Tag: Desire (home)

It is safe to tell the pure in heart that they shall see God, for only the pure in heart want to.

permalink source: C. S. Lewis
tags: Purity, Desire

Remember when we all wanted to look like Elizabeth Taylor? Well, now I do.

permalink source: Carrie Snow
tags: Age, Desire

"The church is near, but the road is icy. The bar is far, but we will walk carefully."

permalink source: Russian Proverb
tags: Desire, Priorities

One can say: "I will, but my body does not obey me"; but not: "My will does not obey me".

permalink source: Augustine
tags: Discipline, Desire, Will

Recently a "Husband Shopping Center" opened in Dallas, where women could go to choose a husband from among many men. It was laid out with five floors, with the men increasing in positive attributes as you ascended up the floors. The only rule was once you opened the door to any floor, you must choose a man from that floor, and if you went up a floor, you couldn't go back down except to leave the place, never to return. A couple of girlfriends went to the place to find men. On the first floor the door had a sign saying, "These men have jobs and love kids." The women read the sign and said, "Well, that's better than not having jobs, or not loving kids, but I wonder what's further up?" so up they went. The second floor said, "These men have high-paying jobs, love kids, and are extremely good-looking." "Hmmm," said the girls. "But I wonder what's further up?" The third floor: "These men have high-paying jobs, are extremely good-looking, love kids and help with the housework." "Wow!" said the women. "Very tempting, BUT there's more further up!" and up they went. Fourth floor: "These men have high-paying jobs, love kids, are extremely good-looking, help with the housework, and have a strong romantic streak." "Oh, mercy! But just think what must be awaiting us further on!" So up to the fifth floor they went. The sign on that floor said, "This floor is empty and exists only to prove that women are impossible to please."

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Contentment, Gender Issues, Desire, Expectations, Dating

Emulation is like envy. It grows in the same soil yet produces an entirely different flower. If envy is like a poisonous mushroom, emulation is like a succulent orange. One bears death and one brings life.

permalink source: Glen Davis (inspired by an image in The Virtue In The Vice)
tags: Desire

As iron is eaten by rust, so are the envious consumed by envy.

permalink source: Antisthenes
tags: Desire

Envy must also be distinguished from general yearning. One sees people at great social ease and wishes to be more like them; or feels keenly how good it would be once more to be young; or longs to be wealthier; or pines to be taller, thinner, more muscular, less awkward, more beautiful generally. All this is yearning. Envy is never general, but always very particular--at least envy of the kind one feels strongly.

permalink source: Joseph Epstein, Envy p 5
tags: Desire, Envy