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A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.
Ayn Rand
All human activity is prompted by desire
Bertrand Russell
All men by nature desire to know.
Aristotle
Desire and hope will push us on toward the future
Michel de Montaigne
Desire is half of life; indifference is half of death.
Kahlil Gibran
Desire of having is the sin of covetousness.
William Shakespeare
If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.
George Washington
If you desire many things, many things will seem but a few
Benjamin Franklin
If you desire to drain to the dregs the fullest cup of scorn and hatred that a fellow human being can pour out for you, let a young mother hear you call dear baby "it."
T.S. Eliot
It is impossible to abolish either with a law or an ax the desires of men
Walter Lippmann
It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.
Eric Hoffer
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Robert Frost
That a national university in this country is a thing to be desired, has always been my decided opinion
George Washington
The love of glory, the fear of disgrace, the incentive to succeed, the desire to live in comfort, and the instinct to humiliate others are often the cause of that courage so renowned among men
The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.
Carl Sandburg
There is, first, the desire for strength, for achievement, for adequacy, for confidence in the face of the world, and for independence and freedom. Secondly, we have what we may call the desire for reputation or prestige (defining it as respect or es
Abraham Maslow
Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
William Blake
Wealth and rank are what people desire, but unless they are obtained in the right way they may not be possessed.
Confucius
When you feel in your gut what you are and then dynamically pursue it - don't back down and don't give up - then you're going to mystify a lot of folks.
Bob Dylan
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