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Desire

All men by nature desire knowledge. – Aristotle.


Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit. – Aristotle.


From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate. – Socrates.


Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge. - Plato.


I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self. – Aristotle.


If there is some end of the things we do, which we desire for its own sake, clearly this must be the good. – Aristotle.


It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it. - Benjamin Franklin.


It is of the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it. – Aristotle.


Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it. – Socrates.


The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. – Socrates.

Wars and revolutions and battles are due simply and solely to the body and its desires. All wars are undertaken for the acquisition of wealth; and the reason why we have to acquire wealth is the body, because we are slaves in its service. – Socrates.


When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire, and when again under the influence of its kindred desires it is moved with violent motion towards the beauty of corporeal forms, it acquires a surname from this very violent motion, and is called love. – Socrates.



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