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Desires quotes by Lao-Tzu
#1. Simplicity has no name is free of desires. Being free of desires it is tranquil. And the world will be at peace of it's own accord. #Quote by Lao-Tzu
Desires quotes by Candace Knoebel
#2. He was desire, and I was his prisoner, chained up by his kisses. Submissive to his touch. #Quote by Candace Knoebel
Desires quotes by Pope John Paul II
#3. On one hand the eternal attraction of man towards femininity (cf. Gn. 2:23) frees in him-or perhaps it should free-a gamut of spiritual-corporal desires of an especially personal and "sharing" nature (cf. analysis of the "beginning"), to which a proportionate pyramid of values corresponds. On the other hand, "lust" limits this gamut, obscuring the pyramid of values that marks the perennial attraction of male and female. #Quote by Pope John Paul II
Desires quotes by James K.A. Smith
#4. [E]ducation is a holistic endeavor that involves the whole person, including our bodies, in a process of formation that aims our desires, primes our imagination, and orients us to the world
all before we ever start thinking about it. #Quote by James K.A. Smith
Desires quotes by Carol Vorvain
#5. Next to her he felt both young and old. Old in his habits and fears, young in his curiosity and desires. And he wanted so badly to feel young. He never felt young, not even when the calendar said he was. He never had a one night stand, never went partying all night, never bought a one-way ticket to an island in the middle of the Pacific with no other plans than lazing around and drinking beer, and the list could on. Was he ever in his twenties? Or did he jump right into his mid-forties, a time of introspection and responsibilities? Now, not only was he obsessed by what he still didn't have and concerned for what the future may bring, he also felt he had less time to accomplish everything he ever wanted. And it had to be everything. His forties were as angst-ridden as his twenties, if not even more. #Quote by Carol Vorvain
Desires quotes by Tahereh Mafi
#6. Selfish needs, wants, and desires needed to be obliterated. Greed, overindulgence, and gluttony had to be expunged from human behavior. The solution was in self-control, in minimalism, in sparse living conditions; one simple and a brand-new dictionary filled with words everyone would understand. #Quote by Tahereh Mafi
Desires quotes by Church Of England
#7. Almighty God unto whom all hearts be open, all desires known, and from whom no Secrets are hid: clense the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy holy spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnifie thy holy Name through Christ our Lord. Amen. #Quote by Church Of England
Desires quotes by Michael Connelly
#8. It is how a person goes about quenching his desires or living with them unrequited that the readers get a glimpse of his true character. #Quote by Michael Connelly
Desires quotes by Epictetus
#9. Within our control are our own opinions, aspirations, and desires and the demons that distract us from these goals. Outside of our control are such things as what kind of body we have, whether or not we are born into wealth, and how we are regarded by others. #Quote by Epictetus
Desires quotes by Laozi
#10. If one desires to receive one must first give. This is called profound understanding. #Quote by Laozi
Desires quotes by Smith Wigglesworth
#11. The Lord would so cleanse the motive and desires of our hearts that we will seek but one thing only, and that is, His glory. #Quote by Smith Wigglesworth
Desires quotes by Jankiel Wiernik
#12. They no longer shouted, because the thread of their lives had been cut off. They had no more needs or desires. Even in death, mothers held their children tightly in their arms. There were no more friends or foes. There was no more jealousy. All were equal. There was no longer any beauty or ugliness, for they all were yellow from the gas. There were no longer any rich or poor, for they all were equal before God's throne. And why all this? I keep asking myself that question. My life is hard, very hard. But I must live on to tell the world about all this barbarism. #Quote by Jankiel Wiernik
Desires quotes by M. Leighton
#13. I see a man who didn't get to live his dream and feels like he had to settle in life. I see a man who is determined to see his son live that dream, whether it's his dream or not. I see a man who will put aside the desires of everyone in his life if he thinks he knows what's best. I see a man who won't stop until he gets what he wants, no matter who it hurts." When #Quote by M. Leighton
Desires quotes by Stormie O'martian
#14. Start by thanking God for all He has already given you and then ask for the desires of your heart. Ask Him to bless you so you can serve His purposes and bless others. Don't worry that in asking boldly you will ask for too much. God is not going to give you something that is not good for you or before you are ready to receive it. He will always answer your prayers according to His will and in His perfect timing. #Quote by Stormie O'martian
Desires quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#15. Konstantin Levin regarded his brother as a man of immense intellect and culture, as generous in the highest sense of the word, and possessed of a special faculty for working for the public good. But in the depths of his heart, the older he became, and the more intimately he knew his brother, the more and more frequently the thought struck him that this faculty of working for the public good, of which he felt himself utterly devoid, was possibly not so much a quality as a lack of something - not a lack of good, honest, noble desires and tastes, but a lack of vital force, of what is called heart, of that impulse which drives a man to choose someone out of the innumerable paths of life, and to care only for that one. The better he knew his brother, the more he noticed that Sergey Ivanovitch, and many other people who worked for the public welfare, were not led by an impulse of the heart to care for the public good, but reasoned from intellectual considerations that it was a right thing to take interest in public affairs, and consequently took interest in them. Levin was confirmed in this generalization by observing that his brother did not take questions affecting the public welfare or the question of the immortality of the soul a bit more to heart than he did chess problems, or the ingenious construction of a new machine. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Desires quotes by F Scott Fitzgerald
#16. She was entertained only by the gratification of her desires and by the direct exercise of her own charm. #Quote by F Scott Fitzgerald
Desires quotes by Azar Nafisi
#17. Fiction was not a panacea, but it did offer us a critical way of appraising and grasping the world - not just our world but that other world that had become the object of our desires. #Quote by Azar Nafisi
Desires quotes by Neil Gaiman
#18. I don't want whatever I want. Nobody does. Not really. What kind of fun would it be if I just got everything I ever wanted just like that, and it didn't mean anything? What then? #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Desires quotes by Michael Josephson
#19. Character refers to dispositions and habits that determine the way that person normally responds to desires, fears, challenges, opportunities, failures and successes. #Quote by Michael Josephson
Desires quotes by Roland Barthes
#20. One of the marks of our world is perhaps this reversal: we live according to a generalized image-repertoire. Consider the United Sates, where everything is transformed into images: only images exist and are produced and are consumes ... Such a reversal necessarily raises the ethical question: not that the image is immoral, irreligious, or diabolic (as some have declared it, upon the advent of the Photograph), but because, when generalized, it completely de-realizes the human world of conflicts and desires, under cover of illustrating it. #Quote by Roland Barthes
Desires quotes by Democritus
#21. If your desires are not great, a little will seem much to you; for small appetite makes poverty equivalent to wealth. #Quote by Democritus
Desires quotes by Russell Brand
#22. It doesn't take an incredible manner of analysis to reveal that our primary desires are incessantly stimulated to keep us basic consumers. #Quote by Russell Brand
Desires quotes by Shakira
#23. Every day now, I discover something new. Go through phases in which I feel much more in touch with my feminine side in ways I never thought possible. I'm letting the woman inside of me speak, the desires of this woman, speak as loud as they can. #Quote by Shakira
Desires quotes by Kirsten Beyer
#24. As powerful as her responses were, they paled in comparison to Axum's. To be with Axum in that way was to feel his need, his hunger and his release along with her own and as if they were her own. It was the same for Axum. Her fears, doubts, and, yes, desires became his, even as they tempered his. There was nothing for them to learn of one another. Everything thought, every breath, the slightest touch moved seamlessly into the next, propelled by absolute certainty of one another's desires. Complete satisfaction was a foregone conclusion as they moved deeper into one another, beyond their bodies and into a place where they alone existed, perpetually intertwined, woven together into one being. #Quote by Kirsten Beyer
Desires quotes by Hafez
#25. When all your desires are distilled; You will cast just two votes: To love more, And be happy. #Quote by Hafez
Desires quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#26. This young world desires that there should arrive or appear from the outside-not happiness-but misfortune; and their imagination is already busy beforehand to form a monster out of it, so that they may afterwards be able to fight with a monster. If these distress-seekers felt the power to benefit themselves, to do something for themselves from internal sources, they would also understand how to create a distress of their own, specially their own, from internal sources. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Desires quotes by Saint Augustine
#27. He who commends the nature of the soul as the supreme good, and condemns the nature of the flesh as evil, at once both carnally desires the soul, and carnally flies the flesh, because he feels thus from human vanity, not from divine truth. #Quote by Saint Augustine
Desires quotes by Stacey Kehoe
#28. Great marketers see potential customers as real people. They create campaigns that appeal to their, wants, needs and desires. #Quote by Stacey Kehoe
Desires quotes by Julia P. Gelardi
#29. Queen Marie of Romania, who once wrote: 'We are hardly ever arbiters of our own Fate: We must move, do, live, according to our several duties and our
own desires and wishes have to be fitted in with what we can do more often than what we desire to do'. #Quote by Julia P. Gelardi
Desires quotes by Gina Lake
#30. [ ... ] Essence simply enjoys and commits attention and love to whatever is. In fact, committing attention to anything that is present results in enjoyment. The ego enjoys so little because it commits attention to what isn't present and to what it doesn't have, and suffers over that, instead of committing attention to whatever is. It loves its fantasies, dreams, and desires more than it loves reality. #Quote by Gina Lake
Desires quotes by Dan Harris
#31. The route of true happiness, the Buddha argued, was to achieve a visceral understanding of impermanence, which would take you off the emotional roller coaster and allow you to see your dramas and desires through a wider lens. To truly tame the 'monkey mind' and defeat our habitual tendency toward clinging, meditation was the prescription, and sitting and actively facing the 'voice in your head' mindfully for a few minutes a day might be the hardest thing you'll ever do. Accept that challenge and improve your life drastically. It's about mitigation, not alleviation. It's that simple. The only way out is through. #Quote by Dan Harris
Desires quotes by Nancy B. Brewer
#32. Just yesterday I stood at the window and watched him run across the field like a young deer. He is thin and agile. I think he will be forever young. He cannot be enticed by money or worldly goods; he desires nothing. #Quote by Nancy B. Brewer
Desires quotes by Jim George
#33. When you submit yourself to God and obey Him, you allow Him to do what He desires in your life. You make it possible for Him to lead you wherever He wants to use you. #Quote by Jim George
Desires quotes by N.J. Lysk
#34. The moment it was over I knew I shouldn't have done it. It was fucked up on so many levels that it didn't even feel right to hold Dan close to me in what had been our bed less than a month earlier. Dan loved me, I knew he did. It wasn't fair of me to lead him on, even if I had broken up with him just before fucking him. But it wasn't just that, the rest of it wasn't right either. The knowledge of what I no longer was in my family's view but forever, for whoever looked upon me, marked on my body, a lack so fundamental and obvious that some would refuse to call me a man. And what would happen to me because of that, the way my body was even in that moment changing to accommodate someone else's desires, the way I was becoming what Brennan had decided I needed to be. For the first time, it wasn't a mere omission but an outright lie. To be in that bed next to Dan was taking up the space that belonged to someone else, someone we had both loved and who was now gone. That life was over, done. #Quote by N.J. Lysk
Desires quotes by Peter Kreeft
#35. For everything naturally desires good, #Quote by Peter Kreeft
Desires quotes by Richard Paul Evans
#36. It is not the ability to walk that pleases God, it is the desire to walk. The desire to do the right thing. The truest measure of a man is what he desires. The measure of that desire is seen in the actions that follow. #Quote by Richard Paul Evans
Desires quotes by Jiddu Krishnamurti
#37. I depend on my son because I want him to be something that I am not. He is the fulfillment of all my hopes, my desires; he is my immortality, my continuation. So my relationship with my son, with my wife, with my children, with my neighbors, is a state of psychological dependency, and I am fearful of being in a state in which there is no dependence. I do not know what that means, therefore I depend on books, on relationship, on society, I depend on property to give me security, position, prestige. And if I do not depend on any of these things, then I depend on the experiences that I have had, on my own thoughts, on the greatness of my own pursuits.

