Desire Quotes

For me and for thousands with similar inclinations, the most important passion of life is the overpowering desire to escape periodically from the clutches of a mechanistic civilization. To us the enjoyment of solitude, complete independence, and the beauty of undefined panoramas is absolutely essential to happiness.

Bob Marshall

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.

John Drinkwater

The power of purpose is profound only if you have a desire that stirs the heart.

Price Pritchett

This desire for equity must not lead to an excess of welfare, where nobody is responsible for anything.

Jacques Delors

Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.

Rebecca West

Mother Veda is compassionate; she longs to liberate her children from doubt and discontent. She has no desire to inflame or confuse; wise men know this well.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

In other searchings it might be the object of the quest that brought satisfaction, or it might be something incidental that one got on the way; but in religion, desire was fulfilment, it was the seeking itself that rewarded.

Willa Sibert Cather

This war has been motivated by pride or arrogance, by a desire to control oil wealth, by a desire to implant our programs.

James Earl Carter, Jr.

I was born, I think, with the desire to make beautiful books brave books that would preserve the glories of the Dream untarnished, and would re-create them for battered people, and re-awaken joy and magnanimity.

James Branch Cabell

Often the best way to overcome desire is to satisfy it.

W. Somerset Maugham

Wonder implies the desire to learn.

Aristotle

Wonder is the desire for knowledge.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.

Neil Armstrong

Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment.

John Dewey

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

Blaise Pascal
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