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Wants Quotes

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grilling takes the formality out of entertaining.
Everyone wants to get involved.
- Bobby Flay

All these things that enter your head are assignments.
You write them up and then throw them out there and
if someone wants to do it,
your assignment is done.
- Martin Short

I love to put on lotion.
Sometimes I'll watch TV and go into a lotion trance for an hour.
I try to find brands that don't taste bad in case anyone wants to taste me.
- Angelina Jolie

The whole world loves a maverick and the whole world
wants the maverick to achieve something nobler than simple rebellion.
- Kevin Patterson

Everyone wants immediate success, immediate celebrity,
and that doesn't produce what used to be artists.
- Colin R. Davis

He wants only to rest and to have a little peace.
- Luciano Pavarotti

I'm not sure the public knows what it wants.
- Loretta Young

Everyone wants to talk about it, and right now music,
flat-panel televisions, a whole host of new handheld
devices are fun to talk about and very exciting to look at.
- Kevin Rollins

As we get past our superficial material wants and instant
gratification we connect to a deeper part of ourselves,
as well as to others, and the universe.
- Judith Wright

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

Write verse, not poetry.
The public wants verse.
If you have a talent for poetry, then don't by any means mother it,
but try your hand at verse.
- Robert W. Service

Most people - and particularly people whose lives have
nothing to do with books at all -
are intrigued by the idea that somebody wants to listen
to them and get it right.
- Martin C. Smith

It is not good to be too free.
It is not good to have everything one wants.
- Blaise Pascal

Yeah I'm thirty-six, but on the show I'm thirty-two.
Nobody wants to watch a thirty-six year old woman,
so they decided to make me thirty-two.
Much more appealing somehow.
- Ellen DeGeneres

But such is the irresistable nature of truth,
that all it asks, and all it wants is the liberty of appearing.
- Thomas Paine

Media companies, under the guise of piracy,
are asking congress to give them more control over fair use.
Hollywood wants to control innovation.
- Joe Krauss

The pattern of the narrative never of necessity wants to end,
it never has to.
- Robert Creeley

With the other fellow actors who have gone astray,
I think it's sad that society wants to label the business as doing this to people.
It's really not true.
- Tina Yothers

Everybody wants to be somebody.
The thing you have to do is give them confidence they can.
You have to give a kid a dream.
- George Foreman

There's a battle between what the cook thinks is high
art and what the customer just wants to eat.
- Mario Batali

Anyone who wants to run has to be a Jimmy Swaggart,
minus the default.
- Chevy Chase

God wants you well.
God wants you prosperous.
God wants you a whole person.
- Oral Roberts

The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet.
- Gustave Flaubert

Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by
his own work and in that work does what he wants to do.
- Robin G. Collingwood

Someone like Russell Crowe is questioned for his passion for music,
and whatever he does, music is just in his heart and soul.
All he wants to do is music.
- Tina Yothers

If China wants to be a constructive,
active player in the world economy,
it's got to respect intellectual property rights or
it makes it pretty impossible to do business with them.
- Dan Glickman

I suppose when I started out I would have liked to
have been the darling of critics or something,
but everybody wants to be loved and admired.
- John Milius

The poem is sad because it wants to be yours,
and cannot be.
- John Ashbery

All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little,
praised a little, and appreciated a little.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Every author really wants to have letters printed in the papers.
Unable to make the grade, he drops down a rung of the
ladder and writes novels.
- P. G. Wodehouse

Wealth after all is a relative thing since he that
has little and wants less is richer than he that has much and wants more.
- Charles Caleb Colton

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

Everyone wants a hand in the outcome,
a piece of the knowledge.
- Walter Gilbert

There are only two things.
Truth and lies.
Truth is indivisible, hence it cannot recognize itself;
anyone who wants to recognize it has to be a lie.
- Franz Kafka

No verse is libre for the man who wants to do a good job.
- Ezra Pound

Who wants to be married to a grandfather?
- Loretta Lynn

Any man who makes a speech more than six times a year
is bound to repeat himself,
not because he has little to say, but because he wants
applause and the old stuff gets it.
- William Feather

When an opponent comes forward, move in and greet him;
if he wants to pull back,
send him on his way.
- Morihei Ueshiba

It did remind me of something out of Greek mythology -
the richest king who gets everything he wants,
but ultimately his family has a curse on it from the Gods.
- Martin Scorsese

Listen, if the mayor wants to have a debate about education in this city,
I got three words: bring it on.
- Anthony Weiner

Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone,
don't keep it a secret.
- Mary Kay Ash

I'm not one of these directors, so far,
that wants to have a whole separate director's cut of these things.
So far they've turned out to be kind of the length that they wanted to be.
- Jay Roach


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