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Desire Quotes

He who desires but does not act, breeds pestilence.

Author: William Blake (1757-1827)

Profession: British Poet, Painter

A man must earnestly want.

Author: William Frederick Book


We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.

Author: Christian Nevell Bovee (1820-1904)

Profession: American Author, Lawyer

One essential to success is that your desire be an all-obsessing one, your thoughts and aim be coordinated, and your energy be concentrated and applied without letup.

Author: Claude M. Bristol (1891-1951)

Profession: American Author of ''The Magic of Believing''

If you do not develop the hunger and courage to pursue your goal, you will lose your nerve and you will give up on your dream.

Author: Les Brown (1945)

Profession: American Speaker, Author, Trainer, Motivator Lecturer

You gotta be hungry!

Author: Les Brown (1945)

Profession: American Speaker, Author, Trainer, Motivator Lecturer

O lyric Love, half angel and half bird. And all a wonder and a wild desire.

Author: Robert Browning (1812-1889)

Profession: British Poet

Desire, like the atom, is explosive with creative force.

Author: Paul Vernon Buser


Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.

Author: Eric Butterworth


Desire is the thing you want in incipiency.

Author: Emilie Cady


I honestly believed I would make it. I had the desire. A lot of people have the ability, but they don't put forth the effort.

Author: Joe Carter (1960)

Profession: American Baseball Player

No matter how old you get, if you can keep the desire to be creative, you're keeping the man-child alive.

Author: John Cassavetes


Almost every desire a poor man has is a punishable offence.

Author: Louis-Ferdinand Celine (1894-1961)

Profession: French Author

If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen.

Author: Cher (1946)

Profession: American Actress, Director, Singer

It is not the greatness of a man's means that makes him independent, so much as the smallness of his wants.

Author: William Cobbett (1762-1835)

Profession: British Journalist, Reformer