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An anxious unrest, a fierce craving desire for gain has taken possession of the commercial world, and in instances no longer rare the most precious and permanent goods of human life have been madly sacrificed in the interests of momentary enrichment.

Tags: Human, Life  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.

Tags: Death, Gods  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Through these offices it was my privilege to get to know almost every Jewish person, and those whom I did not come to know through these offices I came to know through love and a desire to know my brethren, the members of my people.

Tags: Almost, Love  ✍ Author: Shmuel Yosef Agnon

We desire an expansion of relations with regional states and the establishment of extensive public contacts.

Tags: Public, Relations  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

It's so much better to desire than to have.

 ✍ Author: Anouk Aimee

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.

Tags: Beloved, Heart  ✍ Author: John Adams

To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.

Tags: Achieve, Aspire  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

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.

Tags: Necessary, Three  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Wonder is the desire for knowledge.

Tags: Knowledge, Wonder  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more, and to prevent the lower from getting more.

Tags: Beginning, Getting  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.

Tags: Brainy, Understand  ✍ Author: Neil Armstrong

The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without ceasing. The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer.

Tags: Longing, Prayer  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

My desire to devolve authority has nothing to do with a wish to shirk responsibility.

Tags: Authority, Wish  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, 'Oh yes - I already have everything that I really need.'

Tags: Practice, Yourself  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

All that spirits desire, spirits attain.

Tags: Attain, Spirits  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.

Tags: Good, Reputation  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Desire of having is the sin of covetousness.

Tags: Sin  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance?

Tags: Outlive, Strange  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.

Tags: Creation  ✍ Author: Gaston Bachelard

The instinct to impersonate produces the actor; the desire to provide pleasure by impersonations produces the playwright; the desire to provide this pleasure with adequate characterization and dialogue memorable in itself produces dramatic literature.

Tags: Actor, Literature  ✍ Author: George Pierce Baker

Maybe a thing that you do not like is really in your interest. It is possible that a thing that you may desire may be against your interest.

Tags: Against, May  ✍ Author: Tammy Faye Bakker

I always feel the desire to look for the extraordinary in ordinary things; to suggest, not to impose, to leave always a slight touch of mystery in my paintings.

Tags: Leave, Touch  ✍ Author: Balthus
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I remember in 'Law of Desire,' where I played a homosexual, that people were more upset that I kissed a man on the mouth than I killed a man. It's interesting to see how people can pardon you for murdering a man, but they can't pardon you for kissing one.

Tags: Law, Remember  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

And out of a desire essentially to imitate what I was reading, I began to write, like a clever monkey.

Tags: Reading, Write  ✍ Author: Russell Banks

Duty - that which sternly impels us in the direction of profit, along the line of desire.

Tags: Direction, Line  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Better murder an infant in its cradle than nurse an unacted desire.

Tags: Infant, Nurse  ✍ Author: William Blake

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.

Tags: Beyond, Progress  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

It is very certain that the desire of life prolongs it.

Tags: Life  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

'Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.

Tags: Death, Life  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

Men freely believe that which they desire.

Tags: Freely, Men  ✍ Author: Irving Caesar

But by providing the background picture - the universal situational awareness that we desire - by showing the anomalies, the Space-Based Radar will change the nature of how we do our analysis and our intelligence.

Tags: Change, Nature  ✍ Author: Christian Camargo

Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions.

Tags: Hope, Wants  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

The desire for possession is insatiable, to such a point that it can survive even love itself. To love, therefore, is to sterilize the person one loves.

Tags: Love, Point  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

Desire is important.

 ✍ Author: Eric Cantona

You retire, but you're still aching to play. But in order to play, you have to resist certain temptations, and train hard. And I just didn't have the desire to do that any more.

Tags: Hard, Order  ✍ Author: Eric Cantona

We all had a desire and appreciation for such a wide range of music.

Tags: Music, Wide  ✍ Author: Jim Capaldi

The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.

Tags: Courage, Die  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.

Tags: Life, Meaning  ✍ Author: Charlie Chaplin

The vulgar man is always the most distinguished, for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar.

Tags: Vulgar  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names.

Tags: Themselves, Write  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.

Tags: Others, Yourself  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

There are four Powers: memory and intellect, desire and covetousness. The two first are mental and the others sensual. The three senses: sight, hearing and smell cannot well be prevented; touch and taste not at all.

Tags: Cannot, Others  ✍ Author: DMX

Sometimes I think it's possible to mistake desire for clarity and talking in a no-nonsense way for aggression.

Tags: Possible, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

Everything is perfect in the universe - even your desire to improve it.

Tags: Perfect, Universe  ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer

When I first started acting, I started in opera and had a great desire to play grand, tragic characters. I got sidetracked in musical theater and ended up doing a lot of comedy.

Tags: Acting, Great  ✍ Author: Leslie Easterbrook

The desire definitely comes from within. There are only a few people who make it to this level and those are the ones who have that innate desire.

Tags: Few, Within  ✍ Author: Ashton Eaton

I have no desire to go in for tyranny or to play the part of King Charles. I hate tyranny in any field of human activity.

Tags: Hate, Human  ✍ Author: Charles Edison

I don't see myself necessarily having a burning desire to write a symphony.

Tags: Burning, Write  ✍ Author: Danny Elfman

I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.

Tags: Future, Past  ✍ Author: George Eliot

The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.

Tags: Freedom, Means  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.

Tags: Freedom, Full  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

If you desire to be good, begin by believing that you are wicked.

Tags: Believing, Good  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.

Tags: Tell, Time  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

I had no particular desire to be a personality like my father, nor was I equipped to be one. I was determined to be my own man, although having the Fairbanks name did make it easier to get into an office to see someone.

Tags: Father, Someone  ✍ Author: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

My desire to experiment comes from my attention-deficit approach to cosmetics. I just get really bored, really easily.

Tags: Approach, Bored  ✍ Author: Paloma Faith

Every teenager feels a wanting, a desire for something more, to be heard, to be seen.

Tags: Heard, Seen  ✍ Author: Rima Fakih

The Bush administration does not desire to see Islam practiced in its pristine purity.

Tags: Islam, Purity  ✍ Author: Louis Farrakhan

So dancing was not something I had a great desire to do.

Tags: Dancing, Great  ✍ Author: Suzanne Farrell

I love to dance. But I don't like being up in front of tons of people. I didn't have the desire to be performing in front of a lot of people. So it wasn't something I ever seriously considered.

Tags: Dance, Love  ✍ Author: Sherilyn Fenn

A memory is a beautiful thing, it's almost a desire that you miss.

Tags: Almost, Beautiful  ✍ Author: Gustave Flaubert

If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it.

Tags: Greatly, Guts  ✍ Author: Anatole France

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

Tags: Few, Seem  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow.

Tags: Follow, Satisfy  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

Tags: Desired, Love  ✍ Author: Robert Frost

The beginning of wisdom is to desire it.

Tags: Beginning, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Jean Gabin

Fame is ultimately about the cycles of desire and how to do away with them or manage them well.

Tags: Away, Fame  ✍ Author: Lady Gaga

When a marriage culture fails, sexual desire no longer unites; instead it fragments.

Tags: Culture, Marriage  ✍ Author: Liam Gallagher

I've never felt any particular desire to be married.

Tags: Felt, Married  ✍ Author: Cindy Gallop

I am an opponent of Saddam Hussein, but an opponent also, of the sanctions that have killed a million Iraqi children and an opponent of the United States' apparent desire to plunge the Middle East into a new and devastating war.

Tags: Children, War  ✍ Author: George Galloway

I think from a very young age I always have this desire to perform.

Tags: Age, Young  ✍ Author: Victor Garber

When desire dies, fear is born.

Tags: Born, Fear  ✍ Author: Baltasar Gracian

I don't think that everybody in the planet should have a child. I've never had the desire I should have a kid.

Tags: Child, Everybody  ✍ Author: Zaha Hadid

It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government.

Tags: Government, Tyranny  ✍ Author: Alexander Hamilton

Luckily, I'm in the position now of being able to play purely because I have the desire to do so.

Tags: Able, Position  ✍ Author: Chico Hamilton

I suppose I have had more advantages and privileges than most of you, who are slaves have ever known, and I believe more than many white people have enjoyed, for which I desire to bless God, and pray that he may bless those who have given them to me.

Tags: God, May  ✍ Author: Peter Hammill

Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.

Tags: Human, Political  ✍ Author: Robert A. Heinlein

The starting point of all achievement is desire.

Tags: Point, Success  ✍ Author: Napoleon Hill

Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.

Tags: Once, Put  ✍ Author: Napoleon Hill

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.

Tags: Individual, War  ✍ Author: Napoleon Hill

Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.

Tags: Moment, Writing  ✍ Author: Napoleon Hill

Your ability to use the principle of autosuggestion will depend, very largely, upon your capacity to concentrate upon a given desire until that desire becomes a burning obsession.

Tags: Obsession, Until  ✍ Author: Napoleon Hill

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.

Tags: Hope, Wish  ✍ Author: Napoleon Hill

I have no want or desire to solo. I'd rather create melodies and accompanying parts.

Tags: Create, Rather  ✍ Author: Frank Iero

All people have a natural desire to be needed, to have their importance to others tangibly confirmed.

Tags: Natural, Others  ✍ Author: Daisaku Ikeda

The gratification of desire is not happiness.

Tags: Happiness  ✍ Author: Daisaku Ikeda

We're born with the desire, but we don't really know how to choose. We don't know what our taste is, and we don't know what we are seeing.

Tags: Born, Choose  ✍ Author: Sheena Iyengar

We don't need fashion to survive, we just desire it so much.

Tags: Fashion, Survive  ✍ Author: Marc Jacobs

It was a really interesting time in New York in the late 70s and early 80s, and the music scene was really, really interesting because you didn't have to be a virtuoso to make music, it was more about your desire to express things.

Tags: Music, Time  ✍ Author: Jim Jarmusch

My characters are driven by a passionate desire for justice. They are rebellious and incorruptible.

Tags: Characters, Justice  ✍ Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun

The world does not look to us in the Arab world out of a healthy desire for knowledge.

Tags: Healthy, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun

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

Tags: Read, Written  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

The deeper the blue becomes, the more strongly it calls man towards the infinite, awakening in him a desire for the pure and, finally, for the supernatural... The brighter it becomes, the more it loses its sound, until it turns into silent stillness and becomes white.

Tags: Him, Until  ✍ Author: Wassily Kandinsky

I get about five memoirs per week in my mailbox, and few of them inspire anything but a desire to pick up the channel changer.

Tags: Few, Week  ✍ Author: Mary Karr

Reason has not tamed desire: it is as strong as ever.

Tags: Reason, Strong  ✍ Author: Arthur Keith

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

Tags: Human, Opposite  ✍ Author: Soren Kierkegaard

I have struck a city - a real city - and they call it Chicago... I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages.

Tags: Again, Real  ✍ Author: Rudyard Kipling

Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.

Tags: Freedom, Problem  ✍ Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti

Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven.

Tags: God, Nature  ✍ Author: Alphonse de Lamartine

I've always had this unresolved desire to prove that I could get a Ph.D., or contribute something else to the world.

Tags: Else, Prove  ✍ Author: Diane Lane

The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.

Tags: Science, Truth  ✍ Author: Irving Langmuir
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