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"What men yearn for they often destroy." - Alice Hoffman

"They yearn for what they fear for." - Dante Alighieri

"I don't think all people yearn for freedom, actually. I think they yearn for stability." - Tucker Carlson

"Nothing troubles you for which you do not yearn." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"One does not yearn for that which is easily acquired." - Ovid

"Where a harsh law rules, people yearn for lawlessness." - Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

"And it was lonely, to yearn, all alone." - Lois Lowry

"Men rush toward complexity; but yearn for simplicity." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Yearn to understand first and to be understood second." - Beca Lewis

"I love those who yearn for the impossible." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth

"I don't yearn to be a child again." - Loretta Young

"People will still love and hurt and yearn." - Janet Mcteer

"I love those who yearn for the impossible." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The best antidote I have found is to yearn for something. As long as you yearn, you can't congeal: There is a forward motion to yearning." - Gail Godwin

"This pain in your heart was created to make you yearn less for this life. And to yearn more for jennah. Allahu akbar" - Yasmin Mogahed

"A good vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work." - Morris Fishbein

"Although they posses enough, and more than enough still they yearn for more." - Ovid

"I yearn for things, but at the same time I am just peaceful." - Nicole Kidman

"Don't I yearn for the days when a draw across the throat made f**king resolution." - Al Swearengen

"Both what you run from- and what you yearn for - are within you." - Anthony De Mello

"When you yearn for God with intensity, He will come to you." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"How foolish to yearn to ask the very person who'd caused the pain to heal it" - Judith Mcnaught

"There is something good in men that really yearn for discipline." - Vince Lombardi

"All artists yearn to struggle, when they struggle they know they're alive." - John Maeda

"What we really yearn for as human beings is to be visible." - Jacqueline Novogratz

"Do not seek after what you yearn for, seek the source of the yearning itself." - Adyashanti

"We all yearn for what we have lost. But sometimes, we forget what we have." - Mitch Albom

"If you yearn for holy felicity, shed your arrogance and Become A Seeker Of Hearts." - Rumi

"All the happiness and fulfillment that humans yearn for exists in the present moment." - Deepak Chopra

"To me, authentic love is a sacred encounter we all yearn for." - Michael Beckwith

"Burning autumn leaves, I yearn to make the bonfire Bigger and bigger." - Richard Wright

"If you yearn for holy felicity, shed your arrogance and become a seeker of hearts." - Rumi

"I choose life. I choose to eat, for I yearn for something more." - Marc David

"When healers yearn to kill then hope begins to die ... Evil cannot be overcome by evil." - David Gemmell

"I think women secretly yearn for the return of John Wayne and don't even know it." - Troy Duffy

"Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness." - Frank Gehry

"Despite what many Americans think, most Soviets do not yearn for capitalism or Western-style democracy." - Dan Rather

"I've grown tired of smoke and mirrors. I yearn for the clean, well-lighted place." - Amy Poehler

"When suffering comes, we yearn for some sign from God, forgetting we have just had one." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"Only I discern Infinite passion, and the pain Of finite hearts that yearn." - Robert Browning

"What we yearn for as human beings is to be visible to each other." - Jacqueline Novogratz

"In childhood, we yearn to be grown-ups. In old age, we yearn to be kids. It just seems that all would be wonderful if we didn't have to celebrate our birthdays in chronological order." - Robert Breault

"In childhood, we yearn to be grown-ups. In old age, we yearn to be kids. It just seems that all would be wonderful if we didn't have to celebrate our birthdays in chronological order." - Robert Brault

"We yearn for frictionless, technological solutions. But people talking to people is still the way norms and standards change." - Atul Gawande

"It's curious how, when you're in love, you yearn to go about doing acts of kindness to everybody." - P G Wodehouse

"All of us yearn for the highest wisdom, but we have to rely on ourselves in the end." - Czeslaw Milosz

