Envy consists in seeing things never in themselves, but only in their relations. If you desire glory, you may envy Napoleon, but Napoleon envied Caesar, Caesar envied Alexander, and Alexander, I daresay, envied Hercules, who never existed.
A vice is a failure of desire.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
The strategic adversary is fascism... the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us.
Everything is perfect in the universe - even your desire to improve it.
This life is a hospital in which every patient is possessed with a desire to change his bed.
Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals.
We desire nothing so much as what we ought not to have.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Wealth and rank are what people desire, but unless they are obtained in the right way they may not be possessed.
Just as a fire is covered by smoke and a mirror is obscured by dust, just as the embryo rests deep within the womb, wisdom is hidden by selfish desire.
Desire of having is the sin of covetousness.
One must desire something to be alive.
[Science is] the desire to know causes.
Energy is equal to desire and purpose.
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
Rivers are roads which move, and which carry us whither we desire to go
If you desire many things, many things will seem few.
You must have the dedication, determination and desire to be a friend, not a bully.
I went on to discover that in its deepest sense, the will is not primarily the faculty of desire for anything known, but rather, the desire for something unknown, animate desire for something that lies beyond ourselves, a longing for something we know is missing in us...
If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
Electricity is the strain or tension set up by the two opposing desires
of universal Mind thinking: the desire for balanced action and the
desire for rest.
Slaves lose everything in their chains, even the desire of escaping from them.
I desire what is good. Therefore, everyone who does not agree with me is a traitor.