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Quote Left April is the cruellest month, breedingLilacs out of the dead land, mixingMemory out of desire, stirringDull roots with spring rain.Winter kept us warm, coveringEarth in a forgetful snow, feedingA little life with dried tubers. Quote Right
Quote Left Yes, love indeed is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared, by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire. Quote Right
Quote Left Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them A desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill. Quote Right
Quote Left The realization of our soul has its moral and its spiritual side. The moral side represents training of unselfishness, control of desire; the spiritual side represents sympathy and love. They should be taken together and never separated. The cultivation of the merely moral side of our nature leads us to the dark region of narrowness and hardness of heart, to the intolerant arrogance of goodness; and the cultivation of the merely spiritual side of our nature leads us to a still darker region of revelry in intemperance of imagination. Quote Right
Quote Left Above all things, be not made an ass to carry the burdens of other men if any friend desire thee to be his surety, give him a part of what thou has to spare if he presses thee further, he is not thy friend at all. Quote Right
Quote Left Remember, that if thou marry for beauty, thou bindest thyself all thy life for that which perchance will neither last nor please thee one year; and when thou hast it, it will be to thee of no price at all; for the desire dieth when it is attained, and the affection perisheth when it is satisfied. Quote Right
Quote Left If you desire faith, then you have faith enough. Quote Right
Quote Left Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adults themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence.... When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man, I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up. Quote Right
Quote Left Socrates: Would this habit of eating animals not require that we slaughter animals that we knew as individuals, and in whose eyes we could gaze and see ourselves reflected, only a few hours before our meal? Glaucon: This habit would require that of us. Socrates: Wouldn't this [knowledge of our role in turning a being into a thing] hinder us in achieving happiness? Glaucon: It could so hinder us in our quest for happiness. Socrates: And, if we pursue this way of living, will we not have need to visit the doctor more often? Glaucon: We would have such need. Socrates: If we pursue our habit of eating animals, and if our neighbor follows a similar path, will we not have need to go to war against our neighbor to secure greater pasturage, because ours will not be enough to sustain us, and our neighbor will have a similar need to wage war on us for the same reason? Glaucon: We would be so compelled. Socrates: Would not these facts prevent us from achieving happiness, and therefore the conditions necessary to the building of a just society, if we pursue a desire to eat animals? Glaucon: Yes, they would so prevent us. Quote Right
Quote Left It is foolish to wish for beauty. Sensible people never either desire it for themselves or care about it in others. If the mind be but well cultivated, and the heart well disposed, no one ever cares for the exterior. Quote Right
Quote Left Abstinence sows sand all overThe ruddy limbs and flaming hair,But Desire GratifiedPlants fruits of life and beauty there. Quote Right
Quote Left How can I, that girl standing there, My attention fix On Roman or on Russian Or on Spanish politics? Quote Right
Quote Left Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will. Quote Right
Quote Left I have found a desire within myself that no experience in this world can satisfy; the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. Quote Right
Quote Left O lyric Love, half angel and half bird. And all a wonder and a wild desire. Quote Right
Quote Left It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal. Quote Right
Quote Left Man knows that there are in the soul tints more bewildering, more numberless, and more nameless that the colors of an autumn forest....Yet he seriously believes that these things can every one of them , in all their tones and semi-tones, in all their blends and unions, be accurately represented by an arbitrary system of grunts and squeals. He believes that an ordinary civilized stockbroker can really produce out of his own inside noises which denote all the mysteries of memory and all the agonies of desire. Quote Right
Quote Left Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished. Quote Right
Quote Left The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. Quote Right
Quote Left I have known more men destroyed by the desire to have wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have seen destroyed by drink and harlots. Quote Right
Quote Left In bestowing charity, the main consideration: should be to help those who will help themselves; to provide part of the means by which those who desire to improve may do so; to give those who desire to rise the aids by which they may rise; to assist, but rarely or never to do all. Neither the individual nor the race is improved by almsgiving. Those worthy of assistance, except in rare cases, seldom require assistance. The really valuable men of the race never do, except in case of accident or sudden change. Every one has, of course, cases of individuals brought to his own knowledge where temporary assistance can do genuine good, and these he will not overlook. But the amount which can be wisely given by the individual for individuals is necessarily limited by his lack of knowledge of the circumstances connected with each. He is the only true reformer who is as care ful and as anxious not to aid the unworthy as he is to aid the worthy, and, perhaps, even more so, for in almsgiving more injury is probably done by rewarding vice than by relieving virtue. The rich man is thus almost restricted to following the examples of...others, who know that the best means of benefiting the community is to place within its reach the ladders upon which the aspiring can rise: free libraries, parks, and means of recreation, by which men are helped in body and mind; works of art, certain to give pleasure and improve the public taste; and public institutions of various kinds, which will improve the general condition of the people; in this manner returning their surplus wealth to the mass of their fellows in the forms best calculated to do them lasting good. Quote Right
Quote Left Remember, that if thou marry for beauty, thou bindest thyself all thy life for that which perchance will neither last nor please thee one year and when thou hast it, it will be to thee of no price at all for the desire dieth when it is attained, and the affection perisheth when it is satisfied. Quote Right
