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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.

Author: John Adams (1735-1826)

Profession: Second President of the USA

I desire not to desire, for my will is without value, since I am ignorant in any case. Therefore choose Thou for me what thou knowest to be best and do not put my perdition in what my autonomy and free choice prefer.

Author: Bayazid Al-Bistami


To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.

Author: James Allen (1864-1912)

Profession: British-born American Essayist, Author of ''As a Man Thinketh''

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal -- a commitment to excellence -- that will enable you to attain the success you seek.

Author: Mario Andretti (1940)

Profession: Italian-born American Auto Racer

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.

Author: St. Augustine (354-430)

Profession: Numidian-born Bishop of Hippo, Theologian

Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.

Author: Richard Bach (1936)

Profession: American Author

Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.

Author: Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962)

Profession: French Scientist, Philosopher, Literary Theorist

The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

Be careful what you set your heart upon -- for it will surely be yours.

Author: James Baldwin (1924-1987)

Profession: American Author

Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.

Author: Sir James M. Barrie (1860-1937)

Profession: British Playwright

Want is one only of five giants on the road of reconstruction; the others are Disease, Ignorance, Squalor, and Idleness.

Author: Baron William Henry Beveridge (1879-1963)

Profession: Indian Economist

The desire of the lazy kill him; for his hands refuse to labor. [Proverbs 21:25]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

The desire of our soul is to they name, and to the remembrance of thee. [Isaiah]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul. [Proverbs 13:19]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

And desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets. [Ecclesiastes 12:5]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian