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.
The imperfection in everything human is that its aspirations are achieved only by way of their opposites.
Rose, oh pure contradiction, desire, To be no one’s sleep under so many Lids.[Rose, oh reiner Widerspruch, Lust, Niemandes Schlaf zu sein unter soviel Lidern.]
Out of infinite desires rise finite deeds like weak fountains that fall back in early trembling arcs. But those, which otherwise in us keep hidden, our happy strengths – they come forth in these dancing tears.[Aus unendlichen Sehnsüchten steigen endliche Taten wie schwache Fontänen, die sich zeitig und zitternd neigen. Aber, die sich uns sonst verschweigen, unsere frölichen Kräfte – zeigen sich in diesen tanzenden Tränen.]
No desire of the body, but for what lies in there, what lies in the flesh, the world, the thought, the creation, the illumination.
My paramount desire today, which guides me in everything I do, is an ambition to harness the forces of nature for the service of mankind.
If you’re bored with life – you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals.