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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.

Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.
To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.
It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow.
Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self?
If you desire many things, many things will seem few.
The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.
When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.
If you do not develop the hunger and courage to pursue your goal, you will lose your nerve and you will give up on your dream.
First deserve then desire.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains, but rather what he longs to attain.
Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
The discipline of desire is the background of character.
Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.
The man who really wants to do something finds a way, the other finds an excuse.
When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.
There is nothing capricious in nature and the implanting of a desire indicates that its gratification is in the constitution of the creature that feel it.
Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
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.
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.
Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
If a man constantly aspires is he not elevated?
We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
We never desire strongly, what we desire rationally.
Be careful what you set your heart upon -- for it will surely be yours.
The desire for success lubricates secret prostitution's in the soul.
By annihilating the desires, you annihilate the mind. Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.
Know what you want. Become your real self.
It is said that desire is a product of the will, but the converse is in fact true: will is a product of desire.
When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will always long to return.
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
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.
The fewer our wants the more we resemble the Gods.
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary.
We are ever striving after what is forbidden, and coveting what is denied us.
I know that if I ever go looking for my heart's desire, I'll never go any further than my own back yard. For if it isn't there, I never really lost it. (Dorothy)
To educate the intelligence is to expand the horizon of its wants and desires.
The battle is all over except the shouting when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
Through some strange and powerful principle of mental chemistry which she has never divulged, nature wraps up in the impulse of strong desire, that something which recognizes no such word as impossible, and accepts no such reality as failure.
It sometimes seems that we have only to love a thing greatly to get it.
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.
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 meat
He who desires but does not act, breeds pestilence.
The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul. [Proverbs 13:19]
The desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee. [Isaiah 26:8]
Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.
You are what your deep driving desire is.
Desire! That's the one secret of every man's career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire.
To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you ought to prefer is to have kept your soul alive.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
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.
Our necessities are few, but our wants are endless.
The more wild and incredible your desire, the more willing and prompt God is in fulfilling it, if you will have it so.
The intensity of your desire governs the power with which the force is directed.
Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven.
It belongs to the imperfection of everything human that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite.
If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.
Events are influenced by our very great desires.
There are confessable agonies, sufferings of which one can positively be proud. Of bereavement, of parting, of the sense of sin and the fear of death the poets have eloquently spoken. They command the world's sympathy. But there are also discreditable anguishes, no less excruciating than the others, but of which the sufferer dare not, cannot speak. The anguish of thwarted desire, for example.
Desire creates the power.
I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding.
Anything you really want, you can attain, if you really go after it.
Desire is proof of the availability...
Plant the seed of desire in your mind and it forms a nucleus with power to attract to itself everything needed for its fulfillment.
You gotta be hungry!
The desire of the lazy kill him; for his hands refuse to labor. [Proverbs 21:25]
The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without ceasing. The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer.
The want of a thing is perplexing enough, but the possession of it, is intolerable.
The distance between success and failure can only be measured by one's desire.
No person can arise above his real desire. Desires are of value only when they drive us to action. Will and work must accompany desire. Then high resolve is born. Desire is the design that will spurs us into achievement.
Desire for security keeps littleness little and threatens the great with smallness.
A woman never knows what she really wants until she fins out what her husband cannot afford.
I do want to get rich but I never want to do what there is to do to get rich.
All human activity is prompted by desire.
Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are.
Unbridled gratification produces unbridled desire.
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.
Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
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.
Desires are the pulses of the soul; as physicians judge by the appetite, so may you by desires.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
You will live your life secure in that you are no longer manipulated by what other people want you to do and be, but are directed by your own inner desires.
I can do whatever I want -- I'm rich, I'm famous, and I'm bigger than you.
When desire dies, fear is born.
While man's desires and aspirations stir he cannot choose but err.
All through nature, you will find the same law. First the need, then the means.
It is not the greatness of a man's means that makes him independent, so much as the smallness of his wants.
If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen.
Desire, like the atom, is explosive with creative force.
