Are you obsessed with a few ‘things’ in life? Find out what these things are about by checking some of the things quotes out and the famous quotations and sayings on possessions.

Things Quotes

The term ‘thing’ has vast definitions and includes many aspects of life. It can either denote a special situation, action, commodities, event, matter, any attributes, special objectives or even a special abstraction. We might have heard many a time people making statements such as- "this thing has got to end", "things are going well", “the thing I like about her is ..." and so on. It is a never ending list! Read on the following article to get an idea about the things / possessions quotations and sayings.

I think the best thing I can do is to be a distraction. A husband lives and breathes his work all day long. If he comes home to more table thumping, how can the poor man ever relax?

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing.

- John D. Rockefeller

Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward.

- Thomas Merton

Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.

- Bruce Lee

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.

- Bruce Lee

If it seems a childish thing to do, do it in remembrance that you are a child.

- Frederick Buechner

A great thing can only be done by a great person; and they do it without effort.

- John Ruskin

All violent feelings have the same effect. They produce in us a falseness in all our impressions of external things, which I would generally characterize as the pathetic fallacy.

- John Ruskin

In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it

- John Ruskin

Every great person is always being helped by everybody; for their gift is to get good out of all things and all persons.

- John Ruskin

Doing is the great thing, for if people resolutely do what is right, they come in time to like doing it.

- John Ruskin

I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.

- Frida Kahlo

Nothing can have value without being an object of utility.

- Karl Marx

If a man has nothing to eat, fasting is the most intelligent thing he can do.

- Herman Hesse

Meaning and reality were not hidden somewhere behind things, they were in them, in all of them.

- Herman Hesse

By object is meant some element in the complex whole that is defined in abstraction from the whole of which it is a distinction.

- John Dewey

In science, we must be interested in things, not in persons.

- Marie Curie

The choicest thing this world has for a man is affection.

- J. G. Holland

Equality is not in regarding different things similarly, equality is in regarding different things differently.

- Still Life With Woodpecker , Tom Robbins

Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete.

- Jean Paul Sartre

People write memoirs because they lack the imagination to make things up.

- Tom Robbins

I confused things with their names: that is belief.

- Jean Paul Sartre

There are many things worth living for, a few things worth dying for, and nothing worth killing for.

- Even Cowgirls Get the Blues , Tom Robbins

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

- Mother Teresa

Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth.

- William Blake

Labour was the first price, the original purchase - money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.

- Adam Smith

Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness and good humor and with more real resignation to the necessary course of things, than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended resignation to the will of God.

- Adam Smith

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

- Theodore Roosevelt

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.

- Thomas Paine

A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid.

- Thomas Paine

Maybe the only thing worse than having to give gratitude constantly is having to accept it.

- William Faulkner

Things are never so bad they can't be made worse.

- Humphrey Bogart

In films murders are always very clean. I show how difficult it is and what a messy thing it is to kill a man.

- Alfred Hitchcock

If you think that by threatening me you can get me to do what you want... well, that's where you're right. But-and I am only saying this because I care-there's a lot of decaffeinated brands on the market that are just as tasty as the real thing.

- Val Kilmer

The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.

- Bertrand Russell

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.

- Bertrand Russell

Thank you. I would like to say something truthful about Robert. He knows who he is and has a sense of humor about it. It's a hard business. And to have things happen that are bad and have to go through it with everybody asking you questions about it all day long is tough.

- Val Kilmer

The supreme function of reason is to show man that some things are beyond reason.

- Blaise Pascal

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.

- Carl Jung

It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.

- Carl Jung

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