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


The problem with intelligent agents and filters is that they can never do anything more than a crude approximation of my desires and wants.

Clifford Stoll

Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfilment of animal desires.

Alexander Graham Bell

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


Seek freedom and become captive of your desires, seek discipline and find your liberty.

Frank Herbert

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

Henry George

He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.

William Blake

He who desires is always poor.


Another pendulum shift is inevitable, and new desires are surfacing.

Belinda Stone

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

Wallace Stevens

In the long run a man becomes what he purposes, and gains for himself what he really desires.

Hamilton Wright Mabie

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


Whoever longs for paradise forgets his desires.

Imam Ali

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

Beatrice Hinkle