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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 | (Second President of the USA ) | 1735-1826 | Desire
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
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 | (Second President of the USA ) | 1735-1826 | Desire
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.
~ William Hazlitt | ( British essayist. ) | 1778-1830 | Desire
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
All human activity is prompted by desire.
~ Bertrand Russell | ( British logician and philosopher. ) | 1872-1970 | Desire
quotes Division : British Philosophers   
     
Anything you really want, you can attain, if you really go after it.
~ Wayne Dyer | ( American psychotherapist, author and lecturer. ) | 1940-? | Desire
quotes Division : Psychotherapists   
     
Be careful what you set your heart upon, for it will surely be yours.
~ James Baldwin | ( African-American writer. ) | 1924-1987 | Desire
quotes Division : American writers   
     
Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self?
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Desire
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary.
~ Blaise Pascal | ( French mathematician, physicist and philosopher. ) | 1623-1662 | Desire
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
Desire is the essence of a man.
~ Benedict de Spinoza | (Dutch Jewish philosopher. ) | 1632-1677 | Desire
quotes Division : Dutch philosophers   
     
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
~ Napoleon Hill | ( American speaker and motivational writer. ) | 1883-1970 | Desire
quotes Division : American writers   
     
Events are influenced by our very great desires.
~ William James | ( American philosopher and psychologist. ) | 1842-1910 | Desire
quotes Division : Psychotherapists   
     
He who desires but does not act, breeds pestilence.
~ William Blake | ( British poet and painter. ) | 1757-1827 | Desire
quotes Division : Artists   
     
I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.
~ Mark Twain | (American Humorist and Educator ) | 1835 - 1910 | Desire
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
If a man constantly aspires is he not elevated?
~ Henry David Thoreau | ( American naturalist ) | 1817-1862 | Desire
quotes Division : Naturalists   
     
If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the things they failed to obtain.
~ André Maurois | (French writer. ) | 1885-1967 | Desire
quotes Division : French Authors and Writers   
     
If what the heart approves conforms to proper patterns, then even if one's desires are many, what harm would they be to good order?
~ Xun Zi | (Chinese Confucian philosopher ) | .310 BC - 237 BC | Desire
quotes Division : Chinese philosophers   
     
If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.
~ William James | ( American philosopher and psychologist. ) | 1842-1910 | Desire
quotes Division : Psychotherapists   
     
If you desire many things, many things will seem few.
~ Benjamin Franklin | ( American statesman ) | 1706-1790 | Desire
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful; and the beautiful things that God makes are his gift to all alike.
~ Harriet Beecher Stowe | (American writer and philanthropist. ) | 1811-1896 | Desire
quotes Division : American writers   
     
It belongs to the imperfection of everything human that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite.
~ Soren Kierkegaard | (Danish philosopher and writer. ) | 1813-1855 | Desire
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow.
~ Benjamin Franklin | ( American statesman ) | 1706-1790 | Desire
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     

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