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Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. Dalai Lama
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A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. Ayn Rand

Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed. Friedrich Nietzsche

This is part of human nature, the desire to change consciousness. Michael Pollan

I want to die on Mars, just not on impact. Elon Musk

Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it. Socrates

We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works. Douglas Adams

The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat. Napoleon Hill

If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse. Jim Rohn

Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired. Martha Graham
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Listen to what you know instead of what you fear. Richard Bach

Be careful what you set your heart upon -- for it will surely be yours. James Baldwin

Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is. Vince Lombardi

To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve. James Allen

More than we use is more than we want. Scottish Proverbs

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Norman Douglas
Janine Turner
William Kidd

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