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The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world, for each one thinks he is so well-endowed with it that even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
I would hate to think I'm promoting sadness as an aesthetic. But I grew up in not just a family but a town and a culture where sadness is something you're taught to feel shame about. You end up chronically desiring what can be a very sentimental idea of love and connection. A lot of my work has been about trying to make a space for sadness.
Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it.
George Bernard Shaw
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to be constantly under the observation of good men.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Love consists in desiring to give what is our own to another and feeling his delight as our own.
So many of our young women today, they're growing up without a father, but they're still thirsty for that and desiring positive male love.
It began to really eat away with me that in the '60s the federal government, desiring to help poor moms who were dealing with deadbeat dads, decided, 'We'll help: we'll give a check for every child you can have out of wedlock.'
The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. And that is not happiness.
F. H. Bradley
Consumers desiring a better world have already achieved some successes in this regard, helping to transform several industries from the ground up.
Hence, in desiring, the more the enjoyment is delayed, the more fancy begins to weave about the object images of future fruition, and to clothe the desired object with properties calculated to inflame the impulse.
This is what sexism does best: it makes you feel crazy for desiring parity and hopeless about ever achieving it.
Deborah Copaken Kogan
In the end of five years I made supplication to the king to go out of this land, desiring to see my poor wife and children according to conscience and nature.
I don't recall ever desiring to go as fast as possible.
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