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Top 100 Human Desires Quotes

#1. Within the nature of every person is a desire to feel appreciated, to feel needed, and to be loved. - Author: Ellen J. Barrier
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#2. Art is a distinct form of human communication. Art interprets experience, sensation, and feelings. An artistic work translates our mental images and allows other people to understand what we feel; art conveys our happiness, sadness, hopes, doubts, anxieties, fears, desires, and ineffable longings. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#3. The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons. - Author: Pope John Paul II
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#4. Nobody, I believe, will deny, that we are to form our judgment of the true nature of the human mind, not from sloth and stupidity of the most degenerate and vilest of men, but from the sentiments and fervent desires of the best and wisest of the species. - Author: Robert B. Leighton
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#5. Unrestricted laissez faire capitalism allocates resources in a most efficient way to satisfy human wants without regard to the rationality or morality of those desires. - Author: Jerry Pournelle
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#6. Human beings are self-motivated. The two desires that spur human action are hunger and love. Without memory, humankind would no longer hunger for love. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#7. Human life, old and young, takes place between hope and remembrance. The young man sees all the gates to his desires open, and the old man remembers
his hopes. - Author: Franz Grillparzer
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#8. All the arts serving human desires and needs are derived from the breath that Godsent into the human body. - Author: Hildegard Of Bingen
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#9. When all the mysticism is stripped away, the people who comprise the government (the legislators, administrators, judges, and policemen), are guided by human interests, desires, beliefs, notions, and prejudices, just like other people. They have neither superhuman wisdom nor extraordinary virtue. - Author: Hans F. Sennholz
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#10. Every human desires peace and happiness, but only a few have the goal to attain those. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#11. For her, sex was nothing more than an itch. And this phsychological and physiological neutrality of hers at once relieved her of so many human emotions and sentiments and desires. Sexual neutrality was the essence of coldness in an individual. It was a great and wonderful thing to be born with. - Author: Ian Fleming
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#12. Sang Ly, we are literature-our lives, our hopes, our desires, our despairs, our passions, our strengths, our weaknesses. Stories express our longing not only to make a difference today but to see what is possible for tomorrow. Literature has been called a handbook for the art of being human. - Author: Camron Wright
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#13. Human beings are not primarily thinking creatures. We are creatures driven by our loves. - Author: Matt Chandler
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#14. Your spiritual gift occurs where your human passion and God's desires for the world meet. - Author: Rita Collett
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#15. While spirituality provides an efficient and endless fuel for your mind and body, you must burn that fuel with human action towards your goals, dreams, and desires. - Author: Steve Maraboli
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#16. The strongest argument against totalitarianism may be a recognition of a universal human nature; that all humans have innate desires for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The doctrine of the blank slate ... is a totalitarian's dream. - Author: Steven Pinker
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#17. Let mental culture go on advancing, let the natural sciences progress in even greater extent and depth, and the human mind widen itself as much as it desires: beyond the elevation and moral culture of Christianity, as it shines forth in the Gospels, it will not go. - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#18. Photography is thus brought within reach of every human being who desires to preserve a record of what he sees ... and enables the fortunate possessor to go back by the light of his own fireside to scenes which would otherwise fade from memory and be lost. - Author: George Eastman
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#19. I mean, I am human, got feelings and desires, and might ultimately want the same thang, but can I get a moment of mental stimulation first? - Author: Eric Jerome Dickey
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#20. Every human being, by nature, desires to know' (Meta. i 1 982a23). - Author: Anonymous
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#21. No human being, when you understand his desires, is worthless. No one's life is nothing. Even the most evil of men and women, if you understand their hearts, had some generous act that redeems them, at least a little, from their sins. - Author: Orson Scott Card
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#22. Science, they say, can tap the brain of man and alter his desires. But the Bible, which has withstood the ravages of time ... says that we are possessed of a sinful, fallen nature which wars against us. - Author: Billy Graham
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#23. Astonishing, really, that they still look human. They ought to look like megaphones, like screams, like brutal desires, like beery ecstasies ... like decadent barism. But the unconscious drive to remain in God's image seems to be so strong that not even the six-day races can quite eradicate it. - Author: Joseph Roth
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#24. THE ART OF PEACE is not easy. It is a fight to the finish, the slaying of evil desires and all falsehood within. On occasion the voice of peace resounds like thunder, jolting human beings out of their stupor. - Author: Morihei Ueshiba
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#25. Na, it's not about the human desires; it's about the desires being used to get rid of loneliness, insecurity and lack of love we often feel. - Author: Saurabh Sharma
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#26. Architecture is shaped by human emotions and desires, and then becomes a setting for further emotions and desires. It goes from the animate and inanimate and back again. For this reason it is always incomplete, or rather is only completed by the lives in and around it. It is background. - Author: Rowan Moore