"Family is essential because we all yearn to feel like we belong to something greater than ourselves." - Laura Ramirez

"Which one of us, anywhere in the world, doesn't yearn to be believed when the audience is watching?" - Gene Wilder

"Men rush towards complexity, but they yearn towards simplicity. They try to be kings; but they dream of being shepherds." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"If you want to build a ship, teach the men to yearn for the vast and endless sea." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"We yearn for there to be meaning to our lives, balanced with a sense of inner peace & joy." - Allan Lokos

"I do think that people yearn for connection and intimacy, and that they're hard things to achieve." - Chelsea Martin

"After four years at the United Nations I sometimes yearn for the peace and tranquillity of a political convention." - Adlai Stevenson

"After four years at the United Nations I sometimes yearn for the peace and tranquility of a political convention." - Adlai Stevenson

"Old San Francisco - the one so many nostalgics yearn for - had buildings that related well to each other." - Herb Caen

"For years, we in publishing have been hearing from Catholic readers that they really yearn for Catholic fiction." - Regina Doman

"It's not very hip to consider the plight of single women who yearn for something so old-fashioned as men." - Suzanne Fields

"After four years at the United Nations I sometimes yearn for the peace and tranquility of a political convention." - Adlai E Stevenson

"While we yearn for peace, we live in a world burdened with hunger, pain, anguish, loneliness, sickness, and sorrow." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"I think every great show has that kind of romance that people just kind of yearn for." - Matthew Morrison

"I think you are born, and I think you die. I have a pragmatic nature, but I yearn to believe." - Sebastian Horsley

"My yearn for home is broadened Patriotism expanded By callings from beyond So I pack my things Nothing precious All things sacred" - Alanis Morissette

"Tell me what you yearn for and I shall tell you who you are. We are what we reach for, the idealized image that drives our wandering." - James Hillman

"A society that's addicted to narratives with beginnings, middles, and endings will eventually yearn to end. We just want it to end." - Douglas Rushkoff

"I knew what it was to yearn for a life so distant it seemed that it had never been anything more than a dream." - Alice Hoffman

"Each human being is bred with a unique set of potentials that yearn to be fulfilled as surely as the acorn yearns to become the oak within it." - Aristotle

"Be brave enough to never yearn For that you cannot hold close In your heart forever. Tread lightly, cherish compassion And live in the moment without fear." - Scott Hastie

"Deep within each of us is a longing for home. We yearn for a place of comfort where we can be ourselves, where we can realize our dreams." - Denise Linn

"If there are people who yearn for the days when Saddam Hussein was in power, then I am not among them." - Donald Rumsfeld

"I yearn for that livin' large, but mama I ain't done yet/Sit back and watch your son rise, kick back and know your son set" - J Cole

"The Holy Spirit illuminates the minds of people, makes us yearn for God, and takes spiritual truth and makes it understandable to us." - Billy Graham

"My experience with Khonsu had taught me not be greedy about time. It was best to appreciate what you had and not yearn for more." - Rick Riordan

"They knew now that if there is one thing one can always yearn for, and sometimes attain, it is human love." - Albert Camus

"I yearn to be a woman of more depth, but I'm not so fond of the path I'd need to follow to get there." - Jen Lancaster

"O, Youth: Do you know that yours is not the first generation to yearn for a life full of beauty and freedom?" - Albert Einstein

"Trials and tribulations tend to squeeze the artificiality out of us, leaving the essence of what we really are and clarifying what we really yearn for." - Neal A Maxwell

"Humans are lonely creators. Humans always desire and yearn for others. Humans thirst for ambitions. When things don't go their way, they start thirsting for it even more." - Jeon In-hwa

"Our life is a gymnasium of desire.... When Christians say "God," what do we wish to express? This word is all that we yearn for."" - Saint Augustine

"To believe in God is to yearn for His existence, and furthermore, it is to act as if He did exist." - Miguel De Unamuno

"Dear gourmands! my bowels yearn towards them as a father's toward his children. They are so good natured! They have such sparkling eyes!" - Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

"When traveling abroad if you see something you yearn for if you can afford it at all, buy it. If you don't you'll regret it all your life." - Ilka Chase

"In heaven I yearn for knowledge, account all else inanity; On earth I confess an itch for the praise of fools - that's vanity" - Robert Browning

"Wherever you go, in every country, on every continent, people yearn and hunger for one thing: to love and be loved." - Michael Jackson

"I am not a perfectionist, but still I seek perfection. I am not a great romantic, but yet I yearn 4 affection" - Tupac Shakur

"Be careful what you yearn for, because that which you desire most will either complete you or destroy you, and you don't get to choose." - William Lashner

"Home has become such a scattered, damaged, various concept in our present travails. There is so much to yearn for. There are so few rainbows any more." - Salman Rushdie

"To be honest, I tend to romanticize the past, and though I appreciate all the conveniences of modern life, sometimes I yearn for simpler times." - Aziz Ansari

"I often yearn to regress into a state that's slightly more atavistic than my decades of conditioning generally allow, but it's difficult to let go of those reigns." - Keith Murray

"For a long time I wanted to be special and to stick out amongst the crowd. Something I yearn for now is to be one of many." - Lissie

"To believe in God is to yearn for His existence and, furthermore, it is to act as if He did exist." - Miguel De Unamuno

"In heaven I yearn for knowledge, account all else inanity; On earth I confess an itch for the praise of fools - that's vanity." - Robert Browning

"Everything in my life is planned. It adds stability, but it makes me yearn for something that's not planned, that's spontaneous." - Sarah Chang

"We crave, we deeply yearn for, release from the limitations of a dogma that declares separation, disunity, and judgment to be the essential condition of life." - Neale Donald Walsch

"Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so. After all, the sky flashes, the great sea yearns, we ourselves flash and yearn" - John Berryman

"Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be." - Jose Ortega Y Gasset

"I love doing features, but it's a very different ballgame. Sometimes I yearn for short films again, working with a small team, getting my hands on the clay." - Nick Park

"I would always have been the geek who's your friend. I will never be the dark guy with a sensitive side, as much as I yearn to be." - Jon Cryer

"Men yearn for poetry though they may not confess it; they desire that joy shall be graceful and sorrow august and infinity have a form." - E M Forster

"Why do so many people yearn for an eternal life when they don't even know what to do with themselves in this brief one?" - Sydney J Harris

"Poets yearn, of course, to be published, read, and understood, but they do little, if anything, to set themselves above the common herd and the daily grind." - Wislawa Szymborska

"People often yearn back to more innocent times, but more and more, as I get older, I find myself hankering after more jaded days." - Julie Burchill

"We yearn for tomorrow and the progress that it represents. But yesterday was once tomorrow, and where was progress in it? Or we yearn for yesterday, for what was or what might have been. But as we are yearning, the present is becoming the past, so the past is nothing but our yearning for second chances." - Dean Koontz

"In those times we yearn to have more in our lives, we should dwell on the things we already have. In doing so, we will often find that our lives are already full to overflowing." - Jim Stovall

"We should remain students for lifetime. You should be ready and yearn to learn from every moment of life. The basic elements of life need to be associated with learning. The learning process should be a part of your DNA." - Narendra Modi

"Language can never 'pin down' slavery, genocide, war. Nor should it yearn for the arrogance to be able to do so. Its force, its felicity, is in its reach toward the ineffable." - Toni Morrison

"Philosophers have done wisely when they have told us to cultivate our reason rather than our feelings, for reason reconciles us to the daily things of existence; our feelings teach us to yearn after the far, the difficult, the unseen." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"It seems to me that the secret of true happiness in life is to know what you are and then be content to be that, in style, head up and proud, and not yearn to be something else...." - Robert A Heinlein

