Desire Quotes

"In this world, wherever there is light โ€“ there are also shadows. As long as the...

"In this world, wherever there is light โ€“ there are also shadows. As long as the concept of winners exists, there must also be losers. The selfish desire of wanting to maintain peace causes wars, and hatred is born to protect love.โ€ โ€“ Madara Uchiha
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Boredom is d...

Boredom is desire seeking desire - Tolstoy
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โ€œIf you define yourself by the pow...

โ€œIf you define yourself by the power to take life, the desire to dominate, to possessโ€ฆthen you have nothing.โ€
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Seneca: You act like mo...

Seneca: You act like mortals in all you fear and immortals in all you desire.
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"Blessed is the gambler who h...

"Blessed is the gambler who has lost everything except the desire to gamble once more " --Rumรฎ
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"'Never let go of th...

"'Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire'" - Patti Smith
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Take care to not labor for what is vain, or labor in vain: that is, neither to desire what you ar...

Take care to not labor for what is vain, or labor in vain: that is, neither to desire what you are unable to obtain, nor yet, after much toil, discover the foolishness of your desires. Ensure that your labor may not be without result, and that the result may not be unworthy of your labor. -Seneca
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"I have spent all my l...

"I have spent all my life resisting the desire to end it." - Franz Kafka
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I arise in the morning torn between a desire t...

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
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โ€œIdealistic as it may sound, altruism should...

โ€œIdealistic as it may sound, altruism should be the driving force in business, not just competition and a desire for wealth.โ€ -- Dalai Lama
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"You did not fear death. You stepped in its path, but without really desiring it: how can one ...

"You did not fear death. You stepped in its path, but without really desiring it: how can one desire something one doesnโ€™t know? You didnโ€™t deny life but affirmed your taste for the unknown, betting that if something existed on the other side, it would be better than here." - Edouard Levรฉ
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In the depth of your hopes and desires, lies your sile...

In the depth of your hopes and desires, lies your silent knowledge of the beyond; and like seeds dreaming, beneath the snow, your heart dreams of spring. - Kahlil Gibran
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"To be desired is perhaps the cl...

"To be desired is perhaps the closest anybody in this life can reach to feeling immortal." - John Berger
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"Every man desires to li...

"Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old." - Jonathan Swift
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"Too often, the thing you want most is the one thing you can't have. Desire leaves us hea...

"Too often, the thing you want most is the one thing you can't have. Desire leaves us heartbroken, it wears us out. Desire can wreck your life. But as tough as wanting something can be. The people who suffer the most, are those who don't know what they want." -MEREDITH GREY
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It is not morbidity which draws crowds to scenes of disaster or unusual joy. It is the...

It is not morbidity which draws crowds to scenes of disaster or unusual joy. It is the desire to participate in a moment when life breaks through to some higher level of intensity so that one's own life might take fire from that sudden spurted flame. ...Maya Deren
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โ€œMost of your desires are not really ...

โ€œMost of your desires are not really about yourself. You just picked them up from your social surroundings.โ€ โ€” Sadhguru
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"Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and fro...

"Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from the desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service to the flesh" - Marcus Aurelius
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"One that desires to excel should ...

"One that desires to excel should endeavour in those things that are in themselves most excellent." -Epictetus
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"Man is a creation of ...

"Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need." ~ Gaston Bachelard
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"If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing i...

"If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world" C.S. Lewis
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The hardest thing ...

The hardest thing in life is to realize what you truly desire
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"There is one quality which one must possess to win, and...

"There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it." - Napoleon Hill
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"I once had a thousand desire...

"I once had a thousand desires. But in my one desire to know you all else melted away." --Rumi
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"You study, you learn, but you guard the original naive...

"You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover." - Henri Matisse
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โ€œFor, just as in the beginning it is formed...

โ€œFor, just as in the beginning it is formed by desire, so afterwards love is kept in existence only by painful anxiety. โ€ โ€• Marcel Proust
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The desire to do right ...

The desire to do right is probably the most uncommon sense of all. - Unknown.
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"The greatest we...

