That person realizes peace who, relinquishing all desires, exists without craving and is unidentified with the mortal ego and its sense of "mine-ness."
Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.
The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.
In all your seeking among different things, directly or indirectly, you are in reality seeking happiness through the fulfillment of your desires
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
As soon as you cater to someone's physical desires and bad habits, you are not loving that soul anymore. You are just pleasing that person to avoid ill will
If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn't want you, nothing can make him stay.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
If you desire healing, let yourself fall ill let yourself fall ill.
Short + Desire quotes ⇑Short Quotes
There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.
Desires make slaves out of kings and patience makes kings out of slaves.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
Never regret anything because at one time it was exactly what you wanted.
As soon as you stop wanting something, you get it.
My library is an archive of longings.
I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
Do not seek fulfillment through material mediums, or through desires born of such contact.
I have too many fantasies to be a housewife... I guess I am a fantasy.
Desire is what holds you in mortal bondage
All Desire Quotes ⇑
There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.
If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.
Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
But you can build a future out of anything. A scrap, a flicker. The desire to go forward, slowly, one foot at a time. You can build an airy city out of ruins.
Stay hungry, stay young, stay foolish, stay curious, and above all, stay humble because just when you think you got all the answers, is the moment when some bitter twist of fate in the universe will remind you that you very much don't.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
Accept the children the way we accept trees-with gratitude, because they are a blessing-but do not have expectations or desires. You don't expect trees to change, you love them as they are.
Sometimes what we want isn't what we need.
The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.
What you are seeing now will be gone one day. Change is good if you don't let it hurt you. When it does hurt, the rebellion you feel is meant to show you that you should not have any desires.
He is truly a yogi who, on this earth and up to the very time of death, is able to master every impulse of desire and wrath. He is a happy man
Fulfilled desire is "pleasure" and contradicted desire is "pain" or "sorrow". They are inseparable
He is full with contentment who absorbs all desires within, as the brimful ocean remains unmoved by waters entering into it
Surrendering to the demands of the senses does not satisfy them, but rather creates insatiable desires for further sense experiences.
When a man completely relinquishes all desires of the mind and is entirely contented in the self, by the self, he is then considered to be settled in wisdom
Renunciants who are desireless and wrathless, mind-controlled, and Self-realized, are completely free both in this world and in the beyond.
Those who restrain desire do so because their's is weak enough to be restrained.
I enjoy everything, but I have no desire for anything, so there is never any pain or disappointment from unfulfillment. Whatever I do, wherever I go, I enjoy myself.
Completely renouncing all desires arising from material thoughts, one should restrain the senses with the mind from all sides
Modern life is becoming very unsatisfactory. It does not give you happiness. There are too many things, too many desires. More nice cars and dresses and entertainments—and more worries
Things are sweeter when they're lost. I know--because once I wanted something and got it. It was the only thing I ever wanted badly, Dot, and when I got it it turned to dust in my hand.
For your own happiness, you must strive to live free of worldly desires. If there is anything you can't do without, you still have a terrible lesson to learn.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Whatever has its origin in desire is a disturbing element, for desires are like stones pelted into the calm lake of consciousness.
You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.
The world is little, people are little, human life is little. There is only one big thing - desire.
It is the absence of facts that frightens people: the gap you open, into which they pour their fears, fantasies, desires.
She wanted something else, something different, something more. Passion and romance, perhaps, or maybe quiet conversations in candlelit rooms, or perhaps something as simple as not being second.
Brooding on sense objects causes attachment to them. Attachment creates craving; craving leads to anger
Just as a fire is covered by smoke, a mirror is masked by dust, and an embryo is concealed by the womb; similarly, one's knowledge gets covered by desire
What if evil doesn't really exist? What if evil is something dreamed up by man, and there is nothing to struggle against except our own limitations? The constant battle between our will, our desires, and our choices?
It is easy, when you are young, to believe that what you desire is no less than what you deserve, to assume that if you want something badly enough, it is your God-given right to have it.
I have a deeply hidden and inarticulate desire for something beyond the daily life.
I don't want whatever I want. Nobody does. Not really. What kind of fun would it be if I just got everything I ever wanted just like that, and it didn't mean anything? What then?
If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.
Desires are formed according to one's environment; they are created by, and therefore limited by, your sense perceptions
It's so strange how life works: You want something and you wait and wait and feel like it's taking forever to come. Then it happens and it's over and all you want to do is curl back up in that moment before things changed.
