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The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.

The passions and desires, like the two twists of a rope, mutually mix one with the other, and twine inextricably round the heart; producing good, if moderately indulged; but certain destruction, if suffered to become inordinate.

The reason that so many want their desires is that their desires want reason. - He may do what he will, who will do but what he may.

The soul of man is infinite in what it covets.

The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.

The thirst of desire is never filled, nor fully satisfied.

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

There is nothing capricious in nature and the implanting of a desire indicates that its gratification is in the constitution of the creature that feel it.

Those things that are not practicable are not desirable. There is nothing in the world really beneficial that does not lie within the reach of an informed understanding and a well protected pursuit. There is nothing that God has judged good for us that he has not given us the means to accomplish, both in the natural and the moral world. If we cry, like children, for the moon, like children we must cry on.

Unlawful desires are punished after the effect of enjoying; but impossible desires are punished in the desire itself.

We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.

When a man's desires are boundless, his labors are endless. - They will set him a task he can never go through, and cut him out work he can never finish. - The satisfaction he seeks is always absent, and the happiness he aims at is ever at a distance.

Where necessity ends, desire and curiosity begin; no sooner are we supplied with everything nature can demand, than we sit down to contrive artificial appetites.


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