Quotes of Desiring

“ Nearly all the evils in the Church have arisen from bishops desiring power more than light. They want authority, not outlook. ”

- John Ruskin

“ I never gave away anything without wishing I had kept it; nor kept it without wishing I had given it away. ”

- Louise Brooks

“ I didn't get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it. ”

- Estee Lauder

“ It is good to dream, but it is better to dream and work. Faith is mighty, but action with faith is mightier. Desiring is helpful, but work and desire are invincible. ”

- Thomas Robert Gaines

“ A man of humanity is one who, in seeking to establish himself, finds a foothold for others and who, desiring attainment for himself, helps others to attain. ”

- Confucius

“ Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. ”

- Francis Herbert Bradley

“ The pathway to liberation is to live in the present and free yourself from desiring to become anything. ”

- Buddha

“ When you reach the thing you were desiring, if it doesn't satisfy you, it was not what you were desiring. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ I have the greatest of all riches: that of not desiring them. ”

- Eleonora Duse

“ How many pessimists end up by desiring the things they fear, in order to prove that they are right? ”

- Robert Mallet

“ Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. ”

- Epicurus

“ By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich. ”

- Democritus

“ Before strongly desiring anything, we should examine the happiness of those who already posses it. ”

- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“ Before desiring something passionately one should inquire into the happiness of the man who possesses it. ”

- Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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