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Some of us harbor secret desires. Others desire to be rich or famous. Desire is the prelude to action, it drives us to want what we may not actually need and even, need what we don’t actually want. Desires quotes help us understand this powerful driving force, such as when William Blake observed that, “He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.” Desire can certainly be strong in one’s life, enough to cause us to act impetuously or deliberately, given the dream we are seeking to attain. Desires quotes help us understand our deepest desires, helping us attain them in the most unexpected ways. Reference.com Definition of Desire
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Robert Frost

"Love is the irresistible desire to be desired irresistibly." Robert Frost
Robert Frost Society, Volumes 1991-1993 (page 143) Although often attributed to Mark Twain or "love doctor" Leo Buscaglia, this quote actually spoken by Robert Frost to Sidney Cox, on a walk in 1911. Add Category or Author

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Sophocles

"One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love." Sophocles
As quoted in Civilization's quotations: life's ideal (2002) pg. 49 No contextual information is available, beyond the fact that this quote is attributed to the tragic Greek playwright Sophocles. Add Category or Author

Desire    Editor's Pick    Greek Poet    inspirational    Love    Passion    Pearls of Wisdom    Quote of the Day    Sorrow   

Bill Cosby

"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure." Bill Cosby
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 Socrates

"When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire, and when again under the influence of its kindred desires it is moved with violent motion towards the beauty of corporeal forms, it acquires a surname from this very violent motion, and is called love." Socrates
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Bobby Sands

"They won't break me because the desire for freedom, and the freedom of the Irish people, is in my heart. The day will dawn when all the people of Ireland will have the desire for freedom to show. It is then that we will see the rising of the moon." Bobby Sands
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William Shakespeare

"Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble" William Shakespeare
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William Shakespeare

"But I am constant as the northern star, Of whose true-fix'd and resting quality There is no fellow in the firmament" William Shakespeare
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"I really have no desire to make everyone happy," Jurgen Klinsmann
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Albert Einstein

"So long as they don't get violent, I want to let everyone say what they wish, for I myself have always said exactly what pleased me." Albert Einstein
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Desire    Freedom Of Speech    Violence   

Albert Einstein

"A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." Albert Einstein
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"Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?" Walt Whitman
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Mahatma Gandhi

"Consciously or unconsciously, everyone of us does render some service or another. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and it will make not only for our own happiness, but that of the world at large." Mahatma Gandhi
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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

"The thirst for equality can express itself either as a desire to draw everyone down to one's level, or to raise oneself and everyone else up." Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Mark Twain

"In religion, India is the only millionaire - the One land that all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for all the shows of all the rest of the globe combined" Mark Twain
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William Shakespeare

"l do desire we be better strangers" William Shakespeare
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Friends, such as we desire, are dreams and fables." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Mark Twain

"There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable." Mark Twain
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William Shakespeare

"And where two waging fires meet togetherThey do consume the thing that feeds their fury.Though little fire grows great with little wind,Yet extreme gusts will blow out fire and all." William Shakespeare
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"She's tough, smart, and has a strong desire to make the varsity team in her final season." Adam Topper
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Mark Twain

"The cat, having sat upon a hot stove lid, will not sit upon a hot stove lid again. But he won't sit upon a cold stove lid, either." Mark Twain
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Granth Sahib

"Through desire, people are cast into the womb and reborn. Through desire, they taste the sweet and sour flavors. Bound by desire, they are led on, beaten and struck on their faces and mouths. Bound and gagged and assaulted by evil, they are released only through the Name, through the Guru's Teachings." Granth Sahib
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