Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had.
Often inordinate desire to secure a single gain acts as a hindrance for the quest of many profitable pursuits.
If you cannot get things as much as you desire than be contented with what you have.
I have no desire to prove anything by it. I have never used it as an outlet or a means of expressing myself. I just dance.
It is a strange desire, to seek power and to lose liberty.
Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire.
Everything, alas, is an abyss, actions, desires, dreams,
This life is a hospital where each patient is possessed by the desire to change his bed.
He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
The desire to write perfectly of beautiful happenings is, as the saying runs, old as the hills and as immortal.
Happiness implied a choice, and within that choice a concerted will, a lucid desire.
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
I began to feel the desire for something more; I wanted to do something to make things better.
Everyone confusedly conceives of a good in which the mind may be at rest, and desires it; wherefore everyone strives to attain it.
One who rushes madly after inordinate desire runs the risk of encountering destruction and death.