The mature man knows that he is likely to make mistakes. He wants to take responsibility for them. Only by facing his mistakes does he learn to act more responsibly.
The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.
He who wants to do good knocks at the gate; he who loves finds the gate open.
A man lives because he wants to live. If he lacks this desire, he ceases to exist.
Man never knows what he wants; he aspires to penetrate mysteries as soon as he has, he wants to reestablish them. Ignorance irritates him and knowledge cloys.
A wise man never wants a weapon.
There is a serious defect in the thinking of someone who wants - more than anything else - to become rich. As long as they don't have the money, it will seem like a worthwhile goal. Once they do, they will understand how important other things are - and have always been.
If it be true that a man is rich who wants nothing, a wise man is a very rich man.
Every other sin hath some pleasures annexed to it, or will admit of some excuse, but envy wants both. We should strive against it, for if indulged in it will be to us as a foretaste of hell upon earth.
There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
The person who wants to make it has to sweat. There are no short cuts. And you've got to have the guts to be hated.
There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means - either may do - the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.
Modern man lives under the illusion that he knows what he wants, while he actually wants what he is supposed to want.
God does not want us to do extraordinary things: he wants us to do ordinary things extraordinarily well.
Our wants serve us almost as well as our possessions.
A woman who wants a charitable heart wants a pure mind.
One thing everybody in the world wants and needs is friendliness.
Language is a solemn thing: it grows out of life - out of its agonies and ecstasies, its wants and its weariness. Every language is a temple in which the soul of those who speak it is enshrined.
Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start a new religion. [Scientology]