The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without ceasing. The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer.
To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.
Not only do you want to leave the audience wanting more, you want to leave yourself wanting more.
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.
In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability.
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
When desire dies, fear is born.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
I put for the general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death.
Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk.
I never discuss a novel while I'm writing it, for fear that talking about it will diminish my desire to write it.
Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them.
The discipline of desire is the background of character.
I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read.
It's a great mistake, I think, to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense, when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about things.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience.
Not necessity, not desire - no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything - health, food, a place to live, entertainment - they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied.
We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible.
If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail.
Forbidden pleasures alone are loved immoderately; when lawful, they do not excite desire.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
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