Desire Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old desire quotes, desire sayings, and desire proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. Napoleon Hill
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. Bill Cosby
The most basic human desire is to feel like you belong. Fitting in is important. Simon Sinek
Always desire to learn something useful. Sophocles
Burning desire to be or do something gives us staying power - a reason to get up every morning or to pick ourselves up and start in again after a disappointment. Marsha Sinetar
What you seek is seeking you. Rumi
Those who restrain their desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained. William Blake
You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want. Zig Ziglar
Be suspicious of what you want. Rumi
Desire is the absurdity that holds open the infinity of possibility. Wendy Farley
Desire presses ever forward unsubdued. Sigmund Freud
To get what he wanted, a man had to give other people what they wanted. Dashiell Hammett
Desire, like the atom, is explosive with creative force. Paul Vernon Buser
A desire scorned and neglected is an enemy lying in wait with bared dagger. Abraham Miller
Desires satisfied are but as seeds sown a second time. Edward Counsel
Anything you really want, you can attain, if you really go after it. Wayne Dyer
He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence. William Blake
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 is what leads you through life until the time comes when you desire a higher life. So do not be ashamed that you want so much, yet at the same time do not fool yourself into thinking that what you want today will be enough tomorrow. Deepak Chopra
Almost every desire a poor man has is a punishable offence. Louis Ferdinand Celine
So long as there is desire or want, it is a sure sign that there is imperfection. A perfect, free being cannot have any desire. Vivekananda
All cravings are the mind seeking salvation or fulfillment in external things and in the future as a substitute for the joy of Being. Eckhard Tolle
Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat. Napoleon Hill
Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are supplied must admit those of fancy. Samuel Johnson
One must not lose desires. They are mighty stimulants to creativeness, to love, and to long life. Alexander A. Bogomoletz
It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it. Aristotle
If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it. Brendan Francis
Let your desires be ruled by reason. Cicero
One must desire something to be alive. Margaret Deland
Desires are only the lack of something: and those who have the greatest desires are in a worse condition than those who have none, or very slight ones. Plato
We desire nothing so much as what we ought not to have. Publilius Syrus
Desire creates the power. Raymond Holliwell
A burning desire is the greatest motivator of every human action. The desire for success implants ''success consciousness'' which, in turn, creates a vigorous and ever-increasing ''habit of success.'' Paul J. Meyer
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man. John Adams
The discipline of desire is the background of character. John Locke
Desire is a powerful force that can be used to make things happen. Marcia Wieder
Desire will in due time externalize itself as concrete fact. Thomas Troward
If you desire many things, many things will seem few. Benjamin Franklin
The intensity of your desire governs the power with which the force is directed. John Mcdonald
Desire, burning desire, is basic to achieving anything beyond the ordinary. Joseph B. Wirthlin
When desire dies, fear is born. Baltasar Gracian
Desire means the way to go out; desire is the path that leads you out. If your mind is still desiring, you cannot move within. Osho
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil. Swami Sivananda
Every intense desire is perhaps a desire to be different from what we are. Eric Hoffer
When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve. Napoleon Hill
The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul. Proverb
It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow. Benjamin Franklin
Desire is proof of the availability... Robert Collier
If you desire to be good, begin by believing that you are wicked. Epictetus
Desires are insatiable.They keep growing as we try to satisfy them just as the fire becomes more inflamed when oil is poured into it. Manu Smriti
We should learn from today, and dream for tomorrow. It is the pursuit of our dreams that gives us the opportunity to expand our knowledge and improve our lives. G. Donald Jr. Craig
Your clear vision will instill you desire to move towards achieving your goal. Each day you look to that goal you will be pulled to continue the effort. G. Donald Jr. Craig
Desire is powerful. One of the most powerful forces in our lives. Follow your desire! It sounds good. John Eldredge
Desire can lead us to the life we were meant to be live. It can shape our hopes and dreams, fill them with passion and determination. John Eldredge
Life without love can hardly be called living. The same holds true when we abandon our heart's deep desires. John Eldredge
God is not opposed to desire. Far from it. He gave us a heart that desires deeply, and he uses those desires to draw us himself, and to the life he created us to live. John Eldredge
How you handle your heart's desire will in great measure determine what becomes of your life. John Eldredge
There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it. George Bernard Shaw
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. Ayn Rand
Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire. Confucius
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win-essential to success. Napoleon Hill
Existence does not listen to your desires, and does not follow you desires, however beautiful and however pious. Existence goes on in its own way. Osho
