desires

A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on desires and reason

REASON, v.i. To weight probabilities in the scales of desire.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on death and desires

MARTYR, n. One who moves along the line of least reluctance to a desired death.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on desires, expectation, and hope

HOPE, n. Desire and expectation rolled into one.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on desires, direction, duty, and profit

DUTY, n. That which sternly impels us in the direction of profit, along the line of desire.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on curiosity, desires, masculinity, mind, quality, soul, and women

CURIOSITY, n. An objectionable quality of the female mind. The desire to know whether or not a woman is cursed with curiosity is one of the most active and insatiable passions of the masculine soul.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on ambition, death, desires, enemies, friendship, and life

AMBITION, n. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on desires

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The delight that consumes the desire, The desire that outruns the delight.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: Dolores

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A Quote by Alexander Sergeievich Pushkin on desires, dreams, emptiness, heart, and life

I've lived to bury my desires, And see my dreams corrode with rust; Now all that's left are fruitless fires That burn my empty heart to dust.

Alexander Sergeievich Pushkin

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A Quote by Alexander A. Bogomoletz on desires, life, and love

One must not lose desires. They are mighty stimulants to creativeness, to love and to long life.

Alexander A. Bogomoletz

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A Quote by Alec Waugh on confidence, desires, indifference, praise, and success

A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself; he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.

Alec Waugh

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