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