The problem is not how not to depend, but just to see the fact that we do depend. Where there is attachment there is no love. Because you do not know how to love, you depend, and…where there is dependency there is fear. I am talking of psychological dependency, not of your dependence on the milkman to bring you milk, or your dependence on the railway, or on a bridge. It is this inward psychological dependency - on ideas, on people, on property that breeds fear. So, you cannot be free from fear as long as you do not understand relationship, and relationship can be understood only when the mind watches all its relationships, which is the beginning of self-knowledge. #Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Desires quotes by Robert J. Crane
#38. There's nothing wrong with wanting, so long as you work for it and don't put your desires before everything else - including other people. #Quote by Robert J. Crane
Desires quotes by Matthew Henry
#39. A good man is willing to know the worst of himself, and particularly under affliction, desires to be told wherefore God contends with him and what God designs in correcting him. #Quote by Matthew Henry
Desires quotes by Joel Bakan
#40. The corporation is not an independent "person" with its own rights, needs, and desires that regulators must respect. It is a state created tool for advancing social and economic policy. #Quote by Joel Bakan
Desires quotes by Italo Calvino
#41. When a man rides a long time through wild regions he feels the desire for a city. Finally he comes to Isidora, a city where the buildings have spiral staircases encrusted with spiral seashells, where perfect telescopes and violins are made, where the foreigner hesitating between two women always encounters a third, where cockfights degenerate into bloody brawls among the bettors. He was thinking of all these things when he desired a city. Isidora, therefore, is the city of his dreams: with one difference. The dreamed-of city contained him as a young man; he arrives at Isidora in his old age. In the square there is the wall where the old men sit and watch the young go by; he is seated in a row with them. Desires are already memories. #Quote by Italo Calvino
Desires quotes by Thomas Sowell
#42. The first rule of economics is that there is an infinite number of desires chasing a finite number of goods, services and resources. The first rule of politics is to ignore the first rule of economics. #Quote by Thomas Sowell
Desires quotes by George Eliot
#43. There were intervals in which she could sit perfectly still, enjoying the outer stillness and the subdued light. The red fire with its gently audible movement seemed like a solemn existence calmly independent of the petty passions, the imbecile desires, the straining after worthless uncertainties, which were daily moving her contempt. Mary was fond of her own thoughts, and could amuse herself well sitting in the twilight with her hands in her lap; for, having early had strong reason to believe that things were not likely to be arranged for her peculiar satisfaction, she wasted no time in astonishment and annoyance at that fact. And she had already come to take life very much as a comedy in which she had a proud, nay, a generous resolution not to act the mean or treacherous part. Mary might have become cynical if she had not had parents whom she honoured, and a well of affectionate gratitude within her, which was all the fuller because she had learned to make no unreasonable claims.

