Quotes about Desire

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I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.

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.
To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.
It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow.
Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self?
If you desire many things, many things will seem few.
The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.
When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.
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.
First deserve then desire.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains, but rather what he longs to attain.
Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
The discipline of desire is the background of character.
Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.
The man who really wants to do something finds a way, the other finds an excuse.
When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.
There is nothing capricious in nature and the implanting of a desire indicates that its gratification is in the constitution of the creature that feel it.
Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
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.
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.
Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
If a man constantly aspires is he not elevated?
We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
We never desire strongly, what we desire rationally.
Be careful what you set your heart upon -- for it will surely be yours.
The desire for success lubricates secret prostitution's in the soul.
By annihilating the desires, you annihilate the mind. Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.
Know what you want. Become your real self.
It is said that desire is a product of the will, but the converse is in fact true: will is a product of desire.
When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will always long to return.
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful; and the beautiful things that God makes are his gift to all alike.
The fewer our wants the more we resemble the Gods.
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary.
We are ever striving after what is forbidden, and coveting what is denied us.

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