"The greatest wealth is a poverty of desires." โ€”Seneca
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suffering arises from the desire to fix the dead past o...

suffering arises from the desire to fix the dead past or the unborn future while the body can only exist in the present and struggles against these impossible instructions.
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"One wants to be loved, in lack thereof admired, in lack thereof feared, in lack thereof...

"One wants to be loved, in lack thereof admired, in lack thereof feared, in lack thereof loathed and despised. One wants to instill some sort of emotion in people. The soul trembles before emptiness and desires contact at any price." โ€” Hjalmar Sรถderberg (From Doctor Glas)
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"Love is an irresistibl...

"Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired." โ€” Robert Frost
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โ€œJust because someone desires you, it does...

โ€œJust because someone desires you, it does not mean that they value you. Again. Let those words resonate your mind.โ€ โ€” Nayyirah Waheed
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"Freedom is not archived ...

"Freedom is not archived by satisfying desire, but by eliminating it." - Epictetus
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"When the suffering of another creature causes you to feel pain, do not submi...

"When the suffering of another creature causes you to feel pain, do not submit to the initial desire to flee from the suffering one, but on the contrary, come closer, as close as you can to him who suffers, and try to help." --Leo Tolstoy
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โ€œThe desire for more positive experience is itself a negati...

โ€œThe desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of oneโ€™s negative experience is itself a positive experience.โ€ Mark Manson
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โ€œUltimately, it is the de...

โ€œUltimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love.โ€ โ€•Friedrich Nietzsche
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"In this world, whenever there is light, there are also shadows. As long as the conc...

"In this world, whenever there is light, there are also shadows. As long as the concept of winners exist, there must also be losers. The selfish desire of wanting to maintain peace causes wars and hatred is born to protect love." - Naruto (Kishimoto Masashi)
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ATTRACT what you EXPECT, REFLEC...

ATTRACT what you EXPECT, REFLECT what you DESIRE, BECOME what you RESPECT, and MIRROR what you ADMIRE
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"There are two ways to get enough. One is...

"There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less." --G.K. Chesterton
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"Forbidden pleasures alone are l...

"Forbidden pleasures alone are loved immoderately; when lawful, they do not excite desire." -Quintilian
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โ€œI got my heart's desire, ...

โ€œI got my heart's desire, and there my troubles began.โ€ โ€• Lev Grossman, The Magicians
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The size of your success is measured by the strengt...

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
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"Power comes in r...

"Power comes in response to a need, not a desire" -Son Goku
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"Our minds possess by na...

"Our minds possess by nature an insatiable desire to know the truth." -- Cicero
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โ€œBoredom: the ...

โ€œBoredom: the desire for desires.โ€ โ€• Leo Tolstoy
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Is โ€œA desire to resist oppression is impla...

Is โ€œA desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.โ€ from one of Tacitus's annals? If so, which one? I can't find it.
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โ€œIf you asked me now who I am, the only answer I could give with any certainty would be my name...

โ€œIf you asked me now who I am, the only answer I could give with any certainty would be my name. For the rest: my loves, my hates, down even to my deepest desires, I can no longer say whether these emotions are my own, or stolen from those I once so desperately wished to be.โ€ - Evelyn Waugh
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โ€œIt is not the desires but our de...

โ€œIt is not the desires but our deeds which will fulfill our dreams for the future.โ€ โ€• Krishnendu Pramanick
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"Study without desire spoils the...

"Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in." โ€” Leonardo da Vinci
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โ€œYou will become as small as your...

โ€œYou will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as you dominant aspiration.โ€ โ€” James Allen
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"One of the main ...

"One of the main causes of pain, is desire" โ€” Allen Watts
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โ€œNever let your desire for lo...

โ€œNever let your desire for love override your sense of self and value.โ€ โ€• Izey Victoria Odiase
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For some perverse reason...

For some perverse reason is often more fun to desire something than to have it.
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Successful and Unsuccessful people Do Not Var...

