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100+ Desire Quotes And Sayings

Desire means a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen. Desire also refers. Desire also refers to want or craving; a large, desperate feeling or need. Desires keep up us alive. This is a collection of 100+ Desire quotes and sayings.

Always desire to learn something useful. - Sophocles
Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality nearer to the heart's desire. - John Dewey
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge. - Plato
Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand. - Neil Armstrong
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. - Bill Cosby
Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire. - Epictetus
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. - Ayn Rand
The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear. - Brian Tracy
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. - Robert Frost
For love is no part of the dreamworld. Love belongs to Desire, and Desire is always cruel. - Neil Gaiman
There is an invisible strength within us; when it recognizes two opposing objects of desire, it grows stronger. - Rumi
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise. - Tacitus
The natural desire of good men is knowledge. - Leonardo da Vinci
It is much easier to extinguish a first desire than to satisfy all of those that follow it. - François de La Rochefoucauld
Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire. - Confucius
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. - Socrates
Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their desires to reach their potential. John Maxwell
The discipline of desire is the background of character. - John Locke
What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning. - Charlie Chaplin
Boredom: the desire for desires. - Leo Tolstoy
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it. - George Bernard Shaw
Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul. - Will Durant
If you have a burning ambition and desire, absolutely anything can be achieved. - Jahangir Khan
If you desire to be good, begin by believing that you are wicked. - Epictetus
Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it. - Mason Cooley
Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity. - Coco Chanel
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value. - Jim Rohn
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Desire is the most important factor in the success of any athlete. - Bill Shoemaker
What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110 percent all the time. - Don Zimmer
The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire. - Patti Smith
Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance? - William Shakespeare
There's a desire in me to express something - to match what I hear in my head. - Eric Clapton
It's human desire to be understood. And we always feel we're not understood. - John Baldessari
It is very certain that the desire of life prolongs it. - Lord Byron
Wonder is the desire for knowledge. - Thomas Aquinas
Desire, burning desire, is basic to achieving anything beyond the ordinary. - Joseph B. Wirthlin
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
All men by nature desire knowledge. - Aristotle
To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve. - James Allen
Forbid us something, and that thing we desire. - Geoffrey Chaucer
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power. - Baruch Spinoza
Desire of having is the sin of covetousness. - William Shakespeare
There is no desire more natural than the desire for knowledge. - Michel de Montaigne
Success - keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep. - Walter Scott
It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow. - Benjamin Franklin
In every living thing there is the desire for love. - D. H. Lawrence
Desire is the essence of a man. - Baruch Spinoza
The point of vision and desire are the same. - Wallace Stevens
If you desire faith, then you have faith enough. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
If you desire many things, many things will seem few. - Benjamin Franklin
Everything is perfect in the universe - even your desire to improve it. - Wayne Dyer
Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy. - Swami Sivananda
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve. - Marianne Williamson
By nature, men desire the beautiful. - Saint Basil
Desire increases when fulfillment is postponed. - Pierre Corneille
Peer pressure plays a huge role in people's desire to get married. - Adam Levine
It's so much better to desire than to have. - Anouk Aimee
Life everlasting in a state of happiness is the greatest desire of all men. - Joseph Franklin Rutherford
Almost every desire a poor man has is a punishable offence. - Louis-Ferdinand Celine
Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall. - Francis Bacon
When sages commend excess, Desire is sick. - Mason Cooley
Every intense desire is perhaps a desire to be different from what we are. - Eric Hoffer
Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire. - Jean de La Fontaine
Desire is important. - Eric Cantona
When desire dies, fear is born. - Baltasar Gracian
Desire is individual. Happiness is common. - Julian Casablancas
Desire is creation, is the magical element in that process. If there were an instrument by which to measure desire, one could foretell achievement. - Willa Cather
Your intelligence doesn't override your desire to destroy yourself. - John Darnielle
Success is very ephemeral. You depend entirely on the desire of others, which makes it difficult to relax. - Eva Green
Nothing is more consuming, or more illogical, than the desire for remembrance. - Ellen Glasgow
Nothing gives us courage more readily than the desire to avoid looking like a damn fool. - Dean Koontz
Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Profound desire, true desire is the desire to be close to someone. - Paulo Coelho
I have a deeply hidden and inarticulate desire for something beyond the daily life. - Virginia Woolf
When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve. - Napoleon Hill
One loves ultimately one's desires, not the thing desired. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Desire is half of life; indifference is half of death. - Kahlil Gibran
Everyone believes very easily whatever he fears or desires. - Jean de La Fontaine
We fear what we most desire. - Harley King
What we insistently desire, over time, is what we become. - Neal A. Maxwell
Desire urges me on, while fear bridals me. - Giordano Bruno
The world is always greater than your desires; plenty is never enough. - Aleksandar Hemon
Desire grows by what it feeds on. - L.M. Montgomery
And Desire smiles, and forgets, for Desire is a creature of the moment. - Neil Gaiman
Ah, desire. Such a poisonous thing. - Roshani Chokshi
Why... is human desire so unsatisfying? - Ai Yazawa
A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal that is worth achieving. - Ayn Rand
Freedom is secured not by the fulfilling of men's desires, but by the removal of desire. - Epictetus
Desire is like fog on a bathroom mirror -- its presence incites you to wipe the mirror, and see yourself clearly again. - Vera Nazarian
Nothing makes a person desire improvement like failure. - Christopher Stocking
Love lasts a long time but burning desire lasts two to three weeks. - Carla Bruni
This is desire, daughter, the endless piercing that informs the universe throughout eternity. - John Speed
Life is complex in its expression, involving more than percipience, namely desire, emotion, will, and feeling. - Alfred North Whitehead
To desire to change one’s past means there is a desire to change oneself. To desire to change oneself, one must learn to change. - Lorii Myers
Each day death corrodes what we call living, and life ceaselessly swallows our desire for the void.
The object of your desire is not an object. - Jack Gardner
We are all created by desire and we all die because of desire. - Santosh Kalwar
Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers. - Henri-Frédéric Amiel
A big desire is not enough to meet the expectations of lost dreams. - Dejan Stojanovic
One must count ones riches by the means one has to satisfy his desires. - Antoine François Prévost
Desire has a wicked habit of not knowing its place, and trying to go beyond that. - Eunjin Jang
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