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Desire Quotes

The fewer our wants the more we resemble the Gods.

Author: Socrates

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.

Author: Source Unknown


We accomplish things by directing our desires, not by ignoring them.

Author: Source Unknown


The man who really wants to do something finds a way, the other finds an excuse.

Author: Source Unknown


The distance between success and failure can only be measured by one's desire.

Author: Source Unknown


If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want.

Author: Source Unknown