Selected Quotes about Desires

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

I shall desire and I shall find The best of my desires; The autumn road, the mellow wind That soothes the darkening shires. And laughter, and inn-fires. -- Rupert Brooke

All that spirits desire, spirits attain. -- Kahlil Gibran

Nobody knows what you want except you. And nobody will be as sorry as you if you don't get it. Wanting some other way to live is proof enough of deserving it. Having it is hard work, but not having it is sheer hell. -- Lillian Hellman

All joy emphasises our pilgrim status; always reminds, beckons, awakens desire. Our best havings are wantings. -- C.S. Lewis

If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the things they failed to obtain. -- André Maurois

In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. The last is much the worst; the last is a real tragedy! -- Oscar Wilde

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