Desire

Romantic lovers require from each other at least the facade of reason: We desire to be what romantic love makes us appear in the other's eyes. We want to imagine we are deserving of the love we inspire.

Maggie Gallagher

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Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality nearer to the heart's desire.

John Dewey

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A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

Ayn Rand

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Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.

Plato

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One of the most difficult things everyone has to learn is that for your entire life you must keep fighting and adjusting if you hope to survive. No matter who you are or what your position is you must keep fighting for whatever it is you desire to achieve.

George Allen

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My colleagues and I have gone in the footsteps of our predecessors since the very first day we were called by our people to care for their future. We went any place, we looked for any avenue, we made any effort to bring about negotiations between Israel and its neighbors, negotiations without which peace remains an abstract desire.

Menachem Begin

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The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential. These are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.

Confucius

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Let your desires be ruled by reason.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Desire — quotes and aphorisms

In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.

Aristotle

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Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had.

Aristotle

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There is no greater impediment to progress in the sciences than the desire to see it take place too quickly.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.

Elwyn Brooks White

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I did not want to think so much about her. I wanted to take her as an unexpected, delightful gift, that had come and would go again — nothing more. I meant not to give room to the thought that it could ever be more. I knew too well that all love has the desire for eternity and that therein lies its eternal torment. Nothing lasts. Nothing.

Erich Maria Remarque, "Three Comrades"

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