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Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making. (Quote by - John Milton)

Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are supplied must admit those of fancy. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

Cast aside those who liken godliness to whimsy and who try to combine their greed for wealth with their desire for a happy afterlife. (Quote by - Kahlil Gibran)

More than we use is more than we want. (Quote by - Gaelic Proverb)

Compassion is the desire that moves the individual self to widen the scope of its self-concern to embrace the whole of the universal self. (Quote by - Arnold Toynbee)

I admit it is better fun to punt than be punted, and that a desire to have all the fun is nine-tenths of the law of chivalry. (Quote by - Dorothy L Sayers)

The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

He that flatters you more than you desire either has deceived you or wishes to deceive. (Quote by - Italian Proverb)

We ardently desire their return to the house of the common Father they will not enter a strange house but their own. (Quote by - Pope John XXIII)

Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment. (Quote by - John Dewey)

A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man. (Quote by - John Adams)

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies. (Quote by - Aristotle)

Few men desire liberty: The majority are satisfied with a just master. (Quote by - Sallust)

My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them. (Quote by - Fran Lebowitz)

Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve. (Quote by - Wilfred A Peterson)

We are always striving for things forbidden, and coveting those denied us. (Quote by - Ovid)

All human activity is prompted by desire. (Quote by - Bertrand Russell)

The thing we long for, that we are For one transcendent moment. (Quote by - James Russell Lowell)

A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire. (Quote by - Thomas Merton)

We desire nothing so much as what we ought not to have. (Quote by - Publilius Syrus)

Every human mind is a great slumbering power until awakened by a keen desire and by definite resolution to do. (Quote by - Edgar F. Roberts)

Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in. (Quote by - Amy Lowell)

Civility is a desire to receive civility, and to be accounted well-bred (Quote by - Duc De La Rochefoucauld)

Methinks I have a great desire to a bottle of hay. Good hay, sweet hay, hath no fellow. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)


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