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"To educate the intelligence is to enlarge the horizon of its desires and wants." - James Russell Lowell

"To educate the intelligence is to expand the horizon of its wants and desires." - James Russell Lowell

"Just because you married doesn't mean you're not an individual person with your own wants and desires and needs." - Joe Swanberg

"Characters are story. And any great plot or subplot is driven by the characters' wants and desires." - Robert Gregory Browne

"Most software has a tiny essence that justifies its existence, everything after that is wants and desires mistaken for needs and necessities." - David Heinemeier Hansson

"Love is of something, and that which love desires is not that which love is or has; for no man desires that which he is or has. And love is of the beautiful, and therefore has not the beautiful. And the beautiful is the good, and therefore, in wanting and desiring the beautiful, love also wants and desires the good." - Plato

"One wants to be loved, in lack thereof admired, in lack thereof feared, in lack thereof loathed and despised. One wants to instill some sort of emotion in people. The soul trembles before emptiness and desires contact at any price." - Hjalmar Söderberg

"Your Conscious desires and your Subconscious intention must be in alignment. If your Conscious Mind wants one thing and your Subconscious Mind wants something else (counter-intention) it is impossible to create what you truly want." - Robert Anthony

"In the states we all have this idea, everyone who wants to be the next best singer, next best dancer. Those same wants and desires are in India, too." - Parvesh Cheena

"Lessen selfishness and restrain desires." - Laozi

"When we love there are no barriers, no desires, no needs, no wants." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"God touches and moves, warns and desires all equally, and He wants one quite as much as another. The inequality lies in the way in which His touch, His warnings, and His gifts are received." - Johannes Tauler

"Man desired concord; but nature knows better what is good for his species; she desires discord. Man wants to live easy and content; but nature compels him to leave ease... and throw himself into roils and labors." - Immanuel Kant

"I think that you have to restrain yourself from googling your name and have other hobbies and desires and wants. You do a million things. You go to school, you write, you read, you blog." - Mila Kunis

"Man desired concord; but nature knows better what is good for his species; she desires discord. Man wants to live easy and content; but nature compels him to leave ease... and throw himself into roils and labors." - Immanuel Kant

"Take the trouble to stop and think of the other person's feelings, his viewpoints, his desires and needs. Think more of what the other fellow wants, and how he must feel." - Maxwell Maltz

"Intrinsically, I'm the same person I was as a young lad, and I think I still have the optimism of life, still the same wants and desires to be good and great about what I do." - Pierce Brosnan

"Make a list of your current wants and desires. Next to each, put down what benefit or payoff there would be when you achieve it. Look at this list often throughout the day and before retiring at night." - Denis Waitley

"Good listeners have a huge advantage. For one, when they engage in conversation, they make people 'feel' heard. They 'feel' that someone really understands their wants, needs and desires. And for good reason; a good listener does care to understand." - Simon Sinek

"If you have desires, try to look - are those desires the cause of your misery? Nobody wants misery, but nobody is willing to drop the desires - and they are together, they cannot be separated. This is one of the greatest insights that has come from all the enlightened people in the world - that desire is the root of all misery, and desirelessness is the cause of all that is beautiful and blissful." - Rajneesh

"Everyone can be awesome if they want it bad enough. And I don't believe that anyone wants to be average. I think everybody desires greatness, at least at some point in their life." - Jason Ellis

"I put my head out of my window and see how much the wind's knife wants to slice it off. On this unseen guillotine, I"ve placed the eyeless head of all my desires." - Federico Garcia Lorca

"I put my head out of my window and see how much the wind's knife wants to slice it off. On this unseen guillotine, I've placed the eyeless head of all my desires." - Federico Garcia Lorca

"No man is poor who does not think himself so. But if in a full fortune with impatience he desires more, he proclaims his wants and his beggarly condition." - Jeremy Taylor

"So at a time in which the media give the public everything it wants and desires, maybe art should adopt a much more aggressive attitude towards the public. I myself am very much inclined to take this position." - Thom Mayne

"Satan wants us to constantly focus on everything that is wrong with us and look at how far we still have to go. But God desires for us to rejoice in how far we have already come." - Joyce Meyer

"The foundation of individual rights is the assumption that people have wants and needs and are authorities on what those wants and needs are. If people's stated desires were just some kind of erasable inscription or reprogrammable brainwashing, any atrocity could be justified." - Steven Pinker

