Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.Rebecca West
Mother Veda is compassionate; she longs to liberate her children from doubt and discontent. She has no desire to inflame or confuse; wise men know this well.Sri Sathya Sai Baba
In other searchings it might be the object of the quest that brought satisfaction, or it might be something incidental that one got on the way; but in religion, desire was fulfilment, it was the seeking itself that rewarded.Willa Sibert Cather
This war has been motivated by pride or arrogance, by a desire to control oil wealth, by a desire to implant our programs.James Earl Carter, Jr.
I was born, I think, with the desire to make beautiful books brave books that would preserve the glories of the Dream untarnished, and would re-create them for battered people, and re-awaken joy and magnanimity.James Branch Cabell
Often the best way to overcome desire is to satisfy it.W. Somerset Maugham
Wonder implies the desire to learn.Aristotle
Wonder is the desire for knowledge.Saint Thomas Aquinas
Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment.John Dewey
Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary.Blaise Pascal
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.Robert Frost
Good men, whether they be Christians or rationalists, do not desire to discriminate between races, but the distinctions implanted by Nature are too conspicuous to escape the observation of our senses.Arthur Keith
The trouble in modern democracy is that men do not approach to leadership 'til they have lost the desire to lead anyone.William Henry Beveridge,1st Baron Beveridge of Tug
The vulgar man is always the most distinguished, for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar.Chesterton, Gilbert K.