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I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies.


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From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.


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Let your desires be ruled by reason. (Appetitus Rationi Pareat).


Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires.

Bertrand Russell

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Man is the only animal whose desires increase as they are fed; the only animal that is never satisfied.

Henry George

Let him who desires peace prepare for war.

Flavius Vegetius Renatus

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He who desires is always poor.


All of his desires to assist in the criminal case are absolutely irrelevant.

Peter Ezzell

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Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, Alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams And our desires.

Wallace Stevens

I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and that's to get rid of all my other desires.

John Cleese

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Each man has his own desires; all do not possess the same inclinations.


The more passions and desires one has, the more ways one has of being happy.

Charlotte Catherine

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The creator does not create only for the pleasure of creating but . . . he also desires to subdue other minds.

Beatrice Hinkle