Desire Quotes

Citizen participation is a device whereby public officials induce nonpublic individuals to act in a way the officials desire.

Daniel P. Moynihan

Love is not getting, but giving. Not a wild dream of pleasure and a madness of desire, oh, no, love is not that! It is goodness and honour and peace and pure living Yes, love is that and it is the best thing in the world and the thing that lives the longest.

Henry Van Dyke

All human suffering springs from unbridled desire. Unless one extricates oneself from the clutch of greed, one will not free himself from the fetters of sorrow.

Vellupillai Pirapakaran

Love me without fear / Trust me without questioning / Need me without demanding / Want me without restrictions / Accept me without change / Desire me without inhibitions

Dick Sutphen

In every living thing there is the desire for love.

D.H. Lawrence

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.

G.K. Chesterton

We live in a society whose whole policy is to excite every nerve in the human body and keep it at the highest pitch of artificial tension, to strain every human desire to the limit and create as many new desires and synthetic passions as possible, in

Thomas Merton

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

Napoleon Hill

I desire to leave to the men that come after me a remembrance of me in good works.

Alfred the Great

The passion of hatred is so long lived and so obstinate a malady that the surest sign of death in a sick person is their desire for reconciliation.

Jean de la Bruyere

All that spirits desire, spirits attain.

Kahlil Gibran

I consider it a mark of great prudence in a man to abstain from threats or any contemptuous expressions, for neither of these weaken the enemy, but threats make him more cautious, and the other excites his hatred, and a desire to revenge himself.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Vertigo is the conflict between the fear of falling and the desire to fall.

Salman Rushdie

The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who, in their grueling travels across trackless lands in prehistoric times, looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space, at full speed, above all obstacles, on the infinite highway of the air.

Wilbur Wright

Dancing: The vertical expression of a horizontal desire legalized by music.

George Bernard Shaw

Desire and hope will push us on toward the future.

Michel de Montaigne

The first principle of success is desire - knowing what you want. Desire is the planting of your seed.

Robert Collier

How helpless we are, like netted birds, when we are caught by desire!

Belva Plain

The desire not to be anything is the desire not to be.

Ayn Rand

The fundamental desire of life is the desire to exist.

Rabindranath Tagore

Just as a fire is covered by smoke and a mirror is obscured by dust, just as the embryo rests deep within the womb, wisdom is hidden by selfish desire.

Bhagavad Gita

Desire is a powerful force that can be used to make things happen.”

Marcia Wieder

A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.

Ayn Rand

In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.

Jane Smiley
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