Desire Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Desire

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


We read advertisements... to discover and enlarge our desires. We are always ready - even eager - to discover, from the announcement of a new product, what we have all along wanted without really knowing it.
~By Daniel J. Boorstin ~


How can you consider flower power outdated? The essence of my lyrics is the desire for peace and harmony. That's all anyone has ever wanted. How could it become outdated?
~By Robert Plant ~


The desire for self-expression afflicts people when they feel there is something of themselves which is not getting through to the outside world.
~By Fay Weldon ~


Sometimes it's just harder to remind yourself about what you're doing and why you're doing it... Other times, you have a great desire for it, but physically you're not responding the way you want. That presents other challenges. Then sometimes it all comes together.
~By Andre Agassi ~


It is my desire to be a great writer. I know that I still have a mountain to climb to achieve that.
~By Guy Johnson ~


I most sincerely wish that the world in which we live be free from the threat of a nuclear holocaust and from the ruinous arms race. It is my cherished desire that peace be not separated from freedom which is the right of every nation. This I desire and for this I pray.
~By Lech Walesa ~


One of the most difficult things everyone has to learn is that for your entire life you must keep fighting and adjusting if you hope to survive. No matter who you are or what your position is you must keep fighting for whatever it is you desire to achieve.
~By George Allen, Sr. ~


Yes, love indeed is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared, by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire.
~By Lord Byron ~


Heterosexuality is dangerous. It tempts you to aim at a perfect duality of desire.
~By Marguerite Duras ~


You can mark in desire the rising of the tide, as the appetite more and more invades the personality, appealing, as it does, not merely to the sensory side of the self, but to its ideal components as well.
~By Samuel Alexander ~


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.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
~By Tacitus ~


You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as you dominant aspiration.
~By James Allen ~


I am no longer sure of anything. If I satiate my desires, I sin but I deliver myself from them; if I refuse to satisfy them, they infect the whole soul.
~By Jean-Paul Sartre ~


Even though I don't agree with either Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann on virtually anything, I do think the unique scrutiny - because of their gender and highlighting the potential conflict between them is a product of the media's desire for juicy storylines. I think it's inappropriate.
~By Debbie Wasserman Schultz ~


But by providing the background picture - the universal situational awareness that we desire - by showing the anomalies, the Space-Based Radar will change the nature of how we do our analysis and our intelligence.
~By Stephen Cambone ~


No man is poor who does not think himself so. But if in a full fortune with impatience he desires more, he proclaims his wants and his beggarly condition.
~By Jeremy Taylor ~


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


The desire to economize time and mental effort in arithmetical computations, and to eliminate human liability to error is probably as old as the science of arithmetic itself.
~By Howard Aiken ~


The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.
~By Brian Tracy ~


God authors desires in your heart, then fulfills His Will by enabling you to realize those desires.
~By Edwin Louis Cole ~


An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
~By Samuel Smiles ~


You know that we have a great variety of ways to gratify our own desires.
~By Elias Hicks ~


But what is striking about this, in a town that often talks about tax cuts, we could quite easily, Republicans and Democrats working together, do something that everybody in America desires, and that is a simplification of our Tax Code.
~By Richard Neal ~


The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.
~By Jonathan Swift ~


One of the most beautiful passages of Rousseau is that in the sixth book of Confessions, where he describes the awakening in him of the literary sense. Of such wisdom, the poetic passion, the desire of beauty, the love of art for its own sake, has most.
~By Walter Pater ~


If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
~By Epicurus ~


Maybe a thing that you do not like is really in your interest. It is possible that a thing that you may desire may be against your interest.
~By Abu Bakr ~


You have indeed done much since the new century began to give shape and substance to the growing, the insistent desire that war may be banished from the earth.
~By Henry Campbell Bannerman ~


I was appalled at the amount of study necessary in order to qualify in medicine, and gradually my desire was blunted by a keener - and secret - wish to become an actor.
~By Conrad Veidt ~


Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.
~By Gaston Bachelard ~


My desire is to stand up and brush myself off when I make mistakes and ask for forgiveness.
~By Janine Turner ~


One would have to have completely forgotten the history of science so as to not remember that the desire to know nature has had the most constant and the happiest influence on the development of mathematics.
~By Henri Poincare ~


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


There is no doubt that Iraqis, like Australians and Americans, love and desire freedom. However, if freedom doesn't mean the right to complete self-determination, unfettered by interests other than one's own, then that freedom is less than worthless - it's oppression.
~By Amir Butler ~


All, all is theft, all is unceasing and rigorous competition in nature; the desire to make off with the substance of others is the foremost - the most legitimate - passion nature has bred into us and, without doubt, the most agreeable one.
~By Marquis de Sade ~


I have zero desire, just so you know, to be in the limelight. I don't think it's good for the country to have a former president criticize his successor. You're not going to see me giving my opinions in the public arena, until I start selling my book. I'm going to emerge then submerge.
~By George W. Bush ~


Kiss me out of desire, but not consolation.
~By Jeff Buckley ~


We always long for the forbidden things, and desire what is denied us.
~By Francois Rabelais ~


Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


My intention to lecture is as vague as my intention is to go on the stage. I will never consider an offer to lecture, not because I despise the vocation, but because I have no desire to appear on the public rostrum.
~By Mary MacLane ~


It is not only our duty to pray for others, but also to desire the prayers of others for ourselves.
~By William Gurnall ~


Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
~By Jean de La Fontaine ~


We will continue to count on your unwavering support and commitment to working with leaders of our continent in bringing about the desired renaissance of Africa.
~By Thabo Mbeki ~


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 ~


Pet lovers know that animals sometimes understand us better than we do, and the annals of human sin and desire provide plenty of stories to drive the point home.
~By Tony Snow ~


They who overcome their desires once can overcome them always.
~By Pierre Corneille ~


Suddenly I've got an overwhelming desire to surround myself with the aura of classical and Romantic art.
~By Sylvester Stallone ~


You will live your life secure in that you are no longer manipulated by what other people want you to do and be, but are directed by your own inner desires.
~By H. Stanley Judd ~


Success - keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep.
~By Walter Scott ~


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


With this first novel, I am just above the foothills, but I see the path to the top, and it is my desire to write compelling stories about everything that I find of interest.
~By Guy Johnson ~


I believe that all of us are born heterosexual, physically created with a plumbing that's heterosexual, and created with the instincts and desires that are basically, fundamentally, heterosexual.
~By Jerry Falwell ~


The point of vision and desire are the same.
~By Wallace Stevens ~


A confidence problem exists on the part of the people of the region who desire democratic rule in principle, but remain suspicious of both the fashion with which democratization is presented and the purposes of the democratic world.
~By Recep Tayyip Erdogan ~


Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
~By Democritus ~


Intellects whose desires have outstripped their understanding.
~By Friedrich August von Hayek ~


When I first started acting, I started in opera and had a great desire to play grand, tragic characters. I got sidetracked in musical theater and ended up doing a lot of comedy.
~By Leslie Easterbrook ~


Perhaps our only sickness is to desire a truth which we cannot bear rather than to rest content with the fictions we manufacture out of each other.
~By Lawrence Durrell ~


I will always desire to play with Bruce Springsteen. He's the most inspirational, most dedicated, most committed and most focused artist I've ever seen. I like to be around people like that.
~By Max Weinberg ~


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 ~


A memory is a beautiful thing, it's almost a desire that you miss.
~By Gustave Flaubert ~


They won't break me because the desire for freedom, and the freedom of the Irish people, is in my heart. The day will dawn when all the people of Ireland will have the desire for freedom to show. It is then that we will see the rising of the moon.
~By Bobby Sands ~


He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish illusions about the matter but bravely renounce his liberty and humanity.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


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


It is very certain that the desire of life prolongs it.
~By Lord Byron ~


But on the other hand, while disclaiming any change in my opinions, I desire equally to disclaim the representations of those opinions which have been put forward in some quarters.
~By Joseph Barber Lightfoot ~


It is not Kafka's fault that his wonderful writings have lately turned into a fad, and are read by people who have neither the ability nor the desire to absorb literature.
~By Herman Hesse ~


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


The desire to see Okinawa returned to Japan developed into a broad national consensus among our people.
~By Eisaku Sato ~


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 ~


It is true not all has been accomplished that the earnest advocates would desire, but a start has been made.
~By Frank B. Kellogg ~


What most men desire is a virgin who is a whore.
~By Edward Dahlberg ~


The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.
~By Madame de Stael ~


The inner thought coming from the heart represents the real motives and desires. These are the cause of action.
~By Raymond Holliwell ~


First rule of Economics 101: our desires are insatiable. Second rule: we can stomach only three Big Macs at a time.
~By Douglas Horton ~


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


This desire for equity must not lead to an excess of welfare, where nobody is responsible for anything.
~By Jacques Delors ~


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 ~


Prayer, among sane people, has never superseded practical efforts to secure the desired end.
~By George Santayana ~


My most profound confidence is however based upon the fact that at the head of Germany there stands a man by his entire development, his desires, and striving can only have been destined by fate to lead our people into a brighter future.
~By Alfred Jodl ~


No administration could stop the tidal wave of immigration that swept over the land; no political party could restrain or control the enterprise of our people, and no reasonable man could desire to check the march of civilization.
~By Nelson A. Miles ~


Is this not the true romantic feeling; not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you.
~By Thomas Wolfe ~


Often when He comes, He finds the soul occupied. Other guests are there, and He has to turn away. He cannot gain entry, for we love and desire other things; therefore, His gifts, which He is offering to everyone unceasingly, must remain outside.
~By Johannes Tauler ~


Men freely believe that which they desire.
~By Julius Caesar ~


To me, Shakespeare uses the supernatural elements to reveal his character's inner desires and fears.
~By John Foster ~


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.
~By Hannah Arendt ~


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


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.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


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


I don't think the players play with the same desire they once did.
~By Will McDonough ~


All sport... is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged.
~By Spiro T. Agnew ~


It is the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion.
~By Rebecca West ~


Every nation sincerely desires peace; and all nations pursue courses which if persisted in, must make peace impossible.
~By Norman Angell ~


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.
~By Napoleon Hill ~


When I started out, I didn't have any desire to be an actress or to learn how to act. I just wanted to be famous.
~By Katharine Hepburn ~


Now I am near to the getting of my crown, which shall be sure; for I bless the Lord, and desire all of you to bless Him that He hath brought me here, and makes me triumph over devils, and men, and sin: they shall wound me no more.
~By Donald Cargill ~


If people have a basic understanding of right from wrong, possess a strong desire to better themselves and persist in there cause, they can break the chain of any negative environment.
~By Dave Pelzer ~


Much can often be learned by the repetition under different conditions, even if the desired result is not obtained.
~By Archer J. P. Martin ~

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October 23 ,2021
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