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I think that slavery is wrong, morally, socially and politically. I desire that it should be no further spread in these United States, and I should not object if it should gradually terminate in the whole Union.
Abraham Lincoln desire
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.
Winston Churchill desire
We ought not to desire the impossible.
Leonardo da Vinci desire
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.
Leo Tolstoy desire
Whatever my individual desires were to be free, I was not alone. There were many others who felt the same way.
rosa parks desire
Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.
Neil Armstrong desire
I have always been of opinion that a man who desires to get married should know either everything or nothing.
Oscar Wilde desire
Only in thought is man a God; in action and desire we are the slaves of circumstance.
Bertrand Russell desire
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.
George Bernard Shaw desire
The superior man does what is proper to the station in which he is; he does not desire to go beyond this.
Confucius desire
O tenderly the haughty day Fills his blue urn with fire; One morn is in the mighty heaven, And one in our desire.
Ralph Waldo Emerson desire
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.
Saddam Hussein desire
Happiness implied a choice, and within that choice a concerted will, a lucid desire.
Albert Camus desire
I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read.
Samuel Johnson desire
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.
Ren© Descartes desire
If you desire many things, many things will seem but a few.
Benjamin Franklin desire
The trouble with Buddhism ?-- in order to free oneself of all desire, one has to desire to do so.
Henry Miller desire
Inertia! Our ruling class knows one law; no . Despotism! They know one rule; . Maldistribution! They know one desire; to hold what is theirs.
Isaac Asimov desire
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.
Miguel Cervantes desire
I tell you naught for your comfort, Yea, naught for your desire, Save that the sky grows darker yet And the sea rises higher.
G. K. Chesterton desire
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.
George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) desire
April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain.
T. S. Eliot desire
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Robert Frost desire
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.
Percy Bysshe Shelley desire
O, she is the antidote to desire.
William Congreve desire
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Tacitus desire
He mourns the dead who lives as they desire.
Edward Young desire
Every man desires to live long, but no man would be old.
Jonathan Swift desire
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.
Joseph Addison desire
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.
Walter Raleigh desire
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).
Epictetus desire
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.
William Blake desire
The desire to explain what is simple by what is complex, what is easy by what is difficult, is a calamity .
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe desire
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.
Miguel de Unamuno desire
But you have to allow a little for the desire to evangelize when you think you have good news.
Larry Wall desire
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.
NiccolІ Machiavelli desire
Rivers are roads which move, and which carry us whither we desire to go.
Blaise Pascal desire
All the concessions we make to Eros are holes in our desire for the absolute.
Emil Cioran desire
Hope! thou nurse of young desire.
Isaac Bickerstaffe desire
A faint desire,
George Herbert desire
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."
Muhammad desire
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?
Leaves of Grass desire
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.
Emily Dickinson desire
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.
Julian of Norwich desire
It belongs to the imperfection of everything human that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite.
Sёren Kierkegaard desire
“As I luxuriate in the discovery that I am no special sponge for sorrow, but merely another fallible animal in this stone maze of a city, I come simultaneously to see that I am the focus of some vast device fueled by an obscure desire.”
William Gibson desire
The state does not function as we desired. The car does not obey. A man is at the wheel and he seems to lead it, but the car does not drive in the desired direction. It moves as another force wishes.
Vladimir Lenin desire
Ah,is a gate, a way, a path toanyway, why not live forandandor some sort of girl by a fireside, why not go to your desire and …
Jack Kerouac desire
The desire to write perfectly of beautiful happenings is, as the saying runs, old as the hills — and as immortal.
James Branch Cabell desire
When we look back, the only things we cherish are those which in some way met our original want; the desire which formed in us in early youth, undirected, and of its own accord.
Willa Cather desire
He whose intellect overcomes his desire is higher than the angels; he whose desire overcomes his intellect is less than an animal.
Rumi desire
The most evil creatures don’t desire the destruction of everything—they only desire to exploit it for themselves.
Orson Scott Card desire
Only he who desires is amiable and not he who is satiated.
Thomas Mann desire
Who hath desired the Sea?—the sight of salt water unbounded— The heave and the halt and the hurl and the crash of the comber wind-hounded?
Rudyard Kipling desire
If any should be slaves, it should be first those who desire it for themselves, and secondly, those who desire it for others...
Lincoln desire
Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do.
Thomas Aquinas desire
Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.
Saint Augustine desire
It's so much better to desire than to have.
Anouk Aimee desire
You can mark in desire the rising of the tide, as the appetite more and more invades the personality, appealing, as it does, not merely to the sensory side of the self, but to its ideal components as well.
