Desire Quotes

Often you must keep the dogs of desire nipping at your heels lest you become the slave of procrastination and the errand boy of complacency

R.K. Francis

Our desire to conserve wildlife for our children and our children's children forces us to bring out into the open conservation's secret question : Does God give a prize for the maximum number of human beings? Put another way, which shall we bequeath to our grandchildren : human life with nature, or human life without nature?

Garrett James Hardin

War forgets peace. Peace forgives war. War is the death of the life human. Peace is the birth of the Life Divine. Our vital passions want war. Our psychic emotions desire peace.

Sri Chinmoy

Ah, life is a gate, a way, a path to Paradise anyway, why not live for fun and joy and love or some sort of girl by a fireside, why not go to your desire and LAUGH.

Jack Kerouac

Nothing is far and nothing is near, if one desires. The world is little, people are little, human life is little. There is only one big thing desire.

Willa Sibert Cather

If you desire a man to tell you comfortable lies about your prowess, and so fetter any hope of true excellence, I'm sure you may find one anywhere. Not all prisons are made of iron bars. Some are made of feather beds.

Lois McMaster Bujold

[Desire] is a perpetual rack, or horsemill, according to Austin, still going round as in a ring.

Robert Burton

The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall.

Francis Bacon

Stepping out, off the page, into the sensual world. And then our arrows of desire rewrite the speech...

Kate Bush

I desire you, and all that comes with you. If I could only buy you and enjoy you, without having to go through all the formalities, without having to consider your personality et cetera ... There is nothing as boring as human personality.

Isidore Isou

The work we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.

Thomas Carlyle

The most evil creatures dont desire the destruction of everythingthey only desire to exploit it for themselves.

Orson Scott Card

When we look back, the only things we cherish are those which in some way met our original want; the desire which formed in us in early youth, undirected, and of its own accord.

Willa Sibert Cather

Desire is creation, is the magical element in that process. If there were an instrument by which to measure desire, one could foretell achievement.

Willa Sibert Cather

Happiness implied a choice, and within that choice a concerted will, a lucid desire.

Albert Camus

Entirety exists within me as exuberance ... in empty longing ... in ... the desire to burn with desire.

Georges Bataille

The righteousness of Jesus Christ is one of those great mysteries, which the angels desire to look into, and seems to be one of the first lessons that God taught men after the fall.

George Whitefield

The desire to write perfectly of beautiful happenings is, as the saying runs, old as the hills and as immortal.

James Branch Cabell

When it comes to the desire for liberty and justice, there is no clash of civilizations. People everywhere are capable of freedom, and worthy of freedom.

George Walker Bush

The desire for freedom resides in every human heart. And that desire cannot be contained forever by prison walls, or martial laws, or secret police. Over time, and across the Earth, freedom will find a way.

George Walker Bush

It is never too late to reform, as long as you have the sense to desire it, and the strength to execute your purpose.

Anne Bront

Desire is the starting point of all achievement.

Napoleon Hill

A lie does not consist in the indirect position of words, but in the desire and intention, by false speaking, to deceive and injure your neighbour.

Jonathan Swift

The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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