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Positive Quotes about Wants

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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

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

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

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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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

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

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

 

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The world now knows that Steve Perry is welcome to
come and sing with us anytime he wants.
- Neil Schon

A bride at her second marriage does not wear a veil.
She wants to see what she is getting.
- Helen Rowland

When that man wants something, he'll stop at nothing to get it.
And I also believed in the good of him.
- Marla Maples

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

Everybody wants to be like everybody else.
- Christopher Atkins

If a nation wants to live in peace with its neighbors,
it doesn't keep rattling the saber at them.
- Howard Koch

That was the beginning of modern acting for me.
You don't have to tell a camera everything.
It gets bored if you do and wants to look elsewhere.
- Stephen Rea

Each generation wants new symbols, new people,
new names.
They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors.
- Jim Morrison

I give away CDs at shows if someone wants a CD but doesn't have any money.
I wouldn't want to do that forever.
- Joanna Newsom

Yes and our obsession with youth in our culture and how we,
women lie about their age after 35 obsessively and
no one wants to let anyone know they're getting older,
et cetera.
- Sela Ward

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

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

I do think that's so much a part of what being a director is -
in working with actors -
to really try and be sensitive to what each actor needs
to get to where he wants to be.
- Bill Condon

Whenever a man encounters a woman in a mood he doesn't understand,
he wants to know if she's tired.
- George Jean Nathan

The woman who can't influence her husband to vote the
way she wants ought to be ashamed of herself.
- E. M. Forster

I don't come in with any preconceived ideas,
and although I will have done some preparation,
I can go which way the director wants.
- Jacqueline Bisset

The actor is too prone to exaggerate his powers;
he wants to play Hamlet when his appearance is more suitable to King Lear.
- Sarah Bernhardt

A bad liver is to a Frenchman what a nervous breakdown is to an American.
Everyone has had one and everyone wants to talk about it.
- Art Buchwald

To educate the intelligence is to expand the horizon
of its wants and desires.
- James Russell Lowell

We've never been a religious band, but the media wants us to be.
- Amy Lee

The writer's greed is appalling.
He wants, or seems to want, everything and practically everybody,
in another sense, and at the same time,
he needs no one at all.
- James A. Baldwin

We're all very sensitive that Jim has the shortest history with the band.
He wants to be somewhat of a free agent.
I'm just going to let time dictate how Jim's future evolves.
- Thurston Moore

The money the president wants to borrow for Iraq will
come directly out of the American taxpayer wallets
in the form of Medicare and Social Security receipts.
That's your money.
- Robert Byrd

You can't deny laughter; when it comes,
it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
- Stephen King

Nobody wants to kiss when they are hungry.
- Dorothy Dix

Yes, Samantha, we in the Soviet Union are trying to
do everything so that there will not be war on Earth.
This is what every Soviet man wants.
- Yuri Andropov

The audience wants to be attracted not by the critics,
but by a great story.
You must deliver to the audience emotion -
and when I say emotion,
I mean suspense, drama, love.
- Dino De Laurentiis

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

A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce,
anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job
and then have the patient sit up on the table.
- Jean Kerr

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

Lord, when the song wants to pick up and go a little faster towards the end,
it's hard for me to resist.
- Levon Helm

If someone wants to transmit a high-quality service
with no interruptions and 'guaranteed this,
guaranteed that,' they should be willing to pay for that.
- Edward Whitacre, Jr.

Nothing in man is more serious than his sense of humor;
it is the sign that he wants all the truth.
- Mark Van Doren

If God wants us to do a thing, he should make his wishes sufficiently clear.
Sensible people will wait till he has done this before
paying much attention to him.
- Samuel Butler

It is only partly true that religion does more harm than good in society.
The community makes God into the image it wants,
vengeful, or milky sweet, or scrupulously just,
and so on.
- Mary Douglas

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

It makes my wife mad, you know, she wants me to stay home all the time.
But its what I've done all my life and I think when
I quit doing it I'll probably go away pretty quick.
- Merle Haggard

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

He wants you all to Himself to put His loving,
divine arms around you.
- Charles Stanley

Everybody wants to be great at something.
- D. L. Hughley

In most films music is brought in at the end,
after the picture is more or less locked,
to amplify the emotions the filmmaker wants you to feel.
- Ken Burns


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