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Positive Quotes about Desires

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I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Cynical Religion

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity,
reduce selfishness, have few desires.
- Lao Tzu

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

Our desires always disappoint us;
for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction,
yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
- Elbert Hubbard

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I pray that my greatest desires will always be for
exactly what Spirit is offering me at that very moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you.
Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires.
Love imposes no demands.
Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand - "Make me feel whole."
Love expands beyond the limits of two people.
Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.
- Deepak Chopra in The Path to Love

From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
- Socrates

 

Every one desires to live long,
but no one would be old.
- Abraham Lincoln

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere,
and many of us will have to pass
through the valley of the shadow of death
again and again before we reach
the mountaintop of our desires.
- Nelson Mandela

When we come into the present,
we begin to feel the life around us again,
but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding.
We must have the courage to face whatever is present -
our pain, our desires, our grief,
our loss, our secret hopes our love -
everything that moves us most deeply.
- Jack Kornfield

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires.
Seek discipline and find your liberty.
- Frank Herbert

One that desires to excel
should endeavor in those things
that are in themselves most excellent.
- Epictetus

Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve.
Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle.
It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.
- Eric Butterworth

We all have different desires and needs,
but if we don't discover what we want from ourselves and what we stand for,
we will live passively and unfulfilled.
- Bill Watterson

The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires,
is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.
- Jonathan Swift

That is the best government which desires to make the people happy,
and knows how to make them happy.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

One might as well try to ride two horses moving in different directions,
as to try to maintain in equal force two opposing or
contradictory sets of desires.
- Robert Collier

Were there no desire there would be no virtue,
and because one man desires what another does not,
who shall say whether the child of his desire be Vice or Virtue?
- Edgar Rice Burroghs

Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her,
alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.
- Wallace Stevens

You will live your life secure in that you are no longer
manipulated by what other people want you to do and be,
but are directed by your own inner desires.
- H. Stanley Judd

My own will and desires were now very much broken,
and my heart was with much earnestness turned to the Lord,
to whom alone I looked for help in the dangers before me.
- John Woolman

An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality;
our desires being often but precursors of the things
which we are capable of performing.
- Samuel Smiles

Good advertising does not just circulate information.
It penetrates the public mind with desires and belief.
- Leo Burnett

My films are the expression of momentary desires.
I follow my instincts, but in a disciplined way.
- Roman Polanski

When ambitious desires arise in thy heart,
recall the days of extremity thou has passed through.
- Ieyasu Tokugawa

Folly enlarges men's desires while it lessens their capacities.
- Robert South

Energy is an eternal delight, and he who desires,
but acts not, breeds pestilence.
- William Blake

The questions of philosophy proper are human desires
and fears and aspirations -
human emotions -
taking an intellectual form.
- Chauncey Wright

He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish
illusions about the matter but bravely renounce his liberty and humanity.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Literature for me isn't a workaday job,
but something which involves desires,
dreams and fantasy.
- Antonio Tabucchi

When your desires are strong enough you will appear
to possess superhuman powers to achieve.
- Napoleon Hill

Listen to the desires of your children.
Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
- Denis Waitley

Every nation sincerely desires peace;
and all nations pursue courses which if persisted in,
must make peace impossible.
- Norman Angell

I've always been comfortable with my sexual desires and what I like.
- Izabella Scorupco

Death is not evil, for it frees man from all ills and
takes away his desires along with desire's rewards.
- Giacomo Leopardi

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.
- Marcus Aurelius

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires,
rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
- John Stuart Mill

Whatever it is your heart desires, please go for it,
it's yours to have.
- Gloria Estefan

Let him who desires peace prepare for war.
- Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

God grant you all your desires and accept my own hearty
thanks for all your attention to me.
Although indeed, those attentions have tried me more
than death can now terrify me.
- Jane Grey

The diligent scholar is he that loves himself,
and desires to have reason to applaud and love himself.
- William Godwin

When all is said and done, the real citadel of strength
of any community is in the hearts and minds and desires
of those who dwell there.
- Everett Dirksen

Unfortunately, however, I have too many desires to make a good Buddhist.
- Jim Coleman

He had not yet learned that the only safe male rebuke
to a scornful female is to stay away from her -
especially if that is what she desires.
- Booth Tarkington

Most of us are consumed with our own thoughts and desires
and are not always thinking about what other people may want.
This is not necessarily being egocentric;
it is just being human.
- Bo Bennett

God authors desires in your heart, then fulfills His
Will by enabling you to realize those desires.
- Edwin Louis Cole

To the totality of purposes of the perfect Law there belong the abandonment,
depreciation, and restraint of desires in so far as possible.
- Maimonides

First rule of Economics 101: our desires are insatiable.
Second rule: we can stomach only three Big Macs at a time.
- Douglas Horton

Take the trouble to stop and think of the other person's feelings,
his viewpoints, his desires and needs.
Think more of what the other fellow wants,
and how he must feel.
- Maxwell Maltz

A man desires praise that he may be reassured,
that he may be quit of his doubting of himself;
he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.
- Alec Waugh

Intellects whose desires have outstripped their understanding.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts,
the more needs and desires it finds.
- Saint Teresa of Avila

We trifle when we assign limits to our desires,
since nature hath set none.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Since every man desires happiness, it is evidently
no small matter whether he conceives of happiness in
terms of work or of enjoyment.
- Irving Babbitt

Man is the only animal whose desires increase as they are fed;
the only animal that is never satisfied.
- Henry George

He who reigns within himself and rules passions,
desires, and fears is more than a king.
- John Milton

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues,
and can moderate their desires more than their words.
- Baruch Spinoza

Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength
from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
- Sigmund Freud

Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of
obstacles to the realization of desires.
- Bertrand Russell

Almost all our desires, when examined,
contain something too shameful to reveal.
- Victor Hugo

Whatever my individual desires were to be free,
I was not alone.
There were many others who felt the same way.
- Rosa Parks

Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires
but according to our powers.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

A lot of people just go to movies that feed into their
preexisting and not so noble needs and desires:
They just go to action pictures,
and things like that.
- Roger Ebert

I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest,
with visions to be realized, than lord among those
without dreams and desires.
- Khalil Gibran

I am your fairy tale.
Your dream.
Your wishes and desires, and I am your thirst and your
hunger and your food and your drink.
- Klaus Kinski

Most people think that shadows follow,
precede or surround beings or objects.
The truth is that they also surround words,
ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.
- Elie Wiesel

The inner thought coming from the heart represents
the real motives and desires.
These are the cause of action.
- Raymond Holliwell

Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy.
- Swami Sivananda

Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Bring your desires down to your present means.
Increase them only when your increased means permit.
- Aristotle

Only he who desires is amiable and not he who is satiated.
- Thomas Mann


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