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Desire Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Desire

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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

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Human behavior flows from three main sources:
desire, emotion, and knowledge.
- Plato

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

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

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

The beginning of wisdom is to desire it.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol


 

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

Wonder is the desire for knowledge.
- Thomas Aquinas

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

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

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

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

Always desire to learn something useful.
- Sophocles

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

Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the
desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed.
- Channing Pollock

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
- Baruch Spinoza

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

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

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

It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers,
but for powers equal to our tasks,
to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door
of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.
- Helen Keller

Today is what life is all about.
When I desire for the future to arrive quickly,
I become unable to savor today.
I can't live in tomorrow, and when I focus
all my energies on the future, I shortchange today.
Likewise, fearing the future emasculates today,
leaving it dry and lifeless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's a great mistake, I think, to put children off
with falsehoods and nonsense,
when their growing powers of observation and discrimination
excite in them a desire to know about things.
- Anne Sullivan

I had no desire to crash a man's world.
- Ida Lupino

The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize
property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more,
and to prevent the lower from getting more.
- Aristotle

Art includes everything that stimulates the desire to live.
- Remy de Gourmont

I have long been convinced that my artistic ideal stands or falls with Germany.
Only the Germany that we love and desire can help us achieve that ideal.
- Richard Wagner

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

Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts;
for if you let it pass,
the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.
- William Wirt

It is not only our duty to pray for others,
but also to desire the prayers of others for ourselves.
- William Gurnall

Often devotion to virtue arises from sated desire.
- Adela Florence Nicolson

For me, the desire exists less to get myself a degree
than to just go and have the whole college experience,
and throw myself into the brain pool and see if I can swim.
- Joshua Jackson

Ardent love or desire introduced, as passionately longing
to please and glorify the Divine Being,
to be in every respect conformed to him,
and in that way to enjoy him.
- David Brainerd

It is a strange desire, to seek power,
and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others,
and to lose power over a man's self.
- Francis Bacon

All that I desire to point out is the general principle
that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.
- Oscar Wilde

Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire,
man is a fallen god who remembers heaven.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

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

Do feuds ever end?
Only when both sides shake hands,
and agree that there is no winner, no loser,
only people who have wearied of fighting
and desire to live in peace.
For many years, Northern Ireland was locked
in a murderous and seemingly unending feud.
The key to ending the feud was a shared commitment
that peace was more important than vengeance.
That is always the choice to be made.
The organizers of an April 10, 2009
joint Protestant-Catholic commemoration
of the Northern Ireland dead,
comprised of members of the once-outlawed Sinn Fein
as well as their once-avowed enemies,
referred to, "the terrible, random nature
of death in war and civil conflict."
Some lessons have been learned, many more remain.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard
and his desire for knowledge ceases.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
- Tacitus

Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me,
why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?
- Walt Whitman

When someone has the desire to go to school and has
the ability but can't get into our schools,
that's wrong.
Education drives the economy and the quality of life.
- Jack Miller

The true way to gain much, is never to desire to gain too much.
- Francis Beaumont

When a marriage culture fails, sexual desire no longer unites;
instead it fragments.
- Maggie Gallagher

Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential
to the understanding of a problem.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

This life is a hospital in which every patient is possessed
with a desire to change his bed.
- Charles Baudelaire

Parenthood is not an object of appetite or even desire.
It is an object of will.
There is no appetite for parenthood;
there is only a purpose or intention of parenthood.
- Robin G. Collingwood

Burning desire to be or do something gives us staying power -
a reason to get up every morning or to pick ourselves
up and start in again after a disappointment.
- Marsha Sinetar

I had no desire from an early age to be on the stage.
- Ron Silver

Do you suppose there is any living man so unreasonable
that if he found himself stricken with a dangerous
ailment he would not anxiously desire to regain the blessing of health?
- Petrarch

It is my really sincere desire that we get an opportunity
to play long enough for people to really grab on and become fans,
because I think it's a great project.
- Ron Glass

Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire,
but most by calm and prudent forethought.
- Thucydides

 


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