"Nationalist Socialist Germany wants peace because of its fundamental convictions. And it wants peace also owing to the realization of the simple primitive fact that no war would be likely essentially to alter the distress in Europe. The principal effect of every war is to destroy the flower of the nation. Germany needs peace and desires peace!" - Adolf Hitler

"Desire is the putting of my will into God's concern. It's not a passive, sitting back in your easy chair, folding your arms sort of thing, which says, 'Well, I'm willing, if God would only give me a good swift kick and send me.' That's willingness all right. But God doesn't want willingness, He wants will! He wants your will put behind those desires." - Jim Elliot

"Desire is the putting of my will into God's concern. It's not a passive, sitting back in your easy chair, folding your arms sort of thing, which says, 'Well, I'm willing, if God would only give me a good swift kick and send me.' That's willingness all right. But God does' want willingness, He wants will! He wants your will put behind those desires." - Jim Elliot

"Holiness gives us new desires and brings old desires into line with one another." - Timothy Keller

"Sufficiently rich to satisfy all my desires and the reasonable desires of all those about me." - David Ricardo

"Blessedness consists in the accomplishment of our desires, and in our having only regular desires." - Saint Augustine

"I think there is some overlap in terms of artistic desires and Christian desires." - Craig Thompson

"You're meant to have whatever your heart desires. Whatever your heart wants that much is already a part of you." - Francesca Lia Block

"What is it, in your opinion, to be a great nobleman? It is to be master of several objects that men covet, and thus to be able to satisfy the wants and the desires of many. It is these wants and these desires that attract them towards you, and that make them submit to you: were it not for these, they would not even look at you; but they hope, by these services... to obtain from you some part of the good which they desire, and of which they see that you have the disposal." - Blaise Pascal

"Death! Strange that there should be such a word, and such a thing, and we ever forget it; that one should be living, warm and beautiful, full of hopes, desires and wants, one day, and the next be gone, utterly gone, and forever!" - Harriet Beecher Stowe

"Led on by impulse, and blind and ungovernable desires." - Juvenal

"In the tangled hierarchy sinner and saint, divine and diabolical, sacred and profane are different faces of our collective Being. Therefore angry activism driven by rage, however justified it seems, is really not going to work. I believe that the tangled hierarchy wants us to move to the next state of evolution and very strongly desires us to take that quantum leap of creativity." - Deepak Chopra

"I am aware that most people only see me as Shaq... the guy on the court. But there is another side to who I am, Shaquille O'Neal. And Shaquille O'Neal wants to explore every part of life. He wants the opportunity to pursue all of his desires. That includes being a part of the music industry as an MC. Music is and will always be a part of who I am." - Shaquille O'Neal

"There is, however, equally great incentive to worship and love God in the thought that, for some unfathomable reason, He wants me as His friend, and desires to be my friend, and has given His Son to die for me in order to realize this purpose. not merely that we know God, but that He knows us." - J I Packer

". . . Our Lord humbles in order to raise up, and allows the suffering of interior and exterior afflictions in order to bring about peace. He often desires some things more than we do, but wants us to merit the grace of accomplishing them by several practices of virtue and to beg for this with many prayers." - Vincent de Paul

"The American conception of advertising is to arouse desires and stimulate wants, to make people dissatisfied with the old and out-of-date and by constant iteration to send them out to work harder to get the latest model-whether that model be an icebox or a rug or a new home." - Bruce Barton

"The American conception of advertising is to arouse desires and stimulate wants, to make people dissatisfied with the old and out-of-date and by constant iteration to send them out to work harder to get the latest model-whether that model be an icebox or a rug or a new home." - Bruce Fairchild Barton

"The key to lasting happiness and real pleasure in this world is not found in seeking gratification, but in pleasing God. And while the Lord desires that we enjoy His gifts and the people to whom we are joined, He wants us to know that we were created first for His pleasure." - Francis Frangipane

"Desire God, and you will have desires from God." - Smith Wigglesworth

"Dreams surround our desires with ugliness and dread." - Mason Cooley

"Detach from emotions and desires; get rid of any fixations." - Zhuge Liang

"Create content that satisfies your uber goals and desires." - Tom Webster

"He who desires nothing but God is rich and happy." - Alphonsus Liguori

"We read advertisements ... to discover and enlarge our desires." - Daniel J Boorstin

