The lust of avarice as so totally seized upon mankind that their wealth seems rather to possess them than they possess their wealth.
Pliny the Elder
The more we are filled with thoughts of lust the less we find true romantic love.
The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger; the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind, the latter to preserve themselves.
The State acquires power… and because of its insatiable lust for power it is incapable of giving up any of it. The State never abdicates.
There are many who lust for the simple answers of doctrine or decree. They are on the left and right. They are not confined to a single part of the society. They are terrorists of the mind.
A. Bartlett Giamatti
There is a lust in man no charm can tame: Of loudly publishing his neighbor’s shame: On eagles wings immortal scandals fly, while virtuous actions are born and die.
Though lust do masque in ne’er so strange disguise she’s oft found witty, but is never wise.
Variety, multiplicity are the two most powerful vehicles of lust.
Marquis de Sade
When you feel a connection, a gut connection, a heart connection, it’s a very special thing. What’s familiar to everyone is watching people falling in love; it doesn’t happen on screen that often. People fall in lust, then they’re suddenly together.
Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.
Yet, it ought to be obvious that good music generally occupies a higher plane that mere politics. Great writers can express moods through melody and capture experiences we share most powerfully – love, lust, longing; joy, rage, fear; triumph, yearning and confusion.
Yet, so far from laboring to know the forbidden tree of worldly pleasures and its various fruits, man gives himself up to a careless and thoughtless state of life, and yields to the lust of the flesh, not considering that this lust is really the forbidden tree.
Love begins with an image; lust with a sensation.
Love grows. Lust wastes by Enjoyment, and the Reason is, that one springs from an Union of Souls, and the other from an Union of Sense.
Lust and greed are more gullible than innocence.
Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life; it supports them all, lends strength to them all ambition, cruelty, avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust.
Marquis de Sade
Lust is what keeps you wanting to do it even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you want to be with each other even when you have no desire to do it.
Lust’s passion will be served; it demands, it militates, it tyrannizes.
Marquis de Sade
Men of vision. Oh, I love the fine names men give each other to hide their greed and lust for adventure.
Mom was the greatest influence of my childhood. She wanted to save me from the vice, lust, and drinking that was all about me.
My reasons for declaring a sexual preference had to do less with the pursuit of personal freedom than with the lust for pure shock value.
Neither do thou lust after that tawny weed tobacco.
Only a struggle twists sentimentality and lust together into love.
E. M. Forster
People never know how strong is their lust for being cheated.
Perhaps as good a classification as any of the main types is that of the three lusts distinguished by traditional Christianity – the lust of knowledge, the lust of sensation, and the lust of power.
Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising.
Some wars have been due to the lust of rulers for power and glory, or to revenge to wipe out the humiliation of a former defeat.
John Boyd Orr
The basis of tragedy is man’s helplessness against disease, war and death; the basis of comedy is man’s helplessness against vanity (the vanity of love, greed, lust, power).
The Bible and several other self help or enlightenment books cite the Seven Deadly Sins. They are: pride, greed, lust, envy, wrath, sloth, and gluttony. That pretty much covers everything that we do, that is sinful… or fun for that matter.
The flesh endures the storms of the present alone; the mind, those of the past and future as well as the present. Gluttony is a lust of the mind.
The love of domination and an uncontrolled lust of arbitrary power have prevailed among all nations and perhaps in proportion to the degrees of civilization.
Mercy Otis Warren
The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master.
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