"Ere yet we yearn for what is out of our reach, we are still in the cradle. When wearied out with our yearnings, desire again falls asleep; we are on the death-bed." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"Philosophers have done wisely when they have told us to cultivate our reason rather than our feelings, for reason reconciles us to the daily things of existence; our feelings teach us to yearn after the far, the difficult, the unseen." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"I have no pity! I have no pity! The more worms writhe, the more I yearn to crush out their entrails! It is a moral teething, and I grind with greater energy, in proportion to the increase of pain." - Emily Bronte

"So why is a third of our world battling obesity and spending huge sums to burn off excess calories, while the other two-thirds yearn to get more of them?" - Wess Stafford

"The knowledge which we seek, the answers for which we yearn, and the strength which we desire today to meet the challenges of a complex and changing world can be ours when we willingly obey the Lord's commandments." - Thomas S Monson

"I kept looking for happiness, and then I realized: This is it. It's a moment, and it comes, and it goes, and it'll come back again. I yearn for things, but at the same time I'm just peaceful." - Nicole Kidman

"I do not desire to die soon, because in Heaven there is no suffering. I desire to live a long time because I yearn to suffer much for the love of my Spouse." - Magdalena de Pazzi

"Nothing is more usual than the sight of old people who yearn for retirement: and nothing is so rare than those who have retired and do not regret it." - Charles de Saint-Evremond

"Come back, true love! Sweet youth, return!- But time goes on, and will, unheeding, Though hands will reach, and eyes will yearn, And the wild days set true hearts bleeding." - Conrad Aiken

"It's true the people we meet shape us. But the people we don't meet shape us also, often more because we have imagined them so vividly. There are people we yearn for but never seem to meet." - Simon Van Booy

"To yearn for a single, and usually simple, explanation of the chaotic materials of the past, to search for a single thread in that most tangled of all skeins, is a sign of immaturity." - Henry Steele Commager

"The knowledge which we seek, the answers for which we yearn, and the strength which we desire today to meet the challenges of a complex and changing world can be ours when we willingly obey the Lord's commandments." - Thomas S Monson

"When you're scrambling to fill the void in your life and you feel like you're drowning... we all yearn to hear that one friend's voice, say: "You're going to get through this."" - Nelly Furtado

"I personally kind of yearn to play characters who are complex and who strike a truthful chord in me and who are challenged in some way and, I guess, who kind of move through those challenges." - Toni Collette

"Come back, true love! Sweet youth, return!- But time goes on, and will, unheeding, Though hands will reach, and eyes will yearn, And the wild days set true hearts bleeding." - Conrad Aiken

"A President is neither prince nor pope, and I don't seek a window on men's souls. In fact, I yearn for a greater tolerance, an easy-goingness about each other's attitudes and way of life." - George H W Bush

"Wishful thinking gives false gods to people who hunger for gods, but those who yearn for a world with no gods are no less likely to fall victim to their own wishful thinking." - Orson Scott Card

"Better to wait and yearn, and still to wait, And die at last with unappeased desire, Than live to be the jest of such a fate, For that is my conception of hell-fire." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"Drawing never dies, it holds on by the skin of its teeth, because the hunger it satisfies - the desire for an active, investigative, manually vivid relation with the things we see and yearn to know about - is apparently immortal." - Robert Hughes

"Love and death are very similar. They're the times in your life when you most want to believe in magic, when you yearn for some symbolic act or retrospective edit that can change the world you find yourself in." - Michael Marshall Smith

"Indeed, in the present climate of mistrust of institutions, many people who yearn for a more meaningful and fulfilling life would regard the church as an unlikely place to go for guidance." - Hugh Mackay

"Perhaps the reason we are unable to love is that we yearn to be loved, that is, we demand something (love) from our partner instead of delivering ourselves up to him demand-free and asking for nothing but his company." - Milan Kundera

