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I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.
The great majority of men, especially in France, both desire and possess a fashionable woman, much in the way one might own a fine horse - as a luxury befitting a young man.
There are moments when you feel that the desire to work is fading, and the only way to bring it back is to get away from it, to put yourself in a state of frustration so you feel the need again.
Wonder is the desire for knowledge.
I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and that's to get rid of all my other desires.
When sages commend excess, Desire is sick.
In the street, the gaze of desire is furtive or menacing.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon... must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
The symptoms of fascist thinking are colored by environment and adapted to immediate circumstances. But always and everywhere they can be identified by their appeal to prejudice and by the desire to play upon the fears and vanities of different groups in order to gain power.
Henry A. Wallace
The strategic adversary is fascism... the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us.
I have zero desire, just so you know, to be in the limelight. I don't think it's good for the country to have a former president criticize his successor. You're not going to see me giving my opinions in the public arena, until I start selling my book. I'm going to emerge then submerge.
George W. Bush
The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.
Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.
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.
Every intense desire is perhaps a desire to be different from what we are.
Desire is individual. Happiness is common.
The real issue is not talent as an independent element, but talent in relationship to will, desire, and persistence. Talent without these things vanishes and even modest talent with those characteristics grows.
I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read.
Thomas B. Macaulay
To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind - this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for.
Henry Van Dyke
You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as you dominant aspiration.
Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence, and a belief in our right and our responsiblity to be equal members of society.
When desire dies, fear is born.
Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.
I think that people just have this core desire to express who they are. And I think that's always existed.
I think I became more productive through not having children. I never really had the desire to have them. My husband didn't want them either, so it worked out well.
It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.
We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.
The teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
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