Desire Quotes

The world is burning in the fire of desire, in greed, arrogance and excessive ego.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib

Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi, does not consider glory and fame to be of great account unless they are achieved through having my subjects respect Dhamma and practice Dhamma, both now and in the future. For this alone does Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi, desire glory and fame. And whatever efforts Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi, is making, all of that is only for the welfare of the people in the next world, and that they will have little evil. And being without merit is evil. This is difficult for either a humble person or a great person to do except with great effort, and by giving up other interests. In fact, it may be even more difficult for a great person to do.

Ashoka the Great

All men are my children. What I desire for my own children, and I desire their welfare and happiness both in this world and the next, that I desire for all men. You do not understand to what extent I desire this, and if some of you do understand, you do not understand the full extent of my desire.

Ashoka the Great

A shot glass of desire is greater than a pitcher of talent.

Andy Munthe

Man is a creation of desire,not a creation of need.

Gaston Bachelard

The desire to know is natural to good men.

Leonardo da Vinci

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.

Napoleon Hill

Plant the seed of desire in your mind and it forms a nucleus with power to attract to itself everything needed for its fulfillment.

Robert Collier

Desire, like the atom, is explosive with creative force.

Paul Vernon Buser

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

James Allen

A human being has a natural desire to have more of a good thing than he needs.

Mark Twain

It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.

Aristotle

The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without ceasing. The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer.

St. Augustine of Hippo

The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behavior lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behavior.

M. Scott Peck

If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world

C.S. Lewis
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