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Wants Quotes

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Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related topics: Values Simplicity

He who wants to do good knocks at the gate:
he who loves finds the door open.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A man is a success if he gets up in
the morning and gets to bed at night,
and in between he does what he wants to do.
- Bob Dylan

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

All God wants of man is a peaceful heart.
- Meister Eckhart

Money won't make you happy...
but everybody wants to find out for themselves.
- Zig Ziglar

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

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I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

Conversations with God are very different
from the usual nature of prayer.
Prayers are commonly only in one direction -
the one praying speaks and hopes God is listening.
Prayers also tend to focus on asking
for specific things or outcomes one wants,
rather than seeking to better understand the mind of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

If the mind wants to comprehend reality,
it will have to come out of the past and the future.
But coming out of the past and the future,
it is no longer the mind at all.
Hence the insistence of all the great masters of the world
that the door to reality is no-mind.
- Osho

I'm not talking about lust.
A woman in lust wants chocolate.
A woman in love wants diamonds.
- the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain
about what he wants and sets out to get it,
no holds barred.
Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money.
- Donald Trump

The interesting thing about being a mother is that everyone wants pets,
but no one but me cleans the kitty litter.
- Meryl Streep

Food is your body's fuel.
Without fuel, your body wants to shut down.
- Ken Hill

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting
and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants
to get to work and deal with them.
- Paul Hawken

My father wants me to be like my brother,
but I can't be.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Priorities - what's really important -
health, and doing what one wants to do -
it's certainly not money.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict
wants something more than it wants peace.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

Government is a contrivance
of human wisdom to provide for human wants.
People have the right to expect that these wants
will be provided for by this wisdom.
- Jimmy Carter

No person will make a great business who wants to do
it all himself or get all the credit.
- Andrew Carnegie

Any man who wants to be president
is either an egomaniac or crazy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Never trust anyone who wants what you've got.
Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion.
- Eubie Blake

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
- Max Lucado

Marriage is a wonderful institution,
but who wants to live in an institution?
- Groucho Marx

The slavery of fear had made men afraid to think.
But such is the irresistible nature of truth,
that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.
- Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791

Tell the FBI that the kidnappers should pick out a
judge that Nixon wants back.
- William O. Douglas

I wish life was not so short, he thought.
languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about.
- J. R. R. Tolkien

I probably have an earlier curfew than anyone.
My mom wants to keep me really safe and my dad's not overly protective,
but he's a dad no matter what.
- Miley Cyrus

When a man comes to me for advice, I find out the kind of advice he wants,
and I give it to him.
- Josh Billings

Create around one at least a small circle where matters
are arranged as one wants them to be.
- Anna Freud

You can't give the government the power to do good
without also giving it the power to do bad -
in fact,
to do anything it wants.
- Harry Browne

I think one wants lots of different lives.
- Jane Asher

I'll happily mentor anyone who wants mentoring,
and most of that goes on by internet rather than face to face.
- Bernard Cornwell

Everybody wants to get enlightened but nobody wants to change.
- Andrew Cohen

The postman wants an autograph.
The cab driver wants a picture.
The waitress wants a handshake.
Everyone wants a piece of you.
- John Lennon

With Sean Penn, he wants to be surprised.
He doesn't necessarily want what he's written,
although we'll do what he's written.
He likes the danger of acting.
- David Morse

Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning,
is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Everyone wants to beat us.
So you can never take a single game lightly.
- Jim Otto

From what we've heard about George W.,
he has a lot issues that he wants to run on.
They're positive.
They're good.
He thinks he's got a good vision for America.
- Barbara Olson

No agent wants to see a book until he or she has decided
whether to pursue the relationship.
- Sara Paretsky

Every actor wants to break out of the box that they
put you in and that's where I'm heading,
out of the box as fast as I can.
- Rick Springfield

A student will send me an urgent appeal to hear her,
saying she is poor and wants my advice as to whether
it is worth while to continue her studies.
I invariably refuse such requests.
- Alma Gluck

There is an eagle in me that wants to soar,
and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud.
- Carl Sandburg

If one wants another only for some self-satisfaction,
usually in the form of sensual pleasure,
that wrong desire takes the form of lust rather than love.
- Mortimer Adler

And only the photographer himself knows the effect he wants.
He should know by instinct, grounded in experience,
what subjects are enhanced by hard or soft,
light or dark treatment.
- Bill Brandt

I'm like the drunk in the bar who wants just one more for the road.
- Archie Moore

We just finished making a record.
Everybody wants to play shows, so we're going to after that.
- Jeff Ament

Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being
something helpless that wants help from us.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

The Englishman wants to be recognized as a gentleman,
or as some other suitable species of human being,
the American wants to be considered a good guy.
- Louis Kronenberger

Of all the things Christ wants for us,
loving Him and focusing our attention on Him are the most important.
- Charles Stanley

It's extremely seldom that anybody wants me to change
what I've written about them.
Generally I portray them in a good light,
if they're friends.
- Harvey Pekar

If a person wants to be publicly gay,
they should not be teaching in the public schools.
- Jim DeMint

Everybody says, 'You impress me as a guy who never
wanted to be a movie star.'
I say,
'Everybody in the world wants to be a movie star.'
- Rip Torn

Who wants to go to school and be asked for,
like, 20 autographs?
- Edward Furlong

But if Sharon wants to occupy Gaza, let him come.
Israel will pay the price.
- Ahmed Yassin

Grunts on the line, where the enemy wants them dead,
still goof off - even knowing that by letting their
guard down they might die.
- David Hackworth

Everybody wants to eat at the government's table,
but nobody wants to do the dishes.
- Werner Finck

Who wants to shake the hand of the first man to put
it to America's sweetheart.
- John Agar

Man wants to be reconciled to God; wants to know that the past is forgiven.
- Matthew Simpson

Marines are very good at fighting...
And if Gen.
Franks wants fighters on the ground and he puts Marines in,
he'll have what he wants.
- Peter Pace

A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Find out what the other team wants to do.
Then take it away from them.
- George Halas

Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.
- Joe Louis

When a show has gotten as much attention as this one,
everyone wants to join in with something to say.
- Edie Falco

There are times when even the best manager is like
the little boy with the big dog,
waiting to see where the dog wants to go so he can take him there.
- Lee Iacocca

I can't even find someone for a platonic relationship,
much less the kind where someone wants to see me naked.
- Gilbert Gottfried

Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration;
they are a sort of magic wand and should be used sparingly
by anybody who wants to see things clearly.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

The work of an advertising agency is warmly and immediately human.
It deals with human needs, wants, dreams and hopes.
Its 'product' cannot be turned out on an assembly line.
- Leo Burnett


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