A Quote by Dan Brent Burt on belief, desires, heart, justice, and power

Your brain can tell you what to do, but your heart will give you the desire to DO IT. It is this heart power that will make the difference between being just another "wannabe' or becoming a true champion. I firmly believe that all of us have it within us to become a true champion.

Dan Brent Burt (1952 -)

Source: Excerpted from: Selling the IBM Way; Who Killed Service;or Time and Territory Management

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A Quote by Dag Hammarskjöld on body, contentment, darkness, desires, direction, earth, faith, husbands, sharing, tenderness, water, and wives

So rests the sky against the earth. The dark still tarn in the lap of the forest. As a husband embraces his wife's body in faithful tenderness, so the bare ground and trees are embraced by the still, high, light of the morning. I feel an ache of longing to share in this embrace, to be united and absorbed. A longing like carnal desire, but directed towards earth, water, sky, and returned by the whispers of the trees, the fragrance of the soil, the caresses of the wind, the embrace of water and light. Content? No, no, no -- but refreshed, rested -- while waiting.

Dag Hammarskjold (1905 - 1961)

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A Quote by Confucius on desires


Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Claude M. Bristol on achievement, clarity, desires, direction, effort, goals, idealism, justice, mind, power, thought, and time

The person with a fixed goal, a clear picture of his desire, or an ideal always before him, causes it, through repetition, to be buried deeply in his subconscious mind and is thus enabled, thanks to its generative and sustaining power, to realize his goal in a minimum of time and with a minimum of physical effort. Just pursue the thought unceasingly. Step by step you will achieve realization, for all your faculties and powers become directed to that end.

Claude M. Bristol

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A Quote by Claude Frédéric Bastiat on desires, learning, liberty, mankind, order, organize, and writers

It must be admitted that the tendency of the human race toward liberty is largely thwarted, especially in France. This is greatly due to a fatal desire-learned from the teachings of antiquity-that our writers on public affairs have in common: They desire to set themselves above mankind in order to arrange, organize, and regulate it according to their fancy.

Claude Bastiat (1801 - 1850)

Source: 1850

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A Quote by Claude Adrien Helvetius on desires, glory, happiness, honor, humanity, inspiration, justice, love, men, and virtue

There are men whom a happy disposition, a strong desire of glory and esteem, inspire with the same love for justice and virtue which men in general have for riches and honors. . . . But the number of these men is so small that I only mention them in honor of humanity.

Claude Adrien Helvetius (1715 - 1771)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on action, conscience, desires, good, people, theater, and virtue

Whatever is done without ostentation, and without the people being witnesses of it, is, in my opinion, most praiseworthy: not that the public eye should be entirely avoided, for good actions desire to be placed in the light; but notwithstanding this, the greatest theater for virtue is conscience.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on books, contempt, desires, glory, inspiration, motivation, names, and praise

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 (106 - 43 BC)

Source: Tusculanes Disputationes, 44 B.C.

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on desires and reason

Let reason govern desire.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on colors, desires, enemies, failure, happiness, heart, life, love, men, nature, and originality

Love of colors bewilders the eye and it fails to see right. Love of harmonies bewitches the ear, and it loses its true hearing. Love of perfumes fills the head with dizziness. Love of flavors ruins the taste. Desires unsettle the heart until the original nature runs amok. These five are enemies of true life. Yet these are what men of discernment claim to live for. They are not what I live for. If this is life, then pigeons in a cage have found happiness!

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: Quotations from Chuang Tzu, (12:15, p. 118)

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