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The Best Quotes About Property  

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A list of the best property quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous property quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic property quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational property quotes from that same writer.

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Don't buy the house, buy the neighborhood.
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.
If a man owns land, the land owns him. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Property is an intellectual production. The game requires coolness, right reasoning, promptness, and patience in the players. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Where there is no property there is no injustice. John Locke
Ultimately property rights and personal rights are the same thing. Calvin Coolidge
Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it. G. K. Chesterton
Private property began the instant somebody had a mind of his own. E. E. Cummings
Property is the fruit of labor; property is desirable; it is a positive good in the world. Abraham Lincoln
By abolishing private property one takes away the human love of aggression. Sigmund Freud
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 Lapham
The three most important factors in buying a home are, location, location, location!
No man acquires property without acquiring with it a little arithmetic also. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
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
The highest law gives a thing to him who can use it. Henry David Thoreau
Property is organized robbery. George Bernard Shaw
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
Private property was the original source of freedom. It still is its main ballpark. Walter Lippmann
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
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