The fewer our wants the more we resemble the Gods.
Profession: Greek Philosopher of Athens
Desire is the essence of a man.
Author: Baruch (1632-1677)
Profession: Benedict de Spinoza, Dutch Philosopher and Theologian
The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.
Author: Germaine De Stael (1766-1817)
Profession: French-Swiss Novelist
I do want to get rich but I never want to do what there is to do to get rich.
Author: Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)
Profession: American Author
To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you ought to prefer is to have kept your soul alive.
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895)
Profession: Scottish Essayist, Poet, Novelist
In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful; and the beautiful things that God makes are his gift to all alike.
Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)
Profession: American Novelist, Antislavery Campaigner
From the desert I come to thee, On a stallion shod with fire; And the winds are left behind In the speed of my desire.
Author: Bayard Taylor (1825-1878)
Profession: American Journalist, Traveler, Author
If a man constantly aspires is he not elevated?
Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist
Desire will in due time externalize itself as concrete fact.
Author: Thomas Troward
I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.
Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Profession: American Humorist, Writer
The more clear you are on what you want, the more power you will have.
We accomplish things by directing our desires, not by ignoring them.
The man who really wants to do something finds a way, the other finds an excuse.
The distance between success and failure can only be measured by one's desire.
If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want.