Quotes and Sayings about Ownership



"When you make a commitment to a relationship, you invest your attention and energy in it more profoundly because you now experience ownership of that relationship."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Experience, Attention, Commitment, Energy, Now, Ownership)

"Reasonable regulations regarding the ownership of weapons are appropriate."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Ownership, Weapons)

"I am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for abolishing the state itself... I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal."
- Roger Nash Baldwin
(Related: Control, Goal, Wealth, Class, Communism, Ownership, Property, Socialism, State)

"Sam Walton instilled ownership of the products in the stores into the collective consciousness of every associate regardless of what job they did for the company."
- Michael Bergdahl
(Related: Company, Consciousness, Job, Ownership)

"Land: A part of the earth's surface, considered as property. The theory that land is property subject to private ownership and control is the foundation of modern society, and is eminently worthy of the superstructure."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Society, Control, Earth, Land, Ownership, Property, Theory)

"The American Dream is one of success, home ownership, college education for one's children, and have a secure job to provide these and other goals."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Education, Home, Success, Dream, Goals, American, Children, College, Job, Ownership)

"It never felt real to me. I never felt I had complete ownership over Bond. Because you'd have these stupid one-liners - which I loathed - and I always felt phony doing them."
- Pierce Brosnan
(Related: Ownership)

"The basic principle which I believe has contributed more than any other to the building of our business as it is today, is the ownership of our company by the people employed in it."
- James E. Casey
(Related: Business, People, Building, Company, Ownership, Today)

"You see, another reason for nationalization was that private ownership meant fragmentation."
- Barbara Castle
(Related: Ownership, Reason)

"By offering individuals ownership and control of their health care coverage, we return control to the patients; and that is exactly where it should be."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Health, Control, Care, Ownership)

"And I would argue the second greatest force in the universe is ownership."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Force, Ownership, Universe)

"Looking back 25 years later, what I may say is that the facts have been far better than the dreams. In the long course of cell life on this earth it remained, for our age for our generation, to receive the full ownership of our inheritance."
- Albert Claude
(Related: Age, Life, Dreams, Earth, Facts, Inheritance, May, Ownership, Years)

"This galloping concentration in broadcast ownership is unhealthy."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Ownership)

"Many legitimate forms of ownership, mainly cooperative and communal, had not been used to any effective extent mainly because of the imposition of Stalinist restrictions."
- Alexander Dubcek
(Related: Ownership)

"I did as much research as I could and I took ownership of this illness, because if you don't take care of your body, where are you going to live?"
- Karen Duffy
(Related: Body, Care, Illness, Ownership, Research)

"Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a practice. Rape, originally defined as abduction, became marriage by capture. Marriage meant the taking was to extend in time, to be not only use of but possession of, or ownership."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Marriage, Time, Ownership, Possession, Practice)

"So we have broad bipartisan support for the bill, and it's my hope that we can build on some of the things that have been talked about in Washington involving building a larger ownership society."
- Harold Ford
(Related: Society, Hope, Building, Ownership, Support, Washington)

"I feel real ownership in this show. I feel very invested in it. I care very much about it. I don't feel any more like a hired hand, you know? It's a strange feeling - I feel personally responsible for how the story goes. What happens. What the weaknesses are. And so in a way, some of the changes gave me an opportunity to have a voice in a different way."
- Lauren Graham
(Related: Opportunity, Care, Feeling, Ownership, Voice)

"She plucked from my lapel the invisible strand of lint (the universal act of woman to proclaim ownership)."
- O. Henry
(Related: Act, Woman)

"I don't look for much to come out of government ownership as long as we have Democrats and Republicans."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Government, Democrats, Ownership, Republicans)

"As you know, in this country Anglo-Americans are about 75 to 76 percent home ownership in this country, where Hispanics, African Americans are less than 50 percent."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: Home, African, Americans, Country, Ownership)

"When people lack jobs, opportunity, and ownership of property they have little or no stake in their communities."
- Jack Kemp
(Related: People, Opportunity, Jobs, Ownership, Property)

"Privatization of the state-owned economy is not yet on the agenda. We cannot do it immediately; my colleagues would not agree to it. But we must put all forms of ownership on an equal footing immediately and let different types of ownership compete with the state firms."
- Vaclav Klaus
(Related: Economy, Ownership, State)

"Persons who have been homeless carry within them a certain philosophy of life which makes them apprehensive about ownership."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: Life, Ownership, Philosophy)

"I am, of course, aware that the ultimate solution is the ownership and control of the means of life by the whole of the people; but we are not at that stage of development as yet."
- James Larkin
(Related: Life, People, Development, Control, Ownership, Solution)

"A child's appetite for new toys appeal to the desire for ownership and appropriation: the appeal of toys comes to lie not in their use but in their status as possessions."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Lie, Appetite, Desire, Ownership, Possessions)

