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
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?