Desire Quotes

I never had any other desire so strong, and so like to covetousness, as that one which I have had always, that I might be master at last of a small house and a large Garden.

Abraham Cowley,

Just as the good actor perform well whatever role the poet assigns, so too must the good man perform whatever Fortune assigns. For she, says Bion, just like a poet, sometimes assigns the leading role, sometimes that of the supporting role; sometimes that of a king, sometimes that of a beggar. Do not, therefore, being a supporting actor, desire the role of the lead.

Bion of Borysthenes

[Science is] the desire to know causes.

William Hazlitt

The urge to create, the urge to photograph, comes in part from the deep desire to live with more integrity, to live more in peace with the world, and possibly to help others to do the same.

Wynn Bullock

Photography, alone of the arts, seems perfected to serve the desire humans have for a moment - this very moment - to stay.

Sam Abell

Where we desire to be informed 'tis good to contest with men above ourselves; but to confirm and establish our opinions, 'tis best to argue with judgments below our own, that the frequent spoils and victories over their reasons may settle in ourselves an esteem and confirmed opinion of our own.

Sir Thomas Browne

One must desire something to be alive.

Margaret Deland

Desire of having is the sin of covetousness.

William Shakespeare

Wealth and rank are what people desire, but unless they are obtained in the right way they may not be possessed.

Confucius

Desire is the very essence of man.

Benedict de Spinoza

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

Publilius Syrus

Compassion is the desire that moves the individual self to widen the scope of its self-concern to embrace the whole of the universal self

Arnold Toynbee

Our destiny changes with our thought; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire.

Orison Swett Marden

Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals.

J. Isham

True charity is the desire to be useful to others without thought of recompense

Emanuel Swedenborg
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