Desire Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Desire

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All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
~By Samuel Butler ~


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 ~


It's not any desire on my part to start playing dads, but it's a convention of drama. If you don't get the parts of young people going out to nightclubs, you have to play their fathers.
~By Ian Hart ~


Why, except as a means of livelihood, a man should desire to act on the stage when he has the whole world to act in, is not clear to me.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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.
~By John Mahoney ~


I think that's what helped us: confidence, respect, the desire to work hard.
~By Ed O'Brien ~


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 ~


Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality.
~By Richard Courant ~


Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.
~By Sallust ~


When mankind first saw the necessity of government, it is probable that many had conceived the desire of ruling.
~By Thomas Clarkson ~


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


The diligent scholar is he that loves himself, and desires to have reason to applaud and love himself.
~By William Godwin ~


To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind - this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for.
~By Henry Van Dyke ~


Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
~By Amy Lowell ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


I have a tremendous desire to learn, and to grow, and to develop whatever I have that will make for any kind of improvement in me.
~By Lawrence Welk ~


Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


Desire! That's the one secret of every man's career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire.
~By Bobby Unser ~


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 ~


Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
~By Denis Waitley ~


A revolutionary poem will not tell you who or when to kill, what and when to burn, or even how to theorize. It reminds you... where and when and how you are living and might live, it is a wick of desire.
~By Adrienne Rich ~


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 ~


Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it.
~By Mason Cooley ~


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


Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment that he who will trick will always find another who will suffer to be tricked.
~By Niccolo Machiavelli ~


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 ~


Too often the desire for peace has been expressed by women while the stewardship of the mechanisms which are used to attempt to secure peace in the short and medium term are dominated by male decision-making structures and informal arrangements. This must change.
~By Jenny Shipley ~


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


No matter how old you get, if you can keep the desire to be creative, you're keeping the man-child alive.
~By John Cassavetes ~


The interval between a cold expectation and a warm desire may be filled by expectations of varying degrees of warmth or by desires of varying degrees of coldness.
~By Samuel Alexander ~


We all had a desire and appreciation for such a wide range of music.
~By Jim Capaldi ~


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 ~


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


I want to swim in both directions at once. Desire success, court failure.
~By Alan Rickman ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


Forbidden pleasures alone are loved immoderately; when lawful, they do not excite desire.
~By Marcus Fabius Quintilian ~


Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality nearer to the heart's desire.
~By John Dewey ~


Hamas' battle is against the Zionist occupation in the Palestinian land. Hamas has no desire to change its battlefield.
~By Ahmed Yassin ~


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


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 people of the Middle East share the desire for freedom. We have an opportunity - and an obligation - to help them turn this desire into reality.
~By Condoleezza Rice ~


All personal achievement starts in the mind of the individual. Your personal achievement starts in your mind. The first step is to know exactly what your problem, goal or desire is.
~By W. Clement Stone ~


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 ~


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


I have an unending desire to be better and make myself a better person, better mother.
~By Tanya Tucker ~


The man's desire is for the woman; but the woman's desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man.
~By Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~


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


Always desire to learn something useful.
~By Sophocles ~


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 ~


There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.
~By Nelson Mandela ~


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 ~


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


I have a feeling that being in love sometimes means the projection of your desires onto another person. The important thing is that you like the other person, respect the other person and want to raise children with the other person.
~By Eric Braeden ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common is not gender or ethnic background, but motivation, perseverance, and desire - the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery.
~By Ellen Ochoa ~


The questions of philosophy proper are human desires and fears and aspirations - human emotions - taking an intellectual form.
~By Chauncey Wright ~


God touches and moves, warns and desires all equally, and He wants one quite as much as another. The inequality lies in the way in which His touch, His warnings, and His gifts are received.
~By Johannes Tauler ~


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 ~


After that, Kasparov stepped back from chess which is, and I want this to be clear, not good for chess in general at all. As a whole, the current situation in the chess world leaves a lot to be desired.
~By Anatoly Karpov ~


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 ~


Desire creates its own object.
~By Barbara Grizzuti Harrison ~


I still have the desire to do the job of acting. It's just a matter of whether I'll be allowed to do the job of acting that remains to be seen. There are only so many brick walls that I'm willing to beat my head on.
~By Gary Coleman ~


Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
~By Jiddu Krishnamurti ~


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


In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability.
~By John Kenneth Galbraith ~


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 ~


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


Duty - that which sternly impels us in the direction of profit, along the line of desire.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


As a guest who doesn't eat, drink or smoke, you leave much to be desired, but as a writer, you're my girl.
~By Thelma Ritter ~


Folly enlarges men's desires while it lessens their capacities.
~By Robert South ~


This awareness instills a fierce desire to protect that heritage and - in doing so - to educate Americans in the meaning and importance of our pivotal documents.
~By Allen Weinstein ~


And out of a desire essentially to imitate what I was reading, I began to write, like a clever monkey.
~By Russell Banks ~


The great increase in longevity has produced a surge in the desire to accumulate assets for retirement. It has outpaced the ability of the private sector to produce assets, so we need a larger government debt.
~By William Vickrey ~


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


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


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


Few people have ever seriously wished to be exclusively rational. The good life which most desire is a life warmed by passions and touched with that ceremonial grace which is impossible without some affectionate loyalty to traditional form and ceremonies.
~By Joseph Wood Krutch ~


All men by nature desire knowledge.
~By Aristotle ~


Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.
~By Aristotle ~


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


Therefore I feel that the aforementioned guiding principle must be modified to read: If you desire peace, cultivate justice, but at the same time cultivate the fields to produce more bread; otherwise there will be no peace.
~By Norman Borlaug ~


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 ~


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


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


Prayer is not so much the means whereby God's will is bent to man's desires, as it is that whereby man's will is bent to God's desires.
~By Charles Bent ~


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 ~


We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible.
~By Barack Obama ~


We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~

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