Desire Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Desire

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We have no desire to convince anyone that there is only one way by which faith can be acquired.
~By William Griffith Wilson ~


True charity is the desire to be useful to others with no thought of recompense.
~By Emanuel Swedenborg ~


Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say.
~By Raymond Chandler ~


Things and actions are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be: why then should we desire to be deceived?
~By Joseph Butler ~


Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
~By Lao Tzu ~


All men by nature desire knowledge.
~By Aristotle ~


Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


It was a really interesting time in New York in the late 70s and early 80s, and the music scene was really, really interesting because you didn't have to be a virtuoso to make music, it was more about your desire to express things.
~By Jim Jarmusch ~


A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
~By Ayn Rand ~


Vertigo is the conflict between the fear of falling and the desire to fall.
~By Salman Rushdie ~


I was interested in telescopes and the way they worked because I had an intense desire to see what things looked like, so I learned how to use telescopes and find things in the sky.
~By Clyde Tombaugh ~


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


Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.
~By Will Durant ~


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 ~


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


If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
~By Paulo Coelho ~


Love is when the desire to be desired takes you so badly that you feel you could die of it.
~By Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec ~


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 ~


We also had to bring with us some desired scientific equipment over to the station as well as assemble new machines. For that, I had to conduct two space walks.
~By Philippe Perrin ~


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 ~


Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


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


An argument fatal to the communist theory, is suggested by the fact, that a desire for property is one of the elements of our nature.
~By Herbert Spencer ~


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


And I found out, the other part of it is that I found out and in my desire to life successfully, that baseball fit very well into my life. It's been a great teacher, trainer, mentor and you'll see what I mean in the next few minutes that I have to speak.
~By Dave Winfield ~


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


Desire is the most important factor in the success of any athlete.
~By Bill Shoemaker ~


In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity, the necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the desire to create.
~By Raoul Vaneigem ~


Merely external emancipation has made of the modern woman an artificial being. Now, woman is confronted with the necessity of emancipating herself from emancipation, if she really desires to be free.
~By Emma Goldman ~


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


Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
~By Jim Rohn ~


A person who has sympathy for mankind in the lump, faith in its future progress, and desire to serve the great cause of this progress, should be called not a humanist, but a humanitarian, and his creed may be designated as humanitarianism.
~By Irving Babbitt ~


America is a Nation with a mission - and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace - a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman.
~By George W. Bush ~


A 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 ~


Poetry proceeds from the totality of man, sense, imagination, intellect, love, desire, instinct, blood and spirit together.
~By Jacques Maritain ~


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 ~


Tis this desire of bending all things to our own purposes which turns them into confusion and is the chief source of every error in our lives.
~By Sarah Fielding ~


Some people are filled by compassion and a desire to do good, and some simply don't think anything's going to make a difference.
~By Meryl Streep ~


He put in your heart certain wishes and plans; in my heart, he put other different desires.
~By Sitting Bull ~


I consider no man honest who does not observe towards other nations the principles which he desires to be observed towards his own: and therefore I will not interfere in your domestic questions.
~By Lajos Kossuth ~


What is the single most important quality in a tennis champion? I would have to say desire, staying in there and winning matches when you are not playing that well.
~By John McEnroe ~


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.
~By Norman McLaren ~


I cannot but be grieved to go from my native land, and especially from that part of it for whom and with whom I desired only to live; yet the dreadful apprehensions I have of what is coming upon this land may help to make me submissive to this providence, though more bitter.
~By Donald Cargill ~


There are two futures, the future of desire and the future of fate, and man's reason has never learned to separate them.
~By John Desmond Bernal ~


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


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 ~


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.
~By Alexis Carrel ~


What pedophiles and people who have sexual desires on children lose sight of to a terrible, terrible degree - a devastating degree - is that their victims are real people who will suffer forever whatever abuses are perpetrated on them.
~By Jock Sturges ~


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


A good education should leave much to be desired.
~By Alan Gregg ~


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


The beginning of a plot is the prompting of desire.
~By Christopher Lehmann-Haupt ~


Fashion is the science of appearance, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.
~By Henry Fielding ~


