Desire Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Desire

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The idea is that the state doesn't have rights to limit individuals' wants and passions. I disagree with that. I think we absolutely have rights because there are consequences to letting people live out whatever wants or passions they desire.
~By Rick Santorum ~


Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
~By Frank Herbert ~


The more wild and incredible your desire, the more willing and prompt God is in fulfilling it, if you will have it so.
~By Coventry Patmore ~


They won't break me because the desire for freedom, and the freedom of the Irish people, is in my heart. The day will dawn when all the people of Ireland will have the desire for freedom to show. It is then that we will see the rising of the moon.
~By Bobby Sands ~


Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
~By Lao Tzu ~


I've often been asked to run for office. I have no desire to do that, I would not want my time with the family or the company restricted because of the demands of an elected position.
~By Carl Karcher ~


It's a great mistake, I think, to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense, when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about things.
~By Anne Sullivan ~


From the outset of the war, the Canadian people have clearly shown that it is their desire to help in every way to make Canada's war effort as effective as possible.
~By William Lyon Mackenzie King ~


The main stem was then in most cases twisted in a zigzag form, which process checked the flow of the sap, and at the same time encouraged the production of side branches at those parts of the stem where they were most desired.
~By Robert Fortune ~


Obsession led me to write. It's been that way with every book I've ever written. I become completely consumed by a theme, by characters, by a desire to meet a challenge.
~By Anne Rice ~


The first principle of success is desire - knowing what you want. Desire is the planting of your seed.
~By Robert Collier ~


My desire is to let go of my ego and let in His direction.
~By Janine Turner ~


Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions.
~By Albert Camus ~


One of the most beautiful passages of Rousseau is that in the sixth book of Confessions, where he describes the awakening in him of the literary sense. Of such wisdom, the poetic passion, the desire of beauty, the love of art for its own sake, has most.
~By Walter Pater ~


I've never really had a desire to do Shakespeare. For me, it's just too many lines.
~By Daniel Craig ~


Success is very ephemeral. You depend entirely on the desire of others, which makes it difficult to relax.
~By Eva Green ~


Those who forget good and evil and seek only to know the facts are more likely to achieve good than those who view the world through the distorting medium of their own desires.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


Desire of having is the sin of covetousness.
~By William Shakespeare ~


Every person is a God in embryo. Its only desire is to be born.
~By Deepak Chopra ~


Economic sanctions rarely achieve the desired results.
~By Omar Bongo ~


I have a feeling that being in love sometimes means the projection of your desires onto another person. The important thing is that you like the other person, respect the other person and want to raise children with the other person.
~By Eric Braeden ~


All, all is theft, all is unceasing and rigorous competition in nature; the desire to make off with the substance of others is the foremost - the most legitimate - passion nature has bred into us and, without doubt, the most agreeable one.
~By Marquis de Sade ~


Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
~By Sigmund Freud ~


Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
~By Jean de La Fontaine ~


You know that we have a great variety of ways to gratify our own desires.
~By Elias Hicks ~


America is a Nation with a mission - and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace - a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman.
~By George W. Bush ~


Brazil has rediscovered itself, and this rediscovery is being expressed in its people's enthusiasm and their desire to mobilize to face the huge problems that lie ahead of us.
~By Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva ~


The desire to economize time and mental effort in arithmetical computations, and to eliminate human liability to error is probably as old as the science of arithmetic itself.
~By Howard Aiken ~


The reason is that for many years I have avoided reading anything whatsoever that approaches my own line of country, out of a somewhat fanatical desire to avoid the risk of unconscious imitation.
~By Leslie Charteris ~


To be an artist you have to give up everything, including the desire to be a good artist.
~By Jasper Johns ~


But by providing the background picture - the universal situational awareness that we desire - by showing the anomalies, the Space-Based Radar will change the nature of how we do our analysis and our intelligence.
~By Stephen Cambone ~


