Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and thats to get rid of all my other desires.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Riches do not respond to wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.