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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.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.
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.
Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it.
George Bernard Shaw
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.
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.
There's a desire in me to express something - to match what I hear in my head.
I do not believe in pure idioms. I think there is naturally a desire, for whoever speaks or writes, to sign in an idiomatic, irreplaceable manner.
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.
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.
You cannot escape the results of your thoughts. Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain or rise with your thoughts, your vision, your ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.
James Lane Allen
Every time I look at you I get a fierce desire to be lonesome.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love.
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