120 Desire Quotes To Achieve All You Want In Life

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Desire means when you really want and wish something from all your heart, that you really crave for that thing to happen. We all have desires, related to our career, relationship, goals, dreams, and life.

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We as humans always want more once we achieve one milestone, we look for another. Desiring more success, more money, more achievements is how we are conditioned to be. Our desires work as our goal, the fulfilment of which becomes our purpose.

Some of the world’s most successful people, authors, actors, leaders, have their thoughts on the desire to succeed and live a happy life in these quotes.

Famous Desire Quotes

  1. “Loss is not as bad as wanting more.” – Lao Tzu

  2. “Desire creates the power.” – Raymond Holliwell

  3. “Have the courage of your desire.” – George Gissing

  4. “Seual desire is a state not unlike hunger.” – Mary Roach

  5. “Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.” – John Heywood

  6. “Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.” – Jim Rohn

  7. “Desire is possibility seeking expression.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    desire quotes

  8. “Desire will in due time externalize itself as concrete fact.” – Thomas Troward

  9. “Anything you really want, you can attain, if you really go after it.” – Wayne Dyer

  10. “Dreams come true when desire transforms into concrete actions.” – Napoleon Hill
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    success desire quotes

  11. “For the resolute and determined, there is time and opportunity.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  12. “Ignore what a man desires, and you ignore the very source of his power.” – Walter Lippman

  13. “Most of the time, we do not get what we desire. Some of the time, this can be very fortunate.”

  14. “I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies.” – Aristotle

  15. “The intensity of your desire governs the power with which the force is directed.” – John McDonald

  16. “Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.” – Denis Waitley

  17. “I will honor my truth, and seek what I desire; ever lasting love and passion set on fire.” – Nikki Rowe

  18. “If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it.” – Brendan Francis

  19. “I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.” – Gayle Sayers

  20. “The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.” – Laurence Sterne

  21. “When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.” – Napoleon Hill
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    quotes on desire

  22. “It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.” – Eric Hoffer

  23. “A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.” – Henry Hazlitt

  24. “It is said that desire is a product of the will, but the converse is in fact true: will is a product of desire.” – Denis Diderot

  25. “The stronger the desire, the greater the motivation. The stronger the motivation, the greater the achievement.” – Dr. T.P. Chia
    Passion Desire Quotes
    Passion Desire Quotes

  26. “I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.” – Elbert Hubbard

  27. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln

  28. “Desire! That’s the one secret of every man’s career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire.” – Bobby Unser

  29. “Every human mind is a great slumbering power until awakened by a keen desire and by definite resolution to do.” – Edgar F. Roberts

  30. “The more wild and incredible your desire, the more willing and prompt God is in fulfilling it, if you will have it so.” – Coventry Patmore

  31. “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.” – Mark Twain

  32. “Desire is the starting point of all achievement. Not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.” – Napoleon Hill

  33. “Where there is no power, there is never any desire to do a thing; and where there is strong desire to do a thing, the power to do it is strong.” – Wallace D. Wattles

  34. “Our desire always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.” – Elbert Hubbard

  35. “If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the things they failed to obtain.” – Andre Maurois

  36. “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.” – Eric Butterworth

  37. “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.” – Sheila Graham

  38. “A burning desire is the greatest motivator of every human action. The desire for success implants ‘success consciousness’ which, in turn, creates a vigorous and ever-increasing ‘habit of success’.” – Paul J. Meyer

  39. “You learnt that, whatever you are doing in life, obstacles don’t matter very much. Pain or other circumstances can be there, but if you want to do a job bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it done.” – Jack Youngblood

  40. “You can really have everything you want, if you go after it, but you will have to want it. The desire for success must be so strong within you that it is the very breath of your life — your first thought when you awaken in the morning, your last thought when you go to bed at night…” – Charles E. Popplestone

Quotes About Desire

Dreams, goals, desires, all give us a purpose in life to keep moving on. To achieve more helps us to unleash our power of mind and attain new heights of success.

