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51 Desire Quotes

Methinks I have a great desire to a bottle of hay. Good hay, sweet hay, hath no fellow.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Bottom at IV, i)

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Had doting Priam checked his son's desire, Troy had been bright with fame, and not with fire.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Rape of Lucrece (l. 1,490)

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There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes , Source: Man and Superman (act IV)

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We grow like flowers, and bear desire, The odor of the human flowers.

Richard Henry Stoddard Quotes , Source: The Squire of Low Degree--The Princess Answers (I, l. 13)

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Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.

Sir James M. Barrie Quotes

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The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. And that is not happiness.

F. H. Bradley Quotes

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Desire, like the atom, is explosive with creative force.

Paul Vernon Buser Quotes

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Desire is the very essence of man.

Benedict de Spinoza Quotes

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It's so much better to desire than to have. . . . The moment of desire, when you know something is going to happen -- that's the most exalting.

Anouk Aimee Quotes

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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 Quotes

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Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.

Gaston Bachelard Quotes

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The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.

Anne Louise Germaine de Stael Quotes

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More than we use is more than we want.

Gaelic Proverb Quotes

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Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.

Patti Smith Quotes

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It's not who jumps the highest -- it's who wants it the most

Buck Williams Quotes

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What man knows is everywhere at war with what he wants.

Joseph Wood Krutch Quotes

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We pursue that which retreats from us.

Martin Hiedegger Quotes

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Love is the rose. Lust is the thorn. http://www.sathyasai.org.

Sai Baba Quotes

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Do you want to be with your love by the sea hearing the gullsong smelling the salt air feeling the sand beneath your toes and the seaweed the sea's legacy? watching the rise oer the bay of the moon and then ascent of the Sun.. oer neptune?

Saiom Shriver Quotes

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You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.

James Allen Quotes

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Desire is the essence of a man.

Benedict Spinoza Quotes

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By annihilating the desires, you annihilate the mind. Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.

Claude Adrien Helvetius Quotes

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All human activity is prompted by desire.

Bertrand Russell Quotes

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We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.

Christian Nestell Bovee Quotes

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Every human mind is a great slumbering power until awakened by a keen desire and by definite resolution to do.

Edgar F. Roberts Quotes

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