Desire Quotes

The best quotes on desire


Below are a collection of the best quotes about desire. If you sign up to my email list I will send you a PDF copy of Success Quotes, Foundational Elements for Lasting Success and Characteristics and Qualities of a Great Leader: A Quote Book Full of Truth and Wisdom. All you need to do is to enter your email in the box below and push “Subscribe” and your two free quote books will soon be delivered to your inbox.

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“The starting point of all achievement is desire.” ~Napoleon Hill

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

“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” ~Eric Thomas 

“I have this burning desire to get out there and do my best. It’s as if I’m keeping it all in a little bottle, and it’s all going to come out when I do the best I’m capable of doing.” ~Jackie Joyner-Kersee

“Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.” ~Machiavelli

“Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.” ~Dr. Joyce Brothers

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

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” ~Bill Cosby

“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

“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

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

“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” ~Rumi

“Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.” ~Plato

“True charity is the desire to be useful to others with no thought of recompense.” ~Emanuel Swedenborg

“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

“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

“To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind – this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for.” ~Henry Van Dyke

“When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.” ~W. Clement Stone

“You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as you dominant aspiration.” ~James Allen

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

“All personal achievement starts in the mind of the individual. Your personal achievement starts in your mind. The first step is to know exactly what your problem, goal or desire is.” ~W. Clement Stone

“In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.” ~Jane Smiley

Questions: Which of these quotes are your favorite? Can you add to the list of quotes?

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2 thoughts on “Desire Quotes

  1. I like that last one by Jane Smiley. You know I’m always down for quotes!
    I’ve shared this one with you a few times, “Desire is king and perseverance is queen.”