Monday, March 24, 2014

#1342 The push for what we need

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather by attempting to satisfy them.  ~ John Stuart Mill

A life directed chiefly towards the fulfillment of personal desires sooner or later always leads to bitter disappointment.   ~ Albert Einstein

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.  ~ Lao Tzu

Every man is rich or poor in proportion between his desires and his enjoyments.  ~ Samuel Johnson

Boredom:  the desire for desires.  ~ Leo Tolstoy

Needs cause motivation.  Deep-rooted desires for esteem, affection, belonging, achievement, self-actualization, power, and control motivate us to push for what we want and need in our lives.  ~ Lorii Myers

Quotes about desires

- What desires might be best subdued?
- What positive desires are best pursued and cultivated?