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Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed.
I put for the general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death.
I am not solicitous to examine particularly everything here, which indeed could not be done in fifty years, because my desire is to make all possible discoveries, and return to your Highnesses, if it please our Lord, in April.
You desire that which exceeds my humble powers, but I trust in the compassion and mercy of the All-powerful God.
The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.
I desire many things concerning myself; but I desire nothing so much, as to have a heart filled with love to the Lord. I long for a warm personal attachment to Him.
The good thing about getting older is that, as you become less attractive, so you have less desire to go out and conquer everyone you see.
Success is very ephemeral. You depend entirely on the desire of others, which makes it difficult to relax.
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.
The state of childhood resonates with life inside a fantasy novel. If you have no control over how you spend large chunks of your day, or are at the mercy of flawed giant beings, then the desire to bend the laws of the world by magic is strong and deep.
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.
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.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
And out of a desire essentially to imitate what I was reading, I began to write, like a clever monkey.
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.
Theaters are always going to be around, and doing fine. With computers and technology, we're becoming more and more secluded from each other. And the movie theater is one of the last places where we can still gather and experience something together. I don't think the desire for that magic will ever go away.
Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it.
George Bernard Shaw
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.
There's a desire in me to express something - to match what I hear in my head.
The ultimate end of human acts is eudaimonia, happiness in the sense of living well, which all men desire; all acts are but different means chosen to arrive at it.
When people are struggling, that's a painful place to be in, to not know who you are and where you belong and what you desire.
The deepest desire of the human spirit is to be acknowledged.
Sometimes I think it's possible to mistake desire for clarity and talking in a no-nonsense way for aggression.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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