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#27. Our thoughts, feelings, desires and actions are being robotized; 'life' is coming to mean feeding apparatuses and being fed by them. In short: Everything is becoming absurd. So where is there room for human freedom? - Author: Vilem Flusser
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#28. The road of truth is broad; set the mind on it, and you feel expansive openness and broad clarity. The road of human desires is narrow; set foot on it, and you see brambles and mire before you. - Author: Zicheng Hong
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#29. All enjoyment is dependent upon the frailty of human life and human desires ... if we were to have all we want and to live forever, all enjoyment would be gone. - Author: Ellen Swallow Richards
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#30. even admirable human desires for love, for belonging, and for meaning can be manipulated by unscrupulous individuals to benefit themselves - Author: Noah Berlatsky
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#31. It's just human. We all have the jungle inside of us. We all have wants and needs and desires, strange as they may seem. If you stop to think about it, we're all pretty creative, cooking up all these fantasies. it's like a kind of poetry. - Author: Andrew Schneider
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#32. One should cultivate human values for healthy living. this calls for harmony in thought, word and deed. When you cultivate this harmony you will be free from desires and fears. - Author: Sathya Sai Baba
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#33. Being listened to and heard is one of the greatest desires of the human heart. And those who learn to listen are the most loved and respected. - Author: Richard Carlson
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#34. My fear is a fear of being obsolete. This is a world that changes very fast, and one of the main human desires is to belong to, to be part of something. It's probably one of our greatest needs next to oxygen. - Author: Paul Polman
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#35. Liberation from the enslaving desires of the senses, and the reactions of the mortal mind is the aim and purpose of human life- - Author: Sai Baba
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#36. The life is not limited to the external reality but the external life, has been formed for the human's experience. The time you feel you are done with all the experiences of the external life, you have a choice to move inward. - Author: Roshan Sharma
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#37. Every heart beats and radiates love every moment. Every human being desires your love every second. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#38. In a very real way, then, materials are a reflection of who we are, a multi-scale expression of our human need and desires. - Author: Mark Miodownik
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#39. Children are simply human beings who are allowed to do what everyone else really desires to do, as for instance, to fly kites, or when seriously wronged to emit prolonged screams for several minutes. - Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton
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#40. He who commends the nature of the soul as the supreme good, and condemns the nature of the flesh as evil, at once both carnally desires the soul, and carnally flies the flesh, because he feels thus from human vanity, not from divine truth. - Author: Saint Augustine
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#41. They believe one becomes selfless in love because one desires the advantage of another human being, often against one's own advantage. But in return for that they want to possess the other person. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#42. Human desires are the main cause of suffering - Author: Siddhattha Gotama Buddha
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#43. That most natural human appetite, the hunger for somewhere else. - Author: Victor LaValle
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#44. God desires his people to be abounding in love and good works. To be people of integrity and honor. People who reflect his character. But we are human - sinful people capable of evil deeds. - Author: Karen Witemeyer
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#45. The human creature is so astonishing, but count on it before anything else to be just that-a creature. A laughing animal, a dangerous one, a clever one, a scared one, but always acting for a reason-a motive that will move the beast towards its desires. - Author: Jeffery Deaver
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#46. Economics is not an attempt to generalize human desires or human behavior; but to generalize the phenomena of price. - Author: Michael Joseph Oakeshott
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#47. It matter so little to the majority of living beings what the minority, that calls itself human, desires or decides. - Author: E.M.Foster
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#48. Deep down, we remain human, very human and have all the desires to love and be loved by one person. - Author: Basil Hume
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#49. Nothing is far and nothing is near, if one desires. The world is little, people are little, human life is little. There is only one big thing - desire. And before it, when it is big, all is little. - Author: Willa Cather
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#50. Conscience was the barmaid of the Victorian soul. Recognizing that human beings were fallible and that their failings, though regrettable, must be humored, conscience would permit, rather ungraciously perhaps, the indulgence of a number of carefully selected desires. - Author: C.E.M. Joad
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#51. I am intrigued by the basics of human life, by our vulnerability, our desires, our sexuality - as far as I am concerned, character is expressed through sexuality. Art is able to represent human existence stripped to its essence by showing us the naked human body. - Author: Thomas Koerfer
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#52. To know one's own desires, their meaning and their costs requires the highest human virtue: rationality. - Author: Ayn Rand
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#53. Forgeries are an ever-changing portrait of human desires. Each society, each generation, fakes the things it covets most - Author: Frank Wynne
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#54. I wish the hearts of human beings pumped with kind desires.