"You have to respect everybodys desires and way of living." - Juan Pablo Galavis

"Be sympathetic with the other person's ideas and desires." - Dale Carnegie

"Beyond all vanities, fights, and desires, omnipotent silence lies." - Dejan Stojanovic

"Matter feels, converses, suffers, desires, yearns and remembers" - Karen Barad

"Repentance and desires after holiness never be separated." - Charles Spurgeon

"God, grant us our desires, and grant them quickly." - Catherine The Great

"She who desires peace must see, suffer and be silent." - Teresa Margaret of the Sacred Heart

"Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears." - Italo Calvino

"Matter feels, converses, suffers, desires, yearns and remembers." - Karen Barad

"My dreams, my desires, and my goals make me smile." - Tasha Smith

"Each believes easily what he fears and what he desires." - Jean De La Fontaine

"You have to respect everybody's desires and way of living." - Juan Pablo Galavis

"Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy." - Sivananda

"Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy." - Swami Sivananda

"The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might and force of habit. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him-and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that help him achieve the success he desires." - J Paul Getty

"This ego has all the desires, ambitions, wants to be always on the top of everything. You are exploited by this ego. And this never allows you even a glimpse of your real authentic self, and your life is there, in your authenticity. Hence, this ego only produces misery, suffering, fighting, frustration, madness, suicide, murder - all kinds of crime." - Rajneesh

"A man will teach his wife what is needed to arouse his desires. And there is no reason for a woman to know any more than what her husband is prepared to teach her. If she gets married knowing far too much about what she wants and doesn't want then she will be ready to find fault with her husband." - Barbara Cartland

"It's just human. We all have the jungle inside of us. We all have wants and needs and desires, strange as they may seem. If you stop to think about it, we're all pretty creative, cooking up all these fantasies. it's like a kind of poetry." - Andrew Schneider

"It is my observation that all human hearts are the same and that their ultimate desire is also the same. This soul wants happiness, perfect and pure happiness, because only then will all desires end. As long as desire exists misery exists, because with desire there can be no peace." - Rajneesh

"The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might of the force of habit and must understand that practices are what create habits. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that help him achieve the success he desires." - J Paul Getty

"I don't think we're the screaming femme fatale running away from danger as much as we used to be. I think people are seeing us as much more multi-layered personalities with desires, and wants, and needs as much as any male figure out there." - Barbara Crampton

"Ruling the way God wants you to rule means fostering the ordered relationships he desires, not because he is a killjoy, but because that order maximizes human happiness and love for God. Part of that is worshipping only the true God and no other." - Michael S. Heiser

"It's just human. We all have the jungle inside of us. We all have wants and needs and desires, strange as they may seem. If you stop to think about it, we're all pretty creative, cooking up all these fantasies. it's like a kind of poetry." - Diane Frolov

"Of course, not all desires lead to happiness. Desires can and do lead to pain and frustration." - Rod Stryker

"Higgins: I'm an ordinary man, who desires nothing more than just an ordinary chance, to live exactly as he likes, and do precisely what he wants. An average man am I, of no eccentric whim, Who likes to live his life, free of strife Doing whatever he thinks is best for him, Well, just an ordinary man" - Rex Harrison

"What unjust judges fathers are, when in regard to us they hold That even in our boyish days we ought in conduct to be old, Nor taste at all the very things that youth and only youth requires; They rule us by their present wants not by their past long-lost desires." - Terence

"The disappointment has come - not because God desires to hurt you or make you miserable or to demoralize you or ruin your life or keep you from ever knowing happiness. He wants you to be perfect and complete in every aspect, lacking nothing. It's not the easy times that make you more like Jesus, but the hard times." - Kay Arthur

"Prices impose the most effective kind of rationing - self-rationing. Why is rationing necessary? Because what everybody wants always adds up to more than there is. . .Resources are limited but desires are not. That is the basic and defining problem of economics." - Thomas Sowell

"Our desires teach us who we are and who we want to become. Our desires shape our stories." - Christina Baldwin

"That man is truly free who desires what he is able to perform, and does what he desires." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"To secure a contented spirit, measure your desires by your fortune, and not your fortune by your desires." - Jeremy Taylor

"Whoever desires this world must seek its knowledge, and whoever desires the next must seek its knowledge.#29;" - Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi

"From the unknown, profound desires enter in upon us, and ... the fulfilling of those desires is the fulfilling of creation." - D H Lawrence

