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You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as you dominant aspiration.
Forbid us something, and that thing we desire.
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.
The biggest threat to a better life is the desire to keep the future under control - to make the world predictable by reining in creativity and enterprise. Progress as a neat blueprint, with no deviations and no surprise, may work in children's cartoons or utopian novels. But it's just a fantasy.
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.
Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
Do not ever say that the desire to 'do good' by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.
God's desire is that we excel.
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.
Men freely believe that which they desire.
I believe that God has planted in every heart the desire to live in freedom.
George W. Bush
The desire to write grows with writing.
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
This life is a hospital in which every patient is possessed with a desire to change his bed.
Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk.
E. W. Howe
Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession.
Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows, must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking, belief in the absolute power of logic.
I most sincerely wish that the world in which we live be free from the threat of a nuclear holocaust and from the ruinous arms race. It is my cherished desire that peace be not separated from freedom which is the right of every nation. This I desire and for this I pray.
Desire is creation, is the magical element in that process. If there were an instrument by which to measure desire, one could foretell achievement.
When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness.
People desire to separate their worlds into polarities of dark and light, ugly and beautiful, good and evil, right and wrong, inside and outside. Polarities serve us in our learning and growth, but as souls we are all.
Willie Mays could throw better, and Hank Aaron could hit more home runs. But I've got enthusiasm. I've got desire. I've got hustle. Those are God-given talents, too.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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