Quotes by desire
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English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.
Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
American self-help author 1883-1970
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
Friends, such as we desire, are dreams and fables.
Chinese writer 1895-1976
All women's dresses are merely variations on the eternal struggle between the admitted desire to dress and the unadmitted desire to undress.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Andalusian poet and Jewish philosopher 1021-1070
The beginning of wisdom is to desire it.
Mme de Stael
French-Swiss writer 1766-1817
The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.
French poet 1821-1867
There are in every man, always, two simultaneous allegiances, one to God, the other to Satan. Invocation of God, or Spirituality, is a desire to climb higher; that of Satan, or animality, is delight in descent.
American violinist, singer and composer 1982-
'Partita' is a simple piece. Born of a love of surface and structure, of the human voice, of dancing and tired ligaments, of music, and of our basic desire to draw a line from one point to another.
Sri Swami Sivananda
Indian Hindu spiritual teacher 1887-1963
A desire arises in the mind. It is satisfied immediately another comes. In the interval which separates two desires a perfect calm reigns in the mind. It is at this moment freed from all thought, love or hate. Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.
C. S. Lewis
Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
All joy emphasises our pilgrim status; always reminds, beckons, awakens desire. Our best havings are wantings.
American writer 1932-
As doctors, we are not trained to communicate and understand the power of our words as they relate to a patient's ability and desire to survive.
American Boxer 1942-
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.
Italian-born American former racing driver 1940-
Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
American author, salesman, and motivational speaker. 1926-2012
Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
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