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I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old.
There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.
When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.
From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.
Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.
Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.
Susan B. Anthony
Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
The petty man is eager to make boasts, yet desires that others should believe in him. He enthusiastically engages in deception, yet wants others to have affection for him. He conducts himself like an animal, yet wants others to think well of him.
Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.
When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.
Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
In giving us children, God places us in a position of both leadership and service. He calls us to give up our lives for someone else's sake - to abandon our own desires and put our child's interests first. Yet, according to His perfect design, it is through this selflessness that we can become truly fulfilled.
Boredom: the desire for desires.
To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.
Anna Louise Strong
Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment that he who will trick will always find another who will suffer to be tricked.
We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.
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.
A strong, successful man is not the victim of his environment. He creates favorable conditions. His own inherent force and energy compel things to turn out as he desires.
Orison Swett Marden
Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
When God desires to destroy a thing, he entrusts its destruction to the thing itself. Every bad institution of this world ends by suicide.
I am no longer sure of anything. If I satiate my desires, I sin but I deliver myself from them; if I refuse to satisfy them, they infect the whole soul.
Those who forget good and evil and seek only to know the facts are more likely to achieve good than those who view the world through the distorting medium of their own desires.
Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires.
Indignation is a submission of our thoughts, but not of our desires.
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