• Noun: the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
• Noun: an inclination to want things; example: "a man of many desires"
• Noun: something that is desired
• Verb: feel or have a desire for; want strongly; examples: "I want to go home now", "I want my own room"
• Verb: expect and wish; examples: "I trust you will behave better from now on", "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
• Verb: express a desire for
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.
A man's desire is for the woman, but the woman's desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man.
The man's desire is for the woman; but the woman's desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man.
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
We must not only cease our present desire for the growth of the state, but we must desire its decrease, its weakening.
We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes.
Lust is what keeps you wanting to do it even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you want to be with each other even when you have no desire to do it.
I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and that's to get rid of all my other desires.
Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
My desire to exit the game is greater than my desire to remain in it. I have searched my heart through and through and feel comfortable with this decision.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Let not a man do what his sense of right bids him not to do, nor desire what it forbids him to desire. This is sufficient. The skillful artist will not alter his measures for the sake of a stupid workman.
The desire definitely comes from within. There are only a few people who make it to this level and those are the ones who have that innate desire.
What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common is not gender or ethnic background, but motivation, perseverance, and desire - the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery.
Desire! That's the one secret of every man's career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire.
The instinct to impersonate produces the actor; the desire to provide pleasure by impersonations produces the playwright; the desire to provide this pleasure with adequate characterization and dialogue memorable in itself produces dramatic literature.