„The power of unfulfilled desires is the root of all man's slavery“

—  Yogananda, buch Autobiography of a Yogi

Quelle: Autobiography of a Yogi

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Yogi und Guru 1893 - 1952

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„At the root of all misery is unfulfilled desire.“

—  Scott Hahn American theologian 1957

Quelle: Hope for Hard Times

„Love is desire sustained by unfulfilment.“

—  Angela Carter English novelist 1940 - 1992

Quelle: The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

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„Strong, deeply rooted desire is the starting point of all achievement.“

—  Napoleon Hill, buch The Law of Success

Quelle: The Law of Success (1928), p. 109
Variant: Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
As quoted in Quote-A-Quote: To Your Success Health Wealth & Happiness (2005) by Michael E. Ruge, p. 38
Kontext: Strong, deeply rooted desire is the starting point of all achievement. Just as the electron is the last unit of matter discernible to the scientist. DESIRE is the seed of all achievement; the starting place, back of which there is nothing, or at least there is nothing of which we have any knowledge.

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„The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall.“

—  Francis Bacon, buch Essays

Of Goodness and Goodness of Nature
Essays (1625)

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„In one word, one should desire of God desirelessness. For desire alone is at the root of all suffering. It is the cause of repeated births and deaths. It is the obstacle in the way of liberation.“

—  Sarada Devi Hindu religious figure, spiritual consort of Ramakrishna 1853 - 1920

[Swami Tapasyananda, Swami Nikhilananda, Sri Sarada Devi, the Holy Mother; Life and Conversations, 369]

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„Concentration is the ROOT of all the higher abilities in man.“

—  Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973

Quelle: Striking Thoughts (2000), p. 11

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„After spending an adult life of unfulfilled dreams and promises, a man has to prove something to himself.“

—  John B. Anderson American politician 1922 - 2017

As quoted in “Anderson Climbs Uphill Toting Heavyweight Issues” by Dan Balz, in The Washington Post (17 November 1979)
Kontext: After spending an adult life of unfulfilled dreams and promises, a man has to prove something to himself. Maybe I’m trying to sum it all up to convince myself that everything I’ve been doing makes sense. I guess, I just want to get it all off my chest before I close up the books.

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„Slavery was at the root of what the Civil War was all about. If there had been no slavery, there would have been no war, and that ultimately what the Confederacy was fighting for was to preserve a nation based on a social system that incorporated slavery. Had that not been the case, there would have been no war. That's an issue that a lot of Southern whites today find hard to accept.“

—  James M. McPherson American historian 1936

James M. McPherson "James McPherson: What They Fought For, 1861–1865" https://web.archive.org/web/20160309201904/http://www.booknotes.org/FullPage.aspx?SID=55946-1 (22 May 1994), Booknotes, United States of America: National Cable Satellite Corporation
1990s

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„I, on the other hand, deny that the Constitution guarantees the right to hold property in man, and believe that the way to abolish slavery in America is to vote such men into power as well use their powers for the abolition“

—  Frederick Douglass American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman 1818 - 1895

1860s, The Constitution of the United States: Is It Pro-Slavery or Anti-Slavery? (1860)
Kontext: I, on the other hand, deny that the Constitution guarantees the right to hold property in man, and believe that the way to abolish slavery in America is to vote such men into power as well use their powers for the abolition of slavery. This is the issue plainly stated, and you shall judge between us.

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„Is it not better to use what is in thy power like a free man than to desire in a slavish and abject way what is not in thy power?“

—  Marcus Aurelius, buch Selbstbetrachtungen

Quelle: Meditations (c. 121–180 AD), Book IX, 40

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„For the desire of money is the root of all evils; which some coveting have erred from the faith, and have entangled themselves in many sorrows.“

—  Paul of Tarsus, buch First Epistle to Timothy

1 Timothy 6:10 (as quoted in Catholic Bible Douay-Rehims http://www.biblebible.com/text-bible/Catholic-Bible/1_timothy_6.asp)
First Epistle to Timothy

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„The very people traded into slavery helped to set America free. My Nation's journey toward justice has not been easy, and it is not over. The racial bigotry fed by slavery did not end with slavery or with segregation. And many of the issues that still trouble America have roots in the bitter experience of other times. But however long the journey, our destination is set: liberty and justice for all“

—  George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946

2000s, 2003, Hope and Conscience Will Not Be Silenced (July 2003)
Kontext: By a plan known only to Providence, the stolen sons and daughters of Africa helped to awaken the conscience of America. The very people traded into slavery helped to set America free. My Nation's journey toward justice has not been easy, and it is not over. The racial bigotry fed by slavery did not end with slavery or with segregation. And many of the issues that still trouble America have roots in the bitter experience of other times. But however long the journey, our destination is set: liberty and justice for all.

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„One of the most powerful of all our passions is the desire to be admired and respected.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

Quelle: Sceptical Essays

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