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Desire Quotes

Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.

Author: Jim Rohn

Profession: American Businessman, Author, Speaker, Philosopher

Why not spend some time determining what is worthwhile for us, and then go after that?

Author: William Ross


Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are.

Author: John Ruskin (1819-1900)

Profession: British Critic, Social Theorist

All human activity is prompted by desire.

Author: Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

Profession: British Philosopher, Mathematician, Essayist

I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.

Author: Gayle Sayers

Profession: American Football Player

The man never feels the want of what it never occurs to him to ask for.

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

Profession: German Philosopher

Your desires and true beliefs have a way of playing blind man's bluff. You must corner the inner facts...

Author: David Seabury

Profession: American Doctor, Author

Our necessities are few, but our wants are endless.

Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist

There is a supply for every demand.

Author: Florence Scovel Shinn

Profession: American Artist, Metaphysics Teacher, Author

Desire is the most important factor in the success of any athlete.

Author: Willie Shoemaker (1931)

Profession: American Racing Jockey and Trainer

I have always believed that anybody with a little guts and the desire to apply himself can make it, can make anything he wants to make of himself.

Author: Willie Shoemaker (1931)

Profession: American Racing Jockey and Trainer

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.

Author: Sri Swami Sivananda (1887)

Profession: Indian Physician, Sage

An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.

Author: Samuel Smiles (1812-1904)

Profession: Scottish Author

Every man's road in life is marked by the grave of his personal likings.

Author: Alexander Smith (1830-1867)

Profession: Scottish Poet, Author

Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it.

Author: Socrates

Profession: Greek Philosopher of Athens