worldview is colored by one of three inner desires:
some are driven by a desire to experience life to
some are driven by a desire to make life's experience
more full for all;
and some see these desires are fully the same.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein
pursuit of happiness is a guarantee that the laws
are meant to be fair and provide an equal playing
field for all members of society, so that through
hard work and creative enterprise, all law-abiding
citizens are free to strive to attain the wants and
desires they believe will bring them happiness.
Robert Alan Silverstein
is an ornament in prosperity and refuge in adversity.
say "I want peace." If you remove I (ego), and your want
(desire), you are left with peace.
-- Satya Sai Baba
read advertisements... to discover and enlarge our desires.
We are always ready - even eager - to discover, from the
announcement of a new product, what we have all along wanted
without really knowing it."
-- Daniel J. Boorstin
you desire peace, cultivate justice, but at the same
time cultivate the fields to produce more bread; otherwise
there will be no peace.
peacefulness comes from abandoning the illustion that satisfying
desires brings pleasure.
-- Joan Borysenko
we desire peace, we must prepare for peace. The most
important thing is to build a culture of peace.
impose on others what you yourself do not desire.
order to succeed, your desire for success
should be greater than your fear of failure.
one's life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity
is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires,
feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital:
satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and
shelter to protect yourself from the elements. And
finally, there is an intense delight in abandoning
faulty states of mind and in cultivating helpful ones
force, no matter how strongly applied, can never subdue
the basic human desire for freedom.
and memory are true artists;
they remould reality nearer to the heart's desire.
human being is a part of the whole, called by us,
"Universe," a part limited in time and space. He experiences
himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated
from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of his
consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for
us, restricting us to our personal desires and to
affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task
must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening
our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures
and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able
to achieve this completely, but the striving for such
achievement is in itself a part of the liberation
and a foundation for inner security -- Albert
we believe in the vocation of communion and participation
of our people, who day to day awaken to their political
conscience and express their desire for change and profound
democratization of society. A change based on justice,
built with love, and which will bring us the most anxiously
desired fruits of peace.
It is much easier to suppress a first desire
than to satisfy those that follow.
you desire many things, many things will seem few.
is impossible for people who have given their heart
to seeking forgiveness not to think of forgiving others.
Just as they desire to be forgiven, they also desire
is a very important practice. Live your daily life
in a way that you never lose yourself. When you are
carried away with your worries, fears, cravings, anger,
and desire, you run away from yourself and you lose
yourself. The practice is always to go back to oneself.
is the starting point of all achievement,
not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which
-- Napoleon Hill
a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at
whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.
the war has brought with it not alone a stark realization
of what another war would mean to the world, but as
well the creation of an international agency through
which the nations of the world can, if they so desire,
make peace a living reality.
citizenship begins with an envisioning of the desired
outcome and a conscious application of spiritual principles.
plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have
-- Lao-Tzu, Tao Te Ching
I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration
that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins
of power, I have lost every other friend on earth,
I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend
shall be down inside me.
life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all.
No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped
by the end you live for. You are made in the image
of what you desire.
"I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my
desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them."
the world today there is a gowing awareness of the failings
of the Western model of development and a corresponding
desire to look for more human-scale, ecological ways
have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing
in our students and our schools. We must make sure
that people who have the grades, the desire and the
will, but not the money, can still get the best education
"Nuclear disarmament is not just an ardent desire
of the people, as expressed in many resolutions of
the United Nations. It is a legal commitment ... for
the sake of humanity - we must get rid of all nuclear
Those who forget good and evil and seek only to
know the facts are more likely to achieve good than
those who view the world through the distorting
medium of their own desires. -- Bertrand
there were in the world today any large number of
people who desired their own happiness more than
they desired the unhappiness of others, we could
have paradise in a few years. -- Bertrand
man can be a good teacher unless he has feelings
of warm affection toward his pupils and a genuine
desire to impart to them what he believes to be
of value.” -- Bertrand
a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an
index into his desires -- desires of which he himself is
often unconscious. If a man is offered a fact which goes
against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and
unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe
it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which
affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts,
he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin
of myths is explained in this way.
"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine
what you desire, you will what you imagine and at
last you create what you will."
fails to teach where there is no desire to learn.”
way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be what
you desire to appear.
is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things
even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy
of our life to do them. When we do good things from this
inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think,
say, want and do.
-- Emmanuel Swedenborg
industrial society which confuses work and productivity,
the necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the
desire to create.
-- Raoul Vaneigem
desire peace - and that is why we have never resorted
to physical force. We crave for justice - and that
is why we are so persistent in the struggle for our
rights. We seek freedom of convictions - and that
is why we have never attempted to enslave man's conscience,
nor shall we ever attempt to do so. We are fighting
for the right of the working people to association
and for the dignity of human labor. We respect the
dignity and the rights of every man and every nation.
The path to a brighter future of the world leads through
honest reconciliation of the conflicting interests
and not through hatred and bloodshed. To follow that
path means to enhance the moral power of the all-embracing
idea of human solidarity.
"I awake each morning torn between a desire to save
the world and a desire to savour the world. This makes
it hard to plan my day."
is the duty of our generation as we enter the twenty-first
century -- solidarity with the weak, the persecuted,
the lonely, the sick, and those in despair. It is expressed
by the desire to give a noble and humanizing meaning
to a community in which all members will define themselves
not by their own identity but by that of others.
liberates our greatness
like the desire to help, the desire to serve.