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Perseverance is an active principle, and cannot continue to operate but under the influence of desire.
People just don't realize how much peer pressure, the desire for peer acclamation, influences them.
And thus I take my leave of the world and of you all, and I heartily desire you all to pray for me.
It wasn't the 'miracle of engineering' that is the human body that was filling me with a mad desire to live my days and nights in a pair of scrubs. The hard truth was I did not remotely want to be a surgeon. I actually just wanted to be on 'Grey's Anatomy.'
Made with Pencils is grounded in the creativity of a few, propelled by the financial support of many, and most importantly, it's empowering generations to come. A simple idea, a heartfelt desire, and a world of possibility. A pencil, a promise, and a dream.
The desire for possession is insatiable, to such a point that it can survive even love itself. To love, therefore, is to sterilize the person one loves.
We have a huge family history with Singapore because we have the duty-free shops in the airports. It's a very industrious city. It's beautiful, and Singaporeans have this wonderful desire for, and love of, luxury goods. You can see how well thought out and planned the city is with the best boutiques.
Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.
We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Wonder is the desire for knowledge.
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
It is hard to contend against one's heart's desire; for whatever it wishes to have it buys at the cost of soul.
Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength.
Our best teachers do more than impart facts and figures - they inspire and encourage students and instill a true desire to learn. That's a fine art in itself.
It is a waste of money to help those who show no desire to help themselves.
There are moments when you feel that the desire to work is fading, and the only way to bring it back is to get away from it, to put yourself in a state of frustration so you feel the need again.
I think the driving force for cultural evolution is this desire for groups to be splitting off and separating and forming subgroups insofar as the environment will allow it. We see great cultural diversity and large numbers of cultures per unit area in regions of the world in which the environment is really rich.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win - essential to success.
The discipline of desire is the background of character.
True charity is the desire to be useful to others with no thought of recompense.
Lust is what keeps you wanting to do it even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you want to be with each other even when you have no desire to do it.
Every time I look at you I get a fierce desire to be lonesome.
Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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