An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.


Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936, British author)


Ultimately, property rights and personal rights are the same thing.


Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933, American President (30th))


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


EE Cummings (1894-1962, American poet)


If a man owns land, the land owns him.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


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


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


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


Sigmund Freud (1856-1939, Austrian physician, founder of Psychoanalysis)


Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.


Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968, American Civil Rights leader, Nobel Prize winner, 1964)


Seeing is believing, and if an American success is to count for anything in the world it must be clothed in the raiment of property. As often as not it isn't the money itself that means anything; it is the use of money as the currency of the soul.


Lewis H. Lapham (1935-, American essayist, editor)


Property is the fruit of labor; property is desirable; it is a positive good in the world.


Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865, American President (16th))


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


Walter Lippmann (1889-1974, American journalist)


Where there is no property there is no injustice.


John Locke (1632-1704, British philosopher)


Property is theft.


Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865, French socialist, political theorist)


Don't buy the house, buy the neighborhood.


Russian Proverb (Sayings of Russian origin)


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 (1786-1866, American Indian chief of the Squeamish)


Property is organized robbery.


George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950, Irish-born British dramatist)


Next to the right of liberty, the right of property is the most important individual right guaranteed by the Constitution and the one which, united with that of personal liberty, has contributed more to the growth of civilization than any other institution established by the human race.


William Howard Taft (1857-1930, American President (27th))


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


Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862, American essayist, poet, naturalist)


In no other country in the world is the love of property keener or more alert than in the United States, and nowhere else does the majority display less inclination toward doctrines which in any way threaten the way property is owned.


Alexis De Tocqueville (1805-1859, French social philosopher)


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


Author Unknown


If property had simply pleasures, we could stand it; but its duties make it unbearable. In the interest of the rich we must get rid of it.


Oscar Wilde (1856-1900, British author, wit)


Material blessings, when they pay beyond the category of need, are weirdly fruitful of headache.


Philip Wylie (1902-1971, American writer)


What between the duties expected of one during one's lifetime, and the duties exacted from one after one's death, land has ceased to be either a profit or a pleasure. It gives one position, and prevents one from keeping it up. That's all that can be said about land.


Oscar Wilde (1856-1900, British author, wit)


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