These inspirational desire quotations will ecnourage to you keep working hard towards what you want in life and make your dreams come true.

  1. “Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.” – Patti Smith

  2. “In every living thing there is the desire for love.” – D. H. Lawrence

  3. “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” – Robert Frost
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    Love Desire Quotes

  4. “Somewhere in the journey to faith is the heart’s desire.” – Gary Comer

  5. “Desire is where we seek to go beyond ourselves into a new realm.” – Peter

  6. “Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

  7. “Profound desire, true desire is the desire to be close to someone.” – Paulo Coelho
    Desire Quotes For Him
    Desire Quotes For Him

  8. “Desire is the kind of thing that eats you and leaves you starving.” – Nayyirah Waheed

  9. “It sometimes seems that we have only to love a thing greatly to get it.” – Robert Collier

  10. “Honor each and every desire you have. Cherish those desires in your heart.” – Deepak Chopra

  11. “We may become masters of desire, instead of being mastered by it.” – William Walker Atkinson

  12. “Desire, not a small desire – but a burning desire, is what makes the difference.” – Jeff Hutchens
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    Desire Quotes Images

  13. “We always desire to learn, understand, and practice insights from other people.” – Neil Atkinson

  14. “Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.” – Dan Brown

  15. “Desire. I desire you more than food and drink. My body, my senses, my mind, hunger for your taste.” – Rumi

  16. “It is the anticipated pleasure, not the desire, that makes that otherwise irrational action rational.” – Bernard Gert

  17. “Love is when the desire to be desired takes you so badly that you feel you could die of it.” – Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

  18. “To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.” – Federico García Lorca

  19. “You’re going to need exactly that burning desire to win if you want to cross the finish line—in first place!” – Monroe Mann

  20. “Whatever you really desire within your spiritualized mind and heart—that is what you will begin to create.” – Sandra Masters

  21. “Desire knows no boundary. It is simply the very nature of the universe itself. Desire is the very root of the universe.” – Darcy Lyon

  22. “As a result, to pursue a particular desire through the transformation of experience is to pursue a particular self.” – Shannon Sullivan

  23. “Desire is an insubstantial shadow. But turn desire inward, towards spiritual treasure, then it yields substantial results.” – Sri Sathya Sai Baba

  24. “And remember, your first and greatest desire should be to seek God; His greatest desire is that you find and remain in Him.” – Donna K. Maltese

  25. “If I desire to cease desiring then I have not ceased all desire after all; I have merely replaced one species of desiring by another.” – David Webster

  26. “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” – Epicurus

  27. “Everyone should desire prosperity in every area of their lives. It is normal for you to want more of life—more love, more peace of mind, and more of all that is good.” – Dr. Larry E

  28. “We cannot exist without desire, but this does not mean that no-self is simply an alternative object of desire replacing the desire of a self for its own fulfillment.” – James W. Heisig

  29. “All desire also aims at some goal; for the object of desire is the starting point of intellect concerned with action, and the last stage [of our reasoning] is the starting point of action.” – Aristotle

  30. “When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, Oh yes – I already have everything that I really need.” – Dalai Lama

Desire Quotes To Achieve Success

  1. “The root of all suffering is desire.” – Buddha

  2. “Always desire to learn something useful.” – Sophocles

  3. “I got my heart’s desire, and there my troubles began.” – Lev Grossman

  4. “Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.” – Confucius

  5. “Success – keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep.” – Walter Scott

  6. “I motivate myself by the desire to win more trophies.” – Robert Lewandowski

  7. “Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.” – Will Durant

  8. “Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.” – William Blake

  9. “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” – Ayn Rand

  10. “You need to know it’s your actions that will make you a good person, not desire.” – Matthew Quick

  11. “I have a deeply hidden and inarticulate desire for something beyond the daily life.” – Virginia Woolf

