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A Quote by Rev. William Paley on community, desires, interest, liberty, and society

To do what we will, is natural liberty; to do what we may consistently with the interests of the community to which we belong, is civil liberty, the only liberty to be desired in a state of civil society.

William Paley (1743 - 1805)

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A Quote by William Faulkner on children, commitment, crime, desires, ignorance, innocence, and people

When grown people speak of the innocence of children, they don't really know what they mean. Pressed, they will go a step further and say, Well, ignorance then. The child is neither. There is no crime which a boy of eleven had not envisaged long ago. His only innocence is, he may not yet be old enough to desire the fruits of it . . . his ignorance is, he does not know how to commit it.

William Faulkner (1897 - 1962)

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A Quote by William E. Rothschild on achievement, desires, and questions

What do you want to achieve or avoid? The answers to this question are objectives. How will you go about achieving your desire results? The answer to this you can call strategy.

William E. Rothschild

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A Quote by William Congreve on desires

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O, she is the antidote to desire.

William Congreve (1670 - 1729)

Source: The Way of the World, 1700

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on animals, death, desires, eternity, and heart

Consume my heart away, sick with desire And fastened to a dying animal It knows not what it is, and gather me Into the artifice of eternity.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The Tower, 1928. Sailing to Byzantium

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on beauty, desires, heart, joy, songs, time, and wisdom

Land of Heart's Desire Where beauty has no ebb, decay no flood, But joy is wisdom, time an endless song.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The Land of Heart's Desire, 1894, l. 373

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A Quote by William Blake on desires, men, and women

What is it men in women do require: The lineaments of gratified desire. What is it women do in men require: The lineaments of gratified desire.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Poems from Blake’s Notebook, What Is It

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A Quote by William Allen White on day, desires, improvement, problems, and world

If the world were extremely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world, and a desire to enjoy the world. That makes it hard to plan the day.

William Allen White (1868 - 1944)

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A Quote by Will Durant on desires, knowledge, and soul

Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.

Will Durant (1885 - 1981)

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A Quote by W. MacNeile Dixon on desires

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Our desires attract supporting reasons as a magnet the iron fillings.

W. MacNeile Dixon

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