Desire Quotes

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

The true lover of learning then must his earliest youth, as far as in him lies, desire all truth. . .He whose desires are drawn toward knowledge in every form will be absorbed in the pleasures of the soul, and will hardly feel bodily pleasures- -I mean, if he be a true philosopher and not a sham one. . .Then how can he who has the magnificence of mind and is the spectator of all times and all existence, think much of human life? He cannot. Or can such a one account death fearful? No indeed.


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
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