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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.


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
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
The discipline of desire is the background of character. - John Locke
For love is no part of the dreamworld. Love belongs to Desire, and Desire is always cruel. - Neil Gaiman
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. - Robert Frost
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
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
The natural desire of good men is knowledge. - Leonardo da Vinci
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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