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The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential, these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. - Confucius

When your life is filled with the desire to see the holiness in everyday life, something magical happens: Ordinary life becomes extraordinary, and the very process of life begins to nourish your soul! - Harold S. Kushner

We have this principal desire implanted in us by nature, that our first wish is to preserve ourselves. - Charles Duke Yonge

One of the first things to learn if you want to be a contemplative is to mind your own business. Nothing is more suspicious, in a man who seems holy, than an impatient desire to reform other men. (New Seeds of Contemplation) - Thomas Merton

If the bookseller happens to desire a privilege for his merchandise, whether he is selling Rabelais or the Fathers of the Church, the magistrate grants the privilege without answering for the contents of the book. - Voltaire

Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment. - John Dewey

The desire of knowledge, like the thirst for riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it. - Laurence Sterne

We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names. - Cicero [Marcus Tullius Cicero]