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Desire means that someone has a strong feeling to achieve anything in their life whether it is worthy or unworthy. Love and people are not only things that human desire, sometimes someone desire to be a certain person. Read these desire quotes to boost your motivation and you can also learn about how desire plays a part in keeping you motivated & happy. 

  • Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value. — Jim Rohn
  • I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self. — Aristotle
  • It is very common for us to desire most what we are least qualified to obtain. — Samuel Johnson
  • The starting point of all achievement is desire. — Napoleon Hill
  • Can one desire too much of a good thing? — William Shakespeare
  • One must desire something to be alive. — Margaret Deland
  • I have a deeply hidden and inarticulate desire for something beyond the daily life. — Virginia Woolf
  • Desire, burning desire, is basic to achieving anything beyond the ordinary. — Joseph B. Wirthlin
  • Every human mind is a great slumbering power until awakened by a keen desire and by definite resolution to do. — Edgar F. Roberts
  • Don’t allow your animal nature to rule your reason. — Rumi
  • What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving percent all the time. — Don Zimmer
  • Be careful what you set your heart upon – for it will surely be yours. — James A. Baldwin
  • What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning. — Charlie Chaplin
  • Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge. — Plato
  • I have a tremendous desire to learn, and to grow, and to develop whatever I have that will make for any kind of improvement in me. — Lawrence Welk
  • The world is little, people are little, human life is little. There is only one big thing, desire. — Willa Cather
  • What makes the engine go? Desire, desire, desire. — Stanley Kunitz
  • All that spirits desire, spirits attain. — Khalil Gibran
  • True peacefulness comes from abandoning the illustion that satisfying desires brings pleasure. — Joan Z. Borysenko
  • I am, first of all, a Christian and, secondly, a person with very very serious personal opinion, so I’m motivated by many many things and, certainly, not by the need or desire to satisfy other people’s ideas of who I am. — Ken Hensley

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Desire quotes about chasing your dreams, imagination, and knowledge

  • 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
  • We grow like flowers, and bear desire, the odor of the human flowers. — Richard Henry Stoddard
  • Habit is the intersection of knowledge (what to do), skill (how to do), and desire (want to do). — Stephen R. Covey
  • When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve. — Napoleon Hill
  • I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. — E.B. White
  • A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. — Ayn Rand
  • Ignore what a man desires, and you ignore the very source of his power. — Walter Lippman
  • Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire. — Dan Brown
  • If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it. — William James
  • I want to be around people that do things. I don’t want to be around people anymore that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people who dream and support and do things. — Amy Poehler
  • 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
  • I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it. — Gale Sayers
  • Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone. — Robert G. Allen
  • Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do. — Thomas Aquinas
  • Necessity is the emotional drive that makes great performance a must instead of a preference. Unlike weaker desires that make you want to do something, necessity demands that you take action. — Brendon Burchard
  • You call with your longing, and the universe responds. You must relearn how to listen and receive. — Anne Davin
  • What we insistently desire, over time, is what we become. — Neal A. Maxwell
  • The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear. — Brian Tracy
  • Always desire to learn something useful. — Sophocles
  • It is the soul’s duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion. — Rebecca West

