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Desire Quotes

There is nothing capricious in nature and the implanting of a desire indicates that its gratification is in the constitution of the creature that feel it.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding.

Author: Epicurus

Profession: Greek Philosopher

It is not from nature, but from education and habits, that our wants are chiefly derived.

Author: Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

Profession: British Novelist, Dramatist

Know what you want. Become your real self.

Author: David Harold Fink

Profession:

If you desire many things, many things will seem few.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

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

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

The significance of a man is not in what he attains, but rather what he longs to attain.

Author: Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

Profession: Lebanese Poet, Novelist

While man's desires and aspirations stir he cannot choose but err.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

People seek within a short span of life to satisfy a thousand desires, each of which is insatiable.

Author: Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Author, Poet, Playwright

When desire dies, fear is born.

Author: Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658)

Profession: Spanish Philosopher, Writer

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.

Author: Sheila Graham

Profession:

It (racing) is a matter of spirit, not strength. It is a matter of doing your best each little moment. There's never a break. You must have desire, a very intense desire to keep going.

Author: Janet Guthrie

Profession: American Race Car Driver

Just what you want to be, you will be in the end.

Author: Justin Hayward (1946)

Profession: British songwriter, musician

A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

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

Author: Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)

Profession: American Speaker, Motivational Writer, ''Think and Grow Rich''