We have now gone beyond 100 in number, and the desire to join seems rather to increase, though it was thought the foundations would retard it, it seems quite otherwise.
~By Catherine McAuley ~


Often when He comes, He finds the soul occupied. Other guests are there, and He has to turn away. He cannot gain entry, for we love and desire other things; therefore, His gifts, which He is offering to everyone unceasingly, must remain outside.
~By Johannes Tauler ~


Almost every desire a poor man has is a punishable offence.
~By Louis-Ferdinand Celine ~


The desire to die was my one and only concern; to it I have sacrificed everything, even death.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself entirely to the desires and affections, captivating the willing hearers, and subduing their understanding.
~By David Hume ~


I have no desire to go in for tyranny or to play the part of King Charles. I hate tyranny in any field of human activity.
~By Charles Edison ~


A good education should leave much to be desired.
~By Alan Gregg ~


My films are the expression of momentary desires. I follow my instincts, but in a disciplined way.
~By Roman Polanski ~


If I desired to kill the senator why did I not do it? You all admit that I had him in my power.
~By Preston Brooks ~


As my career has progressed, I've had the pleasure of playing with the baddest jazz cats on the planet. But that doesn't change my desire to entertain folks. That's really who I am.
~By George Benson ~


The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
~By Tacitus ~


It is easier to achieve a desired result in short pieces.
~By Gustav Mahler ~


My desire to participate in the business is not to make more crap.
~By Lisa Bonet ~


I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end... I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


Some people are filled by compassion and a desire to do good, and some simply don't think anything's going to make a difference.
~By Meryl Streep ~


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


We will try to create conditions where persons could come together in a spirit of teamwork, and exercise to their heart's desire their technological capacity.
~By Akio Morita ~


Man is insatiable for power; he is infantile in his desires and, always discontented with what he has, loves only what he has not. People complain of the despotism of princes; they ought to complain of the despotism of man.
~By Joseph de Maistre ~


When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness.
~By Nicole Kidman ~


There is a great interest in comparative religion and a desire to understand faiths other than our own and even to experiment with exotic cults.
~By Emily Greene Balch ~


Free nations with different histories, economies and a vast amount of stubborn pride will never achieve complete agreement, even when they desire the same objectives.
~By Arthur H. Sulzberger ~


Reason has not tamed desire: it is as strong as ever.
~By Arthur Keith ~


Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


For me, the desire exists less to get myself a degree than to just go and have the whole college experience, and throw myself into the brain pool and see if I can swim.
~By Joshua Jackson ~


Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.
~By Martha Graham ~


Citizen participation is a device whereby public officials induce nonpublic individuals to act in a way the officials desire.
~By Daniel P. Moynihan ~


Gladly we desire to make other men perfect, but we will not amend our own fault.
~By Thomas Kempis ~


Let not a man do what his sense of right bids him not to do, nor desire what it forbids him to desire. This is sufficient. The skillful artist will not alter his measures for the sake of a stupid workman.
~By Mencius ~


If poetry alters the way in which the reader views the world, then it has had its desired effect.
~By John Barton ~


Those who speak of our culture as dead or dying have a quarrel with life, and I think they cannot understand its terms, but must endlessly repeat the projection of their own desires.
~By Muriel Rukeyser ~


But I think the one thing that I can say about us is that we're very consistent about certain things and part of that is our desire to do the very best work that we can and not rest on our laurels, or not allow formula to come into what we do.
~By Michael Stipe ~


To manifest your hearts desires you must BE what your heart desires.
~By Joy Page ~


You desire that which exceeds my humble powers, but I trust in the compassion and mercy of the All-powerful God.
~By Saint Stephen ~


Every man hath a general desire of his own happiness; and likewise a variety of particular affections, passions, and appetites to particular external objects.
~By Joseph Butler ~


The desire for possession is insatiable, to such a point that it can survive even love itself. To love, therefore, is to sterilize the person one loves.
~By Albert Camus ~


