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Desire is the only justification for obedience.
– Jesse Shelley
Desire makes everything blossom possession makes everything wither and fade.
– Marcel Proust
Desire makes everything blossom; possession makes everything wither and fade.
– Marcel Proust, Les Plaisirs et les Jours (1896)
Desire nothing, Chafe not at fate, nor at Nature's changeless laws. But struggle only with the personal, the transitory, the evanescent and the perishable.
– H Hahn Blavatsky
Desire will in due time externalize itself as concrete fact.
– Thomas Troward
Desire, ask, believe, receive.
– Stella Terrill Mann
Desire, even in its wildest tantrums, can neither persuade me it is love nor stop me from wishing it were.
– W. H. Auden
Desires are the pulses of the soul; as physicians judge by the appetite, so may you by desires.
– Manton
Despair has been called the unforgivable sin--not presumably because God refuses to forgive it but because it despairs of the possibility of being forgiven.
– Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking, 1973
Despair is like a cable that is buried just under the surface of the ground. You pull it up and pull it up, but that cable just keeps right on going, clear across a field, until you come to a bunch of guys who are burying the cable. Then just walk up to them and go, 'Hey, have you seen Fred' And they'll say, 'Fred who' And you say, 'Fred of snakes' Then cover your ears, because big laughs are coming.
– Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim.
– Henry Graham Greene
Despair, in short, seeks its own environment as surely as water finds its own level.
– A. Alvarez
Desperate affairs require desperate remedies.
– Horatio Nelson
Desperate times calls for more than simply desperate measures. It calls for putting one's values aside till the desperation subsides" --Mental Hell, Chapter 3
– Ahmed Korayem
Desperate times calls for rambunctious behavior" -Mental Hell
– Ahmed Korayem
Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.
– Benjamin Disraeli
Despise not any man, and do not spurn anything for there is no man who has not his hour, nor is there anything that has not its place.
– Ben Azai
Despise not any man, and do not spurn anything; for there is no man who has not his hour, nor is there anything that has not its place.
– Ben Azai, Mishna
Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.
– Marcus Aurelius
Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.
– Mao Zedong
Despite billions of Sun, the universe is still in darkness! The wisdom of light is yet powerless!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Despite crime's omnipresence, things work in society, because biology compels it. Order eventually restores itself, by psychic equilibrium.
– Camille Paglia
Despite everything I've achieved in my life, the culinary awards, the military commendations, the honorary degrees, I have never, ever lost sight of what's truly important. The thing that gives meaning to these triumphs. Someone to share them with. A companion. A help mate. A wife.
– Andrew Schneider
Despite the boredom of the infinity, we want life not shorter than the eternity!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Despite the success cult, men are most deeply moved not by the reaching of the goal but by the grandness of the effort involved in getting there -- or failing to get there.
– Max Lerner

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