8 Famous Sayings On Desire

Motivational Sayings On Desire

Here are my favorite 8 quotes or sayings on Desire be sure to comment at the end with your favorite:

The faculty of desire purports to aim at securing what you want…If you fail in your desire, you are unfortunate, if you experience what you would rather avoid you are unhappy…For desire, suspend it completely for now. Because if you desire something outside your control, you are bound to be disappointed; and even things we do control, which under other circumstances would be deserving of our desire, are not yet within our power to attain. Restrict yourself to choice and refusal; and exercise them carefully, within discipline and detachment.” —Epictetus


Wipe out imagination: check desire: extinguish appetite: keep the ruling faculty in its own power. – Marcus Aurelius


Passions stem from frustrated desire. – Epictetus


You act like mortals in all that you fear, and like immortals in all that you desire. Seneca


Freedom is secured not by the fulfilling of men’s desires, but by the removal of desire. – Epictetus


We must concern ourselves absolutely with the things that are under our control and entrust the things not in our control to the universe. – Gaius Musonius Rufus

Remember to act always as if you were at a symposium. When the food or drink comes around, reach out and take some politely; if it passes you by don’t try pulling it back. And if it has not reached you yet, don’t let your desire run ahead of you, be patient until your turn comes. – Epictetus

People to whom such things are still denied come to imagine that everything good will be theirs if only they could acquire them. Then they get them: and their longing is unchanged, their anxiety is unchanged, their disgust is no less, and they still long for whatever is lacking. Freedom is not achieved by satisfying desire, but by eliminating it. – Epictetus

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Kelly W
Kelly W
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