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Ours is one continued struggle against degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the European, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir, whose occupation is hunting and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with, and then pass his life in indolence and nakedness.
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
You lose your anonymity just like a helium balloon with a string. Therefore people are going to have their own opinion and they're going to write in whatever clever manner they desire.
One of the downsides of being famous is that folks pay far more attention to you than they should. American celebrities are constantly under surveillance, and every word they say is subject to scrutiny. So, be careful what you wish for if you desire fame. No human being should be a goldfish.
Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as you dominant aspiration.
Vertigo is the conflict between the fear of falling and the desire to fall.
To attempt the destruction of our passions is the height of folly. What a noble aim is that of the zealot who tortures himself like a madman in order to desire nothing, love nothing, feel nothing, and who, if he succeeded, would end up a complete monster!
It is the sincere desire of the writer that our citizens should early understand that the genuine source of correct republican principles is the bible, particularly the New Testament or the Christian religion.
O.K., if the desire to knock America off its pedestal, to redistribute American income to other countries, to shrink America's footprint in the world, makes you anti-American, then Obama is in fact anti-American.
I believe everyone should have a broad picture of how the universe operates and our place in it. It is a basic human desire. And it also puts our worries in perspective.
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 desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.
No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people.
William Howard Taft
Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.
There's a popular saying that the Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it. Desire and innovation will trump policy, the argument goes, as clever programmers circumvent controls.
People just don't realize how much peer pressure, the desire for peer acclamation, influences them.
Perseverance is an active principle, and cannot continue to operate but under the influence of desire.
Thus they have an idol that they petition for victory in war; another for success in their labors; and so for everything in which they seek or desire prosperity, they have their idols, which they honor and serve.
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.'
And thus I take my leave of the world and of you all, and I heartily desire you all to pray for me.
When I started out, I didn't have any desire to be an actress or to learn how to act. I just wanted to be famous.
You tell me: Can you live crushed under the weight of the present? Without a memory of the past and without the desire to look ahead to the future by building something, a future, a family? Can you go on like this? This, to me, is the most urgent problem that the Church is facing.
The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.
George A. Moore
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