Desire

The starting point of all achievement is desire.

Napoleon Hill

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The deepest desire of the human spirit is to be acknowledged.

Stephen Covey

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If you desire to be good, begin by believing that you are wicked.

Epictetus

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Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.

Epictetus

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I am not solicitous to examine particularly everything here, which indeed could not be done in fifty years, because my desire is to make all possible discoveries, and return to your Highnesses, if it please our Lord, in April.

Christopher Columbus

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Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.

Democritus

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Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.

Jim Rohn

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Together let us desire, conceive, and create the new structure of the future, which will embrace architecture and sculpture and painting in one unity and which will one day rise toward Heaven from the hands of a million workers like the crystal symbol of a new faith.

Walter Gropius

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The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.

Socrates

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The discipline of desire is the background of character.

John Locke

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Desire — quotes and aphorisms

If people have a basic understanding of right from wrong, possess a strong desire to better themselves and persist in their cause, they can break the chain of any negative environment.

Dave Pelzer

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This life is a hospital in which every patient is possessed with a desire to change his bed.

Charles Baudelaire

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If you're doing this because you feel like you have a burning desire to do it, then you'll find a way to do it, no matter what. If you're doing this because you're thinking, 'Hey, this will be really cool. I'll be famous. I'll be on YouTube', then you'll probably quit, because it's not easy to do for the long haul.

Trisha Yearwood

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Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought.

Thucydides

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Within all of us is a divine capacity to manifest and attract all that we need and desire.

Wayne Dyer

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Young people are threatened by the evil use of advertising techniques that stimulate the natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising the immediate satisfaction of every desire.

Pope John Paul II

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Political tags — such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth — are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.

Robert A. Heinlein

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Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon... must inevitably come to pass!

Paul J. Meyer

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If we desire a society in which men are brothers, then we must act towards one another with brotherhood. If we can build such a society, then we would have achieved the ultimate goal of human freedom.

Bayard Rustin

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A desire arises in the mind. It is satisfied immediately another comes. In the interval which separates two desires a perfect calm reigns in the mind. It is at this moment freed from all thought, love or hate. Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.

Swami Sivananda

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