"One must desire something to be alive."
"Some prices are just too high; no matter how much you may want the prize. The one thing you can't trade for your heart's desire is your heart. "
"Man is the only animal whose desires increase as they are fed; the only animal that is never satisfied. "
"There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it."
"He who desires is always poor."
"Let your desires be ruled by reason."
"If you greatly desire something; have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it."
"How helpless we are; like netted birds; when we are caught by desire!"
"It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied; and most men live only for the gratification of it."
"I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies."