All through nature, you will find the same law. First the need, then the means.
Desire is proof of the availability...
First the stalk -- then the roots. First the need -- then the means to satisfy that need. First the nucleus -- then the elements needed for its growth.
It sometimes seems that we have only to love a thing greatly to get it.
Plant the seed of desire in your mind and it forms a nucleus with power to attract to itself everything needed for its fulfillment.
Something must be done when you find an opposing set of desires of this kind well to the fore in your category of strong desires. You must set in operation a process of competition, from which one must emerge a victor and the other set be defeated.
Supply always comes on the heels of demand.
The first principle of success is desire -- knowing what you want. Desire is the planting of your seed.
Very few persons, comparatively, know how to Desire with sufficient intensity. They do not know what it is to feel and manifest that intense, eager, longing, craving, insistent, demanding, ravenous Desire which is akin to the persistent, insistent, ardent, overwhelming desire of the drowning man for a breath of air; of the shipwrecked or desert-lost man for a drink of water; of the famished man for bread and meatů
You can have anything you want -- if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, have anything you desire, accomplish anything you set out to accomplish -- if you will hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
Whenever we confront an unbridled desire we are surely in the presence of a tragedy-in-the-making.
Author: Quentin Crisp (1908)
Profession: British Author
It is said that desire is a product of the will, but the converse is in fact true: will is a product of desire.
Author: Denis Diderot (1713-1784)
Profession: French Philosopher
Anything you really want, you can attain, if you really go after it.
Author: Wayne Dyer (1940)
Profession: American Psychotherapist, Author, Lecturer
Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs.
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)
Profession: Thirty-fourth President of the USA
Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self?
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Profession: American Poet, Essayist