Friday, 13 July 2012


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

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

A desire scorned and neglected is an enemy lying in wait with bared dagger. - Abraham Miller

A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man. - John Adams

All human activity is prompted by desire. - Bertrand Russell

All movement, of every creature, comes from the desire after something better. - Charles Buxton

Before we passionately desire a thing, we should examine the happiness of its possessor. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Concentrate all your thoughts on the great desire in your life. This concentration must be continuous, unceasing – every minute; every hour; every day; every week. - Charles E. Popplestone

Desire builds new victory out of temporary defeat. - Unknown

Desire is a teacher: When we immerse ourselves in it without guilt, shame, or clinging, it can show us something special about our own minds that allows us to embrace life fully. Mark Epstein

Desire is the creator; desire is the destroyer. - Hari Da Baba

Desire is the ingredient that changes the hot water of mediocrity to the steam of outstanding success. - Zig Ziglar 

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

Desire is this absurdity that holds open the infinity of possibility. Ever optimistic, ever resourceful, desire tells us what it sees as it speeds ahead on its divine wings. What we cannot see, desire describes, and then it goads us to travel on until we have given birth to Joy. - Wendy Farley

Desire is neither good nor bad. It initiates greatness as well as undermining it. Desire is like water for it seeks the lowest point in man. Control it like a dam controls a mighty river and you can harness enough power to change the world. - Stephen Maniscalco

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

Desire is the very essence of man. - Benedict de Spinoza

He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence. - William Blake

He who destroyed craving has overcome all sorrow. Conquer your desires or they will conquer you. - Unknown

I see nothing wrong with the human trait to desire. In fact, I consider it integral to our success mechanism. Becoming attached to what we desire is what causes the trouble. If you must have it in order to be happy, then you are denying the happiness of the here and now. - Peter Mcwilliams

In all your desires, let reason go before you, and do not set your hopes beyond the bounds of probability; so shall success attend all your undertakings, and your heart will not be vexed with disappointments. - Unknown

It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents. - Eric Hoffer

It will not do, my friend, to grant an easy indulgence to natural appetite and desire, for they ever seek to be our masters. - T. S. Arthur

Many a talented individual failed because they lacked desire. Many victories have been snatched by the underdog because they wanted it more. So if you desire ‘intensely’ and you act upon it, then everything stands within your reach. - Unknown

Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire. - Dan Brown

Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It’s a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment. - Eric Butterworth

Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation. - Elbert Hubbard

The intensity of your desire governs the power with which the force is directed. - John McDonald

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

There are two tragedies in life. One is not get your heart’s desire. The other is to get it. - George Bernard Shaw

To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves. - Federico GarcĂ­a Lorca

We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none. - Christian Bovee

Where perception is, there also are pain and pleasure, and where these are, there, of necessity, is desire. - Aristotle

On another note ...

Desires are egotistic cravings. - Shui-ch'ing Tzu

He who desires is always poor. - Claudius

To have more, desire less. - Unknown

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