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Motivational Desire Quotes

May these quotes about Desire inspire and motivate you.

Love is an irresistible desire
to be irresistibly desired.
- Robert Frost

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Winners must have two things:
definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them.
- Anonymous

The starting point of all achievement is desire.
- Napoleon Hill

The size of your success is measured by
the strength of your desire;
the size of your dream;
and how you handle disappointment along the way.
- Robert Kiyosaki


 

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

You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates


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I desire to love myself as I truly am -
and to live courageously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All your anxiety is because of your desire for harmony.
Seek disharmony, then you will gain peace.
- Rumi

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

You can have anything you want -
if you want it badly enough.
You can be anything you want to be,
do anything you set out to accomplish
if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
- Abraham Lincoln

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I can't stand a naked light bulb.
- the movie A Streetcar Named Desire

Let today be a day to trust your own inner guidance,
a day to have faith that your steps are carrying you
in the direction you desire,
a day to keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.
- Epictetus

Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.
- Lao-Tzu

Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
- Aeschylus

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
- Louis D. Brandeis

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.
- Alexis Carrel

Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
- Baruch Spinoza

All teenagers have this desire to somehow run away.
- Joan Chen

Above all, do not lose your desire to walk.
Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being
and walk away from every illness.
I have walked myself into my best thoughts,
and I know of no thought so burdensome
that one cannot walk away from it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods;
and that is,
the sincere desire to find out the truth,
whatever it may be.
- Charles Pierce

Always desire to learn something useful.
- Sophocles

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

It is a waste of money to help those who show no desire to help themselves.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.
- Irving Langmuir

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

I desire so to conduct the affairs
of this administration that, if at the end...
I have lost every other friend on earth,
I shall at least have one friend left,
and that friend shall be down inside of me.
- Abraham Lincoln

The will to win, the desire to succeed,
the urge to reach your full potential...
these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
- Confucius

Most people think that anger is an instinctive response,
and that some people were just born with the temperament
to get angrier faster than others.
That statement is only half right.
Anger is an instinctive response.
We respond to an affront with anger essentially instantaneously -
much too quickly for conscious thought to be called upon.
But the instinct of the anger response
can be trained through conscious repetition,
visualization, and coaching.
Visualization is seeing the event
we desire to master in our mind's eye.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve
the world and a desire to enjoy the world.
This makes it hard to plan the day.
- E. B. White

Death is not evil, for it frees man from all ills and
takes away his desires along with desire's rewards.
- Giacomo Leopardi

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.
- Joshua Jackson

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.
- Hannah Arendt

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

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.
- Catherine McAuley

I've always had this unresolved desire to prove that I could get a Ph.D.,
or contribute something else to the world.
- Diane Lane

It is said that desire is a product of the will,
but the converse is in fact true: will is a product of desire.
- Denis Diderot

It is widely held that too much wine will dull a man's desire.
Indeed it will in a dull man.
- John Osborne

People desire power.
I don't know why they want it so.
It seems to me it implies a hugely superior intellect
which separates them from most of the populace.
- F. Murray Abraham

Women desire six things: They want their husbands to be brave,
wise, rich, generous, obedient to wife,
and lively in bed.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

The fear of failure is so great, it is no wonder that
the desire to do right by one's children has led to
a whole library of books offering advice on how to raise them.
- Bruno Bettelheim

There is no greater impediment to progress in the sciences
than the desire to see it take place too quickly.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Nothing is more consuming, or more illogical,
than the desire for remembrance.
- Ellen Glasgow

I have no desire to carry a movie.
- Amy Sedaris

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.
- John McEnroe

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

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

I didn't get into making music for the fame aspect.
There are people who do desire that.
- Sheryl Crow

Almost every desire a poor man has is a punishable offence.
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine

Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well,
and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them.
- Blaise Pascal

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

I've often been asked to run for office.
I have no desire to do that, I would not want my time
with the family or the company restricted because of
the demands of an elected position.
- Carl Karcher

I don't pretend anything anymore.
I don't have time, desire or energy to calculate anymore.
- Thomas Kretschmann

I claim that rape exists any time sexual intercourse
occurs when it has not been initiated by the woman,
out of her own genuine affection and desire.
- Robin Morgan

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.
- Samuel Alexander

It is my really sincere desire that we get an opportunity
to play long enough for people to really grab on and become fans,
because I think it's a great project.
- Ron Glass

As writers become more numerous, it is natural for
readers to become more indolent;
whence must necessarily arise a desire of attaining
knowledge with the greatest possible ease.
- Oliver Goldsmith

We desire an expansion of relations with regional states
and the establishment of extensive public contacts.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Human behavior flows from three main sources:
desire,
emotion, and knowledge.
- Plato

Some prices are just too high, no matter how much you may want the prize.
The one thing you can't trade for your heart's desire is your heart.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

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.
- Norman McLaren

Nothing retains less of desire in art,
in science, than this will to industry,
booty, possession.
- Andre Breton

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


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