Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.

“The ambitious climbs up high and perilous stairs, and never cares how to come down; the desire of rising hath swallowed up his fear of a fall”

Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.

“Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.”

“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.”

There is an invisible strength within us; when it recognizes two opposing objects of desire, it grows stronger.

There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.

The world you desire can be won. It exists.. It is real.. It is possible.. It's yours.

The world you desire can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.

It is of the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.