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There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity of mind while we live here; because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire, nor without fear, no more than without sense.
We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes.
Mental prayer in my opinion is nothing else than an intimate sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with Him who we know loves us. The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love. Love is not great delight but desire to please God in everything.
Saint Teresa of Avila
A desire to be in charge of our own lives, a need for control, is born in each of us. It is essential to our mental health, and our success, that we take control.
Robert Foster Bennett
Our best teachers do more than impart facts and figures - they inspire and encourage students and instill a true desire to learn. That's a fine art in itself.
Men freely believe that which they desire.
It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government.
The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Some people are filled by compassion and a desire to do good, and some simply don't think anything's going to make a difference.
Wealth brings with it refinement, the spirit of conservation, while poverty inspires adventurous ideas, the desire to change things, and has little care for life.
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.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
The first principle of success is desire - knowing what you want. Desire is the planting of your seed.
A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.
In order to speak about all and to all, one has to speak of what all know and of the reality common to us all. The sea, rains, necessity, desire, the struggle against death... these are things that unite us all.
Your ability to use the principle of autosuggestion will depend, very largely, upon your capacity to concentrate upon a given desire until that desire becomes a burning obsession.
I have struck a city - a real city - and they call it Chicago... I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages.
You desire that which exceeds my humble powers, but I trust in the compassion and mercy of the All-powerful God.
And out of a desire essentially to imitate what I was reading, I began to write, like a clever monkey.
Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance?
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.
There's a desire in me to express something - to match what I hear in my head.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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