  12. “The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.” – Brian Tracy

  13. “What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110 percent all the time.” – Don Zimmer

  14. “There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it.” – George Bernard Shaw

  15. “What does it take to be a champion? Desire, dedication, determination, concentration and the will to win.” – Patty Berg

  16. “I think anything is possible if you have the mindset and the will and desire to do it and put the time in.” – Roger Clemens

  17. “A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.” – Horace Mann

  18. “If you’re bored with life – you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals.” – Lou Holtz

  19. “Not everything happens as we want or desire. It doesn’t matter. I’m a fighter, and I’m ready to fight every time.” – Valentina Shevchenko

  20. “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” – E. B. White

  21. “Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon… must inevitably come to pass!” – Paul J. Meyer

  22. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” – Confucius

  23. “I’ve always believed that success for anyone is all about drive, dedication, and desire, but for me, it’s also been about confidence and faith.” – Stephen Curry

  24. “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.” – George Bernard Shaw

  25. “The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.” – Robert Kiyosaki

  26. “If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.” – Noel Langley

  27. “The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just like as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.” – Napoleon Hill

  28. “We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing.” – Maria Mitchell

  29. “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” – Mario Andretti

  30. “Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence, and a belief in our right and our responsibility to be equal members of society.” – Janet Jackson

  31. “Sad will be the day for any man when he becomes contented with the thoughts he is thinking and the deeds he is doing – where there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger; which he knows he was meant and made to do.” – Phillips Brooks

Woman Desire Quotes

We all have a special one whom we desire in our life. Love, passion, and desire are all a part of a true relationship.

  1. “A private life is a happy life.”

  2. “As a man you need to keep your woman feeling wanted.”

  3. “If you have the ability and the desire, you can achieve anything you wish for.”

  4. “Desire is in men a hunger, in women only an appetite.” – Mignon McLoughhin

  5. “A woman’s desire for revenge outlasts all her other emotions.” – Cyril Connolly

  6. “I need someone who sees the fire in my eyes and wants to play with it.” – Unknown

  7. “Most women desire someone who makes them laugh and also feel safe. So basically a clown ninja.”

  8. “Be the good girl he loves. Be the bad girl he desires. Be the naughty girl he lusts. Be the lady he worships.”

  9. “The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.” – Madame de Stael

  10. “She thirsts for him with an unquenchable desire, and an appetite of such burning passion that she can never get enough.”

  11. “The man’s desire is for the woman; but the woman’s desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  12. “One of the greatest compliments a man can pay a women is to joust with her with words and ideas. Then make love to her with great passion.”

  13. “See how she leans her cheek upon her hand. O, that I were a glove upon that hand. That I might touch that cheek!” – William Shakespeare

  14. “Women desire six things: They want their husbands to be brave, wise, rich, generous, obedient to wife, and lively in bed.” – Geoffrey Chaucer

  15. “When you love that which is unnatural, a stronger appetite is created for the hurtful thing than the natural desire for what is harmless.” – Joel Benton

  16. “Every woman wants to be first to someone sometime in her life and that desire is the explanation for many strange things women do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

  17. “I have a deep desire to know how much your body can take. To let those sensations take control of you. To have you exposed and bare. To just make you feel and not resist.”

  18. “I desire to be with you. I miss you. I feel lonely when I can’t see you. I am obsessed with you, fascinated by you, infatuated with you. I hunger for your taste, your smell, the feel of your soul touching mine.” – Jack Llawayllynn

  19. “I crave you in the most innocent form. I crave to say good night and give you forehead kisses and to say that I adore you when you feel at your worst. I crave you in ways where I just want to be next to you and nothing more or less.”

  20. “I am a simple woman. I am more impressed by a great conversation with the one, who looks me in the eyes while we talk and makes me laugh a lot, than anyone, who offers me material things and tries to put himself above me.” – Veronika Jensen


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