If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses, can persist even after sexual desires have weakened, withered, and disappeared.
Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
When ambitious desires arise in thy heart, recall the days of extremity thou has passed through.
Only he who desires is amiable and not he who is satiated.
I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.
Human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.
Do not follow vain desires; for verily he who prospers is preserved from lust, greed and anger.
Man is the only animal whose desires increase as they are fed; the only animal that is never satisfied.
No nation now sets forth to despoil another upon the avowed ground that it desires the spoils.
We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.
When the soul is understood and attended to, we can be liberated from hurry, preoccupation, unsatisfied desires, and chronic discontent.