoln Category: Property
The highest law gives a thing to him who can use it.
Henry David Thoreau Category: Property
PROPERTY n. Any material thing having no particular value that may be held by A against the cupidity of B. Whatever gratifies the passion for possession in one and disappoints it in all others.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce Category: Property
It is preoccupation with possessions more that anything else that prevents us from living freely and nobly.
Bertrand Russell Category: Property
Mine is better than ours.
Benjamin Franklin Category: Property
Thought is the property of him who can entertain it and of him who can adequately place it.
Douglas Jerrold Category: Property