Desire Quotes

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. And that is not happiness.

F. H. Bradley

Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had.


If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it.

Brendan Francis

Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are supplied must admit those of fancy.

Samuel Johnson

All human activity is prompted by desire.

Bertrand Russell

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


We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Desire of having is the sin of covetousness.

William Shakespeare

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.

Bill Cosby

He that flatters you more than you desire either has deceived you or wishes to deceive.

Italian Proverb

One must desire something to be alive.

Margaret Deland

Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.

Sir James M. Barrie

Forgetfulness is not to be purchased with a wish; and I cannot bestow my esteem on all who desire it, unless they deserve it too.

Anne Bront

I perceive, with joy, my most valued friend, that the cloud of your displeasure has past away; the light of your countenance blesses me once more, and you desire the continuation of my story: therefore, without more ado, you shall have it.

Anne Bront

The desire to impress is an efficient means of bringing out ones least impressive qualities.

Derren Victor Brown
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