Each man has his own desires; all do not possess the same inclinations.
We are always striving for things forbidden, and coveting those denied us.
When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness.
The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.
Thought gives rise to desire.
A desire arises in the mind. It is satisfied immediately another comes. In the interval which separates two desires a perfect calm reigns in the mind. It is at this moment freed from all thought, love or hate. Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.
If you cannot get things as much as you desire than be contented with what you have.
If it were not my purpose to combine barbarian things with things Hellenic, to traverse and civilize every continent, to search out the uttermost parts of land and sea, to push the bounds of Macedonia to the farthest Ocean, and to disseminate and shower the blessings of the Hellenic justice and peace over every nation, I should not be content to sit quietly in the luxury of idle power, but I should emulate the frugality of Diogenes. But as things are, forgive me Diogenes, that I imitate Herakles, and emulate Perseus, and follow in the footsteps of Dionysos, the divine author and progenitor of my family, and desire that victorious Hellenes should dance again in India and revive the memory of the Bacchic revels among the savage mountain tribes beyond the Kaukasos
Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had.
Everyone confusedly conceives of a good in which the mind may be at rest, and desires it; wherefore everyone strives to attain it.
The true servants of God are not solicitous that He should order them to do what they desire to do, but that they may desire to do what He orders them to do.
My stiffest earthly assignment is ended and my major life's work is done. My country is now free and I have been honoured to be its first indigenous head of state. What more could one desire in life?
The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall.
It is a strange desire, to seek power and to lose liberty.
I have no desire to prove anything by it. I have never used it as an outlet or a means of expressing myself. I just dance.
We none of us know what is going on in that strange man's mind. We all know the German desire as he has come out with in his book [Mein Kampf] to move East, and if he moves East, I shall not break my heart, but that is another thing. I do not believe he wants to move West, because West would be a very difficult programme for him ... If there is any fighting in Europe to be done, I should like to see the Bolsheviks and Nazis doing it.
This life is a hospital where each patient is possessed by the desire to change his bed.
Everything, alas, is an abyss, actions, desires, dreams,
There is no strength higher than overcoming carnal desire.
Often inordinate desire to secure a single gain acts as a hindrance for the quest of many profitable pursuits.
Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire.
The grate desire ov mi life iz tew amuze sumboddy. I had rather be able to set the multiplikashun table tew sum lively tune than tew hav ein the author ov it.
Hope! thou nurse of young desire.
People viewed this also viewedDesperation Quotes
Arab Proverb Quotes
Booker T Washington 1856 Quotes
George Bernard Shaw Quotes
Les Brown Quotes
Mark Twain Quotes
Vita Sackville-West Quotes
Interesting ReadsBooks About Desire
Related QuotesQuotes with Keyword Desire