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Letter "D" » Desire
«Burning desire to be or do something gives us staying power - a reason to get up every morning or to pick ourselves up and start in again after a disappointment»
«Desire can attain the darkest human terror and give an actual ideal of hell and its horror.»
«A goal is not the same as a desire, and this is an important distinction to make. You can have a desire you don't intend to act on. But you can't have a goal you don't intend to act on.»
«A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron.»
«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.»
«But he did not understand the price. Mortals never do. They only see the prize. Their hearts desire, their dream....But the price of getting what you want is getting what you once wanted.»
«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.»
«All human activity is prompted by desire»
«A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.»
«All men by nature desire to know.»