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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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#19172 Epictetus

Some things are in our control and others not. Things in our control are opinion, pursuit, desire, aversion, and, in a word, whatever are our own actions. Things not in our control are body, property, reputation, command, and, in one word, whatever are not our own actions. (1). .

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#19220 Epictetus

Study how to give as one that is sick: that thou mayest hereafter give as one that is whole. Fast; drink water only; abstain altogether from desire, that thou mayest hereafter confirm thy desire to Reason. (101) .

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#20877 William Blake

Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained; and the restrainer or reason usurps its place & governs the unwilling. .

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#20882 William Blake

He who desires but acts not breeds pestilence. .

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#23013 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The desire to explain what is simple by what is complex, what is easy by what is difficult, is a calamity . .

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#24072 Miguel de Unamuno

The true God is He to whom man truly prays and whom man truly desires. And there may even be a truer revelation in superstition itself than in theology. .

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#24239 Larry Wall

But you have to allow a little for the desire to evangelize when you think you have good news. .

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#24547 NiccolІ Machiavelli

It is enough to ask somebody for his weapons without saying 'I want to kill you with them', because when you have his weapons in hand, you can satisfy your desire. .

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#25333 Blaise Pascal

Rivers are roads which move, and which carry us whither we desire to go. .

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#26288 Emil Cioran

All the concessions we make to Eros are holes in our desire for the absolute. .

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#26523 Emil Cioran

Truth remains hidden from the man who is filled with hatred and desire...which is to say, every man alive! .

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#26591 Emil Cioran

He was above all others, and had had nothing to do with it: he had simply forgotten to desire... .

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#26659 Emil Cioran

In the usual boredom, we desire nothing, we even lack the curiosity to weep; in the excess of boredom it is just the contrary, for this excess incites us to action, and weeping is an action. .

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#27559 Isaac Bickerstaffe

Hope! thou nurse of young desire. .

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#28314 George Herbert

A faint desire, .

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#30872 Muhammad

I used to look down upon those ladies who had given themselves to Allah's Apostle and I used to say, "Can a lady give herself (to a man)?" But when Allah revealed: "You (O Muhammad) can postpone (the turn of) whom you will of them (your wives), and you may receive any of them whom you will; and there is no blame on you if you invite one whose turn you have set aside (temporarily).' (33.51) I said (to the Prophet), "I feel that your Lord hastens in fulfilling your wishes and desires." .

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#32717 Leaves of Grass

STRANGER! if you, passing, meet me, and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you? .

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#33151 Emily Dickinson

SO proud she was to die It made us all ashamed That what we cherished, so unknown To her desire seemed. So satisfied to go Where none of us should be, Immediately, that anguish stooped Almost to jealousy. .

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#35217 Julian of Norwich

These two desires of the Passion and the sickness I desired with a condition, saying thus: Lord, Thou knowest what I would, — if it be Thy will that I have it — and if it be not Thy will, good Lord, be not displeased: for I will nought but as Thou wilt. .

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#36939 Sёren Kierkegaard

It belongs to the imperfection of everything human that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite. .

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