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A child's appetite for new toys appeal to the desire for ownership and appropriation: the appeal of toys comes to lie not in their use but in their status as possessions.
Death is the great hope of all life; the desire to expend itself; to be used and consumed by its own longing for itself.
Bryant H. McGill
This life is a hospital in which every patient is possessed with a desire to change his bed.
There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order.
William E. Gladstone
A man's desire is for the woman, but the woman's desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The less we read the Word of God, the less we desire to read it, and the less we pray, the less we desire to pray.
When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness.
It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people's business.
No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people.
William Howard Taft
The desire to die was my one and only concern; to it I have sacrificed everything, even death.
Emile M. Cioran
If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it.
The day will dawn when all the people of Ireland will have the desire for freedom to show. It is then we'll see the rising of the moon.
If people have a basic understanding of right from wrong, possess a strong desire to better themselves and persist in there cause, they can break the chain of any negative environment.
The desire to hit a big home run is dominating the music business.
A classical work doesn't ever have to be understood entirely. But those who are educated and who are still educating themselves must desire to learn more and more from it.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
The ultimate end of human acts is eudaimonia, happiness in the sense of living well, which all men desire; all acts are but different means chosen to arrive at it.
The passion of hatred is so long lived and so obstinate a malady that the surest sign of death in a sick person is their desire for reconciliation.
Jean de la Bruyere
I have long been convinced that my artistic ideal stands or falls with Germany. Only the Germany that we love and desire can help us achieve that ideal.
Great ambition, the desire of real superiority, of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man, and speech is the great instrument of ambition.
It is said that desire is a product of the will, but the converse is in fact true: will is a product of desire.
You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover.
Never underestimate people. They do desire the cut of truth.
Few people have ever seriously wished to be exclusively rational. The good life which most desire is a life warmed by passions and touched with that ceremonial grace which is impossible without some affectionate loyalty to traditional form and ceremonies.
Joseph Wood Krutch
Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought.
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.
Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy.
Some artists shrink from self-awareness, fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and even their desire to create. The truth of the matter is quite opposite.
I choose not to give energy to the emotions of revenge, hatred or the desire to subjugate.
Every time I look at you I get a fierce desire to be lonesome.
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