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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 a want or craving; a large, desperate feeling or need. Desires keep up us alive. This is a collection of 100+ desire quotes and sayings.



1. Always desire to learn something useful. Sophocles
2. Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality nearer to the heart's desire. John Dewey
3. Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge. Plato
4. Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand. Neil Armstrong
5. A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. Ayn Rand
6. The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear. Brian Tracy
7. The discipline of desire is the background of character. John Locke
8. Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. Robert Frost
9. There is an invisible strength within us; when it recognizes two opposing objects of desire, it grows stronger. Rumi
10. The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise. Tacitus
11. Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire. Confucius
12. The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. Socrates
13. The natural desire of good men is knowledge. Leonardo da Vinci
14. What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning. Charlie Chaplin
15. Boredom: the desire for desires. Leo Tolstoy
16. There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it. George Bernard Shaw
17. Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul. Will Durant
18. If you have a burning ambition and desire, absolutely anything can be achieved. Jahangir Khan
19. If you desire to be good, begin by believing that you are wicked. Epictetus
20. Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it. Mason Cooley
21. Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity. Coco Chanel
22. Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value. Jim Rohn
23. Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself. Francois de La Rochefoucauld
24. Desire is the most important factor in the success of any athlete. Bill Shoemaker
25. What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110 percent all the time. Don Zimmer
26. The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit. Ralph Waldo Emerson
27. Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire. Patti Smith
28. Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance? William Shakespeare
29. There's a desire in me to express something - to match what I hear in my head. Eric Clapton
30. It's human desire to be understood. And we always feel we're not understood. John Baldessari
31. It is very certain that the desire of life prolongs it. Lord Byron
32. Wonder is the desire for knowledge. Thomas Aquinas
33. Desire, burning desire, is basic to achieving anything beyond the ordinary. Joseph B. Wirthlin
34. The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so. Francois de La Rochefoucauld
35. All men by nature desire knowledge. Aristotle
36. To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve. James Allen
37. Forbid us something, and that thing we desire. Geoffrey Chaucer



38. Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire. Epictetus
39. Ambition is the immoderate desire for power. Baruch Spinoza
40. Desire of having is the sin of covetousness. William Shakespeare
41. There is no desire more natural than the desire for knowledge. Michel de Montaigne
42. Success - keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep. Walter Scott
43. It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow. Benjamin Franklin
44. In every living thing there is the desire for love. D. H. Lawrence
45. Desire is the essence of a man. Baruch Spinoza
46. The point of vision and desire are the same. Wallace Stevens
47. If you desire faith, then you have faith enough. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
48. If you desire many things, many things will seem few. Benjamin Franklin
49. Everything is perfect in the universe - even your desire to improve it. Wayne Dyer
50. Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy. Swami Sivananda
51. Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve. Marianne Williamson
52. By nature, men desire the beautiful. Saint Basil
53. Desire increases when fulfillment is postponed. Pierre Corneille
54. Peer pressure plays a huge role in people's desire to get married. Adam Levine
55. It's so much better to desire than to have. Anouk Aimee
56. Life everlasting in a state of happiness is the greatest desire of all men. Joseph Franklin Rutherford
57. Almost every desire a poor man has is a punishable offence. Louis-Ferdinand Celine
58. Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
59. The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall. Francis Bacon
60. When sages commend excess, Desire is sick. Mason Cooley
61. Every intense desire is perhaps a desire to be different from what we are. Eric Hoffer
62. Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire. Jean de La Fontaine
63. Desire is important. Eric Cantona
64. When desire dies, fear is born. Baltasar Gracian
65. Desire is individual. Happiness is common. Julian Casablancas
66. 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
67. Your intelligence doesn't override your desire to destroy yourself. John Darnielle
68. Success is very ephemeral. You depend entirely on the desire of others, which makes it difficult to relax. Eva Green
69. Nothing is more consuming, or more illogical, than the desire for remembrance. Ellen Glasgow
70. Nothing gives us courage more readily than the desire to avoid looking like a damn fool. Dean Koontz
71. Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love. Friedrich Nietzsche
72. Profound desire, true desire is the desire to be close to someone. Paulo Coelho
73. I have a deeply hidden and inarticulate desire for something beyond the daily life. Virginia Woolf



74. For love is no part of the dreamworld. Love belongs to Desire, and Desire is always cruel. Neil Gaiman
75. When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve. Napoleon Hill
76. One loves ultimately one's desires, not the thing desired. Friedrich Nietzsche
77. Desire is half of life; indifference is half of death. Kahlil Gibran
78. Everyone believes very easily whatever he fears or desires. Jean de La Fontaine
79. We fear what we most desire. Harley King
80. What we insistently desire, over time, is what we become. Neal A. Maxwell
81. Desire urges me on, while fear bridals me. Giordano Bruno
82. The world is always greater than your desires; plenty is never enough. Aleksandar Hemon
83. Desire grows by what it feeds on. L.M. Montgomery
84. And Desire smiles, and forgets, for Desire is a creature of the moment. Neil Gaiman
85. Ah, desire. Such a poisonous thing. Roshani Chokshi
86. Why... is human desire so unsatisfying? Ai Yazawa
87. A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal that is worth achieving. Ayn Rand
88. Freedom is secured not by the fulfilling of men's desires, but by the removal of desire. Epictetus
89. Desire is like fog on a bathroom mirror -- its presence incites you to wipe the mirror, and see yourself clearly again. Vera Nazarian
90. Nothing makes a person desire improvement like failure. Christopher Stocking
91. Love lasts a long time but burning desire lasts two to three weeks. Carla Bruni



92. It is much easier to extinguish a first desire than to satisfy all of those that follow it. François de La Rochefoucauld
93. This is desire, daughter, the endless piercing that informs the universe throughout eternity. John Speed
94. Life is complex in its expression, involving more than percipience, namely desire, emotion, will, and feeling. Alfred North Whitehead
95. 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
96. Each day death corrodes what we call living, and life ceaselessly swallows our desire for the void.
97. The object of your desire is not an object. Jack Gardner
98. We are all created by desire and we all die because of desire. Santosh Kalwar
99. Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers. Henri-Frédéric Amiel
100. A big desire is not enough to meet the expectations of lost dreams. Dejan Stojanovic
102. One must count ones riches by the means one has to satisfy his desires. Antoine François Prévost
103. Desire has a wicked habit of not knowing its place, and trying to go beyond that. Eunjin Jang


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