Those who forget good and evil and seek only to know the facts are more likely to achieve good than those who view the world through the distorting medium of their own desires.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
Empty-brained triflers who have never tried to think, who take their creed as they take their fashions, speak of atheism as the outcome of foul life and vicious desires.
Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It’s a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.
From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent.
Death is not evil, for it frees man from all ills and takes away his desires along with desire’s rewards.
Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.
Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself entirely to the desires and affections, captivating the willing hearers, and subduing their understanding.
The bad man desires arbitrary power. What moves the evil man is the love of injustice.