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Demands Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Demands

Please enjoy these Demands Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
- George Jean Nathan

 

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

Feeling overwhelmed by apparent demands on our time
is like going to a restaurant,
ordering everything on the menu,
and complaining about indigestion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The more you expect, the more you get disappointed in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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I am open to receiving the generous gifts of Spirit.
I hold no expectations or demands on the form, the timing,
or the color of the wrapping on the bountiful gifts of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The secret to a joyful life is Simplicity -
saying NO to the latest this and the most glamorous that -
saying NO to chasing an overly-demanding career -
saying NO to the stressful demands upon your time and energy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness
with which one must look and listen,
record in astonishment
and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
- Margaret Mead

Each of us is burdened by an unlimited number of
expectations (demands) that we hold for the actions of others.
We "know" that there is a right way to do things,
and are often outraged when our expectations are not met.
Usually, we are unaware that we merely
have a strong opinion and point-of-view,
and are sure that we know how everything is supposed to be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Look at this butterfly, so beautiful, so delicate.
I can enjoy this butterfly from a distance,
but if I touched her, she would die.
While not quite as delicate as butterflies,
people also need private space and private time
away from the demands of the world -
even away from the attentions of those
with whom they are most bonded.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world.
To be effective it demands the sacrifice
of the bravest and the most spotless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be clear that expectations are demands.
Demanding that life turn out the way we prefer
is a sure path to disappointment and suffering.
Happiness lies in having no expectations,
and accepting life as it comes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you.
Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires.
Love imposes no demands.
Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand - "Make me feel whole."
Love expands beyond the limits of two people.
Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.
- Deepak Chopra in The Path to Love

Success demands singleness of purpose.
- Vince Lombardi

Never do anything against conscience
even if the state demands it.
- Albert Einstein

I say NO to the demands of the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only one who devotes himself to a cause
with his whole strength and soul
can be a true master.
For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

Pity may represent little more
than the impersonal concern
which prompts the mailing of a check,
but true sympathy is the personal concern
which demands the giving of one's soul.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tradition demands that we not speak poorly of the dead.
- Daniel Barenboim

A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man.
An intelligent woman gives up.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The timid man yearns for full value and demands a tenth.
The bold man strikes for double value and compromises on par.
- Mark Twain

Among various demands and charges I gave them,
was, that the said flag should be delivered to me,
and one of the United States' flags be received and hoisted in its place.
- Zebulon Pike

The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself.
How few men are sad in their own company.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It frustrates me about myself when I see I'm not taking
the road that demands more of me.
- Judith Light

Great art is the expression of a solution of the conflict
between the demands of the world without and that within.
- Edith Hamilton

Real vision demands that we make tough choices.
Real vision is responsible and it is paid for.
- Michael F. Easley

France on its own cannot impose its point of view.
But neither should it give up on its demands.
With a clear vote for change France will be in a strong position.
- Laurent Fabius

Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.
- Gail Sheehy

Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver.
The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver,
the less he demands in slaughter.
- Winston Churchill

We distinguish the excellent man from the common man
by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands on himself,
and the latter who makes no demands on himself.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

Human salvation demands the divine disclosure of truths surpassing reason.
- Thomas Aquinas

Machiavelli's teaching would hardly have stood the
test of Parliamentary government,
for public discussion demands at least the profession of good faith.
- Lord Acton

The more a general is accustomed to place heavy demands on his soldiers,
the more he can depend on their response.
- Karl Von Clausewitz

The real exertion in the case of an opera singer lies
not so much in her singing as in her acting of a role,
for nearly every modern opera makes great dramatic and physical demands.
- Maria Jeritza

Leadership demands that we make tough choices.
- Alan Autry

Job plunges into a series of demands on and accusations
of God which may be and indeed are epigrams of high intelligence,
but are not noticeably patient.
- Charles Williams

What America demands in her black champions is a brilliant,
powerful body and a dull, bestial mind.
- Eldridge Cleaver

A writer of fiction lives in fear.
Each new day demands new ideas and he can never be
sure whether he is going to come up with them or not.
- Roald Dahl

We must learn to balance the material wonders of technology
with the spiritual demands of our human race.
- John Naisbitt

There are so many demands on your time,
on your resources, and on the prestige of the government.
- Brian Mulroney

For two thousand years, the Church has guided the development of music,
carefully legislating to fuse artistic talent and aesthetic
beauty with the demands of the Faith.
- Richard Morris

Our demands are simple, normal, and therefore they
are difficult to satisfy.
All we ask is that an actor on the stage live in accordance with natural laws.
- Konstantin Stanislavisky

Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey;
it is capricious,
bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipline.
- Barbara Tuchman

We're telling a story.
And the demands of that are different from the demands of a documentary.
The audience must believe in order to keep faith in the story.
- Bradley Whitford

Our age is before all things a practical one.
It demands of us all clear and tangible results of our work.
- Theodor Svedberg

Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral
authority and character increase as the importance
of the position increases.
- John Adams

Sex pleasure in woman is a kind of magic spell;
it demands complete abandon; if words or movements
oppose the magic of caresses,
the spell is broken.
- Simone de Beauvoir

As in all his subsequent dealings with France,
Ho Chi Minh's demands were a model of modesty.
- Wilfred Burchett

It's always an enormous pressure when you do a sequel.
The demands are so high, and it's expensive.
- Jan de Bont

Because of her interest and demands,
I amplified an average baritone voice into one that is loud and clear.
- Johnny Olson

It has nothing to do with the emotional demands of a role;
I've done comedies that are as draining to me as any drama.
- Sean Penn

I believe that true beauty of chess is more than enough
to satisfy all possible demands.
- Alexander Alekhine

Swift justice demands more than just swiftness.
- Potter Stewart

Americanism demands loyalty to the teacher and respect for his lesson.
- Bainbridge Colby

What is the thing that Hollywood demands most? Sincerity.
No place in the world will pay such a high price for this admirable trait.
- Hattie McDaniel

Life only demands from you the strength that you possess.
Only one feat is possible; not to run away.
- Dag Hammarskjold

I would like to be Maria, but there is La Callas who
demands that I carry myself with her dignity.
- Maria Callas

The presidency has made every man who occupied it,
no matter how small, bigger than he was;
and no matter how big,
not big enough for its demands.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

But if two's company, three's a crowd -
and that demands the omniscient point of view.
- Arthur Herzog

Mass media provides the essential link between the
individual and the demands of the technological society.
- Jacques Ellul

Now I'm instantly nervous about the demands of doing a weekly column.
- Rory Bremner

Climbing to the top demands strength,
whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
- Abdul Kalam

Very often the law of extremity demands an attention to irrelevance.
- Janet Frame

Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity,
but your talent to their reason.
- Ayn Rand

The relation between practical and spiritual spheres in music is obvious,
if only because it demands ears, finger,
consciousness and intellect.
- Luciano Berio

It is function of government to invent philosophies
to explain the demands of its own convenience.
- Murray Kempton

Do the story in the way it really demands to be done,
which may mean using several different styles or only one style;
but it's still about respecting the story.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

President Reagan was elected on the promise of getting
government off the backs of the people and now he demands
that government wrap itself around the waists of the people.
- Ralph Nader


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