She sat to-night revolving, as she was wont, the scenes of the day, her lips often curling with amusement at the oddities to which her fancy added fresh drollery: people were so ridiculous with their illusions, carrying their fools' caps unawares, thinking their own lies opaque while everybody else's were transparent, making themselves exceptions to everything, as if when all the world looked yellow under a lamp they alone were rosy. #Quote by George Eliot
Desires quotes by Dexter Palmer
#44. This is why it's good manners to give gifts in wrappers: so that, for a moment, that beast in all of us that makes us feel alive and keeps us from becoming angels can be satisfied. While a gift is in a wrapper, it can be anything, even that one indescribable thing that will make us happy enough to die in peace. #Quote by Dexter Palmer
Desires quotes by Democritus
#45. One great difference between a wise man and a fool is, the former only wishes for what he may possibly obtain; the latter desires impossibilities. #Quote by Democritus
Desires quotes by Stephanie Garber
#46. She'd once heard emotions and desires fueled the magic that made wishes possible. But either Scarlett didn't feel enough, or the stories she'd heard about wishes were made of lies. #Quote by Stephanie Garber
Desires quotes by Susan B. Anthony
#47. There is not the woman born who desires to eat the bread of dependence, no matter whether it be from the hand of father, husband, or brother; for any one who does so eat her bread places herself in the power of the person from whom she takes it. #Quote by Susan B. Anthony
Desires quotes by Janet Aylmer
#48. When a man has been accustomed since his earliest years to command what he desires, a disappointment in matters nearest to his heart must come as more than a severe shock. #Quote by Janet Aylmer
Desires quotes by Mahmoud Darwish
#49. I love women whose hidden desires make horses put an end to their lives at the threshold #Quote by Mahmoud Darwish
Desires quotes by Maureen Corrigan
#50. It's a gift of tranquility when your adult desires mesh with your childhood background. I don't quite know why mine didn't, although I think books, again, are partly to blame. #Quote by Maureen Corrigan
Desires quotes by Basil Hume
#51. Deep down, we remain human, very human and have all the desires to love and be loved by one person. #Quote by Basil Hume
Desires quotes by Paulo Coelho
#52. Faith is not Desire. Faith is Will. Desires are things that need to be satisfied, whereas Will is a force. Will changes the space around us, ... #Quote by Paulo Coelho
Desires quotes by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
#53. The shape of my life is, of course, determined by many things; my background and childhood, my mind and its education, my conscience and its pressures, my heart and its desires. #Quote by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Desires quotes by Slavoj Zizek
#54. The problem for us is not are our desires satisfied or not. The problem is how do we know what we desire. #Quote by Slavoj Zizek
Desires quotes by Pope Benedict XVI
#55. A dictatorship of relativism is being built that recognizes nothing as definite, and which leaves as the ultimate measure only one's ego and desires ... Having a clear faith, according to the credo of the church, is often labeled as fundamentalism. Yet relativism, that is, letting oneself being carried 'here and there by any wind of doctrine,' appears as the sole attitude good enough for modern times. #Quote by Pope Benedict XVI
Desires quotes by Dalai Lama XIV
#56. If one's life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements. And finally, there is an intense delight in abandoning faulty states of mind and in cultivating helpful ones in meditation. #Quote by Dalai Lama XIV
Desires quotes by Ken Ilgunas
#57. When in a Mississippi jungle, you feel as if you're at the mercy of dark desires and ancient impulses. Despite unprecedented levels of pollution, cancerous suburban sprawl, and devastating natural disasters, the animals and insects still thrive in Mississippi. But not as much as the humans, the worst of all in Mississippi's animal kingdom, who reproduce with as little forethought as the cicadas restlessly moaning for mates in the bayou. Mississippi #Quote by Ken Ilgunas
Desires quotes by Benjamin Disraeli
#58. The feeling of satiety, almost inseparable from large possessions, is a surer cause of misery than ungratified desires. #Quote by Benjamin Disraeli
Desires quotes by Kahlil Gibran
#59. For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unclaimed. #Quote by Kahlil Gibran
Desires quotes by Douglas Preston
#60. Trying to fulfill earthly desires was like carrying water to the sea; a never- ending task, and an ultimately useless one. #Quote by Douglas Preston
Desires quotes by Ciro Correia
#61. I want to create beautiful things, beautiful stories,with my art and my words. It is about the story telling aspect, no matter what the theme or genre. Whether, the stories and art are modern, grotesque, real, fantastical or cute, I want my stories to speak and to have their own voices. To speak to us about our desires and the human condition, but also to inspire. To ultimately draw us towards a positive and connect us with a higher note. #Quote by Ciro Correia
Desires quotes by Carl Paladino
#62. We are angry about paying the highest income taxes and property taxes in the nation and getting less and less for it. We are angry about our incompetent, dysfunctional government that pays no attention to the desires of the people. We are angry about the cesspool of corruption and conflicts of interests and self-dealing that is Albany. #Quote by Carl Paladino
Desires quotes by Franz Marc
#63. Art will liberate itself from the needs and desires of men. No longer will we paint a forest ora horseas we like oras theyappear to us, but as they really are. #Quote by Franz Marc
Desires quotes by Saint Basil
#64. When you have become God's in the measure he desires, then he himself will bestow you upon others; unless, to your greater glory, he chooses to keep you all to himself. #Quote by Saint Basil
Desires quotes by Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
#65. If a man's patience is stronger than his whims and desires, then he is like an angel, but if his whims and desires are stronger than his patience, then he is like a devil. If his desire for food, drink and sex is stronger than his patience, then he is no better than an animal. #Quote by Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
Desires quotes by Jamie Dornan
#66. I'm not afraid to play the role of Christian Grey. Because I'm not like him. But I perfectly understand him. I never thought that he was a monster. He is simply woven from desires. As every one of us. #Quote by Jamie Dornan
Desires quotes by Alain De Botton
#67. There are two ways to make people richer, reasoned Rousseau: to give them more money or to restrain their desires. #Quote by Alain De Botton
Desires quotes by Ayn Rand
#68. You'll come back, because yours is an error of knowledge, not a moral failure, not an act of surrender to evil, but only the last act of being victim to your own virtue. We'll wait for you and when you come back, you will have discovered that there need never be any conflict among your desires, nor so tragic a clash of values as the one you've borne so well. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Desires quotes by Elizabeth Gaskell
#69. Thou must believe that God will turn thy very silence, suspension, deprivation, and laying aside, to His glory, and the advancement of the Gospel's interest. When God will not use thee in one kind, yet He will in another. A soul that desires to serve and honour Him shall never want opportunity to do it; nor must thou so limit the Holy One of Israel as to think He hath but one way in which He can glorify Himself by thee. He can do it by thy silence as well as by thy preaching; thy laying aside as well as thy continuance in thy work. #Quote by Elizabeth Gaskell
Desires quotes by N'Zuri Za Austin
#70. I don't want what love is. I want what love is supposed to be. #Quote by N'Zuri Za Austin
Desires quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#71. Oh, those grumblers! They all take principles as motives and dare not follow their desires. #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Desires quotes by Jalaluddin Rumi
#72. Beyond this world is another world for us. This world and its delights cater to the animal within us. These pleasures all fill our animal nature, while our real self slowly dies. They say, "The human being is a rational animal," yet we consist of two things. Lusts and desires feed our animality in this material world. But as for our true essence, its food is knowledge, wisdom, and the sight of God. The animality within us flees away from God, while our spiritual self flees away from this world. #Quote by Jalaluddin Rumi
Desires quotes by James E. Faust
#73. Just as order gave life and beauty to the earth when it was dark and void, so it does to us. Obedience helps us develop the full potential Heavenly Father desires for us in becoming celestial beings worthy some day to live in His presence. #Quote by James E. Faust
Desires quotes by Max Lucado
#74. When we submit to God's plans, we can trust our desires. Our assignment is found at the intersection of God's plan and our pleasures. #Quote by Max Lucado
Desires quotes by Faiqa Mansab
#75. This cage of bones and flesh that holds me prisoner... makes a mockery of me and my
desires. How can anyone be held responsible for body they're born with ? #Quote by Faiqa Mansab
Desires quotes by Beatrice M. Hinkle
#76. The creator does not create only for the pleasure of creating but ... he also desires to subdue other minds. #Quote by Beatrice M. Hinkle
Desires quotes by Baudelaire-C
#77. Must one suffer eternally, or eternally flee from beauty? Nature, pitiless enchantress, always victorious rival, let me be! Tempt no longer my desires and my pride! The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist screams with fear before being vanquished. #Quote by Baudelaire-C
Desires quotes by Vern Sheridan Poythress
#78. The person who goes astray from God's wise guidance burdens himself with sorrows and frustrations. In fact, he ends up being a slave to his own desires. #Quote by Vern Sheridan Poythress
Desires quotes by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
#79. Only through freely chosen discipline can life be enjoyed, and still kept within the bounds of reason. If a person learns to control his instinctual desires, not because he has to, but because he wants to, he can enjoy himself without becoming addicted. A #Quote by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Desires quotes by Stasi Eldredge
#80. It's good to dream. We can't out-give God. We can't out-love him, and we can't out-dream him. #Quote by Stasi Eldredge
Desires quotes by Pope John Paul II
#81. The unworthy successor of Peter who desires to benefit from the immeasurable wealth of Christ feels the great need of your assistance, your prayers, your sacrifice, and he most humbly asks this of you. #Quote by Pope John Paul II
Desires quotes by Layne Staley
#82. Music is the career I'm lucky enough to get paid for, but I have other desires and passions. #Quote by Layne Staley
Desires quotes by Max Barry
#83. All empires fall, eventually."
"But why? It's not for lack of power. In fact, it seems to be the opposite. Their power lulls them into comfort. They become undisciplined. Those who had to earn power are replaced by those who have known nothing else. Who have no comprehension of the need to rise above base desires.["] #Quote by Max Barry
Desires quotes by Vanessa Place
#84. In the image of God created he him.' We are the cheap sons and daughters the Father desires, for filthy Job triumphed over the King of Kings like a fart trumpeted through Notre Dame. Amen. Amen. #Quote by Vanessa Place
Desires quotes by Louis Ferdinand Celine
#85. Nearly all a poor bastard's desires are punishable by jail. #Quote by Louis Ferdinand Celine
Desires quotes by Leah Stewart
#86. They say there's peace if you can relinquish desire. For me desire's absence has only ever left a dull persistent ache. #Quote by Leah Stewart
Desires quotes by Helene Cixous
#87. I wished that that woman would write and proclaim this unique empire so that other women, other unacknowledged sovereigns, might exclaim: I, too, overflow; my desires have invented new desires, my body knows unheard-of songs. Time and again I, too, have felt so full of luminous torrents that I could burst-burst with forms much more beautiful than those which are put up in frames and sold for a stinking fortune. And I, too, said nothing, showed nothing; I didn't open my
mouth, I didn't repaint my half of the world. I was ashamed. I was afraid, and I swallowed my shame and my fear. I said to myself: You are
mad! #Quote by Helene Cixous
Desires quotes by Teresa Of Avila
#88. Our soul can find in the Blessed Sacrament all the joys and consolations it desires. #Quote by Teresa Of Avila
Desires quotes by Virginia Woolf
#89. Better is it', she thought, 'to be clothed with poverty and ignorance, which are the dark garments of the female sex; better be quit of martial ambition, the love of power, and all the other manly desires if so one can more fully enjoy the most exalted raptures known to the humane spirit, which are', she said aloud as her habit was when deeply moved, 'contemplation, solitude, love. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Desires quotes by Fabio Moon
#90. You are on this boat floating on an endless ocean. These baskets contain wishes, desires...forces that drive your will to move forward. However, if you stay here just staring at them...sooner or later...they're all going to sink. #Quote by Fabio Moon
Desires quotes by Friedrich A. Hayek
#91. What our generation is in danger of forgetting is not only that morals are of necessity a phenomenon of individual conduct but also that they can exist only in the sphere in which the individual is free to decide for himself and is called upon voluntarily to sacrifice personal advantage to the observance of a moral rule. Outside the sphere of individual responsibility there is neither goodness nor badness, neither opportunity for moral merit nor the chance of proving one's conviction by sacrificing one's desires to what one thinks right. Only were we ourselves are responsible for our own interests and are free to sacrifice them has our decision moral value. We are neither entitled to be unselfish at someone else's expense nor is there any merit in being unselfish if we have no choice. The members of a society who in all respects are made to do the good things have no title to praise. As Milton said: "If every action which is good or evil in a man of ripe years were under pittance an prescription and compulsion, what were virtue but a name, what praise should then be due to well-doing, what gramercy to be sober, just, or continent?"
Freedom to order our own conduct in the sphere where material circumstances force upon us, and responsibility for the arrangement of our own life according to our own conscience, is the air in which alone moral sense grows and in which moral values are daily re-created in the free decision of the individual. Responsibility, not to a superior, #Quote by Friedrich A. Hayek
Desires quotes by Apollo Figueiredo
#92. Another dead thing to haunt me in the night. And we will holler at lifeless crescent moons never begging for air or freedom. A flickering of a candle whose wick will not burn out as much as it will be extinguished by being drowned out. A wolf without teeth, howling his desires to unburden his soul. #Quote by Apollo Figueiredo
Desires quotes by Hazrat Inayat Khan
#93. This is the picture of the spirit world. It is the world of the optimist. The pessimist has no share in its great glory, because he refuses to accept the possibility which is the nature of life. Thus he denies to himself all he desires, and even the possibility of achieving his desires. #Quote by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Desires quotes by Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie
#94. We must know the measure of a man's desires before we can sound the depth of his regrets. #Quote by Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie
Desires quotes by Ivan Goncharov
#95. Ah! This is retribution for Promethean fire! Besides being patient, you must also love this sadness and respect your doubts and questions. They are an abundant excess, a luxury of life, and they appear more at the summits of happiness, when you have no crude desires. They are not born in the midst of mundanity. They have no place where there is grief and want. The masses go along without knowing the fog of doubts or the anguish of questions. But for anyone who has encountered them at the right time they are dear visitors, not a hammer.'

