Quotes by desire

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  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
    Aristotle
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    All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
  • Napoleon Hill
    Napoleon Hill
    American self-help author 1883-1970
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    Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Friends, such as we desire, are dreams and fables.
  • Lin Yü-tang
    Lin Yü-tang
    Chinese writer 1895-1976
    Lin Yü-tang
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    All women's dresses are merely variations on the eternal struggle between the admitted desire to dress and the unadmitted desire to undress.
  • Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    Andalusian poet and Jewish philosopher 1021-1070
    Solomon Ibn Gabirol
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    The beginning of wisdom is to desire it.
  • Mme de Stael
    Mme de Stael
    French-Swiss writer 1766-1817
    Mme de Stael
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    The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.
  • Charles Baudelaire
    Charles Baudelaire
    French poet 1821-1867
    Charles Baudelaire
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    There are in every man, always, two simultaneous allegiances, one to God, the other to Satan. Invocation of God, or Spirituality, is a desire to climb higher; that of Satan, or animality, is delight in descent.
  • Caroline Shaw
    Caroline Shaw
    American violinist, singer and composer 1982-
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    'Partita' is a simple piece. Born of a love of surface and structure, of the human voice, of dancing and tired ligaments, of music, and of our basic desire to draw a line from one point to another.
  • Sri Swami Sivananda
    Sri Swami Sivananda
    Indian Hindu spiritual teacher 1887-1963
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    A desire arises in the mind. It is satisfied immediately another comes. In the interval which separates two desires a perfect calm reigns in the mind. It is at this moment freed from all thought, love or hate. Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
    C. S. Lewis
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    All joy emphasises our pilgrim status; always reminds, beckons, awakens desire. Our best havings are wantings.
  • Bernie Siegel
    Bernie Siegel
    American writer 1932-
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    As doctors, we are not trained to communicate and understand the power of our words as they relate to a patient's ability and desire to survive.
  • Muhammad Ali
    Muhammad Ali
    American Boxer 1942-
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    Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.
  • Mario Andretti
    Mario Andretti
    Italian-born American former racing driver 1940-
    Mario Andretti
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    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.
  • Zig Ziglar
    Zig Ziglar
    American author, salesman, and motivational speaker. 1926-2012
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    Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
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