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#1078 Bertrand Russell

Only in thought is man a God; in action and desire we are the slaves of circumstance. .

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#1235 Bertrand Russell

Indignation is a submission of our thoughts, but not of our desires. .

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#1616 Oscar Wilde

I have always been of opinion that a man who desires to get married should know either everything or nothing. .

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#2565 Winston Churchill

I remember, when I was a child, being taken to the celebrated Barnum's circus, which contained an exhibition of freaks and monstrosities. But the exhibit on the programme which I most desired to see was the one described as "The Boneless Wonder." My parents judged that that spectacle would be too revolting and demoralising for my youthful eyes, and I have waited 50 years to see the boneless wonder sitting on the Treasury Bench. .

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#3310 George Bernard Shaw

Therelation is not a personal relation. It can be irresistibly desired and rapturously consummated between persons who could not endure one another for a day in any other relation. .

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#3465 George Bernard Shaw

is the beginning of creation. Youwhat you desire; you will what you imagine; and at last you create what you will. .

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#4359 Confucius

The superior man does what is proper to the station in which he is; he does not desire to go beyond this. .

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#4716 Ralph Waldo Emerson

O tenderly the haughty day Fills his blue urn with fire; One morn is in the mighty heaven, And one in our desire. .

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#4886 Saddam Hussein

The basic motive behind the hostile position adopted by the new regime in Iran is the desire to expand at the expense of Iraq and the Arab countries in the Arab Gulf region and to interfere in its internal affairs. This has taken on a new cover, which the Iranian responsible officials term as the exportation of revolution to neighbouring countries. You all know that this is the policy of the new rulers of Iran which tries to export what is know as their new revolution and its principles to all Islamic countries. There is no one amongst you who does not know that they are interfering in the internal affairs of all Islamic countries. .

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#7127 Albert Camus

Happiness implied a choice, and within that choice a concerted will, a lucid desire. .

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#7290 Leo Tolstoy

Reason has discovered the struggle for existence and the law that I must throttle all those who hinder the satisfaction of my desires. That is the deduction reason makes. But the law of loving others could not be discovered by reason, because it is unreasonable. .

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#8491 Samuel Johnson

I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read. .

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#9319 Ren© Descartes

Of all things, good sense is the most fairly distributed: everyone thinks he is so well supplied with it that even those who are the hardest to satisfy in every other respect never desire more of it than they already have. .

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#10133 Benjamin Franklin

If you desire many things, many things will seem but a few. .

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#10380 Henry Miller

The trouble with Buddhism ?-- in order to free oneself of all desire, one has to desire to do so. .

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#11384 Isaac Asimov

Inertia! Our ruling class knows one law; no . Despotism! They know one rule; . Maldistribution! They know one desire; to hold what is theirs. .

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#12048 Miguel Cervantes

I would have nobody to control me; I would be absolute: and who but I? Now, he that is absolute can do what he likes; he that can do what he likes can take his pleasure; he that can take his pleasure can be content; and he that can be content has no more to desire. So the matter 's over; and come what will come, I am satisfied. .

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#13197 G. K. Chesterton

I tell you naught for your comfort, Yea, naught for your desire, Save that the sky grows darker yet And the sea rises higher. .

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#13367 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

When Squire Cass's standing dishes diminished in plenty and freshness, his guests had nothing to do but to walk a little higher up the village to Mr. Osgood's, at the Orchards, and they found hams and chines uncut, pork-pies with the scent of the fire in them, spun butter in all its freshness — everything, in fact, that appetites at leisure could desire, in perhaps greater perfection, though not in greater abundance, than at Squire Cass's. .

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#13506 T. S. Eliot

April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. .

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#13526 T. S. Eliot

Between the desire And the spasm Between the potency And the existence Between the essence And the descent Falls the Shadow .

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#14189 Robert Frost

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. .

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#14500 Percy Bysshe Shelley

The desire of the moth for the star, Of the night for the morrow, The devotion to something afar From the sphere of our sorrow. .

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#15246 William Congreve

O, she is the antidote to desire. .

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#16689 Tacitus

The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise. .

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#18269 Edward Young

He mourns the dead who lives as they desire. .

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#18466 Jonathan Swift

Every man desires to live long, but no man would be old. .

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#18470 Jonathan Swift

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

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#18681 Joseph Addison

Were not this desire of fame very strong, the difficulty of obtaining it, and the danger of losing it when obtained, would be sufficient to deter a man from so vain a pursuit. .

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#18837 Walter Raleigh

Whoso desireth to govern well and securely, it behoveth him to have a vigilant eye to the proceedings of great princes, and to consider seriously of their designs. .

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