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The key that unlocks energy is ''Desire.'' It's also the key to a long and interesting life. If we expect to create any drive, any real force within ourselves, we have to get excited.

Author: Earl Nightingale (1921-1989)

Profession: American Radio Announcer, Author, Motivator, Speaker

We are ever striving after what is forbidden, and coveting what is denied us.

Author: Ovid

Profession: Roman Poet

Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary.

Author: Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

Profession: French Scientist, Religious Philosopher

The more wild and incredible your desire, the more willing and prompt God is in fulfilling it, if you will have it so.''

Author: Coventry Patmore (1823-1896)

Profession: British Poet

There is a vast difference in some instances between what we really need and that which we think we must have, and the realization of this truth will greatly lessen the seeming discomfort in doing without.

Author: William M. Peck


You can really have everything you want, if you go after it, but you will have to want it. The desire for success must be so strong within you that it is the very breath of your life -- your first though when you awaken in the morning, your last thought when you go to bed at night...

Author: Charles E. Popplestone


There's nothing like desire to prevent the things one says from having any resemblance to the things in one's mind.

Author: Marcel Proust (1871-1922)

Profession: French Novelist

We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes.

Author: Marcel Proust (1871-1922)

Profession: French Novelist

First deserve then desire.

Author: Proverb


Unbridled gratification produces unbridled desire.

Author: Proverb


There are no better masters than poverty and wants.

Author: Dutch Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Dutch Origin

More than we use is more than we want.

Author: Gaelic Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Gaelic Origin

This gift is from God and not of man's deserving. But certainly no one ever receives such a great grace without tremendous labor and burning desire.

Author: Richard of Saint Victor


Every human mind is a great slumbering power until awakened by a keen desire and by definite resolution to do.

Author: Edgar F. Roberts


When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.

Author: Jim Rohn

Profession: American Businessman, Author, Speaker, Philosopher