I wish every gaze landed on the eyes of others compassionately.
I wish hatred, envy, and vengeance were alien concepts to humankind.
I wish the precious worth of every soul was universally understood. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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#55. The individual feels the vanity of human desires and aims, and the nobility and marvelous order which are revealed in nature and in the world of thought. He feels the individual destiny as an imprisonment and seeks to experience the totality of existence as a unity full of significance. - Author: Albert Einstein
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#56. The cold, commercial word 'market' disguises its human character - a market is a collection of our aspirations, exertions, choices and desires. - Author: Rupert Murdoch
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#57. People are kept in line in society because they fear punishment. The assumption that underlies this mentality is that a human being will follow their desires without mitigation. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#58. Human beings place their desires ahead of the collective good. - Author: Deepak Chopra
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#59. The best state for human nature is that in which, while no one is poor, no one desires to be richer, nor has any reason to fear from thrust back, by the efforts of others to push themselves forward. - Author: John Stuart Mill
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#60. You've certainly mellowed out ... you used to be fun, full of life and emotion. Lust, Greed, Sloth, Gluttony, Envy, Wrath, and Pride. Of course, excessive want will destroy anyone, but those same desires are necessary to understand what it means to be human. Why did you rid yourself of them? - Author: Hiromu Arakawa
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#61. For the images of the gods are much easier to misuse for human purposes than the gods themselves. Images have no will and no desires. Statues stand for nothing but the goals of the rulers. ... The word of a god is, in truth, only the word of the one who erected his statue. - Author: Kai Meyer
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#62. The Christian religion asks us to put our trust not in ideas, and certainly not in ideologies, but in a God Who was vulnerable enough to become human and die, and Who desires to be present to us in our ordinary circumstances. - Author: Kathleen Norris
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#63. Imagine that human existence is defined by an Ache: the Ache of our not being, each of us, the center of the universe; of our desires forever outnumbering our means of satisfying them. - Author: Jonathan Franzen
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#64. Desperate, lonely, cut off from the human community which in many cases has ceased to exist, under the sentence of violent death, wracked by desires for intimacy they do not know how to fulfil, at the same time tormented by the presence of women, men turn to logic. - Author: Andrea Nye
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#65. Fairyland is the loveliest word because it means everything the human heart desires. - Author: L.M. Montgomery
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#66. The future remains uncertain and so it should, for it is the canvas upon which we paint our desires. Thus always the human condition faces a beautifully empty canvas. We possess only this moment in which to dedicate ourselves continuously to the sacred presence which we share and create. - Author: Frank Herbert
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#67. So if a person produces an object on command, Humboldt wrote, we may admire what he did but we will despise what he is, not a true human being who acts in his own impulses and desires. - Author: Noam Chomsky
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#68. Human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. - Author: Manny Pacquiao
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#69. Plot is people. Human emotions and desires founded on the realities of life, working at cross purposes, getting hotter and fiercer as they strike against each other until finally there's an explosion - that's Plot. - Author: Leigh Brackett
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#70. Escape from boredom is one of the really powerful desires of almost all human beings. - Author: Bertrand Russell
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#71. I drank, sucking the blood out of the holes, experiencing for the first time since infancy the special pleasure of sucking nourishment, the body focused with the mind upon one vital source. - Author: Anne Rice
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#72. No person is ever truly their online or media persona. For better or for worse, the human condition, desires, and faults are so much more robust than pixels on a screen or words beneath a caption. - Author: L. H. Cosway
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#73. Surely human affairs would be far happier if the power in men to be silent were the same as that to speak. But experience more than sufficiently teaches that men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more easily than their words. - Author: Baruch Spinoza
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#74. In his homilies, this old Jesuit always talked about desire, and how we were connected by our desires. He said the most basic human desire was the desire to be desired by one you desire. - Author: Kate Klise
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#75. Delayed gratification helps to limit the animalistic desire of human flesh. - Author: Sunday Adelaja
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#76. You start meditation as an average human being who is filled with vagueness and not much purpose or definition, who is controlled by their desires, your mind spins all over the place, your senses spin all over the place, out of control. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#77. Selfish needs, wants, and desires needed to be obliterated. Greed, overindulgence, and gluttony had to be expunged from human behavior. The solution was in self-control, in minimalism, in sparse living conditions; one simple and a brand-new dictionary filled with words everyone would understand. - Author: Tahereh Mafi
