Desire: (crave...aspir...covet... )

A strong passion ... will insure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means. --- Willam Hazlitt 1778

All human beings, by nature, desire to know. --- Aristotle 384BC

Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing the service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only for our own happiness, but that of the world at large. --- Mahatma Gandhi 1869

Desire creates the power. --- Raymond Hollingwell

Do not take drugs because they demand periodic doses and your heart will crave them. You will also lose money. Even for medical purposes do not take drugs if you can find a different medicine that will help. (commentary on the Talmud) --- Samuel ben Meir 1085

Far away, there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. --- Louisa May Alcott

If you aspire to anything better than politics, expect no cooperation from men. They will not further anything good. You must prevail of your own force, as a plant springs and grows by its own vitality. --- Henry David Thoreau 1817

If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it. --- Brendan Francis

If you want to persuade people, show the immediate relevance and value of what you're saying in terms of meeting their needs and desires ... Successful collaborative negotiation lies in finding out what the other side really wants and showing them a way to get it, while you get what you want. --- Herb Cohen

Image creates desire. You will want what you imagine. --- J.G. Gallimore

Isn't the fulfillment of our duty towards our neighbor an expression of deepest desire? --- Dag Hammarskjold 1905

It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents. --- Eric Hoffer

Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish --- Michelangelo 1474

Love is not getting, but giving. Not a wild dream of pleasure and madness of desire - oh, no - love is not that! It is goodness and honor and peace and pure living - yes, love is that and it is the best thing in the world and the thing that lives the longest. --- Henry Van Dyke

Many people realize their hearts' desires late in life. Continue learning, never stop striving and keep your curiosity sharp, and you will never become too old to appreciate life. --- Anon xxxx

No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself. (Islam) --- Sunnah

Our aspirations are our possibilities. --- Robert Browning 1812

Our aspirations are our possibilities. --- Samuel Johnson 1709

Pearls lie not on the seashore. If thou desirest one thou must dive for it. --- Chinese Proverb xxxx

The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise. --- Publius Cornelius Tacitus 55

The secret of making something work in your lives is first of all, the deep desire to make it work; then the faith and belief that it can work; then to hold that clear definite vision in your consciousness and see it working out step by step, without one thought of doubt or disbelief. --- Eileen Caddy

Think nothing profitable to you which compels you to break a promise, to lose your self-respect, to hate any person, to suspect, to curse, to act the hypocrite, to desire anything that needs walls and curtains about it. --- Marcus Aurelius 121

We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering. It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one's own happineness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family. The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness. --- Dalai Lama 14th

We can always redeem the man who aspires and tries. --- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749

Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities. --- Sue Atchley Ebaugh

You will find that the mere resolve not to be useless, and the honest desire to help other people, will, in the quickest and delicatest ways, improve yourself. --- John Ruskin 1819

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