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Quotations on Desire

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There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it.

~ George Bernard Shaw

All human activity is prompted by desire.

~ Bertrand Russell

While man's desires and aspirations stir he cannot choose but err.

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow.

~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs.

~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

What man knows is everywhere at war with what he wants.

~ Joseph Wood Krutch

We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.

~ Christian Nestell Bovee

Desire is the essence of a man.

~ Benedict Spinoza

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