I've wanted one thing for me whole life and I'm not going to be that girl who wants one thing her whole life then gets it and complains.
What I want is to be needed. What I need is to be indispensable to somebody. Who I need is somebody that will eat up all my free time, my ego, my attention. Somebody addicted to me. A mutual addiction.
You only need one man to love you. But him to love you free like a wildfire, crazy like the moon, always like tomorrow, sudden like an inhale and overcoming like the tides. Only one man and all of this.
The senses, mind, and intellect are said to be desire's formidable stronghold; Through them, desire clouds one's knowledge and deludes the embodied soul.
Do not be enslaved by the senses. They are not meant to bind you with material desires, but to serve you with perceptions of good, which reflect God.
Material objects and the satisfaction of material desires are temporal; therefore all happiness deriving from them is temporal.
The power of unfulfilled desires is the root of all man's slavery
Human desires are not perfect, hence their fulfillment does not lead to perfect happiness.
Karma means material action, that which is instigated by egoistic desire. It sets into motion the law of cause and effect. The action produces a result that binds itself to the doer until the cause is compensated by the appropriate effect
Those sweet lips. My, oh my, I could kiss those lips all night long. Good things come to those who wait.
Be afraid of nothing. Hating none, giving love to all, feeling the love of God, seeing His presence in everyone, and having but one desire —for His constant presence in the temple of your consciousness —that is the way to live in this world.
As often as we have come on earth we have developed new imperfections and new desires. So we come back here again and again until we fulfill all desires
To reach God you must avoid crowds, too many distractions, too many movies, too many fruitless engagements, too many desires, too much waste of time
We have to return again and again to the school of life until all lessons have been learned. So long as we leave earth at death with desires unfulfilled we have to come back again in order to fulfill those desires.
The sum total of past actions and unfulfilled desires determines what kind of body you will have, and sets the general pattern of your new incarnation
The yogi who roasts in a fire of wisdom all seeds of new desires becomes free from the thralldom of reincarnation
Desires for worldly joys create the magnetic attraction that draws man back to earth, life after life. Reincarnation is no longer necessary for those who have fulfilled their desires in God
Through the senses, we learn to like things that are pleasing to see, hear, smell, taste, and touch. The desire for a particular sensation becomes a habit
The Creator, in taking infinite pains to shroud with mystery His presence in every atom of creation, could have had but one motive - a sensitive desire that men seek Him only through free will
No one can be a yogi, maintaining a state of mental equilibrium, free from inner involvement in planned desireful activities, unless he has renounced identification with his ego and its unsatisfiable lust for the fruits of actions
God is everlasting, ever-new Joy, and when you have found Him, you need no longer pursue the eternally elusive will-o'-the-wisp "something else" that has always eluded you in all fulfilled desires
The strong and turbulent senses can forcibly seize the mind even of a person with a high degree of enlightenment and self-control.
Errors in choosing matrimonial candidates, divorces, and multiple marriages are frantic misguided efforts arising from the soul's pure desire to find one's real-life companion.
I want to know how to make this girl laugh. I want to know what makes her cry. I want to know what it feels like to have her look at me as if I'm her knight in shinning armor.
Material desires take away the desire for the Infinite
Your fulfillment lies not in obtaining the objects of your desire, but in the unfoldment of your soul qualities in making the effort to succeed in worthwhile endeavors.
One who is at peace in God is not tortured by unfulfilled earthly desires.
Every unfulfilled active desire, unless roasted by wisdom, plants a new desire-seed in the mind.
As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all - the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.
The thoughts that predominate at the time of death can bring you either salvation — if your supreme desire is for God — or rebirth. If you are filled with worldly desires, those thoughts impinge themselves on the subtle body and bring the soul back into another earthly incarnation
Desire is a condition the ego imposes on itself and is therefore detrimental to man's evenmindedness.
I've never known before what it feels like to want someone - not to want to hook up with them or whatever, but to want them, to want them. And now I do. So maybe I do believe in epiphanies.
Desire is produced by indiscriminate contact with the objects of the senses. Expressing as the likes and dislikes of the ego, desire creeps into the consciousness of one who is not watchful enough in governing the reaction of his feelings to his various experiences in the world
But he did not understand the price. Mortals never do. They only see the prize, their heart's desire, their dream... But the price of getting what you want, is getting what you once wanted.