I will bow myself before him who is influenced by a noble conviction, and who only desires that which is conducive to good, be he prince or man of the people.
Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires, but according to our powers.
Energy is an eternal delight, and he who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
“You perceive, do you not, that our national fairy tales reflect the inmost desires of the Briton and the Gaul?”
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies.