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Quotes for: Desire

Quotes for: Desire

He has what he desires who can limit his desires to what is enough.
Publilius Syrus - Sentences / 

Love is the desire to give, not to receive, something.
Bertolt Brecht / 

Love is the desire to give, not to receive, something.

There is no desire more natural than the desire for knowledge.
Michel de Montaigne - Essays / 

Desire is the essence of a man.
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics / 

Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.
Gaston Bachelard - La Psychanalyse du feu / 

My third maxim was to try always to conquer myself rather than fortune, and to alter my desires rather than change the order of the world.
René Descartes - Discourse on the Method / 

We must observe that in each one of us there are two ruling and leading principles, which we follow whithersoever they lead; one is the innate desire for pleasures, the other an acquired opinion which strives for the best. These two sometimes agree within us and are sometimes in strife; and sometimes one, and sometimes the other has the greater power.
Plato - Phaedrus / 

This is that human freedom, which all boast that they possess, and which consists solely in the fact, that men are conscious of their own desire, but are ignorant of the causes whereby that desire has been determined.
Baruch Spinoza / 

Let your desires be governed by reason.
Marcus Tullius Cicero / 

It is desire that creates the desirable, it is the project that poses the end.
Simone de Beauvoir / 

Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession.
André Breton

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

A clever man ought to so regulate his interests that each will fall in due order. Our greediness so often troubles us, making us run after so many things at the same time, that while we too eagerly look after the least we miss the greatest.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims / 

Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven.
Alphonse de Lamartine

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.

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

Not necessity, not desire - no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything - health, food, a place to live, entertainment - they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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