'But there's no coping with them. They bring anguish and indifference to nearly everything.' she added indecisively.

'But for how long? Afterward they refresh life,' he said. 'They lead to an abyss from which nothing can be gained, and they force you to look again at life, with even greater love. They summon up your tested powers to struggle with it, as if expressly to let them sleep afterward.'

'This fog and these specters torment me!' she complained. 'Everything is bright and all of a sudden a sinister shadow is cast over life! Are there no means against this?'

'What do you mean? Your buttress is in life! Without it, life is sickening, even without any questions!'

p. 508 #Quote by Ivan Goncharov
Desires quotes by Thomas A Kempis
#96. It carries a burden which is no burden; it will not be kept back by anything low and mean; it desires to be free from all wordly affections, and not to be entangled by any outward prosperity, or by any adversity subdued. #Quote by Thomas A Kempis
Desires quotes by Kahlil Gibran
#97. I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams or desires #Quote by Kahlil Gibran
Desires quotes by Kathy McClary
#98. The key to fulfilling our desires in life, we must prioritize your passions. #Quote by Kathy McClary
Desires quotes by Richard Kind
#99. What's difficult with doing 'The Producers' is your appetite is enormous. You want money; you want boards; you have huge desires. You've got to want more than anything for two and a half hours. Everything is heightened. #Quote by Richard Kind
Desires quotes by Henning Mankell
#100. What differentiates us from animals is the fact that we can listen to other people's dreams, fears, joys, sorrows, desires and defeats - and they in turn can listen to ours. #Quote by Henning Mankell
Desires quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#101. So far as Feminism seeks to adjust the legal position of woman to that of man, so far as it seeks to offer her legal and economic freedom to develop and act in accordance with her inclinations, desires, and economic circumstances - so far it is nothing more than a branch of the great liberal movement, which advocates peaceful and free evolution. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Desires quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#102. You ought to have a vivid picture of what you want. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Desires quotes by George S. Clason
#103. Now, at last, we see a light, bright like that from the rising sun. It biddeth us to learn more that we may prosper more. With a new understanding we shall find honorable ways to accomplish our desires." "Let us go to Arkad this very day," Bansir urged, "Also, let us ask other friends of our boyhood days, who have fared no better than ourselves, to join us that they, too, may share in his wisdom." "Thou wert ever thus thoughtful of thy friends, Bansir. Therefore hast thou many friends. It shall be as thou sayest. We go this day and take them with us. #Quote by George S. Clason
Desires quotes by Doreen Virtue
#104. Until your desires are specific and completely clear, you won't be happy with the results they bring. You've got to fill in all the blanks in your description of a dream life - or risk having others fill in those blanks for you. Leave nothing to chance, and decide on everything you want. #Quote by Doreen Virtue
Desires quotes by William Blake
#105. Mans desires are limited by his perceptions; none can desire what he has not perceived. #Quote by William Blake
Desires quotes by Anthony McDonald
#106. Are we all just lightning rods for other people's destinies? Is that what it's all about #Quote by Anthony McDonald
Desires quotes by Dave Eggers
#107. That the volume of information, of data, of judgements, of measurements, was too much, and there were too many people, and too many desires of too many people, and too many opinions of too many people, and too much pain from too many people, and having all of it constantly collated, collected, added and aggregated, and presented to her as if that all made it tidier and more manageable
it was too much. #Quote by Dave Eggers
Desires quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#108. Just as in a clock, the result of the complicated motion of innumerable wheels and pulleys is merely a slow and regular movement of the hands which show the time, so the result of all the complicated human activities of 160,000 Russians and French - all their passions, desires, remorse, humiliations, sufferings, outbursts of pride, fear, and enthusiasm - was only the loss of the battle of Austerlitz, the so-called battle of the three Emperors - that is to say, a slow movement of the hand on the dial of human history. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Desires quotes by Cass R. Sunstein
#109. Covertly influencing decision processes such as that the resulting decision is aligned with higher-order desires may actually enhance autonomy. #Quote by Cass R. Sunstein
Desires quotes by David Brainerd
#110. Thirsting desires and longings possessed my soul after perfect holiness. God was so precious to my soul that the world with all its enjoyments appeared vile. I had no more value for the favor of men than for pebbles. #Quote by David Brainerd
Desires quotes by Kathleen Norris
#111. Anger, [Evagrius] wrote, is given to us by God to help us confront true evil. We err when we use it casually, against other people, to gratify our own desires for power or control. #Quote by Kathleen Norris
Desires quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#112. Where you travel to, I would love to receive a beautiful postcard. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Desires quotes by Sylvain Reynard
#113. He was a consuming fire. His passion, his desires, all seemed to overtake the
desires of those around him. #Quote by Sylvain Reynard
Desires quotes by Chloe M. Gooden
#114. We have to believe that the desires we have in our hearts will be fulfilled if we continue to trust and believe in him and His Word. #Quote by Chloe M. Gooden
Desires quotes by Alice Hoffman
#115. The place where what someone needs and what she desires cross each other to become one. #Quote by Alice Hoffman
Desires quotes by Bertrand Russell
#116. Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires. #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Desires quotes by Jane Yolen
#117. Storytelling is our oldest form of remembering the promises we have made to one another and to our various gods, and the promises given in return; it is a way of recording our human emotions and desires and taboos. #Quote by Jane Yolen
Desires quotes by Dieter F. Uchtdorf
#118. Never stop hoping for all of the righteous desires of your heart. But don't close your eyes and hearts to the simple and elegant beauties of each day's ordinary moments that make up a rich, well-lived life #Quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Desires quotes by C.S. Lewis
#119. It is part of the nature of a strong erotic passion - as distinct from a transient fit of appetite - that makes more towering promises than any other emotion. No doubt all our desires makes promises, but not so impressively. To be in love involves the almost irresistible conviction that one will go on being in love until one dies, and that possession of the beloved will confer, not merely frequent ecstasies, but settled, fruitful, deep-rooted, lifelong happiness. Hence all seems to be at stake. If we miss this chance we shall have lived in vain. At the very thought of such a doom we sink into fathomless depths of self-pity.

Unfortunately these promises are found often to be quite untrue. Every experienced adult knows this to be so as regards all erotic passions (except the one he himself is feeling at the moment). We discount the world-without-end pretensions of our friends' amours easily enough. We know that such things sometimes last - and sometimes don't. And when they do last, this is not because they promised at the outset to do so. When two people achieve lasting happiness, this is not solely because they are great lovers but because they are also - I must put it crudely - good people; controlled, loyal, fair-minded, mutually adaptable people.