"Nobody wants to be here and nobody wants to leave." - Cormac Mccarthy

"What Iran wants and what North Korea wants is respect." - Andrew Young

"Kids on a team are like flowers in a bouquet, there is always one that wants to face a different way than the arranger desires." - John Kessel

"Let your diet be spare, your wants moderate, your needs few. So, living modestly, with no distracting desires, you will find content." - Gautama Buddha

"have spent many years holding so tightly to things - wants, desires, etc. - but inevitably, they or something even better only arrives when I release the grasp." - Allison McAtee

"Unrestricted laissez faire capitalism allocates resources in a most efficient way to satisfy human wants without regard to the rationality or morality of those desires." - Jerry Pournelle

"I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires." - Susan B Anthony

"The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes." - Jonathan Swift

"It is evident that the right of acquiring and possessing property, and having it protected, is one of the natural, inherent, and unalienable rights of man. Men have a sense of property: Property is necessary to their subsistence, and correspondent to their natural wants and desires; its security was one of the objects, that induced them to unite in society. No man would become a member of a community, in which he could not enjoy the fruits of his honest labour and industry." - William Paterson

"We carry our past with us, to wit, the primitive and inferior man with his desires and emotions, and it is only with an enormous effort that we can detach ourselves from this burden. If it comes to a neurosis, we invariably have to deal with a considerably intensified shadow. And if such a person wants to be cured it is necessary to find a way in which his conscious personality and his shadow can live together." - Carl Jung

"It is very difficult to explain this feeling to anyone who is entirely without it, especially as there is no anthropomorphic conception of God corresponding to it. The individual feels the nothingness of human desires and aims and the sublimity and marvelous order which reveal themselves both in Nature and in the world of though. He looks upon individual existence as a sort of prison and wants to experience the universe as a single significant whole." - Albert Einstein

"If you want to be a yogi, you must be free, and place yourself in circumstances where you are alone and free from all anxiety. One who desires a comfortable and nice life and at the same time wants to realize the Self is like the fool who, wanting to cross the river, caught hold of a crocodile, mistaking it for a log of wood." - Swami Vivekananda

"It really depends on what the screenplay is asking of you, and what your responsibility is to that character. You have the author's intent to deal with, you have the filmmaker's vision, and then you have your own wants, desires and needs for the character. It's collaborative. But I knew, right off the bat, that there was no way to go into some sort of pink-haired, clown-nosed character with Ronald McDonald shoes." - Johnny Depp

"It's saying no. That's your first hint that something's alive. It says no. That's how you know a baby is starting to turn into a person. They run around saying no all day, throwing their aliveness at everything to see what it'll stick to. You can't say no if you don't have desires and opinions and wants of your own. You wouldn't even want to. No is the heart of thinking." - Catherynne M Valente

"It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased." - C S Lewis

"That the happiness of man may still remain imperfect, as wants in this place are easily supplied, new wants likewise are easily created; every man, in surveying the shops of London, sees numberless instruments and conveniencies, of which, while he did not know them, he never felt the need; and yet, when use has made them familiar, wonders how life could be supported without them. Thus it comes to pass, that our desires always increase with our possessions; the knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed, impairs our enjoyment of the good before us." - Samuel Johnson

"I am not the kind of person that wants to enforce my wants, likes, desires, on everybody else. I have no desire that everybody like what I like. I have no desire everybody say what I want to hear said. I have no desire everybody stop whatever they're doing and listen to what I have to say. I have no desire that everybody agree. No, that's not true. I do wish everybody agreed, but I'm not gonna sit around and force that on people." - Rush Limbaugh

"...it is presumptuous ridicule of God if someone thinks that only the person who desires great wealth chooses mammon. Alas, the person who insists on having a penny without God, wants to have a penny all for himself. He thereby chooses mammon. A penny is enough, the choice is made, he has chosen mammon; that it is little makes not the slightest difference. The love of God is hatred of the world and love of the world hatred of God." - Soren Kierkegaard

"There is a yearning that is as spiritual as it is sensual. Even when it degenerates into addiction, there is something salvageable from the original impulse that can only be described as sacred. Something in the person (dare we call it a soul?) wants to be free, and it seeks its freedom any way it can. ... There is a drive for transcendence that is implicit in even the most sensual of desires." - Mark Epstein

