Desire Quotes

There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it.

Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion; and he whose real wants are supplied, must admit those of fancy.

There are those who have a desire to love, but do not have the capacity to love.

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.

In the endless variety of tastes and circumstances that diversify mankind, nothing is so superfluous, but that some one desires it: or so common, but that someone is compelled to buy it. As nothing is useless but because it is in improper hands, what is thrown away by one is gathered up my another; and […]

Each man has his own desires; all do not possess the same inclinations.

Desire is the very essence of man.

The desires of mankind are much more numerous than their attainments, and the capacity of imagination much larger than actual enjoyment. Multitudes are therefore unsatisfied with their allotment.

There is nothing like desire for preventing the thing one says from bearing any resemblance to what one has in one’s mind.

An aspiration is a joy for ever, a possession as solid as a landed estate.