Quotes about Ants

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

The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever.

Anatole France

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

Johann Kaspar Lavater

If God wants people to suffer, he sends them too much understanding.

Yiddish Proverb

It is not from nature, but from education and habits, that our wants are chiefly derived.

Henry Fielding

The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.

Jonathan Swift

Our necessities never equal our wants.

Benjamin Franklin

The fewer our wants, the nearer we resemble the gods.

Ralph Waldo Socrates

The history of those who shed those other tears, the history of those anonymous millions, is what Terkel wants readers and listeners to come away with. What's it like to be that goofy little soldier, scared stiff, with his bayonet aimed at Christ? What's it like to have been a woman in a defense-plant job during World War II? What's it like to be a kid at the front lines? It's all funny and tragic at the same time.

Studs Terkel

Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war. •Otto Von Bismarck Peace with a club in hand is war. •Portuguese Proverb The sinews of war are five - men, money, materials, maintenance (food) and morale. •Bernard Mannes Baruch The greatest conqueror is he who overcomes the enemy without a blow. •Chinese Proverb Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount.

Otto Von Bismarck

The grim fact is that we prepare for war like precocious giants, and for peace like retarded pygmies.

Lester Bowles Pearson

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

Jeane J. Kirkpatrick

Only two great groups of animals, men and ants, indulge in highly organized mass warfare.

Charles H. Maskins

The bomb that fell on Hiroshima fell on America too. It fell on no city, no munition plants, no docks. It erased no church, vaporized no public buildings, reduced no man to his atomic elements. But it fell, it fell.

Hermann Hagedorn

"Man wants but little here below Nor wants that little long," 'Tis not with me exactly so; But 'tis so in the song. My wants are many, and, if told, Would muster many a score; And were each wish a mint of gold, I still should long for more.

John Quincy Adams

Man wants but little here below, Nor wants that little long.

Oliver Goldsmith

Little I ask; my wants are few; I only wish a hut of stone (A very plain brown stone will do), That I may call my own; And close at hand is such a one In yonder street that fronts the sun.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Of all complexions the culled sovereignty Do meet, as at a fair, in her fair cheek, Where several worthies make one dignity, Where nothing wants that want itself doth seek.

William Shakespeare

Man wants but little, nor that little long; How soon must he resign his very dust, Which frugal nature lent him for an hour!

Edward Young

What we wish for others determines what we allow for ourselves. Unknown Stop the mindless wishing that things would be different. Rather than wasting time and emotional and spiritual energy in explaining why we don't have what we want, we can start to pursue other ways to get it. •Greg Anderson A man of the world must seem to be what he wishes to be thought. •Jean De La Bruyère Wishes expand in direct proportion to the resources available for their gratification. •Robert Dato A wish is a desire without an attempt. •Farmer Digest Oh, the secret life of man and woman—dreaming how much better we would be than we are if we were somebody else or even ourselves, and feeling that our estate has been unexploited to its fullest. •Zelda Fitzgerald Men try to run life according to their wishes; life runs itself according to necessity. •Jean Toomer Some people develop a wishbone where their backbone should be. •Anonymous Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible. •St. Augustine When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out. •Elizabeth Bowen Whoever, in middle age, attempts to realize the wishes and hopes of his early youth, invariably deceives himself. Each ten years of a man's life has its own fortunes, its own hopes, its own desires. •Goethe Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.

Greg Anderson

God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea, And rides upon the storm.

William Cowper

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. •Vince Lombardi or •Donald Kendall My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was less competition there. •Indira Gandhi I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. •Douglas Adams There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes. •William Bennett The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them. •Robert Frost When work is a pleasure, life is a joy; when work is a duty, life is slavery. •Maksim Gorky One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. •Elbert Hubbard It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. •Jerome K Jerome One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. •Bertrand Russell Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then--we elected them. •Lily Tomlin Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment. •Robert Benchley Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. •Thomas Edison Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all. •Sam Ewing Real success is finding you lifework in the work that you love. •David McCullough Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work. •John G. Pollard Banker: A fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain. •Mark Twain

Vince Lombardi

There is no greater sign of a general decay of virtue in a nation, than a want of zeal in its inhabitants for the good of their country.

Joseph Addison

Terms ill defined, and forms misunderstood, And customs, when their reasons are unknown, Have stirred up many zealous souls To fight against imaginary giants.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

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