A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
All sport ... is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged.
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun under the motto 'to live well you must live unseen'
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
I have seen only You, I have admired only You, I desire only You
I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and thats to get rid of all my other desires.
If we go down into ourselves, we find that we possess exactly what we desire.
If you're bored with life, if you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things, you don't have enough goals.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
In real life, love has to be possible. Even if it is not returned right away, love can only survive when the hope exists that you will be able to win over the person you desire.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven.
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.
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.
Riches do not respond to wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
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.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
Thought, backed by strong desire, has a tendency to transmute itself into its physical equivalent.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
When desire dies, fear is born.
Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.