Desire Quotes

Wealth and rank are what people desire, but unless they are obtained in the right way they may not be possessed.

Confucius

Desire is the very essence of man.

Benedict de Spinoza

We desire nothing so much as what we ought not to have.

Publilius Syrus

Compassion is the desire that moves the individual self to widen the scope of its self-concern to embrace the whole of the universal self

Arnold Toynbee

Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals.

J. Isham

True charity is the desire to be useful to others without thought of recompense

Emanuel Swedenborg

knowledge is hidden by selfish desire - hidden by this unquenchable fire for self-satisfaction.

Bhagavad-Gita

This life is a hospital in which every patient is possessed with a desire to change his bed.

Charles Baudelaire

The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.

William Osler

Boredom: the desire for desires.

Leo Tolstoy

You desire to know the art of living, my friend? It is contained in one phrase: make use of suffering.

Henri-FrÈdÈric Amiel

The strategic adversary is fascism... the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us.

Michel Foucault

Hamas' battle is against the Zionist occupation in the Palestinian land. Hamas has no desire to change its battlefield.

Ahmed Yassin

A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.

Tacitus

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

Socrates

The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.

Robert Kiyosaki

A vice is a failure of desire.

Gerald Stanley Lee

... true manhood, and that, if brought in from without, it may be cast out again. And the temptation had a personal source. There are beings who desire to draw men away from God. The serpent, by its poison and its loathly form, is the natural symbol of such an enemy of man. The insinuating slyness of the suggestions of evil is like the sinuous gliding of the snake, and truly represents the process by which temptation found its way into the hearts of the first pair, and of all their descendants. For ...

Alexander Maclaren

A person may desire to live for hundreds of years if he works according to this truth because that sort of work will not bind him to the law of karma. And there is no alternative to this way for man.

Sri Ishopanishad, Mantra Two

Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.

Amy Lowell

All envy is proportionate to desire.

Samuel Johnson

Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.

Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Envy consists in seeing things never in themselves, but only in their relations. If you desire glory, you may envy Napoleon, but Napoleon envied Caesar, Caesar envied Alexander, and Alexander, I daresay, envied Hercules, who never existed.

Bertrand Russell

Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.

Evelyn Waugh
Social Media
Our Partners