When God desires to destroy a thing, he entrusts its destruction to the thing itself. Every bad institution of this world ends by suicide.
~By Victor Hugo ~


In today's world, marketers reach inside the home and attempt to figure out not what's good for your daughter, because that is not their business, but what deep desires they can manipulate, stimulate and ostensibly satisfy in order to produce cold, hard cash.
~By Maggie Gallagher ~


MAY it please your Honors: I was desired by one of the court to look into the books, and consider the question now before them concerning Writs of Assistance.
~By James Otis ~


I am an opponent of Saddam Hussein, but an opponent also, of the sanctions that have killed a million Iraqi children and an opponent of the United States' apparent desire to plunge the Middle East into a new and devastating war.
~By George Galloway ~


Boredom: the desire for desires.
~By Leo Tolstoy ~


As far as pleasures, you've got to have limits. You shouldn't have too much of good things, so you'll always have a desire for more and you won't get bored.
~By Compay Segundo ~


Every man makes a god of his own desire.
~By Virgil ~


In the street, the gaze of desire is furtive or menacing.
~By Mason Cooley ~


The cause of our difficulties in southeast Asia is not a deficiency of power but an excess of the wrong kind of power which results in a feeling of impotence when it fails to achieve its desired ends.
~By J. William Fulbright ~


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 ~


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.
~By Charles Bent ~


I like to have a thing suggested rather than told in full. When every detail is given, the mind rests satisfied, and the imagination loses the desire to use its own wings.
~By Thomas Bailey Aldrich ~


What does it take to be a champion? Desire, dedication, determination, concentration and the will to win.
~By Patty Berg ~


Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives.
~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 ~


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 ~


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


The desire to annoy no one, to harm no one, can equally well be the sign of a just as of an anxious disposition.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


I have struck a city - a real city - and they call it Chicago... I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages.
~By Rudyard Kipling ~


A person is born with desires of the eyes and ears, and a liking for beautiful sights and sounds. If he gives way to them, they will lead him to immorality and lack of restriction, and any ritual principles and propriety will be abandoned.
~By Xun Zi ~


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


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 ~


Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin. It is here that you discover act without motion, labor that is profound repose, vision in obscurity, and, beyond all desire, a fulfillment whose limits extend to infinity.
~By Thomas Merton ~


A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.
~By Elizabeth Gaskell ~


Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


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 ~


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 ~


This bored fantastic woman, with her animal nature, giving herself the pleasure of seeing her enemy struck down, not a particularly keen one for her because she is so weary of having all her desires satisfied.
~By Gustave Moreau ~


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.
~By Epictetus ~


If I desired to kill the senator why did I not do it? You all admit that I had him in my power.
~By Preston Brooks ~


I believe that God has planted in every heart the desire to live in freedom.
~By George W. Bush ~


Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
~By Victor Hugo ~


Man is the only animal whose desires increase as they are fed; the only animal that is never satisfied.
~By Henry George ~


It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government.
~By Alexander Hamilton ~


Only he who desires is amiable and not he who is satiated.
~By Thomas Mann ~


A free and prosperous Iraq will be a major blow to the terrorists and their desire to establish a safe haven in Iraq where they can plan and plot attacks.
~By Scott McClellan ~


That I feel a desire, my friends, that we in this latter day of the world, in which light is fast spreading, that we should be willing to attend to those portions of the Scriptures of truth that direct us home to the foundation.
~By Elias Hicks ~


The desire for liberty has also made itself felt as struggle against domestic tyranny or arbitrary rule.
~By Emily Greene Balch ~


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 ~


My great desire has been to remove from the political arena a question of this kind that is calculated to prevent us getting a verdict upon the important political issues that separate the two parties in this country.
~By Charles Tupper ~


Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you desire from what you do. If you are in a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out.
~By Michael Korda ~


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 ~


Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.
~By Robert A. Heinlein ~


Only as long as a company can produce a desired, worthwhile, and needed product or service, and can command the public, will it receive the public dollar and succeed.
~By Curtis Carlson ~


A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire.
~By Thomas Merton ~


I go farther, and say, that it is plainly our duty to desire pastors and teachers to take the care of such congregations, and that God did raise up such in the church as we see it in the word.
~By John Nelson Darby ~


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

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