Quote Left The blacks of this region are a cheerful, careless, dirty, race, not hard worked, and in many respects indulgently treated. It is of course the desire of the master that his slaves shall be laborious; on the other hand it is the determination of the slave to lead as easy a life as he can. The master has the power of punishment on his side; the slave, on his, has invincible inclination, and a thousand expedients learned by long practice... Good natured though imperfect and slovenly obedience on one side, is purchased by good treatment on the other. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. Quote Right
Quote Left All men by nature desire knowledge. Quote Right
Quote Left After the bare requisites of living and reproducing, man wants most to leave some record of himself, a proof, perhaps, that he has really existed. He leaves his proof on wood, on stone, or on the lives of other people. This deep desire exists in everyone, from the boy who scribbles on a wall to the Buddha who etches his image in the race mind. Life is so unreal. I think that we seriously doubt that we exist and go about trying to prove that we do. Quote Right
Quote Left I shall desire and I shall find The best of my desires; The autumn road, the mellow wind That soothes the darkening shires. And laughter, and inn-fires. Quote Right
Quote Left Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength. Quote Right
Quote Left But peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of all people. So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper, let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace in the hearts and minds of all of our people. I believe that we can. I believe the problems of human destiny are not beyond the reach of human beings. Quote Right

Member Quotes About Desire

Quote Left Majestic heralds in form of misty fog silently convey the roar of yearning mountains. The eternal silence of sea giggling n tickling the feet, display the clamor of a child. Dancing rainbows over restless waves invite for ballad. Silently pouring rain wipes off the tears n fears, silent mentor calls on the terrace to show how quietly it washes off what's not desired. Dense forests, gorgeous moon, twinkling stars......silence speaks Quote Right
Quote Left Desire is the sharpest sword separating one from oneself. Quote Right
Quote Left The many threads of opportunity, may be woven by one's talent, or their desire, into a tapestry complete. Quote Right
Quote Left Poetry is the colosseum I have yet had an audience to. I desire the battle, but have not been confirmed a warrior yet by any means Quote Right
Quote Left "Whispers of love fanning passion’s fire, inspiring burning desire, in three whispered words spoken to the heart." from the poem "Whispers of Love" by Maxwell Burchett. Quote Right
Quote Left About War: "I know enough of hate, of powers’ desire, to know wars will consume without any end more names for the unknown tomb." from the poem "Unknown Soldiers" by Max Burchett. Quote Right
Quote Left I'm on fire, I'm on fire See me burn like the sunset sky I'm on fire, I'm on fire See me burn with my heart's desire Quote Right
Quote Left Trust the fall yet be sure that you will catch you. Glide along with the wind yet be sure that you will swoop down when you desire. Quote Right
Quote Left Had we not loved, I would not know the tenderness of a moment and why one would desire an eternity. Quote Right
Quote Left KNIGHT-ERRANT A symbol of the Christ Soul or Indwelling Self, a Wanderer and Saviour in the Lower Nature, rescuing the Higher emotions from captivity to the Lower Desires and Vanquishing the Oppressors of the Virtues Quote Right
Quote Left Machines won't take over man, it is the desire to be on top of the creational chain that'll ultimately spoil our long-term survival. Quote Right
Quote Left What fuels agony the most? An anamnesis of destruction of love or a dithering desire to cross paths with you once again? And, what saddens heart the most? Is it the search for peace that was in fact a mirage or a rasping collision with the truth? Quote Right
Quote Left If I can be a stepping stone to help one student get to where they desire to go quicker than I did, then I have served my purpose as a human being. Quote Right
Quote Left A poets desire is to be understood through the essence of a rhyme. His words are yesterdays memories borrowed from the passing of time. Quote Right
Quote Left "Childhood is our Memory Success is our Destiny Death is our Constant truth Love is our need Giving compassion is our inner Humanity Satisfaction is our Desire Knowledge is our Power True Leadership is our Motive Sex is our Erotic Fantasy Because we are Human or creature." Quote Right
Quote Left Problems don't exist, but demands made by the own man in order to fulfill his necessities and desires. October 2017. Quote Right
Quote Left Christ did not die in vain, His sacrifice shows His endless love for each one of us teaching us to pray. Let's pray and we'll find that desired serenity in an egotistic, rude, and arrogant society. Quote Right
Quote Left A Need to Create By Dana Redricks 01/19/2022 The desire to create steems from a need for something, to make life easier, or to experience the joy that it may bring. Creativity is a gift from God Elohim the Creator of all things. Quote Right
Quote Left The desire of the heart was to settle in her dreams. Quote Right
Quote Left Ten thousand desires: each one worth dying for ... So many fulfilled, and yet still I yearn for more! —Mirza Ghalib, Urdu couplet translation by Michael R. Burch Quote Right
Quote Left The Neapolitan proverbs are the guide in life and they have the same principles of the Bible to live a good and long life, to look out for the deceivers and the loveless people who desire to do harm to others. Quote Right
Quote Left Love distills the eyes’ desires, love bewitches the heart with its grace.—Euripides, translation by Michael R. Burch Quote Right
Quote Left Knowledge is a desire that comes after acquiring power. The first type of desire is love, then wealth, health, power and knowledge. – Mwanandeke Kindembo Quote Right
Quote Left 7. Poetry is glistening dewdrops falling upon virgin ground to gift dawn's hope and night's desire to match brilliance of falling moonbeams. Robert J. Lindley Quote Right
Quote Left "I grew infatuated when I caught a glimpse, sparking the brightest burning source of intense desire hidden behind divine purity." Quote Right
Quote Left To reach for equality within inequality is a miracle which is attainable, if true desire is present. Quote Right
Quote Left To know yourself is quite opposite of knowing who you are. When you know yourself, you attain stability in life, But when you know who you are, you achieve the desire of what you want to be. Quote Right
Quote Left "A subliminal touch lasts longer than a desire lodged in the conscience." Quote Right
Quote Left What is ego? Aggravated irritation, may be our failures, our desires and incapacity to do and get what we need. Let's not take every thing to heart! Quote Right
Quote Left Kill your greeds but not your positive desires! Quote Right