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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.
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.
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.

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