If we establish a "right to (sexual) happiness" which supersedes all the ordinary rules of behavior, we do so not because of what our passion shows itself to be in experience but because of what it professes #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Desires quotes by Gerry Spence
#120. In America, we have achieved the Orwellian prediction - enslaved, the people have been programmed to love their bondage and are left to clutch only mirage-like images of freedom, its fables and fictions. The new slaves are linked together by vast electronic chains of television that imprison not their bodies but their minds. Their desires are programmed, their tastes manipulated, their values set for them. #Quote by Gerry Spence
Desires quotes by Jason Huebinger
#121. He remembered the bed well, for he lay in a similar one about two years ago on a night he wished to forget. He had fed his desires that evening, and now its memories followed him like a starved feral cat. #Quote by Jason Huebinger
Desires quotes by Beth Moore
#122. God created us all to be part of His body. We function together. Fellowship is a precious gift the Lord gives His children. To neglect fellowship or refuse to draw near those who can make our journey all that it should be is to make ourselves vulnerable to compromise. Anytime we withdraw from wise friends who will hold us accountable, we seek our own desires. We become resistant to "all sound wisdom" (Prov. 18:1) - and that is a precarious place to be. If we are committed to travel toward the heart of God, then we need to move toward the wise friend, of any age, who can help us stay on the journey. Cynthia Heald, A Woman's Journey to the Heart of God #Quote by Beth Moore
Desires quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#123. Was it through reason that I arrived at the necessity of loving my neighbor and not throttling him? ... Not reason. Reason discovered the struggle for existence and the law which demands that everyone who hinders the satisfaction of my desires should be throttled. That is the conclusion of reason. Reason could not discover love for the other, because it's unreasonable. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Desires quotes by Hermann Hesse
#124. What you call passion is not a spiritual force, but friction between the soul and the outside world. Where passion dominates, that does not signify the presence of greater desire and ambition, but rather the misdirection of these qualities toward and isolated and false goal, with a consequent tension and sultriness in the atmosphere. Those who direct the maximum force of their desires toward the center, toward true being, toward perfection, seem quieter than the passionate souls because the flame of their fervor cannot always be seen. In argument, for example, they will not shout or wave their arms. But, I assure you, they are nevertheless, burning with subdued fires. #Quote by Hermann Hesse
Desires quotes by Hina Hashmi
#125. We can attract almost anything by using our imagination. All we need to do is to hold the picture of desires/dreams in our mind and focus on it as it blends with emotions that are of higher vibrations. #Quote by Hina Hashmi
Desires quotes by Deepak Chopra
#126. Self-love grows when you trust that the universe is on your side, form your desires from the heart and watch the higher Self carry them out, believe that you are enough in and of yourself, heed the tenderness and sweetness of your love for others, put your attention on positive energies in every situation, honor your own needs without having to seek outside approval, and cultivate the peace of inner silence. #Quote by Deepak Chopra
Desires quotes by Oswald Chambers
#127. The call of God is not a reflection of my nature; my personal desires and temperament are of no consideration. As long as I dwell on my own qualities and traits and think about what I am suited for, I will never hear the call of God. #Quote by Oswald Chambers
Desires quotes by Terryl L. Givens
#128. What we are worshipping we are becoming. Every moment of every day our choices enact our loves, our desires, and our aspirations. And we are molding ourselves into the God or gods we thereby worship. #Quote by Terryl L. Givens
Desires quotes by K. Kiker
#129. Each of us is allowed to revel in our own desires, no matter how dark or depraved they may seem; for we are the only ones that know what lies within our own imagination. Inside these erotic visions there is no shame -- only pleasure. It is a chance to dip a toe into something that may have only ever seemed a fleeting thought. #Quote by K. Kiker
Desires quotes by Emma Cline
#130. . . . even the surprise of harmless others in the house disturbed me. I didn't want my inner rot on display, even accidentally. Living alone was frightening in that way. No one to police the spill of yourself, the ways you betrayed your primitive desires. Like a cocoon built around you, made of your own naked proclivities and never tidied into the patterns of actual human life. #Quote by Emma Cline
Desires quotes by Dallas Willard
#131. Your mind will really talk to you when you begin to deny fulfillment to your desires, and you will find how subtle and shameless it is. #Quote by Dallas Willard
Desires quotes by Eckhart Tolle
#132. There have been many people for whom limitations, failure, loss, or pain in whatever form turned out to be their greatest teacher. It taught them to let go of false self-images and superficial ego-dictated goals and desires. It gave them depth, humility and compassion. It made them more real. #Quote by Eckhart Tolle
Desires quotes by Akshay Vasu
#133. How beautiful it is to replace the world inside us with someone else's reality. The way we allow someone to look into our deepest fears and desires, our treasured secrets, our worst nightmares and our most beautiful dreams, without any hesitations. The way we give away everything that could destroy us completely to our last bit, and tear us off into uncountable pieces. And yet we sit there, expecting them to carve the most beautiful memories of our life that we could carry to our graves. #Quote by Akshay Vasu
Desires quotes by Dante Alighieri
#134. Everything that is, desires to be. As we act, we unfold our being. Enjoyment naturally follows, for a thing desired always brings delight. #Quote by Dante Alighieri
Desires quotes by Carla Power
#135. This freedom people talk about, to buy whatever they like, wear whatever they like, drink and so on, this is not good for the people," he later told me. "True freedom means freedom from desire. True freedom means freedom of thinking. If your mind just follows your desires - how to make more money, how to eat more, drink more, have more things - it's really worse than slavery. #Quote by Carla Power
Desires quotes by Maimonides
#136. All the evils that men cause to each other because of certain desires, or opinions or religious principles, are rooted in ignorance. [All hatred would come to an end] when the earth was flooded with the knowledge of God. #Quote by Maimonides
Desires quotes by Jonathan Edwards
#137. A truly Christian love, either to God or men, is a humble broken-hearted love. The desires of the saints, however earnest, are humble desires. Their hope is a humble hope; and their joy, even when it is unspeakable and full of glory, is a humble broken-hearted joy, and leaves the Christian more poor in spirit, and more like a little child, and more disposed to a universal lowliness of behaviour. #Quote by Jonathan Edwards
Desires quotes by Thomas Merton
#138. Most of the world is either asleep or dead. The religious people are, for the most part, asleep. The irreligious are dead. Those who are asleep are divided into two classes, like the Virgins in the parable, waiting for the Bridegroom's coming. The wise have oil in their lamps. That is to say they are detached from themselves and from the cares of the world, and they are full of charity. They are indeed waiting for the Bridegroom, and they desire nothing else but His coming, even though they may fall asleep while waiting for Him to appear. But the others are not only asleep: they are full of other dreams and other desires. Their lamps are empty because they have burned themselves out in the wisdom of the flesh and in their own vanity. When He comes, it is too late for them to buy oil. They light their lamps only after He has gone. So they fall asleep again, with useless lamps, and when they wake up they trim them to investigate, once again, the matters of a dying world. #Quote by Thomas Merton
Desires quotes by Jiddu Krishnamurti
#139. If you listen through the screen of your desires, then you obviously listen to your own voice; you are listening to your own desires. #Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Desires quotes by Oswald Spengler
#140. The question of whether world peace will ever be possible can only be answered by someone familiar with world history. To be familiar with world history means, however, to know human beings as they have been and always will be. There is a vast difference, which most people will never comprehend, between viewing future history as it will be and viewing it as one might like it to be. Peace is a desire, war is a fact; and history has never paid heed to human desires and ideals ... #Quote by Oswald Spengler
Desires quotes by Debasish Mridha
#141. Oh beloved,
I want to live in your love,
to feel the joy of life,
to see the beauty of desires,
to enjoy the song of heart,
to dance with you, my love. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Desires quotes by Lebo Grand
#142. By developing your sensuality, you'll be able to actualize all your desires. #Quote by Lebo Grand
Desires quotes by Taylor Hackford
#143. Because when you have millions of people with this kind of need for gratification, and the culture is saying that it's possible for everyone to satisfy all of their needs and desires all of the time, there are obviously going to be clashes - clashes of ego. #Quote by Taylor Hackford
Desires quotes by Lisa Pulitzer
#144. The fear of displeasing God and failing our religious responsibilities is so great that it pushes most members to do anything for the priesthood. For many women, this means they must sacrifice their own desires, needs, and feelings to conform to those of their husband and their religious beliefs. #Quote by Lisa Pulitzer
Desires quotes by Octavia E. Butler
#145. Your desires, Whether or not you achieve them Will determine who you become. #Quote by Octavia E. Butler
Desires quotes by Anne Sexton
#146. I'll put it out there: I am scarred by the nostalgic indicipherability of my own desires; I an engulfed by the intimidating unknown, pushed through darkness and dragged down by the irretrievable past sweetness of my memories. #Quote by Anne Sexton
Desires quotes by R.C. Sproul
#147. One does not structure the church to meet the felt needs and desires of the tares. The purpose of corporate assembly, which has its roots in the Old Testament, is for the people of God to come together corporately to offer their sacrifices of praise and worship to God. So the first rule of worship is that it be designed for believers to worship God in a way that pleases God. #Quote by R.C. Sproul
Desires quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#148. As utterly irrational as it might seem, the greed within me has the most limited vision I can possibly imagine as it has eyes only for the few things it doesn't have, and it is completely blind to all the many remarkable things that it does. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Desires quotes by Niccolo Machiavelli
#149. Without doubt, princes become great when they overcome the difficulties and obstacles by which they are confronted, and therefore fortune, especially when she desires to make a new prince great, who has a greater necessity to earn renown than an hereditary one, causes enemies to arise and form designs against him, in order that he may have the opportunity of overcoming them, and by them to mount higher, as by a ladder which his enemies have raised. For this reason, many consider that a wise prince, when he has the opportunity, ought with craft to foster some animosity against himself so that, having crushed it, his renown may rise higher. #Quote by Niccolo Machiavelli
Desires quotes by Deepak Chopra
#150. When the rhythms of our body-mind are in synch with nature's rhythms, when we are living in harmony with life, we are living in the state of grace. To live in grace is to experience that state of consciousness where things flow effortlessly and our desires are easily fulfilled. Grace is magical, synchronistic, coincidental, joyful. It's that good-luck factor. But to live in grace we have to allow nature's intelligence to flow through us without interfering. #Quote by Deepak Chopra
Desires quotes by Sheila M. Reindl
#151. As she continually disregards and overrides her body's signals of hunger, fullness, and fatigue, a bulimic woman becomes increasingly disconnected from her subjective experience. Because she does not heed her own needs, desires, preferences, and limits, she grows ever more reliant upon external gauges to guide her life. #Quote by Sheila M. Reindl
Desires quotes by Gautama Buddha
#152. Those who act with few desires are calm, without worry or fear. #Quote by Gautama Buddha
Desires quotes by Victor Hugo
#153. To write the poem of the human conscience, were it only of a single man, were it only of the most infamous of men, would be to swallow up all epics in a superior and final epic. The conscience is the chaos of chimeras, of lusts and of temptations, the furnace of dreams, the cave of the ideas which are our shame; it is the pandemonium of sophisms, the battlefield of the passions. At certain hours, penetrate within the livid face of a human being who reflects, and look at what lies behind; look into that soul, look into that obscurity. There, beneath the external silence, there are combats of giants as in Homer, mêlées of dragons and hydras, and clouds of phantoms as in Milton, ghostly labyrinths as in Dante. What a gloom enwraps that infinite which each man bears within himself, and by which he measures in despair the desires of his will, and the actions of his life! #Quote by Victor Hugo
Desires quotes by Rafael   Garcia
#154. ..: When the darkest hours and days come, one should always remember that they only come to grant us wisdom, knowledge and new opportunities for our lives… They only come to preprare us for the new levels we are to be promoted to...
One must always remeber and keep in mind that It is only when one suffers that one can truly meet God as our comforter…
It is when one seems to have come to the end of one's hope that one sees and experience the fullness of God in extremely new ways…

It is then that one realizes that one can no longer rely on one's own self and that one must trust solely in God, who possesses the power to raise the dead. The dead dreams, passions, desires, goals and the broken families…
Have a great day:..

