10 Desire Quotes

Desire Quotes
Here’s 10 quotes on the topic of “desire”.  Hope you like them:

1) Nothing is impossible to a willing heart. -John Heywood

2) Desire creates the power. -Raymond Holliwell

3) Ignore what a man desires, and you ignore the very source of his power. -Walter Lippman

4) The intensity of your desire governs the power with which the force is directed. -John McDonald

5) It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents. -Eric Hoffer

6) For the resolute and determined, there is time and opportunity. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

7) A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means. -Henry Hazlitt

8 ) 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

9) Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing. -Abraham Lincoln

10) Desire is possibility seeking expression. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

NOTE: I came back 2 and a half years later and have added 20 more desire quotations.  I just wanted to add more value and make this page more of a useful resource!  If you need more quotes, check out the main page of quotes here.

11) 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

12) 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

13) When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve. -Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)

14) Every human mind is a great slumbering power until awakened by a keen desire and by definite resolution to do. -Edgar F. Roberts

15) 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

16) It sometimes seems that we have only to love a thing greatly to get it. -Robert Collier (1885-1950)

17) 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

18) 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 (1835-1910)

19) 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

20) To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you ought to prefer is to have kept your soul alive. -Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895)

21) Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win. -Denis Waitley

22) 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 (1713-1784)

23) 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

24) Desire! That’s the one secret of every man’s career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire. -Bobby Unser

25) Desire is the starting point of all achievement.  Not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. -Napoleon Hill

26) 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 (1823-1896)

27) 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 (1885-1967)

28) Desire will in due time externalize itself as concrete fact. -Thomas Troward

29) I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it. -Gayle Sayers

30) Anything you really want, you can attain, if you really go after it. -Wayne Dyer

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    • varsha
    • June 25, 2009

    very good quotes!..
    “desire”(to survive & succeed) is the only thing that qualifies a thing as living organism!

    • Marcia Hays
    • June 26, 2009

    DESIRE and CHANGE go hand in hand. If it were not for DESIRE, CHANGE would never come. If it were not for CHANGE, there would be no DESIRE to adapt and improve.

    • Crystal
    • June 26, 2009

    As always, excellent quotes Shawn! This time my favorites are 8 & 9. Strong desire and resolution are both factors that make virtually anything possible!

    • Jetendra
    • June 28, 2009

    Good quotes. Desire is to quantify a person, for which he has to change his own. Thank U

    • Emmanuel
    • June 29, 2009

    Very nice quotes, Desire and Change are like twin-cord that is inseperable in the quest for greatness.

    • julie
    • February 13, 2010

    Great quotes, just when I need them most.

    • Fathi
    • February 21, 2012

    Excellent quotes right on time.
    Desire is the starting point of all achievement. Not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. -Napoleon Hill

    • Bradley Emerson
    • February 15, 2016

    If your wants are limited then all your desires are met

    1. Reply

      Well said, Bradley.

    • Malcolm McKinnon
    • November 22, 2019

    Thankyou so much for sending these quotes to me. I do appreciate getting them, they are a big part of my everyday life, thanks

      • shawn
      • November 25, 2019

      You’re very welcome, Malcolm! I’m so happy to get feedback like yours, because I sometimes get into a slump & wonder if anyone cares! Are you on both the email & Messenger lists?

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