Selected Quotes about Desire

The wise man will love; all others will desire. -- Afranius

Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had. -- Aristotle

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies. -- Aristotle

It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it. -- Aristotle

Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfilment of animal desires. -- Alexander Graham Bell

Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained. -- William Blake

One must not lose desires. They are mighty stimulants to creativeness, to love, and to long life. -- Alexander A. Bogomoletz

Some prices are just too high, no matter how much you may want the prize. The one thing you can't trade for your heart's desire is your heart. -- Lois McMaster Bujold

In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory. -- Cicero

He who desires is always poor. -- Claudianus

One must desire something to be alive. -- Margaret Deland

If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it. -- Brendan Francis

Man is the only animal whose desires increase as they are fed; the only animal that is never satisfied. -- Henry George

Desire creates the power. -- Raymond Holliwell

When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness. -- Nicole Kidman

What makes the engine go? Desire, desire, desire. -- Stanley Kunitz

Manifest plainness,Embrace simplicity,Reduce selfishness,Have few desires. -- Lao-tzu

There is no calamity greater than lavish desires.There is no greater guilt than discontentment.And there is no greater disaster than greed. -- Lao-tzu

Let your desires be ruled by reason. -- Appetitus Rationi Pareat

How helpless we are, like netted birds, when we are caught by desire! -- Belva Plain

Dwell not upon thy weariness, thy strength shall be according to the measure of thy desire. -- Arab Proverb

Every man has business and desire, Such as it is. -- William Shakespeare

There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it. -- George Bernard Shaw

We desire nothing so much as what we ought not to have. -- Publilius Syrus

A human being has a natural desire to have more of a good thing than he needs. -- Mark Twain

Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul. -- Rebecca West

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