Samuel Alexander desire
To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.
James Allen desire
I didn't have any desire I might have had 10 years ago to shoot every single word that I wrote.
Paul Thomas Anderson desire
There is not a woman born who desires to eat the bread of dependence.
Susan B. Anthony desire
Love is simply the name for the desire and the pursuit of the whole.
Aristophanes desire
Teens in the '90s had the same basic desires as they do now.
Jay Asher desire
I have no desire to prove anything by dancing. I have never used it as an outlet or a means of expressing myself. I just dance. I just put my feet in the air and move them around.
Fred Astaire desire
Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.
Gaston Bachelard desire
Do not follow vain desires; for verily he who prospers is preserved from lust, greed and anger.
Abu Bakr desire
The desire for liberty has also made itself felt as struggle against domestic tyranny or arbitrary rule.
Emily Greene Balch desire
It's human desire to be understood. And we always feel we're not understood.
John Baldessari desire
I find something fascinating about the quiet man in the background who has no desire to be the center of attention.
Christian Bale desire
The old 7 Series, the E38, was an elegant car, an evolution of the classic BMW look. But it wasn't penetrating the luxury market as we desired. It just didn't have the presence to be noticed.
Chris Bangle desire
I always had this desire to be an entrepreneur, except I felt I didn't really know what I was doing.
Ruzwana Bashir desire
All of us who desire the kingdom of God are, by the Lord's decree, under an equal and rigorous necessity of seeking after the grace of Baptism.
Saint Basil desire
Many of our constituents have one option for cable TV and one price. Our constituents desire choice.
Melissa Bean desire
You may think of me as an object of desire and I'm going to tell you that I can be in front of you naked and not be erotic.
Emmanuelle Beart desire
The true way to gain much, is never to desire to gain too much.
Francis Beaumont desire
I knew nothing about sales, marketing or how to run a company. Nor did I have a desire to do any of those things.
Brian Behlendorf desire
I still remember the five points of salesmanship: attention, interest, conviction, desire and close.
Annette Bening desire
Prayer is not so much the means whereby God's will is bent to man's desires, as it is that whereby man's will is bent to God's desires.
Charles Bent desire
The very desire for guarantees that our values are eternal and secure in some objective heaven is perhaps only a craving for the certainties of childhood or the absolute values of our primitive past.
Isaiah Berlin desire
No doubt unity is something to be desired, to be striven for, but it cannot be willed into being by mere declarations.
Theodore Bikel desire
Teams are made up of a lot of components. They're made up of hunger, they're made up of desire, they're made up of chemistry, and they're made up of emotion.
H. G. Bissinger desire
We live in an era of consumerism and it's all about desire-based consumerism and it has nothing to do with things we actually need.
Aloe Blacc desire
The positives of retiring outweighed the positives of returning and my desire to still play.
Drew Bledsoe desire
I have this desire to keep improving, so I find fault.
Heston Blumenthal desire
Our clothes are expensive. I guess you could say we are aiming at the Yuppie market. But we feel America is moving away from quantity to the desire for quality. That is what we offer.
Willy Bogner, Jr. desire
Liars share with those they deceive the desire not to be deceived.
Sissela Bok desire
Economic sanctions rarely achieve the desired results.
Omar Bongo desire
Homelessness is the actor's fate; physical incapacity to attain what is most required and desired by such a spirit as I am a slave to.
Edwin Booth desire
To be a film-maker, you have to lead. You have to be psychotic in your desire to do something. People always like the easy route. You have to push very hard to get something unusual, something different.
Danny Boyle desire
If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
Louis D. Brandeis desire
To the perfect, if it be perfect, there is nothing that can be added; therefore, the will is not capable of any other desire, when that which is of the perfect is present with it, highest and best.
Giordano Bruno desire
Kiss me out of desire, but not consolation.
Jeff Buckley desire
I am a red man. If the Great Spirit had desired me to be a white man he would have made me so in the first place.
Sitting Bull desire
For myself, therefore, I desire to declare that the principle that will govern me in the high duty to which my country calls me is a strict adherence to the letter and spirit of the Constitution as it was designed by those who framed it.
Martin Van Buren desire
Were there no desire there would be no virtue, and because one man desires what another does not, who shall say whether the child of his desire be Vice or Virtue?
Edgar Rice Burroughs desire
Things and actions are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be: why then should we desire to be deceived?
Joseph Butler desire
What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.
Charlie Chaplin desire
Men freely believe that which they desire.
Julius Caesar desire
My maternal desires are fully satisfied with my dogs.
Elisabetta Canalis desire
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