Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
You desire to know the art of living, my friend? It is contained in one phrase: make use of suffering.
If you believe it and desire it, you can acquire it.
“The ambitious climbs up high and perilous stairs, and never cares how to come down; the desire of rising hath swallowed up his fear of a fall”
Desire of having is the sin of covetousness.
Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
“Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.”
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.”
There is an invisible strength within us; when it recognizes two opposing objects of desire, it grows stronger.
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
Desire is half of life; indifference is half of death.
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
Strange, the desire for certain pleasures is a part of my pain.
The discipline of desire is the background of character.
Mistrust all those in whom the desire to punish is imperative.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
If your desire is for good, the people will be good.
He is lost who is possessed by carnal desire.
Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.
The world you desire can be won. It exists.. It is real.. It is possible.. It's yours.
Man is his desire.
The world you desire can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.
It is of the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.
All men by nature desire knowledge.