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Desire Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Desire are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

Love is an irresistible desire
to be irresistibly desired.
- Robert Frost

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Winners must have two things:
definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them.
- Anonymous

The size of your success is measured by
the strength of your desire;
the size of your dream;
and how you handle disappointment along the way.
- Robert Kiyosaki

The starting point of all achievement is desire.
- Napoleon Hill

 

You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates


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Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

You can have anything you want -
if you want it badly enough.
You can be anything you want to be,
do anything you set out to accomplish
if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
- Abraham Lincoln

I desire to love myself as I truly am -
and to live courageously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All your anxiety is because of your desire for harmony.
Seek disharmony, then you will gain peace.
- Rumi

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.
- Lao-Tzu

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

It is my desire, in the office of a Christian minister,
to do nothing which I cannot do with my whole heart.
Having said this, I have said all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let today be a day to trust your own inner guidance,
a day to have faith that your steps are carrying you
in the direction you desire,
a day to keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I can't stand a naked light bulb.
- the movie A Streetcar Named Desire

Most people think that anger is an instinctive response,
and that some people were just born with the temperament
to get angrier faster than others.
That statement is only half right.
Anger is an instinctive response.
We respond to an affront with anger essentially instantaneously -
much too quickly for conscious thought to be called upon.
But the instinct of the anger response
can be trained through conscious repetition,
visualization, and coaching.
Visualization is seeing the event
we desire to master in our mind's eye.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Freedom is not procured by a full
enjoyment of what is desired,
but by controlling the desire.
- Epictetus

Art is the desire of a man to express himself,
to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
- Amy Lowell

Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
- Baruch Spinoza

The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.
- Irving Langmuir

Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
- Aeschylus

Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows,
must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking,
belief in the absolute power of logic.
- Alexis Carrel

All teenagers have this desire to somehow run away.
- Joan Chen

Always desire to learn something useful.
- Sophocles

Above all, do not lose your desire to walk.
Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being
and walk away from every illness.
I have walked myself into my best thoughts,
and I know of no thought so burdensome
that one cannot walk away from it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

My desire is to be a forgiving, non-judgmental person.
- Janine Turner

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve,
not by the desire to beat others.
- Ayn Rand

The will to win, the desire to succeed,
the urge to reach your full potential...
these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
- Confucius

Love is simply the name for the desire and the pursuit of the whole.
- Aristophanes

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain
advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
- Napoleon Hill

I desire so to conduct the affairs
of this administration that, if at the end...
I have lost every other friend on earth,
I shall at least have one friend left,
and that friend shall be down inside of me.
- Abraham Lincoln

It is a waste of money to help those who show no desire to help themselves.
- Taylor Caldwell

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve
the world and a desire to enjoy the world.
This makes it hard to plan the day.
- E. B. White

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
- Louis D. Brandeis

There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods;
and that is,
the sincere desire to find out the truth,
whatever it may be.
- Charles Pierce

Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself.
Give yourself peace of mind.
You deserve to be happy.
You deserve delight.
- Hannah Arendt

Forbid us something, and that thing we desire.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

When I started out, I didn't have any desire to be
an actress or to learn how to act.
I just wanted to be famous.
- Katharine Hepburn

If I take a less defensive tone, I'd admit that I couldn't
write today a very jazzy,
contemporary look at America as I did in 1979 in States of Desire.
- Edmund White

A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it;
action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.
- Ayn Rand

Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures
whose nobility will fertilize the soul.
- Rebecca West

Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Death is not evil, for it frees man from all ills and
takes away his desires along with desire's rewards.
- Giacomo Leopardi

From 1918 on, trade unionists were to express from
the platforms of their congresses the workers' desire
for peace through a rational organization of the world.
- Leon Jouhaux

To be an artist you have to give up everything,
including the desire to be a good artist.
- Jasper Johns

You have indeed done much since the new century began
to give shape and substance to the growing,
the insistent desire that war may be banished from the earth.
- Henry Campbell-Bannerman

All men by nature desire knowledge.
- Aristotle

There are two futures, the future of desire and the future of fate,
and man's reason has never learned to separate them.
- John Desmond Bernal

A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
- Tacitus

Pet lovers know that animals sometimes understand us better than we do,
and the annals of human sin and desire provide plenty
of stories to drive the point home.
- Tony Snow

Have the courage of your desire.
- George Gissing

How can you consider flower power outdated? The essence
of my lyrics is the desire for peace and harmony.
That's all anyone has ever wanted.
How could it become outdated?
- Robert Plant

I have this desire to keep improving,
so I find fault.
- Heston Blumenthal

The extreme socialists desire to run every nation as
a single business concern.
- John B. S. Haldane

We must not only cease our present desire for the growth of the state,
but we must desire its decrease, its weakening.
- Leo Tolstoy

I was appalled at the amount of study necessary in
order to qualify in medicine,
and gradually my desire was blunted by a keener -
and secret -
wish to become an actor.
- Conrad Veidt

I'm the last person who has any desire to instruct anybody in shame.
That's no errand for me.
- Jock Sturges

My desire to exit the game is greater than my desire to remain in it.
I have searched my heart through and through and feel
comfortable with this decision.
- Barry Sanders

The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility
for our behavior lies in the desire to avoid the pain
of the consequences of that behavior.
- M. Scott Peck

Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy.
- Swami Sivananda

I have heard of novels started in the middle,
at the end, written in patches to be joined together later,
but I have never felt the slightest desire to do this.
- C. S. Forester

The reason can give nothing at all Like the response to desire.
- Wallace Stevens

In the ordinary church, it is suppressed by respectability,
by a desire to appear better than we really are.
- E. Stanley Jones

Long before the terrifying potential of the arms race was recognized,
there was a widespread instinctive abhorrence of nuclear weapons,
and a strong desire to get rid of them.
- Joseph Rotblat

The more wild and incredible your desire,
the more willing and prompt God is in fulfilling it,
if you will have it so.
- Coventry Patmore

I do believe that reading can help you understand what
you're writing and see what others are doing.
But sometimes the desire for more information can act as an inhibitor.
- Manuel Puig

If history and science have taught us anything,
it is that passion and desire are not the same as truth.
- E. O. Wilson

A desire to be observed, considered,
esteemed,
praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one
of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions
discovered in the heart of man.
- John Adams


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