Desires Quotes

  • Some prices are just too high, no matter how much you may want the prize. The one thing you can’t trade for your heart’s desire is your heart.
    Lois McMaster Bujold
  • One must desire something to be alive.
    Margaret Deland
  • I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies.
    Aristotle
  • When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness.
    Nicole Kidman
  • Desires are only the lack of something: and those who have the greatest desires are in a worse condition than those who have none, or very slight ones.
    Plato
  • We desire nothing so much as what we ought not to have.
    Publilius Syrus
  • Let your desires be ruled by reason..
    Cicero
  • He who desires is always poor.
    Claudianus
  • The wise man will love; all others will desire.
    Afranius
  • One must not lose desires. They are mighty stimulants to creativeness, to love, and to long life.
    Alexander A. Bogomoletz
  • Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfilment of animal desires.
    Alexander Graham Bell
  • Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had.
    Aristotle
  • If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it.
    Brendan Francis
  • In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.
    Cicero
  • And desires are never here and now — they are non-existential. They are just mental, in the mind. And they cannot be fulfilled because their very nature is to move into the future.
    Osho
  • A human being has a natural desire to have more of a good thing than he needs.
    Mark Twain
  • What makes the engine go? Desire, desire, desire.
    Stanley Kunitz
  • It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.
    Aristotle
  • How helpless we are, like netted birds, when we are caught by desire!
    Belva Plain

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