Desire Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Desire quotes and Desire sayings, and Desire proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire. "


"Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity. "

Coco Chanel

"I desire to press forward for direction to my Master in all things; but as to trusting to my own obedience and righteousness, I should be worse than a fool and ten times worse than a madman. "

Charles Spurgeon

"Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary."

Blaise Pascal

"Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well, and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them."

Blaise Pascal

"Do not ever say that the desire to ‘do good’ by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives."

Ayn Rand

"Desire is proof of the availability…"

Robert Collier

"If you desire to be good, begin by believing that you are wicked."


"Desires are insatiable.They keep growing as we try to satisfy them just as the fire becomes more inflamed when oil is poured into it."

Manu Smriti

"Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil."

Swami Sivananda

"Every intense desire is perhaps a desire to be different from what we are."

Eric Hoffer

"When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve."

Napoleon Hill

"The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul."


"Desire means the way to go out; desire is the path that leads you out. If your mind is still desiring, you cannot move within."


"The intensity of your desire governs the power with which the force is directed."

John McDonald

"Desire, burning desire, is basic to achieving anything beyond the ordinary."

Joseph B. Wirthlin

"When desire dies, fear is born."

Baltasar Gracian

"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

"A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man."

John Adams

"The discipline of desire is the background of character."

John Locke

"Desire is a powerful force that can be used to make things happen."

Marcia Wieder

"Desire will in due time externalize itself as concrete fact."

Thomas Troward

"Desires are only the lack of something: and those who have the greatest desires are in a worse condition than those who have none, or very slight ones."


"We desire nothing so much as what we ought not to have."

Publilius Syrus

"Desire creates the power."

Raymond Holliwell

"Let your desires be ruled by reason."


"One must desire something to be alive."

Margaret Deland

"Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat."

Napoleon Hill

"Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are supplied must admit those of fancy."

Samuel Johnson

"One must not lose desires. They are mighty stimulants to creativeness, to love, and to long life."

Alexander A. Bogomoletz

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