Motivational Desire Quotes

  • If we discover a desire within us that nothing in this world can satisfy, also we should begin to wonder if perhaps we were created for another world. — C. S. Lewis
  • Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek. — Mario Andretti
  • You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough. You must want it with an inner exuberance that erupts through the skin and joins the energy that created the world. — Sheila Graham
  • Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires. — Laozi
  • If people have a basic understanding of right from wrong, possess a strong desire to better themselves and persist in their cause, they can break the chain of any negative environment. — Dave Pelzer
  • A burning desire is the greatest motivator of every human action. — Paul J. Meyer
  • The only difference between a casual interest and a deep desire is the latter inspires a willingness to endure struggle. — Jennifer Williamson
  • Loosen the bonds of avarice from your hands and neck. — Rumi
  • Passion is a laser beam. If you can get a handle on that energy, you can use it to light the way forward and burn through obstacles. That’s the power of desire. — Danielle LaPorte
  • Desire creates the power. — Raymond Holliwell
  • Anything you really want, you can attain, if you really go after it. — Wayne Dyer
  • Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart’s desire; the other is to get it. — George Bernard Shaw
  • Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. — W. Clement Stone
  • Not everything happens as we want or desire. It doesn’t matter. I’m a fighter, and I’m ready to fight every time. — Valentina Shevchenko
  • Not only do you want to leave the audience wanting more, you want to leave yourself wanting more. — Carole King
  • The only real limitation on your abilities is the level of your desires. If you want it badly enough, there are no limits on what you can achieve. — Brian Tracy
  • The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential, are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. — Confucius
  • It’s not who jumps the highest – it’s who wants it the most. — Buck Williams
  • Lust is what keeps you wanting to do it even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you want to be with each other even when you have no desire to do it. — Judith Viorst
  • It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents. — Eric Hoffer

More Thought-Provoking Desire Quotes

  • The intensity of your desire governs the power with which the force is directed. — John McDonald
  • You learnt that, whatever you are doing in life, obstacles don’t matter very much. Pain or other circumstances can be there, but if you want to do a job bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it done. — Jack Youngblood
  • I motivate myself by the desire to win more trophies. — Robert Lewandowski
  • Your desire is your prayer. Picture the fulfillment of your desire now and feel its reality and you will experience the joy of the answered. — Joseph Murphy
  • Where there is no power, there is never any desire to do a thing; and where there is strong desire to do a thing, the power to do it is strong. — Wallace D. Wattles
  • Never mind whatis. Imagine it the way you want it to be so that your vibration is a match to your desire. When your vibration is a match to your desire, all things in your experience will gravitate to meet that match every time. — Abraham Hicks
  • If you desire to make a difference in the world, you must be different from the world. — Elaine Dalton
  • Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence, and a belief in our right and our responsibility to be equal members of society. — Janet Jackson
  • The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. — Dieter Uchtdorf
  • I think anything is possible if you have the mindset and the will and desire to do it and put the time in. — Roger Clemens
  • Failure doesn’t kill you, it increases your desire to make something happen. — Kevin Costner
  • True desire is full and insatiable. She is appreciative and ceaseless. — Danielle LaPorte
  • Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. — Napoleon Hill
  • There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it. — Napoleon Hill
  • Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it. — Maya Angelou
  • Desire makes everything blossom. —- Marcel Proust
  • You are made in the image of what you desire. — Thomas Merton
  • We always long for the forbidden things, and desire what is denied us. — Francois Rabelais
  • Desire is the very essence of man. — Baruch Spinoza
  • Passing into higher forms of desire, that which slumbered in the plant, and fitfully stirred in the beast, awakes in the man. — Henry George

Inspirational Desire Quotes

  • The desire to reach the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise and most possible. — Dr. Maya Angelou
  • The simple truth is that in order to become good, you have to be obsessed. You have to put in an awful lot of time and hard work and couple that with desire and unflagging perseverance. — Yngwie Malmsteen
  • A desire is a call between you and that which is greater than you. — Dr. Anne Davin
  • A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire. — Thomas Merton
  • A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means. — Henry Hazlitt
  • Sometimes it’s a good idea to think about what you want from a situation, and try to get it, rather than just blurt out the first thing that comes into your head. — E. Lockhart
  • Desire urges me on, while fear bridals me. — Giordano Bruno
  • Wanting is why people get up in the morning. It gives them something to dream of at night. The more I wanted, the more I became like them, the more real I became. — Leigh Bardugo
  • Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs. — Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Life is always listening to hear what you want but you have to believe you deserve to have it or I don’t think life can deliver it to you at least not with ease. — Danielle LaPorte
  • We are always striving for things forbidden, and coveting those denied us. — Ovid
  • They told me to take a streetcar named Desire and then transfer to one called Cemeteries and ride six blocks and get off at – Elysian Fields! — Tennessee Williams
  • Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win. — Denis Waitley
  • There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it. — George Bernard Shaw
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