O lyric Love, half angel and half bird. And all a wonder and a wild desire.
Understand clearly that when a great need appears a great use appears also; when there is small need there is small use; it is obvious, then, that full use is made of all things at all times according to the necessity thereof.
You learnt that, whatever you are doing in life, obstacles don't matter very much. Pain or other circumstances can be there, but if you want to do a job bad enough, you'll find a way to get it done.
It's not who jumps the highest -- it's who wants it the most
Desire is a powerful force that can be used to make things happen.
Where there is no power... there is never any desire to do a thing; and where there is strong desire to do a thing... the power to do it is strong.
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.
We accomplish things by directing our desires, not by ignoring them.
The more clear you are on what you want, the more power you will have.
If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want.
Convince a man of what he wants, and he'll move heaven and earth to get it.
Desire will in due time externalize itself as concrete fact.
From the desert I come to thee, On a stallion shod with fire; And the winds are left behind In the speed of my desire.
Desire is the essence of a man.
Every man's road in life is marked by the grave of his personal likings.
I have always believed that anybody with a little guts and the desire to apply himself can make it, can make anything he wants to make of himself.
There is a supply for every demand.
Desire is the most important factor in the success of any athlete.
Your desires and true beliefs have a way of playing blind man's bluff. You must corner the inner facts...
The man never feels the want of what it never occurs to him to ask for.
I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.
Why not spend some time determining what is worthwhile for us, and then go after that?
Every human mind is a great slumbering power until awakened by a keen desire and by definite resolution to do.
More than we use is more than we want.
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.
There are no better masters than poverty and want.
There's nothing like desire to prevent the things one says from having any resemblance to the things in one's mind.
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...
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.
I was taught that everything is attainable if you are prepared to give up, to sacrifice, to get it. Whatever you want to do, you can do it, if you want it badly enough, and I do believe that. I believe that if I wanted to run a mile is four minutes I could do it. I would have to give up everything else in my life, but I could run a mile in four minutes. I believe that if a man wanted to walk on water and was prepared to give up everything else in life, he could do that.
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.
Ignore what a man desires and you ignore the very source of his power
There are ways which lead to everything, and if we have sufficient will we should always have sufficient means.
Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are supplied must admit those of fancy.
Life is a progress from want to want, not from enjoyment to enjoyment.
A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.
Just what you want to be, you will be in the end.
It (racing) is a matter of spirit, not strength. It is a matter of doing your best each little moment. There's never a break. You must have desire, a very intense desire to keep going.
You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough. You must want it with an inner exuberance that erupts through the skin and joins the energy that created the world.
People seek within a short span of life to satisfy a thousand desires, each of which is insatiable.
It is not from nature, but from education and habits, that our wants are chiefly derived.
Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs.
Whenever we confront an unbridled desire we are surely in the presence of a tragedy-in-the-making.
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.
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.
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.
Almost every desire a poor man has is a punishable offence.
No matter how old you get, if you can keep the desire to be creative, you're keeping the man-child alive.
I honestly believed I would make it. I had the desire. A lot of people have the ability, but they don't put forth the effort.
Desire is the thing you want in incipiency.
One essential to success is that your desire be an all-obsessing one, your thoughts and aim be coordinated, and your energy be concentrated and applied without letup.
A man must earnestly want.
We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.
And desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets. [Ecclesiastes 12:5]
Want is one only of five giants on the road of reconstruction; the others are Disease, Ignorance, Squalor, and Idleness.
Those who really desire to attain an independence, have only set their minds upon it, and adopt the proper means, as they do in regard to any other object which they wish to accomplish, and the thing is easily done.
I desire not to desire, for my will is without value, since I am ignorant in any case. Therefore choose Thou for me what thou knowest to be best and do not put my perdition in what my autonomy and free choice prefer.
An infinity of forests lies dormant within the dreams of one Acorn.
The difference between DREAM and DESIRE is that the dream is what we build for the team and the desire is what we aspire to build for ourselves."~Anuj Somany