-R.G- #Quote by Rafael Garcia
Desires quotes by Suzy Kassem
#155. When many different creatures are part of the same species, this typically means that they share many similarities over differences and can reproduce among themselves. If humans share more similarities than differences, in desires, needs, and fears, then what is keeping our species apart? If our Creator wanted us to be divided, we would have not been designed to interbreed. #Quote by Suzy Kassem
Desires quotes by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
#156. Desires to which we cling closely can easily prevent us from being what we ought to be and can be; and on the other hand, desires repeatedly mastered for the sake of present duty make us richer.Lack of desire is poverty. #Quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Desires quotes by Brent L. Top
#157. We must remember that much spiritual growth does not occur suddenly but rather through time and experience. The encouraging message of the gospel is that God does not often require us to perform sensational or extraordinary deeds but rather to try to do better today than we did yesterday. He is mindful of our desires, our determination, and our direction as well as of our deeds. #Quote by Brent L. Top
Desires quotes by Haruki Murakami
#158. Whenever I heard that languid, beautiful melody, those days came back to me. It wasn't what I'd characterize as a happy part of my life, living as I was, a balled-up mass of unfulfilled desires. I was much younger, much hungrier, much more alone. But I was myself, pared down to the essentials. I could feel each single note of music, each line I read, seep down deep inside me. My nerves were sharp as a blade, my eyes shining with a piercing light. And every time I heard that music, I recalled my eyes then, glaring back at me from a mirror. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Desires quotes by Arina Tanemura
#159. Dreams are a reflection of your desires #Quote by Arina Tanemura
Desires quotes by Ayn Rand
#160. He lost, for that moment, all the days and dogmas of his past; his concepts, his problems, his pain were wiped out; he knew only - as from a great, clear distance - that man exists for the achievement of his desires, and he wondered why he stood here, he wondered who had the right to demand that he waste a single irreplaceable hour of his life, when his only desire was to seize the slender figure in gray and hold her through the length of whatever time there was left for him to exist. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Desires quotes by Joel Osteen
#161. He will give you strength for every battle, wisdom for every decision, peace that passes understanding. God will vindicate you for the wrongs that have been done. He will pay you back for unfair situations. He promised He will not only bring your dreams to pass but He will give you even the secret desires of your heart. Dare to trust Him. Come back to that place of peace. Quit being worried, stressed out, wondering if it will happen. God has you in the palm of His hand. He has never once failed before, and the good news is He is not about to start now. #Quote by Joel Osteen
Desires quotes by Kim Liggett
#162. This is the one night a year the women are allowed to congregate without the men. You'd think it would be our opportunity to talk, share, let it all out. Instead, we stand isolated and petty, sizing each other up, jealous for what the other one has, consumed by hollow desires. And who benefits from all this one-uppery? The men. We outnumber them two to one, and yet here we are, locked in a chapel, waiting for them to decide our fate. #Quote by Kim Liggett
Desires quotes by Russell Anthony Gibbs
#163. Know that you are God/the Universe and that anywhere you aim/focus your consciousness you create reality in one of the infinite physical and nonphysical realms. It all begins with thought, contemplation, prayer, dreams, plans, desires or any method of focusing your consciousness. If you wish to praise or blame God/the Universe for something, you should do it in a mirror. It is you and has always been you in charge of all reality. #Quote by Russell Anthony Gibbs
Desires quotes by Dada Bhagwan
#164. A person who has the slightest fear of insult cannot be called a "Gnani" [the enlightened one] and a person who desires self-recognition [maan] is not a Gnani [the enlightened one]. #Quote by Dada Bhagwan
Desires quotes by Jacob Nordby
#165. Dare to dream again.
For dreaming is the language of your soul,
And nothing your soul truly desires could ever be wrong or impossible. #Quote by Jacob Nordby
Desires quotes by Max Muller
#166. The man who is free from credulity, but knows the uncreated, who has cut all ties, removed all temptations, renounced all desires, he is the greatest of men. #Quote by Max Muller
Desires quotes by Heraclitus
#167. Always having what we want
may not be the best good fortune
Health seems sweetest
after sickness, food
in hunger, goodness
in the wake of evil, and at the end
of daylong labor sleep. #Quote by Heraclitus
Desires quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#168. In the absence of faith, our dreams will move from feasible aspirations to implausible fantasy. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Desires quotes by Hannah Anderson
#169. Thankfully, He's the kind of God who welcomes our questions, who can wrestle with us through the confusion and still bless us in the process. He is the kind of God who desires true faith, even at its weakest points, and looks for mustard seeds instead of mountains. He is the kind of God who delights in the plea, "Help my unbelief" and then holds on to us because we can't hold on to Him anymore. He is the kind of God who can handle all our doubt, all our fear, all our questions if we will simply commit to letting Him. #Quote by Hannah Anderson
Desires quotes by Price Pritchett
#170. So let your deepest desires direct your aim. Set your sights far above the 'reasonable' target. The power of purpose is profound only if you have a desire that stirs the heart. #Quote by Price Pritchett
Desires quotes by Auliq Ice
#171. 90% of what we do daily is not what we think, it's just driven by our desires and not potentials. #Quote by Auliq Ice
Desires quotes by Kahlil Gibran
#172. But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at noon hour and meditate love's ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise on your lips. #Quote by Kahlil Gibran
Desires quotes by Patrick Mendis
#173. In Confucian thought, individuals practice moral virtue both by restraining themselves and pursuing their own interests. This is a dual push-and-pull process. In today's China, the latter is taken care of by capitalism and commerce. The former, however, needs to be taken care of by the rule of law. Otherwise, the system of governance is corrupted by unrestrained individual desires and selective enforcement of 'virtue' or law. #Quote by Patrick Mendis
Desires quotes by Liezi
#174. The contented person finds rest in death, and for the greedy person, death puts an end to his long list of desires. #Quote by Liezi
Desires quotes by Roger Zelazny
#175. You were correct, for all men have within them both that which is dark and that which is light.
A man is a thing of many divisions, not a pure, clear flame such as you once were. His intellect often wars with his emotions, his will with his desires ...
his ideals are at odds with his environment, and if he follows them, he knows keenly the loss of that
which was old, but if he does not follow them, he feels the pain of having forsaken a new and noble dream.
Whatever he does represents both a gain and a loss, an arrival and a departure. Always he mourns that
which is gone and fears some part of that which is new. Reason opposes tradition. Emotions oppose the
restrictions his fellow men lay upon him. Always, from the friction of these things, there arises the
thing you called the curse of man and mocked; guilt! #Quote by Roger Zelazny
Desires quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh
#176. THE ART OF OFFERING HAPPINESS In a friendship, we try to to offer our friend happiness. Sometimes you think that you're doing something for someone else's happiness, when actually your action is making them suffer. The willingness to make someone happy isn't enough. You have your own idea of happiness. But to make someone else happy, you have to understand that person's needs, suffering, and desires and not assume you know what will make them happy. Ask, What would make you happy? #Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh
Desires quotes by Paramahansa Yogananda
#177. There he is like butter on water, and not like the unchurned, easily diluted milk of undisciplined humanity. Fulfilling one's earthly responsibilities need not separate man from God, provided he maintains mental uninvolvement with egotistical desires and plays his part in life as a willing instrument of the Divine. There #Quote by Paramahansa Yogananda
Desires quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#178. Knowing the path to follow doesn't make it a breeze to step along. If every desire were only a skip, hop, and a jump away, we'd all have arrived. #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Desires quotes by Constantinos P. Cavafy
#179. Επιθυμίες
Σαν σώματα ωραία νεκρών που δεν εγέρασαν
και τάκλεισαν, με δάκρυα, σε μαυσωλείο λαμπρό,
με ρόδα στο κεφάλι και στα πόδια γιασεμιά --
έτσ' η επιθυμίες μοιάζουν που επέρασαν
χωρίς να εκπληρωθούν· χωρίς ν' αξιωθεί καμιά
της ηδονής μια νύχτα, ή ένα πρωϊ της φεγγερό."

