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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Desire
 
All men desire three things, honor, riches, pleasure.  1
Desire beautifies what is ugly.  Spanish.  2
Desire nothing that would bring disgrace.  3
Desires are nourished by delays.  4
Examine well the counsels that favor your desires.  5
First deserve, then desire.  6
He that desires but little has no need of much.  7
He who desires to see, desires also to be seen.  Don Quixote.  8
If your desires be endless your cares will be so too.  9
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it.  Franklin.  10
Lack of desire is the greatest of riches.  Seneca.  11
No one can have all he desires.  Seneca.  12
Our desires may undo us.  13
They that desire but few things can be crossed but in few.  14
What is much desired is not believed when it comes.  Spanish.  15
You had better return home and make a net than go down to the river and desire to get fishes.  Chinese.  16
You have a desire to do whatever you see others doing.  Chinese.  17
 
 
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