Quotations on Needs

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As a great man's influence never ends, so also there is not definite finality, no end, to a great survey; it runs along for centuries, ever responsive to the strain of the increasing needs of a growing population and an enlarging domain.
- Cleveland Abbe
(Keywords: End, Influence, Man, Needs, Population)

The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Idea, Defense, Needs, Wilderness)

A mad, keen photographer needs to get out into the world and work and make mistakes.
- Sam Abell
(Keywords: Work, Mistakes, Needs, World)

I think you also understand that one of the key things that's got to be done in Iraq is to build a mentality of understanding that the military needs to be subordinate to civilian control and respectful of its own people.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: People, Control, Iraq, Key, Military, Needs, Understanding)

Most of the time it's the parents who recognise me. They try to tell their kids, 'Look, it's Giselle,' and I say, 'No, no, no, don't ruin this for them,' because I'm usually standing there with my hair sideways and no make-up on. And the kid is saying, 'That is not Giselle. No way. That is some worn-out girl who really needs a bath.'
- Amy Adams
(Keywords: Time, Hair, Kids, Needs, Parents, Ruin, Saying)

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
- Brooks Adams
(Keywords: Friendship, Life, Thought, Community, Needs, Rivalry)

One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Friendship, Life, Thought, Community, Needs, Rivalry)

That man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for change is the creative contradiction at the heart of the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy.
- Freda Adler
(Keywords: Change, Heart, Conformity, Contradiction, Laws, Man, Needs, Order)

But John Landis wrote a good relationship which is really what the film's about. A very straightforward young woman who's very sure of herself and she meets a young man who needs some taking care of.
- Jenny Agutter
(Keywords: Care, Film, Man, Needs, Woman)

Among our own people also the church sorely needs clergy in close touch with the ordinary life of the laity, living the life of ordinary men, sharing their difficulties and understanding their trials by close personal experience.
- Roland Allen
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Men, People, Church, Difficulties, Living, Needs, Sharing, Trials, Understanding)

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is a form of service journalism. To be successful, I think it has to be a combination of a good story, it has to be funny, and it also needs to be packed with useful information.
- Ted Allen
(Keywords: Funny, Successful, Eye, Information, Journalism, Needs, Service)

Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they're fun, they do things together, they're best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they're going to respect Mom.
- Tim Allen
(Keywords: Dad, Friendship, Humor, Mom, Example, Fun, Kids, Needs, Parents, Respect)

A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.
- Stewart Alsop
(Keywords: Time, Dying, Man, Needs, Sleep, Wrong)

Men are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise both will wither and die.
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Keywords: Men, Idea, Ideas, Needs, Will)

Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.
- Marian Anderson
(Keywords: Leadership, Needs, Understanding)

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Habit, Deep, Needs, Reading)

We must ensure that the global market is embedded in broadly shared values and practices that reflect global social needs, and that all the world's people share the benefits of globalization.
- Kofi Annan
(Keywords: People, Values, Benefits, Globalization, Needs, World)

You can love more than one person in your life, but things will be different. There'll be a different dynamic. Needs and desires change.
- Francesca Annis
(Keywords: Change, Love, Life, Needs, Will)

If you want someone to feel warm, you dress them in a warm color and put a warm light on them and you get the picture. Sometimes, all that needs pushing a little bit to help tell the story.
- Colleen Atwood
(Keywords: Dress, Help, Light, Needs, Want)

Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process.
- Sai Baba
(Keywords: Experience, Difficulties, Man, Needs, Obstacles, Spiritual, Will)

Tell him, on the contrary, that he needs, in the interest of his own happiness, to walk in the path of humility and self-control, and he will be indifferent, or even actively resentful.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Happiness, Humility, Interest, Needs, Self, Will)

A man needs to look, not down, but up to standards set so much above his ordinary self as to make him feel that he is himself spiritually the underdog.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Man, Needs, Self)

Our immigration system is a broken system that needs to be fixed. We need reform that provides hardworking people of good character with a real path towards citizenship.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: People, Character, Citizenship, Needs, Reform)

But now I realize that this record business really needs me. No one else is trying to take a chance or do something different.
- Erykah Badu
(Keywords: Business, Chance, Needs, Now, Trying)

If a dog doesn't put you first where are you both? In what relation? A dog needs God. It lives by your glances, your wishes. It even shares your humor. This happens about the fifth year. If it doesn't happen you are only keeping an animal.
- Enid Bagnold
(Keywords: God, Humor, First, Needs, Wishes)

Extension work is not exhortation. Nor is it exploitation of the people, or advertising of an institution, or publicity work for securing students. It is a plain, earnest, and continuous effort to meet the needs of the people on their own farms and in the localities.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Keywords: Work, People, Advertising, Effort, Exploitation, Needs, Publicity, Students)

