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I got what I needed instead of what I wanted and that's just about the best kind of luck you can have.

The Sunset Limited
Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.
Think before you desire a thing. There is every possibility that it will be fulfilled, and then you will suffer.

Love, Freedom, and Aloneness: The Koan of Relationships
I desire the things that will destroy me in the end.

The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
They who overcome their desires once can overcome them always
Desire increases when fulfillment is postponed
It is said that desire is a product of the will, but the converse is in fact true: will is a product of desire
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it
That man is of supreme folly who always wants for fear of wanting; and his life flies away while he is still hoping to enjoy the good things which he has with extreme labour acquired
We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."