Desire Quotes And Sayings


Desire Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of desire quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“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

“I desire not to desire, for my will is without value, since I am ignorant in any case. Therefore choose Thou for me what thou knowest to be best and do not put my perdition in what my autonomy and free choice prefer.”
– Bayazid Al Bistami

“To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.”
– James Allen

“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal — a commitment to excellence — that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”
– Mario Andretti

“The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without ceasing. The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer.”
– St. Augustine

“Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.”
Richard Bach

“Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.”
– Gaston Bachelard

“The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.”
– Francis Bacon

“Be careful what you set your heart upon — for it will surely be yours.”
– James Baldwin

“Those who really desire to attain an independence, have only set their minds upon it, and adopt the proper means, as they do in regard to any other object which they wish to accomplish, and the thing is easily done.”
– P.T. Barnum

Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.”
– Sir james M. Barrie

Want is one only of five giants on the road of reconstruction; the others are Disease, Ignorance, Squalor, and Idleness.”
– Baron William Henry Beveridge

“He who desires but does not act, breeds pestilence.”
– William Blake

“A man must earnestly want.”
– William Frederick Book

“We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.”
Christian Nevell Bovee

“One essential to success is that your desire be an all-obsessing one, your thoughts and aim be coordinated, and your energy be concentrated and applied without letup.’
– Claude M. Bristol

“If you do not develop the hunger and courage to pursue your goal, you will lose your nerve and you will give up on your dream.”
– Les Brown

“You gotta be hungry!”
– Les Brown

“O lyric Love, half angel and half bird. And all a wonder and a wild desire.”
– Robert Browning

“Desire, like the atom, is explosive with creative force.”
– Paul Vernon Buser

“Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It’s a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.”
– Eric Butterworth

“Desire is the thing you want in incipiency.”
– Emillie Cady

“I honestly believed I would make it. I had the desire. A lot of people have the ability, but they don’t put forth the effort.”
– Joe Carter

“No matter how old you get, if you can keep the desire to be creative, you’re keeping the man-child alive.”
– John Cassavetes

“Almost every desire a poor man has is a punishable offence.”
– Louis Ferdinand Celine

“If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen.”
– Cher

“It is not the greatness of a man’s means that makes him independent, so much as the smallness of his wants.”
– Robert Cobbett

“All through nature, you will find the same law. First the need, then the means.”
– Robert Collier

“Something must be done when you find an opposing set of desires of this kind well to the fore in your category of strong desires. You must set in operation a process of competition, from which one must emerge a victor and the other set be defeated.”
– Robert Collier

“Very few persons, comparatively, know how to Desire with sufficient intensity. They do not know what it is to feel and manifest that intense, eager, longing, craving, insistent, demanding, ravenous Desire which is akin to the persistent, insistent, ardent, overwhelming desire of the drowning man for a breath of air; of the shipwrecked or desert-lost man for a drink of water; of the famished man for bread and meat”
– Robert Collier

“The first principle of success is desire — knowing what you want. Desire is the planting of your seed.”
– Robert Collier

“Supply always comes on the heels of demand.”
– Robert Collier

“You can have anything you want — if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, have anything you desire, accomplish anything you set out to accomplish — if you will hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.”
– Robert Collier

“Plant the seed of desire in your mind and it forms a nucleus with power to attract to itself everything needed for its fulfillment.”
– Robert Collier

“It sometimes seems that we have only to love a thing greatly to get it.”
– Robert Collier

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