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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
There is no greater impediment to progress in the sciences than the desire to see it take place too quickly.
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.
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.