"God wants us to relieve suffering, pursue justice, facilitate reconciliation, and free the heart to love, but He desires for us to do so in a way that reveals His Character. It is not enough just to do well for others or to do things well. We must do well in our unique way in order to reveal the vast creativity of a God who loves to bring change through the most unlikely channels." - Dan B. Allender

"Existence does not listen to your desires, and does not follow your desires, however beautiful and however pious. Existence goes on in its own way." - Rajneesh

"Desire toward God and you will have desires from God and He will meet you on the line of those desires when you reach out in simple faith." - Smith Wigglesworth

"To the person who desires nothing and does not get entangled in desires, the manifold changes of nature are one panorama of beauty and sublimity." - Swami Vivekananda

"WE HAVE SEEN that hunger and breathing are desires of the body. There are other desires that are not of the body, but again man seldom pauses to observe these desires in himself." - Barry Long

"Wars and revolutions and battles are due simply and solely to the body and its desires." - Socrates

"A soul who loves Jesus Christ desires to be treated the way Christ was treated-desires to be poor, despised, and humiliated." - Alphonsus Liguori

"Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself, but if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires." - Khalil Gibran

"The blind pursuit of learning leads to excessive desires-the more you see, the more you want. Excessive desires, in turn, lead to anxiety and misery." - Derek Lin

"Desires are only the lack of something: and those who have the greatest desires are in a worse condition than those who have none, or very slight ones." - Plato

"If you have a great many desires, you will gradually eliminate them one by one, until you allow certain desires to dominate and the others to die away." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Simplicity has no name is free of desires. Being free of desires it is tranquil. And the world will be at peace of it's own accord." - Laozi

"The world is going on because not all can be free of desires. People with desires are born again and again." - Sarada Devi

"Much wants more and loses all." - Aesop

"Stupidity has no friends, and wants none." - Horace Greeley

"In adversity assume the countenance of prosperity, and in prosperity moderate the temper and desires." - Livy

"You always have to measure your desires and goals against your ego and your humility." - Sebastian Copeland

"He who reins within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king." - John Milton

"Desires are but pain and torment, and enjoyment is sweet because it delivers us from them." - Giacomo Casanova

"Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty." - Frank Herbert

"He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king." - John Milton

"Men and women's needs and desires overlap but go in different directions as well." - Nicolas Roeg

"While man's desires and aspirations stir he cannot choose but err." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"He who desires nothing, hopes for nothing, and is afraid of nothing, cannot be an artist." - Anton Chekhov

"Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions." - Dallin H. Oaks

"Every room has a mood or personality...and it is this that one desires to develop." - Eleanor Brown

"May your convictions be deep, your love real, and your desires earnest" - Charles Spurgeon

"My intentions go one way, my desires another. Thus I feel both self-indulgent and deprived." - Mason Cooley

"who desires all people to be saved and come to full knowledge of the truth." - Paul the Apostle

"In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond..." - Khalil Gibran

"Man tends always to satisfy his needs and desires with the least possible exertion." - Albert J Nock

"LOVE and LOVER live in Eternity. Other desires are substitutes for that way of being." - Rumi

"To know one's own desires, their meaning and their costs requires the highest human virtue: rationality." - Ayn Rand

"The disturbers of happiness are our desires, our griefs, and our fears." - Samuel Johnson

"Freedom is within oneself. But to get beyond the thoughts and desires requires power." - Frederick Lenz

"Ignore what a man desires and you ignore the very source of his power." - Walter Lippmann

"Remove the conflict between your desires and your duties, peace will come." - Wasif Ali Wasif

"Fame has eagle wings, and yet she mounts not so high as man's desires." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Two friendships in two breasts requires The same aversions and desires." - Jonathan Swift

"Sin always finds it's root in our own selfish desires and self-gratification." - Joseph Campbell

"Ultimately one loves one's desires and not that which is desired." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Elusive dreams and vague desires fanned to fiery needs by deadly deeds of falling empires." - Joni Mitchell

"Good advertising does not just circulate information. It penetrates the public mind with desires and belief." - William Bernbach

"Desires make slaves out of kings and patience makes kings out of slaves." - Al-Ghazali

"A revolutionist is one who desires to discard the existing social order and try another." - George Bernard Shaw

"If I can create the minimum of my plans and desires there shall be no regrets." - Bessie Coleman

"The affirmation of one's essential being in spite of desires and anxieties creates joy." - Paul Tillich



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