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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Desire (151 Quotations)

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Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.
~ Richard Bach

 

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Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.
~ Gaston Bachelard

 

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The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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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

 

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I desire not to desire, for my will is without value, since I am ignorant in any case. Therefore choose Thou for me what thou knowest to be best and do not put my perdition in what my autonomy and free choice prefer.
~ Bayazid Al-Bistami

 

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To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.
~ James Allen

 

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Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal -- a commitment to excellence -- that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
~ Mario Andretti

 

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The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without ceasing. The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer.
~ St. Augustine

 

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Be careful what you set your heart upon -- for it will surely be yours.
~ James Baldwin

 

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Those who really desire to attain an independence, have only set their minds upon it, and adopt the proper means, as they do in regard to any other object which they wish to accomplish, and the thing is easily done.
~ P.T. Barnum

 

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Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
~ Sir James M. Barrie

 

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Want is one only of five giants on the road of reconstruction; the others are Disease, Ignorance, Squalor, and Idleness.
~ Baron William Henry Beveridge

 

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And desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets. [Ecclesiastes 12:5]
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The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul. [Proverbs 13:19]
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The desire of our soul is to they name, and to the remembrance of thee. [Isaiah]
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The desire of the lazy kill him; for his hands refuse to labor. [Proverbs 21:25]
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He who desires but does not act, breeds pestilence.
~ William Blake

 

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A man must earnestly want.
~ William Frederick Book

 

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

 

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One essential to success is that your desire be an all-obsessing one, your thoughts and aim be coordinated, and your energy be concentrated and applied without letup.
~ Claude M. Bristol

 

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