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Desire Quotes


These are some of the best 'Desire' quotations and sayings.

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A man must be obedient to the promptings of his innermost heart.

A wise man will desire no more than he may get justly, use soberly, distribute cheerfully, and leave contentedly.

Ah love! could you and I with Him conspire To grasp this sorry scheme of things entire, Would not we shatter it to bits - and then Re-mold it nearer to the heart's desire!

Before we passionately desire anything which another enjoys, we should examine as to the happiness of its possessor.

By annihilating the desires, you annihilate the mind. Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.

Desire is the most important factor in the success of any athlete.

Desires are the pulses of the soul; - as physicians judge by the appetite, so may you by desires.

Every desire bears its death in its very gratification. - Curiosity languishes under repeated stimulants, and novelties cease to excite surprise, until at length we do not wonder even at a miracle.

Everyone would have something, such perhaps as we are ashamed to utter. The proud man would have honor; the covetous man, wealth and abundance; the malicious, revenge on his enemies; the epicure, pleasure and long life; the barren, children; the wanton, beauty; each would be humored in his own desire, though in opposition both to God's will, and his own good.

Football games are generally won by the boys with the greatest desire.

He who can wait for what he desires takes the course not to be exceedingly grieved if he fails of it; he on the contrary who labors after a thing too impatiently thinks the success when it comes is not a recompense equal to all the pains he has been at about it.

However rich or elevated we may be, a nameless something is always wanting to our imperfect fortune.

In moderating, not in satisfying desires, lies peace.

Inordinate desires commonly produce irregular endeavors. If our wishes be not kept in submission to God's providence, our pursuits will scarcely be kept under the restraints of his precepts.

It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it.

It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow.

It should be an indispensable rule in life to contract our desires to our present condition, and whatever may be our expectations to live within the compass of what we actually possess. - It will be time enough to enjoy an estate when it comes into our hands; but if we anticipate our good fortune we shall lose the pleasure of it when it arrives, and may possibly never possess what we have so foolishly counted on.

Our desires always increase with our possessions. The knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed impairs our enjoyment of the good before us.

Our nature is inseparable from desires, and the very word desire-the craving for something not possessed- implies that our present felicity is not complete.

Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion; he whose real wants are supplied, must admit those of fancy.


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