Desire Quotes and Sayings

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

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

Roots of desires are hidden so deep in inner recesses of mind that it can’t be detected just on the surface alone. Go deeper in mind to see roots of all desires and eradication happens merely by observation of it.
Anandmurti Gurumaa

The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.
Napoleon Hill

The world you desire can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.
Ayn Rand

The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
Maya Angelou


The first principle of success is desire — knowing what you want. Desire is the planting of your seed.
– Robert Collier

To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.
– Federico García Lorca

The intelligent desire self-control; children want candy.

There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it.
George Bernard Shaw

What we insistently desire, over time, is what we become.
– Neal A. Maxwell


In every living thing there is the desire for love.
– D.H. Lawrence

I do desire we may be better strangers.
William Shakespeare

If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it.
– Brendan Francis

When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.
Paulo Coelho

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