"We Americans are mildly interested, of course, in reading about the discovery of radium by Madame Curie, but what we really yearn to know is the name of the uncommemorated French female who first mixed a sauce bearnaise." - Frank Crowninshield

"The Mediterranean is in my DNA. I'm fine inland for about a week, but then I yearn for a limitless view of the sea, for the colours and smells of the Italian and French Riviera." - Alain Ducasse

"We are glorious accidents of an unpredictable process with no drive to complexity, not the expected results of evolutionary principles that yearn to produce a creature capable of understanding the mode of its own necessary construction." - Stephen Jay Gould

"My dad grew up in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, desperate to get to London. I grew up in London, so I don't know what it's like to yearn for the big city from a small town." - Daniel Radcliffe

"Before I write the first page of a novel, I spend a long time creating detailed backgrounds for my characters. I imagine the experiences that have formed them, what makes them happy, angry, fearful, and what they yearn for." - Lisa Kleypas

"Men may yearn for peace, cry for peace, and work for peace, but there will be no peace until they follow the path pointed out by the Living Christ. He is the true light of men's lives." - David O Mckay

"Education in our times must try to find whatever there is in students that might yearn for completion, and to reconstruct the learning that would enable them autonomously to seek that completion." - Allan Bloom

"In our land of opportunities and distractions, it's hard to devote our attention to the quiet pleasures of reading. It's as if we live our lives in a noisy restaurant and can't have the intimate conversation we most yearn for." - Steve Leveen

"Ere yet we yearn for what is out of our reach, we are still in the cradle. When wearied out with our yearnings, desire again falls asleep; we are on the death-bed." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"I empathize with those who yearn for a simpler world, for some bygone golden age of domestic and international tranquility. But for the mass of humanity it is an age that never was." - Shirley Hufstedler

"I yearn to see other chief executives throughout the nation follow suit, so that as a people we may hasten the elimination of barbarism as a tool of American justice." - Winthrop Rockefeller

"I don't want to return to the past. I don't yearn for when I was 18 years old. I was in high school then. I had acne. I had a terrible hairdo. I'm sure I was sporting polyester pants." - Joe Scarborough

"Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians." - Ariel Sharon

"I have photographed sharks in waters around the globe, and I always want more and yearn to peer deeper into their world. To feed my passion and to raise awareness, I developed a story about sharks for 'National Geographic' magazine." - Brian Skerry

"Those who yearn for the end of capitalism should pray for government by men who believe that all positive action is inimical to what they call thoughtfully the fundamental principles of free enterprise." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"The basic premise of the Constitution was a separation of powers and a system of checks and balances because man was perceived as a fallen creature and would always yearn for more power." - Roy Moore

"I grew up in a wood cabin on Puget Sound in Manchester, Wash. My family taught me to appreciate the arts and the outdoors, and I still yearn for the absolute silence I experienced there when I was young." - Steven Holl

"I think Americans yearn for other alternatives to peace, than the path our government has currently taken, and perhaps why there is great interest in this book, and the message to fight poverty and ignorance with education." - Greg Mortenson

"There is also an underlying, less specific fear - what some might call an ontological or existential anxiety - that shrouds our days and seeps into our dreams. We feel empty and seek meaning. We feel empty and seek meaning. We yearn and know not what we yearn for. There is a black hole at the center of our understanding that engulfs and crushes our every attempt to explore it. Something is missing." - Jesse Browner

"In Christ, we become new creatures. His life becomes ours. Take that word 'life' and turn it over and over and press it and try to measure it, and see what it will yield. Eternal life is a magnificent idea which comprises everything the heart can yearn after. Do not your hearts yearn for this life, this blessed and eternal life, which the Son of God so freely offers?" - Mary Slessor

"Ruthless and arrogant though power can appear, it is only ever held by mere mammals who excrete and yearn, and who suffer from insomnia and insecurity. These mammals are also necessarily vain in the -extreme, and often wish to be liked almost as much as they desire to be feared." - Christopher Hitchens



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