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Desirable Quotes

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It is not desirable to cultivate
a respect for the law,
so much as for the right.
- Henry David Thoreau

Related topics: Values Government Political

We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

Regard it as just as desirable to build
a chicken house as to build a cathedral.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

When a guy tells me I'm cute, it's not something desirable.
Cute is more like what you want your pet to be.
- Natalie Portman

 

The awful thing about a conductor becoming geriatric
is that you seem to become more desirable,
not less.
- Neville Marriner

This above all makes history useful and desirable;
it unfolds before our eyes a glorious record of exemplary actions.
- Titus Livius

All wealth consists of desirable things;
that is,
things which satisfy human wants directly or indirectly:
but not all desirable things are reckoned as wealth.
- Alfred Marshall

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Immortality is really desirable, I guess.
In terms of images, anyway.
- Damien Hirst

The proximity of a desirable thing tempts one to overindulgence.
On that path lies danger.
- Frank Herbert

We have been endowed with the capacity and the power
to create desirable pictures within and to find them
automatically in the outer world of our environment.
- John McDonald

I had always realized it was desirable to gear down the jet.
- Frank Whittle

In the absence of any short term in common use to represent all desirable things,
or things that satisfy human wants, we may use the
term Goods for that purpose.
- Alfred Marshall

Is anarchism desirable? Well, who does not seek freedom? What man,
unless willing to declare himself in bondage,
would care to call any control agreeable? Think about it!
- Johann Most

Right discipline consists, not in external compulsion,
but in the habits of mind which lead spontaneously
to desirable rather than undesirable activities.
- Bertrand Russell

The most desirable aspects of the Law of the Sea Treaty
pertain to navigational rights.
- Frank Gaffney

Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction,
but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch.
- James A. Baldwin

Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe,
the practical with the desirable.
- Donna Karan

Fathers like to have children good-natured,
well-behaved, and comfortable, but how to put them
in that desirable condition is out of their philosophy.
- Ernestine Rose

The reclamation scheme is both feasible and desirable.
- James Gadsden

Praise is warming and desirable.
But it is an earned thing.
It has to be deserved, like a hug from a child.
- Phyllis McGinley

All desirable things...
are desirable either for the pleasure inherent in themselves,
or as a means to the promotion of pleasure and the prevention of pain.
- John Stuart Mill

Now one of two things is true: Either a republic is
a desirable form of government,
or else it is not.
- Anna Howard Shaw

Ideals are an imaginative understanding of that which
is desirable in that which is possible.
- Walter Lippmann

Children are the most desirable opponents at scrabble
as they are both easy to beat and fun to cheat.
- Fran Lebowitz

There's a terrible truth for many women in the picture business:
Aging typically takes its toll and means fewer and less desirable roles.
- Maureen O'Hara

The designated driver program, it's not a desirable job.
But if you ever get sucked into doing it,
drop them off at the wrong house.
- Jeff Foxworthy

Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends.
- John Stuart Mill

It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended,
but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
- Plutarch

Death is not natural for a state as it is for a human being,
for whom death is not only necessary,
but frequently even desirable.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

It desirable to add one or two facts bearing on the
domestic political aspects of the problem.
- Dillon Anderson

It is desirable that people make music on the breath,
with the breath.
- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Nevada once again has shown double digit increases in tax revenue...
Nevada continues to show economic stability with its
desirable business climate and booming tourism sector.
- Kenny Guinn

I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life.
Man was made for action and for bustle too,
I believe.
- Abigail Adams

Abundance and vigor of automatic movements are desirable,
and even a considerable degree of restlessness is a
good sign in young children.
- G. Stanley Hall

There never was and is not likely soon to be
a nation of philosophers,
nor am I certain it is desirable that there should be.
- Henry David Thoreau

Similarly, it is argued that the culture of Islam is
incompatible with democracy.
Basically, this conventional perspective of the Middle
East thus contends that democracy in that region is
neither possible nor even desirable.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

It was both necessary and desirable for us to be so
strong at sea that no Sea Power could attack us without risk,
so that we might be free to protect our oversea interests,
independently of the influence and the choice of other Sea Powers.
- Bernhard von Bulow

