87+ Best Desire Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational desire quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

Famous Desire Quotes

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. – Napoleon Hill

A desire arises in the mind. It is satisfied immediately another comes. In the interval which separates two desires a perfect calm reigns in the mind. It is at this moment freed from all thought, love or hate. Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves. – Swami Sivananda

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

If you desire to be happy, you must first ask if you deserve to be happy. If you desire to be respected, you must first make yourself respectable. – Dr T.P.Chia

The most basic human desire is to feel like you belong. Fitting in is important. – Simon Sinek

To control your desires, you need to be strong in resisting temptations mentally and sensuously. – Dr T.P.Chia

Always desire to learn something useful. – Sophocles

The desire for the pleasures of psychedelic drugs is a deadly desire. The addicts are killing themselves slowly with the pills. – Dr T.P.Chia

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

All negative and harmful desires, if uncontrolled, would turn human beings into the worst monsters on earth. – Dr T.P.Chia

Those who restrain their desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained. – William Blake

Those who used to desire many things tend to desire less at old age – and they are happier. – Dr T.P.Chia

You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want. – Zig Ziglar

Desire is the key that unlocks the door to motivation, courage, determination, excellence and action. – Dr T.P.Chia

Be suspicious of what you want. – Rumi

Desire is the absurdity that holds open the infinity of possibility. – Wendy Farley

The desire of death will not always lead you to death but the fear of death will. – Santosh Kalwar

Desire presses ever forward unsubdued. – Sigmund Freud

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

To get what he wanted, a man had to give other people what they wanted. – Dashiell Hammett

Most people fail, not because of lack of desire, but, because of lack of commitment. – Vince Lombardi

Desire, like the atom, is explosive with creative force. – Paul Vernon Buser

Nothing is impossible to the person who backs DESIRE with enduring FAITH. – Napoleon Hill

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

A goal is not the same as a desire, and this is an important distinction to make. You can have a desire you don’t intend to act on. But you can’t have a goal you don’t intend to act on. – Tom Morris

Anything you really want, you can attain, if you really go after it. – Wayne Dyer

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

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

And desires are never here and now they are non-existential. They are just mental, in the mind. And they cannot be fulfilled because their very nature is to move into the future. – Osho

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

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire. – Aristotle

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

Buddha says: Life should be simple, not complex. Life should be based on needs, not on desires. Needs are perfectly okay: you need food, you need clothes, you need a shelter, you need love, you need relationship. Perfectly good, nothing wrong in it. Needs can be fulfilled; desires are basically unfulfillable. Desires create complexity. They create complexity because they can never be fulfilled. You go on and on working hard for them, and they remain unfulfilled, and you remain empty. – Osho

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

Buddha says this is how one should be — no desire, because all desires are futile. They are about the future; life is in the present. All desires distract you from the present, all desires distract you from life, all desires are destructive of life, all desires are postponements of life. Life is now and the desire takes you away, farther and farther away from now. And when we see that our life is misery we go on throwing the responsibility on others, and nobody is responsible except us. – Osho

All cravings are the mind seeking salvation or fulfillment in external things and in the future as a substitute for the joy of Being. – Eckhart Tolle

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

Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat. – Napoleon Hill

Desire is a powerful force that can be used to make things happen. – Marcia Wieder

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

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

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

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

Let your desires be ruled by reason. – Cicero

One must desire something to be alive. – Margaret Deland

Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire. – Confucius

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

Ego brings unnatural desires in you; it drives you crazy. Life is simple, but to be simple one has to be purposeless. Any goal, and you can’t be simple. Any goal and you can’t be herenow. Any goal and the desire will rock you. Any goal, and you are on the way, again moving — you cannot enjoy this moment, the grace of this moment, the benediction of herenow. – Osho

We desire nothing so much as what we ought not to have. – Publilius Syrus

Desire creates the power. – Raymond Holliwell

Every intense desire is perhaps a desire to be different from what we are. – Eric Hoffer

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

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

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

Existence does not listen to your desires, and does not follow your desires, however beautiful and however pious. Existence goes on in its own way. – Osho

Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

Desire will in due time externalize itself as concrete fact. – Thomas Troward

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

If you desire many things, many things will seem few. – Benjamin Franklin

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

The intensity of your desire governs the power with which the force is directed. – John Mcdonald

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

Desire, burning desire, is basic to achieving anything beyond the ordinary. – Joseph B. Wirthlin

When desire dies, fear is born. – Baltasar Gracian

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. – Peter 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

Every intense desire is perhaps a desire to be different from what we are. – Eric Hoffer

If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the things they failed to obtain. – Andre Maurois

When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve. – Napoleon Hill

If you have desires, try to look are those desires the cause of your misery? Nobody wants misery, but nobody is willing to drop the desires and they are together, they cannot be separated. This is one of the greatest insights that has come from all the enlightened people in the world that desire is the root of all misery, and desirelessness is the cause of all that is beautiful and blissful. – Osho

The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul. – Proverb

If you’re bored with life – you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals. – Lou Holtz

It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow. – Benjamin Franklin

If you real desire is to be good, there is no need to wait for the money before you do it; you can do it now, this very moment, and just where you are. – James Allen

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

It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal. – Helen Keller

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