Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp -- or what's a heaven for?

As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.

Because we want peace with half a heart and half a life and will, the war of course continues because the waging of war is total. But the waging of peace, by our own cowardice, is partial. So a whole will and a whole heart and a whole national life bent t

Better murder an infant in its cradle than nurse an unacted desire.

By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.

Help me to resist temptation, Lord, especially when I know no one is looking.

Hope is a desire with an expectation of accomplishment.

I feel an earnest and humble desire, and shall till I die, to increase the stock of harmless cheerfulness.

I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.

I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.

I'm a simple man. All I want is enough sleep for two normal men, enough whiskey for three, and enough women for four.

If you haven't all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don't have that you wouldn't want.

It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.

It's not peace I want, not mere contentment. It's boundless joy and ecstasy for me.

Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I accomplish.

Love is an irresistable desire to be irresistably desired.

Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should do, they never get around to what they want to do.

Our destiny changes with our thought; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire.

The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.

There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.

Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address.

What is my loftiest ambition? I've always wanted to throw an egg at an electric fan.

Whatever you want too much you can't have, so when you really want something, try to want it a little less.

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.

You know, sometimes a man just can't satisfy all of a woman's desires. Which is why God invented dental floss.

You will never 'find' time for anything. If you want the time, you must make it.