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Desire Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Desire

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Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


Some artists shrink from self-awareness, fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and even their desire to create. The truth of the matter is quite opposite.
~By James Broughton ~


You desire that which exceeds my humble powers, but I trust in the compassion and mercy of the All-powerful God.
~By Saint Stephen ~


By far the greatest part of those goods which are the objects of desire, are procured by labour; and they may be multiplied, not in one country alone, but in many, almost without any assignable limit, if we are disposed to bestow the labour necessary to obtain them.
~By David Ricardo ~


When sages commend excess, Desire is sick.
~By Mason Cooley ~


We will try to create conditions where persons could come together in a spirit of teamwork, and exercise to their heart's desire their technological capacity.
~By Akio Morita ~


Fashion is the science of appearances, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.
~By Edwin Hubbel Chapin ~


Civilization never stands still; if in one country it is falling back, in another it is changing, evolving, becoming more complicated, bringing fresh experience to body and mind, breeding new desires, and exploiting Nature's cupboard for their satisfaction.
~By Arthur Keith ~


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


Every day I went to the ballpark in Yankee Stadium as well as on the road people were on my back. The last six years in the American League were mental hell for me. I was drained of all my desire to play baseball.
~By Roger Maris ~


It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self.
~By Francis Bacon ~


There is a great interest in comparative religion and a desire to understand faiths other than our own and even to experiment with exotic cults.
~By Emily Greene Balch ~


Either you write songs or you don't. And if you do write songs like I do, I think there's a natural desire to want to make records.
~By Roger Waters ~


If you make a treaty first with the United States and settle the matter of the opium trade, England cannot change this, though she should desire to do so.
~By Townsend Harris ~


My desire for the part of Mammy was not dominated by selfishness for Hollywood has been good to me and I am grateful.
~By Hattie McDaniel ~


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.
~By Roland Barthes ~


I have no desire to coach basketball.
~By Kevin Johnson ~


The great majority of men, especially in France, both desire and possess a fashionable woman, much in the way one might own a fine horse - as a luxury befitting a young man.
~By Stendhal ~


Whatever my individual desires were to be free, I was not alone. There were many others who felt the same way.
~By Rosa Parks ~


You lose your anonymity just like a helium balloon with a string. Therefore people are going to have their own opinion and they're going to write in whatever clever manner they desire.
~By Kim Basinger ~


What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110 percent all the time.
~By Don Zimmer ~


I am a red man. If the Great Spirit had desired me to be a white man he would have made me so in the first place.
~By Sitting Bull ~


It is psychological law that whatever we desire to accomplish we must impress upon the subjective or subconscious mind.
~By Orison Swett Marden ~


If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it.
~By Brendan Francis ~


I read about this hotel that was great, down in the south of the island, not in a touristy area. I had no particular desire ever to go to Jamaica, but I thought, what the hell? Sounds nice. Let's go!
~By Jeremy Northam ~


Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled; not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it.
~By Tom Stoppard ~


My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.
~By Beverly Sills ~


To Mr. Seward: It is my desire that, in case Maximillian will surrender, he be sent here a prisoner of war, but that in the event of his continuing the war, or refusing to surrender, then he be shot.
~By Joshua A. Norton ~


We are the recipients of scientific method. We can each be a creative and active part of it if we so desire.
~By Kary Mullis ~


The discipline of desire is the background of character.
~By John Locke ~


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.
~By David Foster Wallace ~


The three main sources of scepticism are first, that not every people desires freedom; second, that democracy in certain parts of the world would be dangerous; and third, that there is little the world's democracies can do to advance freedom outside their countries.
~By Natan Sharansky ~


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


Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
~By Sigmund Freud ~


When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.
~By Napoleon Hill ~


Were there no desire there would be no virtue, and because one man desires what another does not, who shall say whether the child of his desire be Vice or Virtue?
~By Edgar Rice Burroghs ~


An original is a creation motivated by desire. Any reproduction of an originals motivated be necessity. It is marvelous that we are the only species that creates gratuitous forms. To create is divine, to reproduce is human.
~By Man Ray ~


Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon... must inevitably come to pass!
~By Paul J. Meyer ~


One of the things that has always motivated me to write is the desire to get it out and look at it in an objective way, so that it doesn't cause me any serious pain by staying inside.
~By Carly Simon ~


There is such a desire to give everybody a piece, we're probably wasting a great deal of homeland security money trying to be politically correct, when we really need to make sure that our cities get the money they need.
~By Shelley Berkley ~


When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness.
~By Nicole Kidman ~


A fine world in which man reproaches woman with fulfilling his heart's desire!
~By Karl Kraus ~


This was the man, this Balaam, I say, was the man, who desired to die the death of the righteous, and that his last end might be like his; and this was the state of his mind when he pronounced these words.
~By Joseph Butler ~


An anxious unrest, a fierce craving desire for gain has taken possession of the commercial world, and in instances no longer rare the most precious and permanent goods of human life have been madly sacrificed in the interests of momentary enrichment.
~By Felix Adler ~


A short cut to riches is to subtract from our desires.
~By Petrarch ~


I have no desire to prove anything by dancing. I have never used it as an outlet or a means of expressing myself. I just dance. I just put my feet in the air and move them around.
~By Fred Astaire ~


The intensity of your desire governs the power with which the force is directed.
~By John McDonald ~


