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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.
There is pleasure when a sore is scratched, But to be without sores is more pleasurable still. Just so, there are pleasures in worldly desires, But to be without desires is more pleasurable still.
The psychology of women hitherto actually represents a deposit of the desires and disappointments of men.
The yogi offers his labyrinthine human longings to a monotheistic bonfire dedicated to the unparalleled God. This is indeed the true yogic fire ceremony, in which all past and present desires are fuel consumed by love divine.
Good listeners have a huge advantage. For one, when they engage in conversation, they make people 'feel' heard. They 'feel' that someone really understands their wants, needs and desires. And for good reason; a good listener does care to understand.
My maternal desires are fully satisfied with my dogs.
He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
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
Whatever it is your heart desires, please go for it, it's yours to have.
It is clear to me that people often want incompatible things. They want danger and excitement on the one hand, and safety and security on the other, and often simultaneously. Contradictory desires mean that life can never be wholly satisfying or without frustration.
First rule of Economics 101: our desires are insatiable. Second rule: we can stomach only three Big Macs at a time.
When a man undertakes to create something, he establishes a new heaven, as it were, and from it the work that he desires to create flows into him... For such is the immensity of man that he is greater than heaven and earth.
Death is not evil, for it frees man from all ills and takes away his desires along with desire's rewards.
I have a feeling that being in love sometimes means the projection of your desires onto another person. The important thing is that you like the other person, respect the other person and want to raise children with the other person.
Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh.
There is not a woman born who desires to eat the bread of dependence.
Susan B. Anthony
If I can create the minimum of my plans and desires, there shall be no regrets.
Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment that he who will trick will always find another who will suffer to be tricked.
Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
Indignation is a submission of our thoughts, but not of our desires.
We read advertisements... to discover and enlarge our desires. We are always ready - even eager - to discover, from the announcement of a new product, what we have all along wanted without really knowing it.
Daniel J. Boorstin
Let him who desires peace prepare for war.
Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus
No man is poor who does not think himself so. But if in a full fortune with impatience he desires more, he proclaims his wants and his beggarly condition.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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