Desire Quotes

Share Your Quotes Join Us Inspire & Move Your Friends

How do you feel today?    I feel ...

These are quotes tagged with "desire".

Add to my favourites Get these quotes on a PDF
There are no better masters than poverty and want.

There's nothing like desire to prevent the things one says from having any resemblance to the things in one's mind.
You can really have everything you want, if you go after it, but you will have to want it. The desire for success must be so strong within you that it is the very breath of your life -- your first though when you awaken in the morning, your last thought when you go to bed at night...
There is a vast difference in some instances between what we really need and that which we think we must have, and the realization of this truth will greatly lessen the seeming discomfort in doing without.
I was taught that everything is attainable if you are prepared to give up, to sacrifice, to get it. Whatever you want to do, you can do it, if you want it badly enough, and I do believe that. I believe that if I wanted to run a mile is four minutes I could do it. I would have to give up everything else in my life, but I could run a mile in four minutes. I believe that if a man wanted to walk on water and was prepared to give up everything else in life, he could do that.
If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the things they failed to obtain.
Ignore what a man desires and you ignore the very source of his power
There are ways which lead to everything, and if we have sufficient will we should always have sufficient means.
Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are supplied must admit those of fancy.
Life is a progress from want to want, not from enjoyment to enjoyment.
A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.
Just what you want to be, you will be in the end.
It (racing) is a matter of spirit, not strength. It is a matter of doing your best each little moment. There's never a break. You must have desire, a very intense desire to keep going.
You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough. You must want it with an inner exuberance that erupts through the skin and joins the energy that created the world.
People seek within a short span of life to satisfy a thousand desires, each of which is insatiable.
It is not from nature, but from education and habits, that our wants are chiefly derived.
Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs.
First the stalk -- then the roots. First the need -- then the means to satisfy that need. First the nucleus -- then the elements needed for its growth.
Supply always comes on the heels of demand.
The first principle of success is desire -- knowing what you want. Desire is the planting of your seed.
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.
Almost every desire a poor man has is a punishable offence.
No matter how old you get, if you can keep the desire to be creative, you're keeping the man-child alive.
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.
Desire is the thing you want in incipiency.
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.
A man must earnestly want.
We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.
And desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets. [Ecclesiastes 12:5]
Want is one only of five giants on the road of reconstruction; the others are Disease, Ignorance, Squalor, and Idleness.
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.
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.
An infinity of forests lies dormant within the dreams of one Acorn.
The difference between DREAM and DESIRE is that the dream is what we build for the team and the desire is what we aspire to build for ourselves."~Anuj Somany