Desire Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Desire

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It is hard to contend against one's heart's desire; for whatever it wishes to have it buys at the cost of soul.
~By Heraclitus ~


If one wants another only for some self-satisfaction, usually in the form of sensual pleasure, that wrong desire takes the form of lust rather than love.
~By Mortimer Adler ~


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 ~


Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself entirely to the desires and affections, captivating the willing hearers, and subduing their understanding.
~By David Hume ~


From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
~By Socrates ~


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 ~


It's a great mistake, I think, to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense, when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about things.
~By Anne Sullivan ~


My desire to participate in the business is not to make more crap.
~By Lisa Bonet ~


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 ~


From the outset of the war, the Canadian people have clearly shown that it is their desire to help in every way to make Canada's war effort as effective as possible.
~By William Lyon Mackenzie King ~


Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
~By Baruch Spinoza ~


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 ~


To educate the intelligence is to expand the horizon of its wants and desires.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


The desire to write grows with writing.
~By Desiderius Erasmus ~


Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.
~By William Wirt ~


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 ~


Travel can also be the spirit of adventure somewhat tamed, for those who desire to do something they are a bit afraid of.
~By Ella Maillart ~


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 ~


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 ~


Desire is creation, is the magical element in that process. If there were an instrument by which to measure desire, one could foretell achievement.
~By Willa Cather ~


The freedom now desired by many is not freedom to do and dare but freedom from care and worry.
~By James Truslow Adams ~


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


Reason has not tamed desire: it is as strong as ever.
~By Arthur Keith ~


Going after the unknown is always fascinating, I think. It becomes part of your life, this desire to know.
~By Mark Oliphant ~


The election in Iraq clearly demonstrates that Iraqi people are like people everywhere. They desire to create a future in an environment that is safe and allows them to reach their full potential as human beings, whatever that potential may be.
~By John Ensign ~


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 ~


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 ~


An exact poetic duplication of a man is for the poet a negation of the earth, an impossibility of being, even though his greatest desire is to speak to many men, to unite with them by means of harmonious verses about the truths of the mind or of things.
~By Salvatore Quasimodo ~


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 ~


Those who forget good and evil and seek only to know the facts are more likely to achieve good than those who view the world through the distorting medium of their own desires.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.
~By Edward Gibbon ~


Parenthood is not an object of appetite or even desire. It is an object of will. There is no appetite for parenthood; there is only a purpose or intention of parenthood.
~By Robin G. Collingwood ~


Failure doesn't kill you... it increases your desire to make something happen.
~By Kevin Costner ~


It goes without saying that the desire to accomplish the task with more confidence, to avoid wasting time and labour, and to spare our experimental animals as much as possible, made us strictly observe all the precautions taken by surgeons in respect to their patients.
~By Ivan Pavlov ~


The presentations and conceptions of the average man of the world are formed and dominated, not by the full and pure desire for knowledge as an end in itself, but by the struggle to adapt himself favourably to the conditions of life.
~By Ernst Mach ~


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


I always feel more comfortable in chaotic surroundings. I don't know why that is. I think order is dull. There is something about this kind of desire for order, particularly in Anglo Saxon cultures, that drive out this ability for the streets to become a really exotic, amorphous, chaotic, organic place where ideas can, basically, develop.
~By Malcolm Mclaren ~


Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.
~By Elie Wiesel ~


We have now gone beyond 100 in number, and the desire to join seems rather to increase, though it was thought the foundations would retard it, it seems quite otherwise.
~By Catherine McAuley ~


I shall not change my course because those who assume to be better than I desire it.
~By Victoria Woodhull ~


I have absolutely no desire and no thought of quitting ever.
~By Barbara Cook ~


A woman in love will do almost anything for a man, except give up the desire to improve him.
~By Nathaniel Branden ~


Since every man desires happiness, it is evidently no small matter whether he conceives of happiness in terms of work or of enjoyment.
~By Irving Babbitt ~


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.
~By John Adams ~


The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon.
~By Maria Montessori ~


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 ~


Nothing gives us courage more readily than the desire to avoid looking like a damn fool.
~By Dean Koontz ~


The reason can give nothing at all Like the response to desire.
~By Wallace Stevens ~


Impatience translates itself into a desire to have something immediate done about it all, and, as is generally the case with impatience, resolves itself in the easiest way that lies ready to hand.
~By Edward Sapir ~


The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
~By Brian Tracy ~


Obsession led me to write. It's been that way with every book I've ever written. I become completely consumed by a theme, by characters, by a desire to meet a challenge.
~By Anne Rice ~


