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Why, except as a means of livelihood, a man should desire to act on the stage when he has the whole world to act in, is not clear to me.
George Bernard Shaw
Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions.
Do not ever say that the desire to 'do good' by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.
Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
God's desire is that we excel.
A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.
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 difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behavior lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behavior.
M. Scott Peck
If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Everything is perfect in the universe - even your desire to improve it.
It belongs to the imperfection of everything human that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite.
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.
The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.
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.
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.
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
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.
Throughout history, people have studied pure science from a desire to understand the universe rather than practical applications for commercial gain. But their discoveries later turned out to have great practical benefits.
We must not only cease our present desire for the growth of the state, but we must desire its decrease, its weakening.
However happy people say they are, nobody is satisfied: we always have to be with the prettiest woman, buy a bigger house, change cars, desire what we do not have.
It's certainly not wrong to want to be a better person. God gave us that desire.
Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
It is a waste of money to help those who show no desire to help themselves.
Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well, and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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