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Wants Quotes

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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

Related topics: Values Life Human-Nature Psychology Simplicity

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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)

Nobody needs your help.
I know, I know, this is a difficult one. But it is true.
This does not mean no one wants your help,
or that no one could use your help.
It simply means the thought that another
Aspect of Divinity is powerless without you is inaccurate.
- Neale Donald Walsch

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

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

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

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

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

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

How wrong is it for women to expect
the man to build the world she wants,
rather than set out to create it herself.
- Anais Nin

Do real life people actually fall in love
with the idea of being in love?
Unfortunately, it is actually quite common.
Someone wants desperately to have
the husband or wife of their dreams.
They visualize the vine-covered cottage
with the white picket fence.
They choose the colors for the nursery.
They design all the aspects of their married life.
A real person stands no chance of measuring up to those fantasies.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

Leadership is the art of getting someone else
to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
- Tom Peters

Success is getting what you want;
happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work,
and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive.
If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative.
- Anonymous

Just another cold, misty morning inviting,
"want to go again?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If we want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We can do anything we want to
if we stick to it long enough.
- Helen Keller

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything.
And that is by making the other person want to do it.
- Dale Carnegie

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

If you want to improve,
be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
- Epictetus

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to feel rich,
just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
- Anonymous

Dream up the world you want to live in. Dream out loud.
- Bono

If you don't know what you want, you will probably never get it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

We have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging,
to free our inner selves to attract what we say we want.
- Joe Vitale

If you want to do it,
Do It - TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success is a state of mind.
If you want success,
start thinking of yourself as a success.
- Joyce Brothers

May your right hand always be
stretched out in friendship, never in want.
- Irish Blessing

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.
- Max Lucado

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.
Do you know your next door neighbor?
- Mother Teresa

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What you want is irrelevant,
what you have chosen is at hand.
- Spock character in Star Trek VI movie

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We seek opinions that are likely to
support what we want to be true.
- Thomas Gilovich


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