Through these offices it was my privilege to get to know almost every Jewish person, and those whom I did not come to know through these offices I came to know through love and a desire to know my brethren, the members of my people.
~By Shmuel Y. Agnon ~


Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases.
~By Jean Jacques Rousseau ~


There was never in my mind a desire to give in on the subject of freeing the political prisoners.
~By Robert Bourassa ~


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


Our opponents maintain that we are confronted with insurmountable political obstacles, but that may be said of the smallest obstacle if one has no desire to surmount it.
~By Theodor Herzl ~


In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.
~By Jane Smiley ~


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


The Bush administration does not desire to see Islam practiced in its pristine purity.
~By Louis Farrakhan ~


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.
~By Philip Seymour Hoffman ~


Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
~By Swami Sivananda ~


My desire is to let go of my ego and let in His direction.
~By Janine Turner ~


It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


It was also important for me to have a burning desire to achieve something worthwhile on that instrument, and I devoted many many many hours with little or no compensation to perfecting whatever I could, because I loved it so much.
~By Billy Sheehan ~


If what the heart approves conforms to proper patterns, then even if one's desires are many, what harm would they be to good order?
~By Xun Zi ~


My secret ambition was always to provide music for animation films: something with an Indian theme, either a fairy tale or mythological tale or on the Krishna theme. I still have a very deep desire, but these sorts of chances don't always come.
~By Ravi Shankar ~


He that desireth to acquire any art or science seeketh first those means by which that art or science is obtained. If we ought to do so in things natural and earthly, how much more then in spiritual?
~By Robert Barclay ~


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


If you real desire is to be good, there is no need to wait for the money before you do it; you can do it now, this very moment, and just where you are.
~By James Allen ~


A big element of what they regard as conformity is simply a desire to have an audience.
~By Karel Reisz ~


Once you have made the decision to do the film, once you have identified the desire and all the deep and personal, intimate, artistic reasons why you want to do the film, then it's more a matter of how to do things.
~By Isabelle Huppert ~


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


That is the best government which desires to make the people happy, and knows how to make them happy.
~By Thomas B. Macaulay ~


First and foremost - our vision for a united and peaceful Georgia is based on respect for the desire - and respect for the right - to South Ossetian autonomy.
~By Mikhail Saakashvili ~


We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes.
~By Marcel Proust ~


I have heard of novels started in the middle, at the end, written in patches to be joined together later, but I have never felt the slightest desire to do this.
~By C. S. Forester ~


Those who restrain their desires, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
~By William Blake ~


Study with desire is real activity; without desire it is but the semblance and mockery of activity.
~By William Godwin ~


The real issue is not talent as an independent element, but talent in relationship to will, desire, and persistence. Talent without these things vanishes and even modest talent with those characteristics grows.
~By Milton Glaser ~


If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail.
~By Francis Quarles ~


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


When desire dies, fear is born.
~By Baltasar Gracian ~


Let others laugh when you sacrifice desire to duty, if they will. You have time and eternity to rejoice in.
~By Theodore Parker ~


With Shakespeare and poetry, a new world was born. New dreams, new desires, a self consciousness was born. I desired to know to know myself in terms of the new standards set by these books.
~By Peter Abrahams ~


I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
~By Michelangelo ~


The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.
~By Laurence Sterne ~


Old age is the supreme evil, for it deprives man of all pleasures while allowing his appetites to remain, and it brings with it every possible sorrow. Yet men fear death and desire old age.
~By Giacomo Leopardi ~


To me that's what art is about - when you don't really have any control over your desires to do it.
~By Noah Taylor ~


So dancing was not something I had a great desire to do.
~By Suzanne Farrell ~


The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more, and to prevent the lower from getting more.
~By Aristotle ~


Desire of having is the sin of covetousness.
~By William Shakespeare ~


If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


Let not a man do what his sense of right bids him not to do, nor desire what it forbids him to desire. This is sufficient. The skillful artist will not alter his measures for the sake of a stupid workman.
~By Mencius ~


Richard Hugo taught me that anyone with a desire to write, an ear for language and a bit of imagination could become a writer. He also, in a way, gave me permission to write about northern Montana.
~By James Welch ~


In fact, because of this deep desire for peace, the ruling class leaders of this land, from 1945 on, stepped up the hysteria and propaganda to drive into American minds the false notion that danger threatened them from the East.
~By Paul Robeson ~


The instinct to impersonate produces the actor; the desire to provide pleasure by impersonations produces the playwright; the desire to provide this pleasure with adequate characterization and dialogue memorable in itself produces dramatic literature.
~By George P. Baker ~


Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
~By Marianne Williamson ~


The good thing about getting older is that, as you become less attractive, so you have less desire to go out and conquer everyone you see.
~By Julian Clary ~


Life everlasting in a state of happiness is the greatest desire of all men.
~By Joseph Franklin Rutherford ~


We grow like flowers, and bear desire, The odor of the human flowers.
~By Richard H. Stoddard ~


The desire for possession is insatiable, to such a point that it can survive even love itself. To love, therefore, is to sterilize the person one loves.
~By Albert Camus ~


The teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
~By Horace Mann ~


A lie does not consist in the indirect position of words, but in the desire and intention, by false speaking, to deceive and injure your neighbour.
~By Jonathan Swift ~

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