Successful and Unsuccessful people Do Not Vary greatly in their Abilities. They vary in their Desires to Reach their Potential -- John Maxwell
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โ€œThe world is little, people are little, hu...

โ€œThe world is little, people are little, human life is little. There is only one big thing โ€” desire.โ€ โ€•Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark
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"Ageing shouldn't drain out your desires. With ...

"Ageing shouldn't drain out your desires. With ageing one should do things which they have never explored or always wanted to do." - Premchand Shetty
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You might want money or women. Or, you might wanna protect the world. These are all common thin...

You might want money or women. Or, you might wanna protect the world. These are all common things people want. Things that their hearts desire. Greed may not be good, but itโ€™s not so bad, either. You humans think greed is just for money and power! But everyone wants something they don't have.
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"No thing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes o...

"No thing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen." - Epictetus
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Seek freedom and be captive of...

Seek freedom and be captive of your desires, seek discipline and find your liberty. -Frank Herbert
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" Think before you desire a thing. The...

" Think before you desire a thing. There is every possibility that it will be fulfilled, and then you will suffer " -Osho
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โ€œSTUDY WITHOUT DESIRE SPO...

โ€œSTUDY WITHOUT DESIRE SPOILS THE MEMORY, AND IT RETAINS NOTHING THAT IT TAKES IN.โ€
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I am not asking you to underst...

I am not asking you to understand me. I am asking you to walk away if you have no desire to try."
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The desire for more is itself a negative experi...

The desire for more is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of oneโ€™s negative experience is itself a positive experience.
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There is no easy Walk to Freedom anywhere, and many of us will h...

There is no easy Walk to Freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the Mountaintop of our Desires -- Nelson Mandela
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"When there is a true desire in the heart and tha...

"When there is a true desire in the heart and that desire is strong... That is when he finds real strength that even he did not know he had!" - orochimaru
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โ€œThe origin ...

โ€œThe origin of sorrow is desire.โ€ โ€“ Buddha
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I distrust those people who know so well what G...

I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires. -- Susan B. Anthony
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"I distrust those people who know so well what ...

"I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires." - Susan B. Anthony
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"When I became a man I put away childish t...

"When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." -- CS Lewis
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"The Buddha said that suffering was cause by desire, and that the ...

"The Buddha said that suffering was cause by desire, and that the cessation of desire meant the cessation of suffering. When you stopped wishing things would fall apart, you'd stop suffering when they did."
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โ€œWe are told that talent creates its own opportunities....

โ€œWe are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.โ€ -Bruce Lee
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We are simply actors in the dram...

We are simply actors in the drama of our minds, pushed by desire, pulled by conscience. ~Sigmund Frued.
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"No thing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes o...

"No thing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen." -Epictetus
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I feel optimistic about the future because humanity seems to be growing more mature;...

I feel optimistic about the future because humanity seems to be growing more mature; scientists are paying more attention to our inner values, to the study of mind and the emotions. There is a clear desire for peace and concern for the environment. Dalai Lama
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"Wealth is not an absolute. It is relative to desire. Every time we yearn for something we c...

"Wealth is not an absolute. It is relative to desire. Every time we yearn for something we cannot afford, we grow poorer, whatever our resources. And every time we feel satisfied with what we have, we can be counted as rich, however little we may actually possess." - Alain de Botton
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"We walk alone in this world. Fr...

"We walk alone in this world. Friends, such as we desire, are dreams and fables." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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โ€œThe size of your success is measured by the strength of...

โ€œThe 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.โ€ โ€“ Robert Kiyosaki (via ArtDeal)
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"Power comes whe...

"Power comes when NEEDED, not when DESIRED." - Anonymous
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Question arises.... What is that yo...

Question arises.... What is that you desire... Is it everlasting life or everlasting happiness.. choice is yours
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โ€œMy idea of the modern Stoic sage is someone who transform...

โ€œMy idea of the modern Stoic sage is someone who transforms fear into prudence, pain into information, mistakes into initiation, and desire into undertaking.โ€ - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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