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Motivational 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

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

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

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


 

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

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)


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One of the most powerful tools for empowering individuals
and communities is making certain that any individual
who wants to receive a quality education can do so.
- Christine Gregoire

Life is not always not always what one wants it to be.,
but to make the best of it as it is the only way of being happy.
- Jennie Churchill

Whoever wants to understand much must play much.
- Gottfried Benn

No one turns down a film with Woody;
it's something everyone wants in their career as an important moment.
He's such a comedic genius, without question,
so I was thrilled.
- Mark Rydell

Jazz is like wine.
When it is new, it is only for the experts,
but when it gets older, everybody wants it.
- Steve Lacy

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

A man sees what he wants to see, And disregards the rest.
- Paul Simon

But once you have some success in one style,
the business wants to lock you in that vein forever.
- Richard Marx

Every actor I know wants to be a pop star.
- Michael Hutchence

My cousin Francis and I are in perfect accord -
he wants Milan,
and so do I. - Charles V

There can be no peace with someone who wants to kill you.
- David Horowitz

The big question society will have to answer is whether
it wants computers thinking like humans.
- David Smith

A good conversationalist is not one who remembers what was said,
but says what someone wants to remember.
- John Mason Brown

I live in Italy part time, and they're obsessed with
what's happening in LA too.
They make fun of Americans, but the world wants to
know what's going on in Hollywood.
- Debi Mazar

I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man
or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process.
- Benjamin Harrison

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

God loves us all, wants us all to share his kingdom,
has a role for us all.
- George Carey

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

All he wants to do is practice and that's all he does,
all day long.
That's what it takes if you want to change the face of music.
You've gotta be committed to it.
- Jimmy Chamberlin

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

Every Canadian who wants to learn should have the opportunity to do so.
- Paul Martin

Always think in terms of what the other person wants.
- James Van Fleet

No organization, whether it's police or physicians or whatever,
wants to have its errors held up to the light of day,
but it's wrong, as is coming out so well.
- William P. Leahy

Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America
had better learn baseball,
the rules and realities of the game -
and do it by watching first some high school or small-town teams.
- Jacques Barzun

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

This is like the telephone problem -
no one wants to have the first one.
But we are seeing a lot of people who want some sort
of technology to solve the spam problem.
- Eric Allman

The dangerous American fascist is the man who wants
to do in the United States in an American way what
Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way.
- Henry A. Wallace

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

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

John D. Rockefeller wanted to dominate oil, but Microsoft wants it all,
you name it: cable, media, banking, car dealerships.
- Ralph Nader

I was always so relieved that anyone wants to publish anything I've written.
- Neil Gaiman

Every one rushes elsewhere and into the future,
because no one wants to face one's own inner self.
- Michel de Montaigne

I know people who go back and check themselves,
but it drives me crazy.
Everybody wants to look in the mirror and see Cary
Grant looking back at them,
but that's just not the case.
- Dennis Farina

People think top singers are overpaid,
but opera houses have a top fee, which is a good thing.
Of course concerts are different- everyone wants to
make as much money as possible.
- Bryn Terfel

Any one who wants to live in peace and freedom will be to live by toil,
demonstration of high levels of discipline and tolerance for one another.
- Yahya Jammeh

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

I have learned that trying to guess what the boss or
the client wants is the most debilitating of all influences
in the creation of good advertising.
- Leo Burnett

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

Well no administration ever wants an independent overseer,
and there are very good career people who are in charge of this investigation,
but it could get hairy.
- Nina Totenberg

We seem to somewhat be behind an eight ball,
and what I mean by that is we're constantly waiting
for a call from Neil as to whether he wants to do CSNY.
- Graham Nash

Your basic person wants to talk about material culture,
internet culture.
I think about God, cats, nature.
- Billy Corgan

In the absence of any short term in common use to represent all desirable things,
or things that satisfy human wants, we may use the
term Goods for that purpose.
- Alfred Marshall


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