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When all is said and done, the real citadel of strength of any community is in the hearts and minds and desires of those who dwell there.
The psychology of women hitherto actually represents a deposit of the desires and disappointments of men.
People are motivated by the desires for privilege, for power, for profit. Those are not shocking revelations. Anyone who's had any experience in life knows these things.
The Beijing Olympics and the Shanghai World Expo show just how much effort China is willing to spend to enter the global stage. But while China desires to understand the world, it fails to accept its universal values.
To the totality of purposes of the perfect Law there belong the abandonment, depreciation, and restraint of desires in so far as possible.
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
I am no longer sure of anything. If I satiate my desires, I sin but I deliver myself from them; if I refuse to satisfy them, they infect the whole soul.
You can do things in every part of the world. You can do things in every discipline. You can do large things, you can do small things. But it takes a while to figure out what you actually want to do. And it changes. As you change your interests and desires in philanthropy change, I think you have to be open to that change.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
First rule of Economics 101: our desires are insatiable. Second rule: we can stomach only three Big Macs at a time.
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.
Joseph de Maistre
When you cut human beings down to size, we're really quite simple creatures; food, shelter, warmth, light, heat and you build it up from there really until you finally go Gucci shoes or whatever it is or whatever your consumer desires are. All those desires are ultimately, they're about gratification.
Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.
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.
He put in your heart certain wishes and plans; in my heart, he put other different desires.
We need no fanciful teaching regarding the personality of God. What God desires us to know of Him is revealed in His word and His works. The beautiful things of nature reveal His character and His power as Creator.
Ellen G. White
Intellects whose desires have outstripped their understanding.
Friedrich August von Hayek
God touches and moves, warns and desires all equally, and He wants one quite as much as another. The inequality lies in the way in which His touch, His warnings, and His gifts are received.
When the soul is understood and attended to, we can be liberated from hurry, preoccupation, unsatisfied desires, and chronic discontent.
Daily, constantly, we choose by our desires, our thoughts, and our actions whether we want to be blessed or cursed, happy or miserable.
Ezra Taft Benson
Human beings place their desires ahead of the collective good.
Most of us are consumed with our own thoughts and desires and are not always thinking about what other people may want. This is not necessarily being egocentric; it is just being human.
It is the awareness of unfulfilled desires which gives a nation the feeling that it has a mission and a destiny.
The bad man desires arbitrary power. What moves the evil man is the love of injustice.
Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses, can persist even after sexual desires have weakened, withered, and disappeared.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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