Desires
"Like beautiful bodies of the dead who had not grown old
and they shut them, with tears, in a brilliant mausoleum,
with roses at the head and jasmine at the feet --
this is what desires resemble that have passed
without fulfillment; without any of them having achieved
a night of sensual delight, or a morning of brightness. #Quote by Constantinos P. Cavafy
Desires quotes by William Faulkner
#180. They all talked at once, their voices insistent and contradictory and impatient, making of unreality a possibility, then a probability, then an incontrovertible fact, as people will when their desires become words. #Quote by William Faulkner
Desires quotes by Radhanath Swami
#181. Taking responsibility of others means to be selfless. We have to put aside our own well being and desires as secondary and to think primarily of what is best for the persons who are looking up to us. #Quote by Radhanath Swami
Desires quotes by Leonard Jacobson
#182. Projecting into the future with hopes, dreams and desires can never fulfill you. Only the present moment can fulfill you. #Quote by Leonard Jacobson
Desires quotes by Suzana Trifkovic
#183. I'm an avalanche, waiting to fall on you, to awaken your deepest emotions, your fears, desires, longings, dreams. It is my purpose. I am your dream, through night and day, but if you wish to own me, you will find empty hands and understand that I am just as much an illusion as I am your delusions reality. I can not be owned. I'm real and unreal. I'm everything you love and hate, I'm here to be opposite of you to shape you, because I am your lesson, and my lesson is you. #Quote by Suzana Trifkovic
Desires quotes by Susan B. Anthony
#184. There is not a woman born who desires to eat the bread of dependence. #Quote by Susan B. Anthony
Desires quotes by David Brooks
#185. Bobos are uncomfortable with universal moral laws that purport to regulate pleasure. Bobos prefer more prosaic self-controlled regimes. The things that are forbidden are unhealthy or unsafe. The things that are encouraged are enriching or calorie burning. In other words, we regulate our carnal desires with health codes instead of moral codes. #Quote by David Brooks
Desires quotes by Charlotte Bronte
#186. It was the strain of a forsaken lady, who after bewailing the perfidy of her lover, calls her pride to her aid, desires her attendant to deck her in her brightest jewels and richest robes and resolves to meet the false one that night at the ball, and prove to him, by the gaiety of her demeanor, how little his desertion has affected her. #Quote by Charlotte Bronte
Desires quotes by Algernon Charles Swinburne
#187. I am tired of tears and laughter,
And men that laugh and weep
Of what may come hereafter
For men that sow to reap:
I am weary of days and hours,
Blown buds of barren flowers,
Desires and dreams and powers
And everything but sleep. #Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Desires quotes by Malcolm Gladwell
#188. If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires. (151) #Quote by Malcolm Gladwell
Desires quotes by Debasish Mridha
#189. Thinking is an exercise of an imaginative mind to empower dreams and desires. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Desires quotes by David Benatar
#190. Only an unsatisfied preference is bad. In other words, he argues that although it is good to have fulfilled whatever desires one might have, one is not better off having a fulfilled desire than having no desire at all. By way of example, consider the case in which we 'paint the tree nearest to Sydney Opera house red and give Kate a pill that makes her wish that the tree nearest to Sydney Opera House were red'*. Professor Fehige plausibly denies that we do Kate any favour in doing this. She is no better off than had we done nothing. What matters is not that people have satisfied desires but that they do not have unsatisfied ones. It is the avoidance of frustration that is important.

* Fehige, Christoph, 'A Pareto Principle for Possible People', 513–14. #Quote by David Benatar
Desires quotes by Cheryl Richardson
#191. If you want to live an authentic, meaningful life, you need to master the art of disappointing and upsetting others, hurting feelings, and living with the reality that some people just won't like you. It may not be easy, but it's essential if you want your life to reflect your deepest desires, values, and needs. #Quote by Cheryl Richardson
Desires quotes by Joseph Deitch
#192. You simply can't fit a gallon of desires into a quart container. And yet we continually try to do just that. What we need is a different approach. A bigger bottle would also help. #Quote by Joseph Deitch
Desires quotes by Purba Chakraborty
#193. A woman desires to be a man's last romance, her baby's first love and a person who can live with dignity all her life. As a girl matures to be a woman, her fairy tale imagination gets superseded by her struggle to be a good wife, a good mother and most importantly, a woman of virtue. As victor or vanquished, a woman keeps fighting the sequence of odds and evens throughout her life. Since nature had made women strong, society has very wisely done the reverse to maintain the balance. #Quote by Purba Chakraborty
Desires quotes by Emily St. John Mandel
#194. No more social media, no more scrolling through litanies of dreams and nervous hopes and photographs of lunches, cries for help and expressions of contentment and relationship-status updates with heart icons whole or broken, plans to meet up later, pleas, complaints, desires, pictures of babies dressed as bears or peppers for Halloween. No more reading and commenting on the lives of others, and in so doing, feeling slightly less alone in the room. No #Quote by Emily St. John Mandel
Desires quotes by Napoleon Hill
#195. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire brings a small amount of heat. #Quote by Napoleon Hill
Desires quotes by Eowyn Ivey
#196. She'd say the girl needed warmth and affection and someone to look after her, but Jack had to wonder if that didn't have more to do with a woman's own desires than the needs of a child. #Quote by Eowyn Ivey
Desires quotes by Rachel Pollack
#197. Do not confuse the 'subconscious' with the 'unconscious', whose attributes include courage as well as true knowledge. A great deal of confusion has resulted from the use of these two terms as synonymous. I am using the term 'subconscious' here to stand for material -desires, anxieties, fears, hopes - repressed by the conscious mind as it deals with the outer realities of life. 'Unconscious' means the absic energy of life, that area of being beyond the ego. The subconscious, despite its hidden qualities, is really an extension of the ego. In a sense, it embodies the ego's absolute domain, that realm where it makes no compromises with reality. Because it does not concern itself with consequences the subconscious will walk you in front of a truck to avoid an unpleasant conversation. The unconscious on the other hand, balances and supports us by joining us to the great surge of life beyond our individual selves. The Hanged Man in the Major Arcana gives us a powerful image of this vital connection. #Quote by Rachel Pollack
Desires quotes by Katherine Mansfield
#198. I sometimes wonder whether the act of surrender is not one of the greatest of all - the highest. It is one of the [most] difficult of all ... You see it's so immensely complicated. It needs real humility and at the same time, an absolute belief in one's own essential freedom. It is an act of faith. At the last moments, like all great acts, it is pure risk. This is true for me as a human being and as a writer. Dear Heaven, how hard it is to let go - to step into the blue. And yet one's creative life depends on it and one desires to do nothing else. #Quote by Katherine Mansfield
Desires quotes by Peter Grey
#199. The cult of the Virgin Mary enabled the worship of the Goddess to flourish, albeit in a cauterised form. As I keep repeating in a mantra, sex is power. The Virgin was a method of turning the sexual impulse of Christians back into the Church and onto the figure of the crucified Christ. I would describe this as a particularly unsavoury form of magick. This is the use of repression and misery as a spiritual battery. This enslavement of the worshipper's natural desires is the exact opposite of the natural and healthy lust for Babalon.

With the resolutely chaste Mary in position, churches had a surrogate Goddess back in the house. Christ knows, they needed one. To sell Christianity to the fans of the God who dies and is reborn (like the crops in the fields) the Church used statues of Mary and Jesus that were rather close to those of Isis and the Child Horus. This mother/son icon propaganda was like a Pepsi taste test for the wavering pagans. They failed.

It requires other women to keep women as slaves stripped of their sexual power. The BVM did that job. She was the only role model that you could fixate upon.

As a Goddess she is a clitoridectomy. If you lift her skirt you can see the coarse black thread where she has been snipped and stitched. The thread is plaited from the beard of Jehovah himself. This is not a woman anymore. Look under the hem and learn. #Quote by Peter Grey
Desires quotes by Sheena Iyengar
#200. Balancing hopes, desires and an appreciating of the possibilities with a clear-eyed assessment of the limitations: that is the art of choosing. #Quote by Sheena Iyengar

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