Friday, 3 February 2017


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 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

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 very essence of man. - Benedict de Spinoza

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

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

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

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

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

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

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