Folly enlarges men's desires while it lessens their capacities.
~By Robert South ~


Let others laugh when you sacrifice desire to duty, if they will. You have time and eternity to rejoice in.
~By Theodore Parker ~


From time immemorial artistic insights have been revealed to artists in their sleep and in dreams, so that at all times they ardently desired them.
~By Paracelsus ~


Every day I went to the ballpark in Yankee Stadium as well as on the road people were on my back. The last six years in the American League were mental hell for me. I was drained of all my desire to play baseball.
~By Roger Maris ~


Desire is individual. Happiness is common.
~By Julian Casablancas ~


Many of our constituents have one option for cable TV and one price. Our constituents desire choice.
~By Melissa Bean ~


I have the desire to work as an actress, but I have no ambition to be a star.
~By Ally Sheedy ~


Therefore I feel that the aforementioned guiding principle must be modified to read: If you desire peace, cultivate justice, but at the same time cultivate the fields to produce more bread; otherwise there will be no peace.
~By Norman Borlaug ~


The submission of her body without love or desire is degrading to the woman's finer sensibility, all the marriage certificates on earth to the contrary notwithstanding.
~By Margaret Sanger ~


When mankind first saw the necessity of government, it is probable that many had conceived the desire of ruling.
~By Thomas Clarkson ~


Suddenly I've got an overwhelming desire to surround myself with the aura of classical and Romantic art.
~By Sylvester Stallone ~


I've always been comfortable with my sexual desires and what I like.
~By Izabella Scorupco ~


Heterosexuality is dangerous. It tempts you to aim at a perfect duality of desire.
~By Marguerite Duras ~


If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
~By Paulo Coelho ~


Lust is what keeps you wanting to do it even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you want to be with each other even when you have no desire to do it.
~By Judith Viorst ~


Let him who desires peace prepare for war.
~By Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus ~


I desire an special interest in your prayers that my faith fail not in the day of adversity.
~By John Hawley ~


Each man has his own desires; all do not possess the same inclinations.
~By Aulus Persius Flaccus ~


I desire to put off my trial as long as I can till I can get my evidence ready.
~By William Kidd ~


The moguls are driven by their respective desires for profit - period.
~By Todd Gitlin ~


Liars share with those they deceive the desire not to be deceived.
~By Sissela Bok ~


I have this desire to keep improving, so I find fault.
~By Heston Blumenthal ~


To Mr. Seward: It is my desire that, in case Maximillian will surrender, he be sent here a prisoner of war, but that in the event of his continuing the war, or refusing to surrender, then he be shot.
~By Joshua A. Norton ~


It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government.
~By Alexander Hamilton ~


I am not solicitous to examine particularly everything here, which indeed could not be done in fifty years, because my desire is to make all possible discoveries, and return to your Highnesses, if it please our Lord, in April.
~By Christopher Columbus ~


We are angry about paying the highest income taxes and property taxes in the nation and getting less and less for it. We are angry about our incompetent, dysfunctional government that pays no attention to the desires of the people. We are angry about the cesspool of corruption and conflicts of interests and self-dealing that is Albany.
~By Carl Paladino ~


In the first place, when there is a policy of intentional aggression, inspired by a desire to get possession of the territory or the trade of another country, right or wrong, a pretext is always sought.
~By Elihu Root ~


Desire is the essence of a man.
~By Baruch Spinoza ~


Men are as we have always known them, neither better nor worse from the hearts of rogues there springs a latent honesty, from the depths of honest men there emerges a brutish appetite - a thirst for extermination, a desire for blood.
~By Frederica Montseny ~


No nation now sets forth to despoil another upon the avowed ground that it desires the spoils.
~By Elihu Root ~


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.
~By Swami Sivananda ~


It belongs to the imperfection of everything human that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite.
~By Soren Kierkegaard ~


The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.
~By Madame de Stael ~

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