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Positive Quotes about Desire

Let these Desire quotes help you to have a positive attitude toward life, and to think positively.

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

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

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

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Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.
- Lao-Tzu

All your anxiety is because of your desire for harmony.
Seek disharmony, then you will gain peace.
- Rumi

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

 

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

Love is an irresistible desire
to be irresistibly desired.
- Robert Frost

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

The starting point of all achievement is desire.
- Napoleon Hill

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I desire to love myself as I truly am -
and to live courageously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Winners must have two things:
definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them.
- Anonymous

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

Let today be a day to trust your own inner guidance,
a day to have faith that your steps are carrying you
in the direction you desire,
a day to keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is my desire, in the office of a Christian minister,
to do nothing which I cannot do with my whole heart.
Having said this, I have said all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Above all, do not lose your desire to walk.
Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being
and walk away from every illness.
I have walked myself into my best thoughts,
and I know of no thought so burdensome
that one cannot walk away from it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Most people think that anger is an instinctive response,
and that some people were just born with the temperament
to get angrier faster than others.
That statement is only half right.
Anger is an instinctive response.
We respond to an affront with anger essentially instantaneously -
much too quickly for conscious thought to be called upon.
But the instinct of the anger response
can be trained through conscious repetition,
visualization, and coaching.
Visualization is seeing the event
we desire to master in our mind's eye.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Freedom is not procured by a full
enjoyment of what is desired,
but by controlling the desire.
- Epictetus

Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
- Baruch Spinoza

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

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.
- Confucius

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve,
not by the desire to beat others.
- Ayn Rand

Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
- Aeschylus

It is a waste of money to help those who show no desire to help themselves.
- Taylor Caldwell

There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods;
and that is,
the sincere desire to find out the truth,
whatever it may be.
- Charles Pierce

Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows,
must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking,
belief in the absolute power of logic.
- Alexis Carrel

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
- Louis D. Brandeis

The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.
- Irving Langmuir

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.
- E. B. White

Love is simply the name for the desire and the pursuit of the whole.
- Aristophanes

My desire is to be a forgiving, non-judgmental person.
- Janine Turner

All teenagers have this desire to somehow run away.
- Joan Chen

Always desire to learn something useful.
- Sophocles

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain
advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
- Napoleon Hill

A man's desire is for the woman, but the woman's desire
is rarely other than for the desire of the man.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Our destiny changes with our thought;
we shall become what we wish to become,
do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire.
- Orison Swett Marden

The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on
things we desire not things we fear.
- Brian Tracy

What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire,
not a meaning.
- Charlie Chaplin

Nothing retains less of desire in art,
in science, than this will to industry,
booty, possession.
- Andre Breton

Almost every desire a poor man has is a punishable offence.
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine

Human behavior flows from three main sources:
desire,
emotion, and knowledge.
- Plato

But I don't have such a strong desire to need to get away from filmmaking.
- Mike Figgis

Art includes everything that stimulates the desire to live.
- Remy de Gourmont

What we have is two important values in conflict:
freedom of speech and our desire for healthy campaigns in a healthy democracy.
You can't have both.
- Dick Gephardt

I believe our editorial decisions reflected our constant
desire to make sure that we fully cover and analyze
any issue and give our viewers all the information they need.
- Jim Walton

To be an artist you have to give up everything,
including the desire to be a good artist.
- Jasper Johns

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

The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who...
looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space...
on the infinite highway of the air.
- Wilbur Wright

I believe very strongly that when it comes to desire,
when it comes to attraction, that things are never black and white,
things are very much shades of grey.
- Brian Molko

I desire so to conduct the affairs
of this administration that, if at the end...
I have lost every other friend on earth,
I shall at least have one friend left,
and that friend shall be down inside of me.
- Abraham Lincoln

I have the desire to work as an actress,
but I have no ambition to be a star.
- Ally Sheedy

Travel can also be the spirit of adventure somewhat tamed,
for those who desire to do something they are a bit afraid of.
- Ella Maillart

Your ability to use the principle of autosuggestion will depend,
very largely, upon your capacity to concentrate upon
a given desire until that desire becomes a burning obsession.
- Napoleon Hill

Man never thinks himself happy, but when he enjoys
those things which others want or desire.
- Alexander Pope

Duty - that which sternly impels us in the direction of profit,
along the line of desire.
- Ambrose Bierce

In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific
pretension and also a deep desire for respectability.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

My characters are driven by a passionate desire for justice.
They are rebellious and incorruptible.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

If you desire to drain to the dregs the fullest cup
of scorn and hatred that a fellow human being can pour out for you,
let a young mother hear you call dear baby "it."
- T. S. Eliot

Shakespeare reveals human nature brilliantly:
he shines a light on our instinctive desire to dominate each other.
- Edward Hall

Much that we read of Russia is imagination and desire only.
- Agnes Smedley

In any art movement, the art has to move into a new phase -
a filmmaker has a desire to make a film that is not like a previous film.
- Norman McLaren

Desire creates its own object.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize
property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more,
and to prevent the lower from getting more.
- Aristotle

The desire to become a journalist came really because
I very much like living abroad,
and like to travel, and wanted to be paid for it.
- John Pomfret

But Pete had the desire to play at the highest level for so many years.
That is very difficult, mentally.
- Richard Krajicek

The real end of prayer is not so much to get this or
that single desire granted,
as to put human life into full and joyful conformity with the will of God.
- Charles Bent

My lord, I have some matter of law relating to the indictment,
and I desire counsel to speak to it.
- William Kidd

When a marriage culture fails, sexual desire no longer unites;
instead it fragments.
- Maggie Gallagher

Every person is a God in embryo.
Its only desire is to be born.
- Deepak Chopra


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