An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





How badly do you want it?


George E. Allen (1832-1907, British publisher, author)


Want is one only of five giants on the road of reconstruction; the others are Disease, Ignorance, Squalor, and Idleness.


William Henry Beveridge (1879-1963, Indian economist)


Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.


Les Brown (1945-, American speaker, author, trainer, motivator,)


Want is a growing giant whom the coat of Have was never large enough to cover.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.


Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790, American scientist, publisher, diplomat)


Our necessities never equal our wants.


Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790, American scientist, publisher, diplomat)


Make sure you want it enough.


Frank Kingdon


He can feel no little wants who is in pursuit of grandeur.


Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801, Swiss theologian, mystic)


Realize what you really want. It stops you from chasing butterflies and puts you to work digging gold.


William Moulton Marston


The keener the want the lustier the growth.


Wendell Phillips (1811-1884, American reformer, orator)


I want to be what I was when I wanted to be what I am now.


Ray Prince


I discovered a long time ago that if I helped people get what they wanted, I would always get what I wanted, and I would never have to worry.


Anthony Robbins (1960-, American author, speaker, peak performance expert, coach)

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Getting anything changes it from being desirable to just being taken for granted.


Author Unknown


Try to eliminate the word SHOULD from your vocabulary. And try doing so without replacing it with OUGHT or YOU BETTER.


Author Unknown


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