37 Best Desire Quotes On Success In Life

These desire quotes will inspire you. Desire, a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging desire quotes, desire sayings, and desire proverbs.

Inspirational Desire Quotes

  1. “The starting point of all achievement is desire.” ~ Napoleon Hill
  2. “You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  3. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” ~ Confucius
  4. “Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” ~ W. Clement Stone

  5. “Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.” ~ Napoleon Hill
  6. “There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.” ~ Napoleon Hill
  7. “The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  8. “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” ~ Vince Lombardi

  9. “Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.” ~ Muhammad Ali , Dream & desire quotes
  10. “The desire to win is born in most of us. The will to win is a matter of training. The manner of winning is a matter of honor.” ~ Margaret Thatcher
  11. “I do not want players who do not have a keen desire to win and do not play hard and aggressively to accomplish that objective.” ~ John Wooden
  12. “Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them-a desire, a dream, a vision.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  13. “Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win – essential to success.” ~ Napoleon Hill
  14. “Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.” ~ Napoleon Hill
  15. “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” ~ Robert Frost

  16. “The goal of life is not to win. It is to play the game with love. The rules of the game are: have a strong desire to win, believe that you are worthy of winning, have faith that you will win, and, as long as you are alive, never believe that the game is over.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  17. “The preparation, commitment and desire to win will be no less than the last time I drove a grand prix car in anger.” ~ Nigel Mansell
  18. “Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. Sure, there’s the talent, but there also has to be the will. Give me human will and the intense desire to win and it will trump talent every day of the week.” ~ Larry Ellison
  19. “The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself.” ~ Napoleon Hill

  20. “Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.” ~ Napoleon Hill
  21. “I am lucky that whatever fear I have inside me, my desire to win is always stronger.” ~ Serena Williams
  22. “For me, it’s about the desire to win. My audience becomes a crowd of wild animals and I have to be the lion-tamer or be eaten.” ~ Billy Connolly
  23. “My will to live completely overcame my desire to win” ~ Alfred Hajos

  24. “I do feel that I have unfinished business in the Premier League and now is the right time to return. I considered all the other offers very carefully and I firmly believe that Chelsea is the best choice. They match my footballing ambitions with their hunger and desire to win trophies.” ~ Cesc Fabregas
  25. “My ruthless desire to win at all costs served me well on the bike but the level it went to, for whatever reason, is a flaw. That desire, that attitude, that arrogance.” ~ Lance Armstrong , Attitude desire quotes
  26. “All sport… is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible but encouraged.” ~ Spiro T. Agnew
  27. “Action is the real measure of intelligence.” ~ Napoleon Hill

  28. “If a Coach is determined to stay in the coaching profession, he will develop from year to year. This much is true, no coach has a monopoly on the knowledge of basketball. There are no secrets in the game. The only secrets, if there are any, are good teaching of sound fundamentals, intelligent handling of men, a sound system of play, and the ability to instill in the boys a desire to win.” ~ Adolph Rupp
  29. “One must marry one’s feelings to one’s beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one’s life.” ~ Napoleon Hill
  30. “War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.” ~ Napoleon Hill

  31. “I could barely speak after I was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers. I was going to play for the defending Super Bowl champions…. I immediately thought of all the great players on the team. I was in awe, as I had watched these soon-to-be legends play on television. They epitomized for me what football was all about: the love of the game, the professional approach, and the desire to win.” ~ Jerry Rice
  32. “Your ability to use the principle of autosuggestion will depend, very largely, upon your capacity to concentrate upon a given desire until that desire becomes a burning obsession.” ~ Napoleon Hill
  33. “I don’t pretend there aren’t biological differences, but I don’t believe the desire for leadership is hardwired biology, not the desire to win or excel. I believe that it’s socialization, that we’re socializing our daughters to nurture and our boys to lead.” ~ Sheryl Sandberg
  34. “The spirit is the true self. The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

  35. “She didn’t smile back. Not even a little. I totally needed to read that book on how to win friends and influence people. But that would involve an innate desire to win friends and influence people.” ~ Darynda Jones
  36. “Vanity is apt to inspire contempt, but that becomes immediately tempered by a gentler and more gracious feeling; for the vain man desires to win our approbation, and in this way he flatters us.” ~ Arthur Alfred Lynch
  37. “To succeed takes more than the desire to win. It also takes the acceptance that we could fail.” ~ Simon Sinek

Summary: Desires are states of mind that are expressed by terms like “wanting”, “wishing”, “longing” or “craving”.

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