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Be careful what you set your heart upon, for it will surely be yours.

James Baldwin (1924-1987) African-American writer.

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

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.

It is said that desire is a product of the will, but the converse is in fact true: will is a product of desire.

Denis Diderot (1713-1784) French philosopher.

It belongs to the imperfection of everything human that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) Danish philosopher and writer.

First deserve then desire.



Our necessities are few, but our wants are endless.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

We are ever striving after what is forbidden, and coveting what is denied us.

Ovid (BC 43-AD 18) Roman poet.

Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary.

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) French mathematician, physicist and philosopher.

If you desire many things, many things will seem few.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.

The fewer our wants the more we resemble the Gods.

Socrates (BC 469-BC 399) Greek philosopher of Athens