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A burning desire is the greatest motivator of every human action. The desire for success implants ''success consciousness'' which, in turn, creates a vigorous and ever-increasing ''habit of success.''
~ Paul J. Meyer

 

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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.
~ Sri Swami Sivananda

 

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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.
~ John Adams

 

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A man must earnestly want.
~ William Frederick Book

 

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A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.
~ William Hazlitt

 

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A woman never knows what she really wants until she fins out what her husband cannot afford.
~ Anonymous

 

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All human activity is prompted by desire.
~ Bertrand Russell

 

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All through nature, you will find the same law. First the need, then the means.
~ Robert Collier

 

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Almost every desire a poor man has is a punishable offence.
~ Louis-Ferdinand Celine

 

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An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
~ Samuel Smiles

 

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

 

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Anything you really want, you can attain, if you really go after it.
~ Wayne Dyer

 

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As an eagle, weary after soaring in the sky, folds its wings and flies down to rest in its nest, so does the shining Self enter the state of dreamless sleep, where one is freed from all desires.
~ Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

 

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

 

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By annihilating the desires, you annihilate the mind. Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.
~ Claude A. HelvTtius

 

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Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self?
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Convince a man of what he wants, and he'll move heaven and earth to get it.
~ Anonymous

 

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

 

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Desire creates the power.
~ Raymond Holliwell

 

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Desire for security keeps littleness little and threatens the great with smallness.''
~ Anonymous

 

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