Quotes by desires

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  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us. Its appetite grows keener by indulgence and all we can gratify it with at present serves but the more to inflame its insatiable desires.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.
  • Woody Allen
    Woody Allen
    American movie director and actor 1935 -
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    A ''Bay Area Bisexual'' told me I didn't quite coincide with either of her desires.
  • Sri Swami Sivananda
    Sri Swami Sivananda
    Indian Hindu spiritual teacher 1887-1963
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    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.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    A low self-love in the parent desires that his child should repeat his character and fortune.
  • Doug Horton
    Doug Horton
    American Protestant clergyman 1891-1968
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    First rule of Economics 101: our desires are insatiable. Second rule: we can stomach only three Big Macs at a time.
  • Joseph De Maistre
    Joseph De Maistre
    French diplomat and philosopher 1753-1821
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    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.
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift
    English writer 1667-1745
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    The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.
  • Bill Watterson
    Bill Watterson
    American cartoonist 1958-
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    We all have different desires and needs, but if we don't discover what we want from ourselves and what we stand for, we will live passively and unfulfilled.
  • Napoleon Hill
    Napoleon Hill
    American self-help author 1883-1970
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    When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.
  • Carolyn See
    Carolyn See
    American writer 1934-2016
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    'Gillespie and I' is a deliciously morbid, almost smutty story, a compendium of inappropriate wants and smarmy desires.
  • Barbara Cartland
    Barbara Cartland
    English author of romance novels 1901-2000
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    A man will teach his wife what is needed to arouse his desires. And there is no reason for a woman to know any more than what her husband is prepared to teach her. If she gets married knowing far too much about what she wants and doesn't want then she will be ready to find fault with her husband.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    A sentimentalist is simply one who desires to have the luxury of an emotion without paying for it.
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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    A woman of the world is anxious to exhibit her form and shape, whether walking, standing, sitting, or sleeping. Even when represented as a picture, she desires to captivate with the charms of her beauty and, thus, to rob men of their steadfast heart.
  • Samuel Smiles
    Samuel Smiles
    Scottish writer 1812-1904
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    An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
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