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#78. A human being is bound by emotion, enslaved by their desires. A person is never really at peace with themselves because they live in the spectrum of human consciousness. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#79. In the history of a soul's evolution there is a critical point of the human incarnation that decides for us whether we stay there, go down or progress upwards. There is a knot of worldly desires impeding us; cut the knot by mastering desires and go forward. This done, progress is assured. - Author: Virchand Gandhi
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#80. No human being can achieve all he or she desires in this life except in dreams, so good night all. - Author: Jose Saramago
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#81. When a human being becomes a set of data on a website like Facebook, he or she is reduced. Everything shrinks. Individual character. Friendships. Language. Sensibility. In a way it's a transcendent experience: we lose our bodies, our messy feelings, our desires, our fears. - Author: Zadie Smith
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#82. The yogi offers his labyrinthine human longings to a monotheistic bonfire dedicated to the unparalleled God. This is indeed the true yogic fire ceremony, in which all past and present desires are fuel consumed by love divine. - Author: Paramahansa Yogananda
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#83. Storytelling is our oldest form of remembering the promises we have made to one another and to our various gods, and the promises given in return; it is a way of recording our human emotions and desires and taboos. - Author: Jane Yolen
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#84. The questions of philosophy proper are human desires and fears and aspirations - human emotions - taking an intellectual form. - Author: Chauncey Wright
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#85. Commas' nourishes your desires and full-stop kills. - Author: Chandan Sharma
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#86. The British system denied any role for human creativity, and instead argued, that if man merely followed his hedonistic desires, pursuing pleasure and avoiding pain, objective laws would naturally guide society to achieve the best allocation of wealth. - Author: Robert Trout
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#87. Where are there are two desires in a man's heart he has no choice between the two but must obey the strongest, there being no such thing as free will in the composition of any human being that ever lived. - Author: Mark Twain
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#88. Language is not morally neutral because the human brain is not neutral in its desires. Neither is the dog brain. Neither is the bird brain: crows hate owls. We like some things and dislike others, we approve of some things and disapprove of others. Such is the nature of being an organism. - Author: Margaret Atwood
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#89. [Google is] an omnivorous collector of information, a hyperencyclopedic vault of human knowledge, an unerring auctioneer, an eerily skilful student of languages, behaviour, and desires. - Author: Steven Levy
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#90. Our desires are insatiable. We seek from the limited the unlimited. We must fail. Our insatiability is a third incurable defect in human life. - Author: Roberto Mangabeira Unger
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#91. Our mind has evolved in such a way that new wants keep appearing in it relentlessly. But do not confuse them with needs. Needs are necessity, but wants are luxury. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#92. In the world of today, human desires far supersede human needs. Waste, as you can see, is the result of all of those contradictions. That is how we ended up complicating our world. - Author: Janvier Chouteu-Chando
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#93. The true asset before any human being on this planet are... Enthusiasm & Will... with these everything comes from nothingness & devoid of them everything perishes to nothingness... - Author: Dinesh Kumar
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#94. The driving desires of human hearts are to be loved and appreciated. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#95. Geometry alone is not enough to portray human desires, expressions, aspirations, joys. We need more. - Author: Akira Yoshizawa
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#96. It may be that there are kernels of truth in a few of these doctrines, but their widespread acceptance
betokens a lack of intellectual rigor, an absence of skepticism, a need to replace experiments by desires. - Author: Carl Sagan
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#97. To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be. - Author: Anna Louise Strong
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#98. Ordinary love is selfish, darkly rooted in desires and satisfactions. Divine love is without condition, without boundary, without change. The flux of the human heart is gone forever at the transfixing touch of pure love. - Author: Paramahansa Yogananda
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#99. It is my observation that all human hearts are the same and that their ultimate desire is also the same. This soul wants happiness, perfect and pure happiness, because only then will all desires end. As long as desire exists misery exists, because with desire there can be no peace. - Author: Rajneesh
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#100. The full meaning of life, the collective meaning of all human desires, is fundamentally a mystery beyond our grasp. As a young man, I chafed at this state of affairs. But by now I have made peace with it. I even feel a certain honor to be associated with such a mystery. - Author: Eugene Wigner
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