Quotations The Best Quotes About Desire  

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I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding. Epicurus

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The significance of a man is not in what he attains, but rather what he longs to attain. Khalil Gibran

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People seek within a short span of life to satisfy a thousand desires, each of which is insatiable. Oliver Goldsmith

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While man's desires and aspirations stir he cannot choose but err. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it. William James

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

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When desire dies, fear is born. Baltasar Gracián y Morales

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A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means. William Hazlitt

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Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. Napoleon Hill

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It belongs to the imperfection of everything human that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite. Søren Kierkegaard

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There are ways which lead to everything, and if we have sufficient will we should always have sufficient means. François de La Rochefoucauld

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Events are influenced by our very great desires. William James

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If you desire many things, many things will seem few. Benjamin Franklin

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First the stalk -- then the roots. First the need -- then the means to satisfy that need. First the nucleus -- then the elements needed for its growth. Robert Collier

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You gotta be hungry! Les Brown

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There is nothing capricious in nature and the implanting of a desire indicates that its gratification is in the constitution of the creature that feel it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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One essential to success is that your desire be an all-obsessing one, your thoughts and aim be coordinated, and your energy be concentrated and applied without letup. Claude M. Bristol

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Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self? Ralph Waldo Emerson

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It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow. Benjamin Franklin

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One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. Helen Keller

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Through some strange and powerful principle of mental chemistry which she has never divulged, nature wraps up in the impulse of strong desire, that something which recognizes no such word as impossible, and accepts no such reality as failure. Napoleon Hill

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The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat. Napoleon Hill

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O lyric Love, half angel and half bird. And all a wonder and a wild desire. Robert Browning

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Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve. Napoleon Hill