Desire

Let your desires be ruled by reason.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.

Aristotle

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Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had.

Aristotle

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There is no greater impediment to progress in the sciences than the desire to see it take place too quickly.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.

Elwyn Brooks White

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I did not want to think so much about her. I wanted to take her as an unexpected, delightful gift, that had come and would go again — nothing more. I meant not to give room to the thought that it could ever be more. I knew too well that all love has the desire for eternity and that therein lies its eternal torment. Nothing lasts. Nothing.

Erich Maria Remarque, "Three Comrades"

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