desires

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on desires, money, time, wealth, and words

In short, the way to wealth, if you desire it, is as plain as the way to market. It depends chiefly on two words, industry and frugality; that is, waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Barbara Cartland on desires, faults, husbands, preparation, reason, wives, and women

A man will teach his wife what is needed to arouse his desires. And there is no reason for a woman to know any more than what her husband is prepared to teach her. If she gets married knowing far too much about what she wants and doesn't want then she will be ready to find fault with her husband.

Barbara Cartland (1901 -)

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A Quote by Balguy on contentment, desires, and happiness

Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and a happy purchase.

Balguy

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on conflict, desires, discovery, errors, evil, failure, knowledge, needs, tragedy, and virtue

You'll come back, because yours is an error of knowledge, not a moral failure, not an act of surrender to evil, but only the last act of being victim to your own virtue. We'll wait for you and when you come back, you will have discovered that there need never be any conflict among your desires, nor so tragic a clash of values as the one you've borne so well.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 744)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on choice, desires, destruction, evil, force, men, morality, and sharing

So long as men desire to live together, no man may initiate the use of physical force against others. . . . When a man attempts to deal with me by force, I answer him by force. It is only as retaliation that force may be used and only against the man who starts its use. No, I do not share his evil or sink to his concept of morality: I merely grant him his choice, destruction, the only destruction he had the right to choose: his own.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on acceptance, desires, selfishness, value, and virtue

Why is it immoral for you to desire, but moral for others to do so? Why is it immoral to produce a value and keep it, but moral to give it away? And if it is not moral for you to keep a value, why is it moral for others to accept it? If you are selfless and virtuous when you give it, are they not selfish and vicious when they take it?

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Atlas Shrugged, 1957

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on desires, duty, and interest

Don't consider our interests or desires. You have no duty to anyone but yourself.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 740)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on achievement, action, desires, goals, possibility, and worth

A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Atlas Shrugged, 1957

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on belief, consequences, desires, effort, emotion, errors, evil, good, mind, problems, reality, reason, responsibility, sacrifice, and women

That woman and all those like her keep evading the thoughts which they know to be good. You keep pushing out of your mind the thoughts which you believe to be evil. They do it, because they want to avoid effort. You do it, because you won't permit yourself to consider anything that would spare you. They indulge their emotions at any cost. You sacrifice your emotions as the first cost of any problem. They are willing to bear nothing. You are willing to bear anything. They keep evading responsibility. You keep assuming it. But don't you see that the essential error is the same? Any refusal to recognize reality, for any reason whatever, has disastrous consequences. There are no evil thoughts except one: the refusal to think. Don't ignore your own desires. Don't sacrifice them. Examine their cause. There is a limit to how much you should have to bear.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 389)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on business, conflict, desires, destruction, interest, lies, men, practicality, reality, sacrifice, trade, understanding, value, and work

Did it ever occur to you, that there is no conflict of interests among men, neither in business nor in trade nor in their most personal desires - if they omit the irrational from their view of the possible and destruction from their view of the practical? There is no conflict, and no call for sacrifice, and no man is a threat to the aims of another - if men understand that reality is an absolute not to be faked, that lies do not work, that the unearned cannot be had, that the undeserved cannot be given, that the destruction of a value which is, will not bring value to that which isn't.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 736)

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