The condition of women in Islamic societies as a whole
is also far from desirable.
However, we should acknowledge that there are differences.
In certain countries, the conditions are much better
and in others much worse.
- Shirin Ebadi

First, the firearms industry has been around and has
been respected for generations.
They provide a valuable service and a highly desirable
product to millions of sportsmen and supporters of
those second amendment rights.
- Cliff Stearns

I don't know if I was a desirable person,
not just physically but emotionally and mentally and intellectually.
I still have a long way go and a lot to learn,
but I'm on my way, I don't think I'm terribly attractive,
but I'm comfortable with my looks.
- Shelley Duvall

Projecting a persuasive image of a desirable and practical
future is extremely important to high morale,
to dynamism, to consensus, and in general to help the
wheels of society turn smoothly.
- Herman Kahn

When a man sees something desirable,
he must reflect on the fact that with time it could
come to involve what is detestable.
When he sees something that is beneficial,
he should reflect that sooner or later it,
too, could come to involve harm.
- Xun Zi

It is only by the rational use of technology;
to control and guide what technology is doing;
that we can keep any hopes of a social life more desirable than our own:
or in fact of a social life which is not appalling to imagine.
- Carrie P. Snow

The problem with the designated driver programme,
it's not a desirable job.
But if you ever get sucked into doing it,
have fun with it.
At then end of the night drop them off at the wrong house.
- Jeff Bridges

We've just learned how to balance ourselves a little
better so that we're happier way more of the time than not,
and, you know, being happy is a radical and desirable act if you ask me.
- Anthony Kiedis

Among those who are satisfactory in this respect it
is desirable to have represented as great a diversity
of intellectual tradition,
social milieu and personal character as possible.
- Talcott Parsons

The whole world appears to me like a huge vacuum,
a vast empty space, whence nothing desirable,
or at least satisfactory, can possibly be derived;
and I long daily to die more and more to it;
even though I obtain not that comfort from spiritual
things which I earnestly desire.
- David Brainerd

Of two pleasures, if there be one which all or almost
all who have experience of both give a decided preference,
irrespective of any feeling of moral obligation to prefer it,
that is the more desirable pleasure.
- John Stuart Mill

Remarkable is the greater openness of the Catholic
Church towards people of other religious traditions and persuasions.
The development has not been without problems,
since some people have resisted it and others have
pushed openness beyond the desirable point.
- Francis Arinze

Practically, the desirable situation ought to be one
in which any reasonably responsible person willing
to accept available employment can find a job paying
a living wage within 48 hours.
- William Vickrey

It might be argued that genuine spontaneity is not
really possible or desirable so long as printed scores of great works exist.
All modern musicians are, for better or worse,
prisoners of Gutenberg.
- Donal Henahan

The reserve currency role seems to add prestige to
an area and some people in Europe have talked about
the desirability of the euro becoming an international reserve currency.
- Robert C. Solomon

Before venturing on so large an undertaking as is involved
in the task I had set myself I consulted a number of
distinguished scholars as to the desirability of such a series.
- James Loeb

If we wish to preserve a free society,
it is essential that we recognize that the desirability
of a particular object is not sufficient justification for the use of coercion.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Winners must have two things:
definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them.
- Anonymous

Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.
- Lao-Tzu

Love is an irresistible desire
to be irresistibly desired.
- Robert Frost

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

All your anxiety is because of your desire for harmony.
Seek disharmony, then you will gain peace.
- Rumi

The size of your success is measured by
the strength of your desire;
the size of your dream;
and how you handle disappointment along the way.
- Robert Kiyosaki

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

The starting point of all achievement is desire.
- Napoleon Hill

Let today be a day to trust your own inner guidance,
a day to have faith that your steps are carrying you
in the direction you desire,
a day to keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

I desire to love myself as I truly am -
and to live courageously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can have anything you want -
if you want it badly enough.
You can be anything you want to be,
do anything you set out to accomplish
if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
- Abraham Lincoln

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is my desire, in the office of a Christian minister,
to do nothing which I cannot do with my whole heart.
Having said this, I have said all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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