Freedom from the desire for an answer in essential to the understanding of a problem. Jiddu Krishnamurti
Future is your projection of unfulfilled desires. The more unfulfilled you are, the bigger a future you have. The more unfulfilled is your being, the richer the dreams you have of the future. But it is just in your mind. Osho
I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. EB White
I see nothing wrong with the human trait to desire. In fact, I consider it integral to our success mechanism. Becoming attached to what we desire is what causes the trouble. If you must have it in order to be happy, then you are denying the happiness of the here and now. Pter McWilliams
I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and that's to get rid of all my other desires. John Cleese
Those who live in the realization of their oneness with the infinite power become magnets to attract to themselves a continual supply of whatever things they desire. Those who are truly wise and who use the forces and powers with which they are endowed--to them the great universe always opens her treasure house. Ralph Waldo Trine
The only real limitation on what you can accomplish is the level of intensity of your desire. If you really want something badly enough, there are no limits on what you can achieve. Brian Tracy
When you really want something deeply and take massive action, you can achieve wonders. Amey Hedge
You can have anything you want-if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose. Abraham Lincoln
When you find your heart's desire, you'll have the key to unlocking your potential in every other part of your life. Brian Tracy
Humans have the remarkable ability to get exactly what they must have. But there is a difference between a 'must' and a 'want.' Jim Rohn
Your are what your deepest desire is. As is your desire, so is your intention. As is your intentions, so is your will. As is your will, so is your deed. As is your deed, so is your destiny. Deepak Chopra
Our destiny ultimately comes from the deepest level of desire and also from the deepest level of intention. The two are intimately linked to each other. Deepak Chopra
From the experience in the past that we create memories, which are the basis of imagination and desire. Desire is the basis of action. Deepak Chopra
If you're not willing to do whatever it takes to achieve your outcomes. The goals you desire and set for yourself are just not magically going to happen on their own. James A. Murphy
Those who will and those who do, often live the life of their dreams, their ultimate dream life. They know the only way to create the life they desire and deserve is to set goals, and to take action in the achievement of these goals. James A. Murphy
You need a desire to grow as a person, to discover what your gifts in life are to yourself, others, and the world. You are the only you in the world. James A. Murphy
You may long for a new life, but need to appreciate the life you currently have, in order to create the life you desire. James A. Murphy
We saw desire as the maker of the world, from how intention causes its own satisfaction, to how desire drives the spiritual and worldly aspects of life for us all. David Webster
Desire is indeed a power, a danger. So much so that in human hands it requires significant regulation. David Webster
Start with whatever is in your heart right now, and trust your hunch - that invisible voice that breathes life into your vision. Someday your acorn of desire may become a full grown oak. John A. Andrews
Many of us desire to win so much that we forget what it takes to get there. John Maxwell
Desires directs focus. If your desires are vague, your focus will be blurred. If your desires are heartfelt, however, your focus will be sharp and clear. Sonia Choquette
Vague desires will never materialized, but clearly focused heart's desires will. Clear focus is the mind's magic wand. It points your creativity in a particular direction and channels your experience behind it. Wherever you clearly focus, you create. Sonia Choquette
When you have a true desire, you have a burning urge for some particular experience or outcome. This burning, intense, passionate longing is the creative spark that sets miracle making into motion. Sonia Choquette
Once you learn how to manifest dreams, you can manifest as many as you desire. Sonia Choquette
Ninety percent of all talent is really desire. You don't really need talent. You need desire, and that will drive you to develop talent. Jon Garate
Desire is not something to be conquered over or transcend, but a unique opportunity to be explored. Darcy Lyon
Our body and desire are not obstacles to our deepest natures; they are the doorway in. Darcy Lyon
Desire knows no boundary. It is simply the very nature of the universe itself. Desire is the very root of the universe. Douglas Brooks
Every human mind is a great slumbering power until awakened by a keen desire and by definite resolution to do. Edgar F Roberts
Everyone has the necessary resources within them to achieve what they desire. Your gifts and talents are there and ready to be used. Jan Malloch
It has been said that we live not so much through our achievements as through our desires. The successes we achieve do not last, but we desire what is immortal. James M. Houston
A feeling of restlessness is one of the main ways in which desire can dominate our lives. Even if we choose to hide our desires, they may still influence our personalities very deeply. James M. Houston
I was born with the restless desire to do a thing as well as it could be done. That meant doing it a little better than the other fellow. Ty Cobb
The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential.. these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. Eddie Robinson
Energy is equal to desire and purpose. Eddie Robinson
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon, must inevitably come to pass. Eddie Robinson