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Desire Quotes

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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 starting point of all achievement is desire.
- Napoleon Hill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
- Baruch Spinoza

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Always desire to learn something useful.
- Sophocles

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

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

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

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

Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once,
whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.
- Napoleon Hill

No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the
desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people.
- William Howard Taft

In any art movement, the art has to move into a new phase -
a filmmaker has a desire to make a film that is not like a previous film.
- Norman McLaren

I think from a very young age I always have this desire to perform.
- Victor Garber

A child's appetite for new toys appeal to the desire
for ownership and appropriation:
the appeal of toys comes to lie not in their use but
in their status as possessions.
- Christopher Lasch

My desire to exit the game is greater than my desire to remain in it.
I have searched my heart through and through and feel
comfortable with this decision.
- Barry Sanders

Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself.
Give yourself peace of mind.
You deserve to be happy.
You deserve delight.
- Hannah Arendt

You are undoubtedly acquainted with my Reputation,
and as for my Penmanship it must speak for itself;
this is to desire your Approbation to keep a public school.
- Eli Whitney

A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The ultimate end of human acts is eudaimonia,
happiness in the sense of living well,
which all men desire; all acts are but different means chosen to arrive at it.
- Hannah Arendt

The desire to die was my one and only concern;
to it I have sacrificed everything,
even death.
- Emile M. Cioran

I don't know what keeps me going.
Sometimes I wonder...
I think it's just pure perseverance and wanting to
succeed and having that burning desire to always have success.
- Tanya Tucker

But I must own that I also felt stirred by an unselfish
desire to voice all the joys and sorrows,
the hopes and ambitions, of the American Negro,
in classic musical form.
- James Weldon Johnson

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

Success is focusing the full power of all you are on
what you have a burning desire to achieve.
- Wilferd A. Peterson

This is part of human nature, the desire to change consciousness.
- Michael Pollan

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

Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive.
Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.
- Ayn Rand

I often think I can see it in myself and in other young writers,
this desperate desire to please coupled with a kind
of hostility to the reader.
- David Foster Wallace

Sometimes I'm uncomfortable with the level of fame I've got!
It all depends on the day and what's going on.
I don't desire any more fame.
I don't need it.
- Philip Seymour Hoffman

Citizen participation is a device whereby public officials
induce nonpublic individuals to act in a way the officials desire.
- Daniel P. Moynihan

To be an artist you have to give up everything,
including the desire to be a good artist.
- Jasper Johns

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

We have been frustrated that there are a number of
incumbents in Maryland offices who have been in office
for years and years and show no movement or desire to pass the torch.
- John Mahoney

Well, I think just a desire to come back and be a part of the game again.
- Mario Lemieux

I don't have a burning desire to be taken seriously as an actor.
I don't have a master plan in that way.
- Ben Stiller

Your ability to use the principle of autosuggestion will depend,
very largely, upon your capacity to concentrate upon
a given desire until that desire becomes a burning obsession.
- Napoleon Hill

The real end of prayer is not so much to get this or
that single desire granted,
as to put human life into full and joyful conformity with the will of God.
- Charles Bent

Man never thinks himself happy, but when he enjoys
those things which others want or desire.
- Alexander Pope

Every man makes a god of his own desire.
- Virgil

What we have is two important values in conflict:
freedom of speech and our desire for healthy campaigns in a healthy democracy.
You can't have both.
- Dick Gephardt

Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.
- Patti Smith

I have known more men destroyed by the desire to have
wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have
seen destroyed by drink and harlots.
- William Butler Yeats

Not that painting would have been a release.
The reason for doing it is the desire to create.
I've got to do it!
I've seen that, I can still remember it,
I've got to paint it.
- Otto Dix

Nothing retains less of desire in art,
in science, than this will to industry,
booty, possession.
- Andre Breton


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