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Wants Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Wants.

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

Related topics: Love

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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 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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The key to happiness is not to have what you want
but to want what you have.
- Anonymous

If you want to be happy,
put your effort into controlling the sail, not the wind.
- Anonymous

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

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

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama

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

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

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

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

Know that you can have whatever you want,
when you ask from a compassionate heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

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

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

Do you want to know who you are?
Don't ask. Act!
Action will delineate and define you.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are.
I don't believe in circumstances.
The people who get on in the world are the people who
get up and look for the circumstances they want,
and if they can't find them, make them.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

Well, I don't know what will happen now.
We've got some difficult days ahead.
But it doesn't matter with me now.
Because I've been to the mountaintop.
And I don't mind. Like any man,
I would like to live a long life.
Longevity has its place.
But I'm not concerned about that now.
I just want to do God's will.
And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain.
And I've looked over.
And I've seen the promised land.
I may not get there with you.
But I want you to know tonight, that we,
as a people, will get to the promised land.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

In your days - things like this happen to you...
You get a tap, a nudge, a gentle shake,
and life whispers to you, "I know you're tired -
but I don't want you to miss this."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you want to be heroic,
Don't emulate your heroes,
learn from them.
Heroes don't follow anyone,
they set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 do it,
Do It - TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Whatever you want in life, start today.
Not tomorrow - today.
Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning.
Your happiness depends on starting today - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I just want to do God's will.
And he's allowed me to go to the mountain.
And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land!
I may not get there with you,
but I want you to know tonight that
we as a people will get to the promised land.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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