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PROPERTY
[ Also see Acquirement Avarice Money Ownership Possession Poverty Prosperity Riches Wealth ]

Men would live exceedingly quiet if these two words, mine and thine were taken away.
      - Anaxagoras

So great moreover is the regard of the law for private property, that it will not authorize the least violation of it; no, not even for the general good of the whole community.
      - Sir William Blackstone

Some people talk of morality, and some of religion, but give me a little snug property.
      - Maria Edgeworth

Mine is better than ours.
      - Benjamin Franklin

The love of property and consciousness of right and wrong have conflicting places in our organization, which often makes a man's course seem crooked, his conduct a riddle.
      - Abraham Lincoln

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

Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
      - Karl Marx

Who owns this landscape?
  The millionaire who bought it or
    the poacher staggering downhill in the morning
      with a deer on his back?
      - Norman McCaig, A Man in Assynt

I take my property wherever I find it.
      - Moliere (pseudonym of Jean Baptiste Poquelin)

To have a thing is little, if you're not allowed to show it, to know a thing, is nothing unless others know you know it.
      - Lord Charles Neaves

Property, it is theft.
  [Fr., La propriete, c'est le vol.]
      - Pierre Joseph Proudhon (Prudhon),
        Principle of Right (ch. I),
        attributed to Fournier by Louis Blanc in "Organization du Travail"

He who has property in the soil has the same up to the sky.
  [Lat., Cuiuslibet est solum, eius usque ad coelum.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

In a real estate man's eye, the most expensive part of the city is where he has a house to sell.
      - Will Rogers

From the respect paid to property flow, as from a poisoned fountain, most of the evils and vices which render this world such a dreary scene to the contemplative mind.
      - Mary Wollstonecraft,
        A Vindication of the Rights of Women
         (ch. 9)


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