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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Property (24 Quotations)

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

 

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Ultimately property rights and personal rights are the same thing.
~ Calvin Coolidge

 

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Private property began the instant somebody had a mind of his own.
~ E.E. (Edward. E.) Cummings

 

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If a man owns land, the land owns him.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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No man acquires property without acquiring with it a little arithmetic also.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Property is an intellectual production. The game requires coolness, right reasoning, promptness, and patience in the players.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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

 

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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.

 

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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

 

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

 

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

 

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Where there is no property there is no injustice.
~ John Locke

 

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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

 

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Property is theft.
~ Pierre Joseph Proudhon

 

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Don't buy the house, buy the neighborhood.
~ Russian Proverb

 

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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

 

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Property is organized robbery.
~ George Bernard Shaw

 

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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

 

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The highest law gives a thing to him who can use it.
~ Henry David Thoreau

 

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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

 

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