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

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

Ultimately property rights and personal rights are the same thing.

Author: Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)

Profession: Thirtieth President of the USA

If a man owns land, the land owns him.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

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

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

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

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

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

Author: Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

Profession: 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.

Author: Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

Profession: American Black 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.

Author: Lewis H. Lapham (1935)

Profession: American Essayist, Editor

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

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA

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

Author: Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)

Profession: American Journalist

Where there is no property there is no injustice.

Author: John Locke (1632-1704)

Profession: British Philosopher

As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights.

Author: James Madison (1751-1836)

Profession: American Statesman, President

Property is theft.

Author: Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

Profession: French Socialist, Political Theorist

Don't buy the house, buy the neighborhood.

Author: Russian Proverb

Profession: 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.

Author: Chief Seattle (1786-1866)

Profession: American Indian Chief of the Suquamish