Quotes on Desire

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
~ Ayn Rand
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The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
~ Maya Angelou
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To the person who desires nothing and does not get entangled in desires, the manifold changes of nature are one panorama of beauty and sublimity.
~ Swami Vivekananda
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Have you ever wondered which hurts the most, saying something and wishing you had not, or saying nothing, and wishing you had?
~ Author Unknown
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One day you will wake up & there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted.
~ Paulo Coelho
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If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.
~ Nora Roberts
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You do not succeed because you do not know what you want, or you don't want it intensely enough.
~ Frank Crane
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Hope is the feeling that the feeling you have isn't permanent.
~ Jean Kerr
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It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
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Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
~ Bill Cosby
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Those who restrain their desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
~ William Blake
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A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal that is worth achieving.
~ Ayn Rand
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Desire presses ever forward unsubdued.
~ Sigmund Freud
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Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
~ Napoleon Hill
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I just try to be the best I can be and hope that is the best ever.
~ Tiger Woods
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If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.
~ C. S. Lewis
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Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.
~ Confucius
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All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
~ Aristotle
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Desire! That's the one secret of every man's career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire.

~ Bobby Unser
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Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy.
~ Swami Sivananda
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Profound desire, true desire is the desire to be close to someone.
~ Paulo Coelho
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The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.
~ Madame de Stael
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Desire urges me on, while fear bridals me.
~ Giordano Bruno,
The Heroic Enthusiasts - (Gli Eroici Furori) - An Ethical Poem
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Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.
~ Lao Tzu
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Our visions begin with our desires.
~ Audre Lorde
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The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
~ Maya Angelou
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I have a deeply hidden and inarticulate desire for something beyond the daily life.
~ Adeline Virginia Woolf
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Free from desire, you realize the mystery, caught in the desire, you see only the manifestations.
~ Lao Tzu
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We fear what we most desire.
~ Harley King
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When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.
~ Napoleon Hill
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I desire the things which will destroy me in the end.
~ Sylvia Plath
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There is no fulfillment that is not made sweeter for the prolonging of desire.
~ Jacqueline Carey
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Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire.
~ Roland Gerard Barthes
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Faith is not Desire. Faith is Will. Desires are things that need to be satisfied, whereas Will is a force. Will changes the space around us.
~ Paulo Coelho
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Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
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Oh to have you with me, to have you here, not to be alone, but to be with you, my beauty, you of all souls! You.
~ Anne Rice
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I desire the things which will destroy me in the end.
~ Sylvia Plath
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There is no fulfillment that is not made sweeter for the prolonging of desire.
~ Jacqueline Carey
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Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire.
~ Roland Gerard Barthes
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Faith is not Desire. Faith is Will. Desires are things that need to be satisfied, whereas Will is a force. Will changes the space around us.
~ Paulo Coelho
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Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
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Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
~ William Blake
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There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
~ George Bernard Shaw
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Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
~ Epicurus
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Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.
~ Dan Brown
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To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.
~ Federico GarcĂ­a Lorca
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Desire of having is the sin of covetousness.
~ William Shakespeare
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