|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| Passing into higher forms of desire, that which slumbered in the plant, and fitfully stirred in the beast, awakes in the man.|
Henry GeorgeProgress and Poverty. Bk. II. Ch. 3.
| Nil cupientium|
Nudus castra peti.
Naked I seek the camp of those who desire nothing.
HoraceCarmina. Bk. III. 16. 22.
|The thing we long for, that we are|
For one transcendent moment.
|Nitimur in vetitum semper, cupimusque negata.|
We are always striving for things forbidden, and coveting those denied us.
OvidAmorum. III. 4. 17.
|Velle suum cuique est, nec voto vivitur uno.|
Each man has his own desires; all do not possess the same inclinations.
PersiusSatires. V. 53.
|As the hart panteth after the water-brooks.|
Psalms. XLII. 1.
|Oh! could I throw aside these earthly bands|
That tie me down where wretched mortals sigh
To join blest spirits in celestial lands!
PetrarchTo Laura in Death. Sonnet XLV.
| I have|
Immortal longings in me.
Antony and Cleopatra. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 282.
|I do desire we may be better strangers.|
As You Like It. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 274.
|Can one desire too much of a good thing?|
As You Like It. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 123.
| Methinks I have a great desire to a bottle of hay: good hay, sweet hay, hath no fellow.|
Midsummer Nights Dream. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 36.
|Had doting Priam checked his sons desire,|
Troy had been bright with fame and not with fire.
Rape of Lucrece. L. 1,490.
| There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your hearts desire. The other is to get it.|
Bernard ShawMan and Superman. Act IV.
|The desire of the moth for the star,|
Of the night for the morrow,
The devotion to something afar
From the sphere of our sorrow.
ShelleyTo. One Word is too Often Profaned.
|We grow like flowers, and bear desire,|
The odor of the human flowers.
R. H. StoddardThe Squire of Low Degree. The Princess Answers. I. L. 13.