What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
- Pearl Bailey
(Keywords: Love, Work, Needs, World)

The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love. What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.
- Pearl Bailey
(Keywords: Love, Joy, Needs, World)

I think Maine needs people. It needs diversity. It needs to be able to respect people. Openness is crucial for this state because we don't want to be known for having the oldest state in the nation. We want young families.
- John Baldacci
(Keywords: People, Diversity, Nation, Needs, Respect, State, Want)

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
(Keywords: Time, Greed, Needs, Sense, Want, Writer)

It is as absurd to say that a man can't love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Love, Music, Time, Man, Needs, Play, Woman)

For the cause that lacks assistance, the wrong that needs resistance, for the future in the distance, and the good that I can do.
- George Linnaeus Banks
(Keywords: Cause, Future, Needs, Wrong)

But the fact is, no matter how good the teacher, how small the class, how focused on quality education the school may be none of this matters if we ignore the individual needs of our students.
- Roy Barnes
(Keywords: Education, Quality, Class, Fact, May, Needs, School, Students)

I never want to get to the point where it's all about my needs, and the hell with anybody else.
- Drew Barrymore
(Keywords: Hell, Needs, Want)

It's silly to say it about a tennis player, but I'm an unbelievable hero in Germany. And Germany needs heroes more than any place.
- Boris Becker
(Keywords: Germany, Heroes, Needs, Silly, Tennis)

Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Love, Heart, Indifference, Needs, Oil)

We still want to idealize moms, and sometimes we want to idealize actresses who are moms, too. I know that's something I've experienced, but we're all just doing the best we can and we're all trying to raise our kids and talk to them about everything that needs to be discussed.
- Annette Bening
(Keywords: Kids, Needs, Talk, Trying, Want)

Nothing in the nature around us is evil. This needs to be repeated since one of the human ways of talking oneself into inhuman acts is to cite the supposed cruelty of nature.
- John Berger
(Keywords: Nature, Cruelty, Evil, Needs, Nothing, Talking)

The political tradition of ancient thought, filtered in Italy by Machiavelli, says one thing clearly: every prince needs allies, and the bigger the responsibility, the more allies he needs.
- Silvio Berlusconi
(Keywords: Thought, Italy, Needs, Responsibility, Tradition)

A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope, illusion, more than bread.
- Georges Bernanos
(Keywords: Hope, Illusion, Man, Needs, Nothing, Poor)

General Musharraf needs my participation to give credibility to the electoral process, as well as to respect the fundamental right of all those who wish to vote for me.
- Benazir Bhutto
(Keywords: Credibility, Needs, Participation, Respect, Right, Vote)

What this country needs what every country needs occasionally is a good hard bloody war to revive the vice of patriotism on which its existence as a nation depends.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Patriotism, War, Country, Existence, Nation, Needs, Vice)

I do think that Social Security reform needs to be bipartisan, and we are going to have to reach that in this debate at some time before we can find really meaningful reform.
- Judy Biggert
(Keywords: Time, Debate, Needs, Reform, Security)

The more aware a man is of a woman's body, the better. He needs to know he has to tend to a woman. She might not always return the favor, but a man always has to tend to a woman first.
- Rachel Bilson
(Keywords: Body, First, Man, Needs, Woman)

A successful economic development strategy must focus on improving the skills of the area's workforce, reducing the cost of doing business and making available the resources business needs to compete and thrive in today's global economy.
- Rod Blagojevich
(Keywords: Business, Strategy, Successful, Development, Economy, Focus, Needs, Today)

Death used to announce itself in the thick of life but now people drag on so long it sometimes seems that we are reaching the stage when we may have to announce ourselves to death. It is as though one needs a special strength to die, and not a final weakness.
- Ronald Blythe
(Keywords: Death, Life, People, Strength, May, Needs, Now, Weakness)

Whatever the economy needs to maintain itself, the government will do it.
- Edward Bond
(Keywords: Government, Economy, Needs, Will)

The main purpose of Social Security is to redistribute wealth, to make an increasingly large number of Americans dependent on government for their basic needs in their retirement years.
- Neal Boortz
(Keywords: Government, Purpose, Wealth, Americans, Needs, Retirement, Security, Years)

If it is wrong for you to take money from someone else who earned it, to take their money by force for your own needs, then it is certainly just as wrong for you to demand that the government step forward and do this dirty work for you.
- Neal Boortz
(Keywords: Government, Money, Work, Force, Needs, Wrong)

Free speech is meant to protect unpopular speech. Popular speech, by definition, needs no protection.
- Neal Boortz
(Keywords: Free speech, Needs, Popular, Protection)



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