And trust, yes, which is important, but that is what I aim towards. Now that is difficult for some people, and with that desire to get things as good as possible, I would say that I'm probably regarded as quite prickly to work with.
~By Jeremy Irons ~


I believe our editorial decisions reflected our constant desire to make sure that we fully cover and analyze any issue and give our viewers all the information they need.
~By Jim Walton ~


War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
~By Napoleon Hill ~


Not necessity, not desire - no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything - health, food, a place to live, entertainment - they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


When we look back, the only things we cherish are those which in some way met our original want; the desire which formed in us in early youth, undirected, and of its own accord.
~By Willa Cather ~


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 ~


I desire an special interest in your prayers that my faith fail not in the day of adversity.
~By John Hawley ~


Your desires and true beliefs have a way of playing blind man's bluff. You must corner the inner facts.
~By David Seabury ~


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 ~


It's always been a desire of mine to work with my parents.
~By Laura Dern ~


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


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


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 ~


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. ~


The moguls are driven by their respective desires for profit - period.
~By Todd Gitlin ~


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


My characters are driven by a passionate desire for justice. They are rebellious and incorruptible.
~By Tahar Ben Jelloun ~


Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.
~By Wallace Stevens ~


Even the distribution of rations leaves much to be desired; the fatigue party, well-intentioned and sympathetic though it be, often finds itself short of provisions.
~By Patrick MacGill ~


Great ambition, the desire of real superiority, of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man, and speech is the great instrument of ambition.
~By Adam Smith ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Discrimination due to age is one of the great tragedies of modern life. The desire to work and be useful is what makes life worth living, and to be told your efforts are not needed because you are the wrong age is a crime.
~By Johnny Ball ~


There is no desire more natural than the desire for knowledge.
~By Michel de Montaigne ~


I am your fairy tale. Your dream. Your wishes and desires, and I am your thirst and your hunger and your food and your drink.
~By Klaus Kinski ~


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 ~


He had not yet learned that the only safe male rebuke to a scornful female is to stay away from her - especially if that is what she desires.
~By Booth Tarkington ~


One might as well try to ride two horses moving in different directions, as to try to maintain in equal force two opposing or contradictory sets of desires.
~By Robert Collier ~


From 1918 on, trade unionists were to express from the platforms of their congresses the workers' desire for peace through a rational organization of the world.
~By Leon Jouhaux ~


What I took back, because of my exposure to the Jewish music of the 30s and the 40s in my upbringing with my father, was that kind of theatrical songwriting. It was always a part of my character. This desire to make people laugh.
~By Pete Townshend ~


To desire and expect nothing for oneself and to have profound sympathy for others is genuine holiness.
~By Ivan Turgenev ~


Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.
~By Marcelene Cox ~


I think Dwight loves being number two. I don't think he has any desire to be number one. He wants to be number two no matter where he goes. It's like Avis. 'We try harder.' That's Dwight.
~By Rainn Wilson ~


Poetry being the sign of that which all men desire, even though the desire be unconscious, intensity of life or completeness of experience, the universality of its appeal is a matter of course.
~By John Drinkwater ~


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 ~


Junipers are generally chosen for the latter purpose, as they can be more readily bent into the desired form; the eyes and tongue are added afterwards, and the representation altogether is really good.
~By Robert Fortune ~


Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk.
~By Edgar Watson Howe ~


The time when I had desire to go to the United States I didn't have a penny. It was in the middle of the depression, you know. I couldn't get as far as Hoboken at that time.
~By Ben Shahn ~


The desire to become a journalist came really because I very much like living abroad, and like to travel, and wanted to be paid for it.
~By John Pomfret ~


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


Another great evil arising from this desire to be thought rich; or rather, from the desire not to be thought poor, is the destructive thing which has been honored by the name of "speculation"; but which ought to be called Gambling.
~By William Cobbett ~


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.
~By Andre Maurois ~


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


I put for the general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death.
~By Thomas Hobbes ~


Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers.
~By Henri Frederic Amiel ~


If you desire to drain to the dregs the fullest cup of scorn and hatred that a fellow human being can pour out for you, let a young mother hear you call dear baby "it."
~By T. S. Eliot ~


If you take a lie and allow your desire for the truth, you'll end up with some truth - not fact, but something that gets you closer to the truth. That's what we want. When we go to a play, we need to be assured that the experience we're having.
~By Denis Johnson ~


For me, the desire exists less to get myself a degree than to just go and have the whole college experience, and throw myself into the brain pool and see if I can swim.
~By Joshua Jackson ~

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January 31 ,2023
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