Property Quotes

A lawyer’s dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers.
– Samuel Butler

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

Whenever there is a conflict between human rights and property rights, human rights must prevail.
– Abraham Lincoln

The property boom has made us all feel wealthy, but unfortunately it has lulled many of those nearing retirement into a false sense of security.
– Noel Whittaker

I have developer’s disease. I love to sit at a drafting table and draw plans for hotels, wrestling with problems of traffic and the flow of people. That’s what turns me on.
– Steve Wynn

An argument fatal to the communist theory, is suggested by the fact, that a desire for property is one of the elements of our nature.
– Herbert Spencer

The dichotomy between personal liberties and property rights is a false one. Property does not have rights.People have rights.
– Potter Stewart

What we call real estate the solid ground to build a house on is the broad foundation on which nearly all the guilt of this world rests.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

The things you own end up owning you. It’s only after you lose everything that you’re free to do anything.
– Chuck Palahniuk

If history could teach us anything, it would be that private property is inextricably linked with civilization.
– Proverb

It’s tangible, it’s solid, it’s beautiful. It’s artistic, from my standpoint, and I just love real estate.
– Lawrence

It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly.
– Bertrand Russell

A free culture is not a culture without property; it is not a culture in which artists don’t get paid.
– Lawrence Lessig

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

Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed by them.
– Henry David Thoreau

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

Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.
– John Locke

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

A culture without property, or in which creators can’t get paid, is anarchy, not freedom.
– Lawrence Lessig