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"He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has."

— Epicurus¬†

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"Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends."

— Cicero

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"Desire makes everything blossom; possession makes everything wither and fade."

— Marcel Proust

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"Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it."

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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"An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit."

— Pliny the Younger