"The model of ownership, in a society organized round mass consumption, is addiction."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Society, Addiction, Ownership)

"Intellectual property is an important legal and cultural issue. Society as a whole has complex issues to face here: private ownership vs. open source, and so on."
- Tim Berners Lee
(Related: Legal, Society, Open, Ownership, Property)

"Although it's easy to forget sometimes, a share is not a lottery ticket... it's part-ownership of a business."
- Peter Lynch
(Related: Business, Forget)

"Private ownership of property is vital to both our freedom and our prosperity."
- Cathy McMorris
(Related: Freedom, Ownership, Property, Prosperity)

"The quality of ownership is not what it was in yesteryear."
- Art Modell
(Related: Quality, Ownership)

"Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another."
- Toni Morrison
(Related: Ownership, Self)

"When the new ownership came in, they made some decisions I wasn't pleased with. And when they changed the whole aspect of it, I just totally lost interest."
- Alonzo Mourning
(Related: Decisions, Interest, Ownership)

"Although housing sales and starts have cooled to more typical levels, the housing market remains strong and sound. Without the expansion of homeownership and the strength of our housing market, our nation would not have the economic growth we are experiencing today."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: Growth, Strength, Nation, Sales, Sound, Today)

"More Americans own their home than ever before. Nearly 70 percent of American's are homeowners. So it is a good time for us to asses the positive impacts of homeownership on families, communities and on the nation's economy."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: Home, Time, Positive, American, Americans, Economy, Nation)

"The ownership of computers in the home is far less than the statistics show, because usually when the computer breaks down once, that is the end of it for a long, long time. They do not have the money or incentive to get the computer repaired."
- Major Owens
(Related: Computers, Home, Money, Time, End, Ownership, Statistics)

"What scared me in that debate is that it's not about the ownership rules at all. The vast majority of people don't even know what the rules say, to be perfectly candid. Name all six of them."
- Michael K. Powell
(Related: People, Debate, Majority, Name, Ownership, Rules)

"The home ownership process for Native Americans has been hobbled by bureaucratic delays and regulations."
- Rick Renzi
(Related: Home, Americans, Native Americans, Ownership)

"It is important that Congress works to promote home ownership in Indian Country. These federal housing funds and programs will help young Native American families to stay on tribal lands in order to live, work and raise a family."
- Rick Renzi
(Related: Family, Home, Work, American, Congress, Country, Help, Order, Ownership, Will)

"Home ownership is the cornerstone of a strong community."
- Rick Renzi
(Related: Home, Community, Ownership)

"The Industry's at war. I think it's about control. You can make all of the financial arguments that the industry has been shooting itself in the foot, but it is an industry built on a foundation of ownership and exploitation of intellectual property rights."
- Don Rose
(Related: War, Control, Financial, Arguments, Exploitation, Rights, Ownership, Property)

"To the extent that '60s guys own things, yes... but I don't have the publishing, just like most '60s guys, and that was an error, you know... part ownership in publishing was the kind of era that started a little bit later, when real businessmen started to manage artists."
- John Sebastian
(Related: Artists, Error, Ownership, Publishing)

"I sold some shares, but on a net basis, significantly increased my ownership."
- Jeffrey Skilling
(Related: Ownership)

"I thought the stock was a great buy. I think anybody that bought the stock in 1999 was - saw over the next couple of years a strong growth. During the year of 1999, I significantly increased my ownership of shares in the company."
- Jeffrey Skilling
(Related: Thought, Growth, Company, Ownership, Years)

"Since 1994, unemployment rates are lower. Median household income is higher. A greater percentage of Americans are graduating from college. Home ownership rates are higher. And the violent crime rate has decreased."
- Cliff Stearns
(Related: Home, Americans, College, Crime, Income, Ownership, Unemployment)

"We plan absentee ownership as far as running the Yankees is concerned."
- George Steinbrenner
(Related: Ownership, Running)

"It is a beneficent incident of the ownership of land that a pioneer who reduces it to use, and helps to lay the foundations of a new State, finds a profit in the increasing value of land as the new State grows up."
- William Graham Sumner
(Related: Land, Ownership, Profit, State, Value)

"Even if my mother had no qualms of conscience concerning ownership of negroes, her sense of duty carried her far beyond the mere supplying of their physical needs, or requiring that they render faithful service."
- John Sergeant Wise
(Related: Mother, Conscience, Duty, Needs, Ownership, Sense, Service)

"These days the American dream of home ownership has turned into a nightmare for millions of families. They wake every day to the reality of a horrible decline in the value of the home that has meant so much to them."
- Mortimer Zuckerman
(Related: Home, Dream, American, Day, Ownership, Reality, Value)

"The most critical factor subduing the demand for housing is that home ownership is no longer seen as the great, long-term buildup in equity value it once was."
- Mortimer Zuckerman
(Related: Home, Ownership, Value)