One theme you may have noticed in many of my articles, is the importance of desire. Desire is the fuel that makes you go the extra mile. It’s the boost that is needed to reach greater heights. Here are 15 quotes that drive this point home perfectly:
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
- Napoleon Hill
The desire to know is natural to good men.
= Leonardo da Vinci
The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.
- Robert Kiyosaki
In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.
- Jane Smiley
A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.
- Avn Rand
Burning desire to be or do something gives us staying power – a reason to get up every morning or to pick ourselves up and start in again after a disappointment.
- Marsha Sinetar
Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
- William Blake
If you desire many things, many things will seem but a few.
- Benjamin Franklin
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
A shot glass of desire is greater than a pitcher of talent.
- Andy Munthe
Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s the 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
Image creates desire. You will want what you imagine.
- J. G. Gallimore
It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.
- Eric Hoffer
Desire, like the atom, is explosive with creative force.
- Paul Vernon Buser
Every man has business and desire,
Such as it is.
- William Shakespeare
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