Quotations on Lust

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If one wants another only for some self-satisfaction, usually in the form of sensual pleasure, that wrong desire takes the form of lust rather than love.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Love, Desire, Lust, Pleasure, Self, Wrong)

It is love rather than sexual lust or unbridled sexuality if, in addition to the need or want involved, there is also some impulse to give pleasure to the persons thus loved and not merely to use them for our own selfish pleasure.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Love, Lust, Pleasure, Sexuality, Want)

In our minds, love and lust are really separated. It's hard to find someone that can be kind and you can trust enough to leave your kids with, and isn't afraid to throw her man up against the wall and lick him from head to toe.
- Tori Amos
(Keywords: Love, Trust, Kids, Lust, Man)

It certainly is the duty of every true Christian, to esteem himself a stranger and pilgrim in this world; and as bound to use earthly blessings, not as means of satisfying lust or gratifying wantonness, but of supplying his absolute wants and necessities.
- Johann Arndt
(Keywords: Christian, Blessings, Duty, Lust, World)

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.
- Johann Arndt
(Keywords: Life, Forbidden, Lust, Man, State)

I've looked on many women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times. God knows I will do this and forgives me.
- Jimmy Carter
(Keywords: Women, God, Heart, Adultery, Lust, Will)

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.
- Frank Chodorov
(Keywords: Power, Giving, Lust, State)

I can imagine myself on my death-bed, spent utterly with lust to touch the next world, like a boy asking for his first kiss from a woman.
- Aleister Crowley
(Keywords: Death, Kiss, First, Lust, Woman, World)

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
(Keywords: Wealth, Lust, Mankind)

Only a struggle twists sentimentality and lust together into love.
- E. M. Forster
(Keywords: Love, Lust, Sentimentality, Struggle)

I will far rather see the race of man extinct than that we should become less than beasts by making the noblest of God's creation, woman, the object of our lust.
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Keywords: God, Creation, Lust, Man, Race, Will, Woman)

Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom.
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Keywords: Death, Lust, Martyr)

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
(Keywords: Society, Answers, Doctrine, Lust, Mind, Right)

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.
- William Harvey
(Keywords: Actions, Charm, Eagles, Lust, Man, Publishing)

Curiosity is the lust of the mind.
- Thomas Hobbes
(Keywords: Curiosity, Lust, Mind)

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.
- Thomas Hobbes
(Keywords: Future, Gluttony, Lust, Mind, Past, Present, Storms)

The more we are filled with thoughts of lust the less we find true romantic love.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Love, Thoughts, Lust, Romantic)

Christian morality prefers remorse to precede lust, and then lust not to follow.
- Karl Kraus
(Keywords: Morality, Christian, Lust, Remorse)

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.
- Lance Loud
(Keywords: Freedom, Lust, Pursuit, Value)

Men of vision. Oh, I love the fine names men give each other to hide their greed and lust for adventure.
- Charles MacArthur
(Keywords: Love, Men, Vision, Adventure, Greed, Lust, Names)

I wanted the press to become something of a movement. Not a movement committed to a particular "ism," but a gathering together of writers with an aesthetic approach to literature and with a lust for excellence.
- John Metcalf
(Keywords: Excellence, Literature, Lust, Press, Writers)

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.
- Dave Mustaine
(Keywords: Bible, Books, Envy, Fun, Gluttony, Greed, Help, Lust, Pretty, Pride, Self, Wrath)

I lust love to play football.
- Ray Nitschke
(Keywords: Love, Football, Lust, Play)

A surging, seething, murmuring crowd of beings that are human only in name, for to the eye and ear they seem naught but savage creatures, animated by vile passions and by the lust of vengeance and of hate.
- Baroness Orczy
(Keywords: Eye, Hate, Lust, Name, Vengeance)

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
(Keywords: Power, Defeat, Glory, Lust, Revenge)

If you live in rock and roll, as I do, you see the reality of sex, of male lust and women being aroused by male lust. It attracts women. It doesn't repel them.
- Camille Paglia
(Keywords: Women, Sex, Being, Lust, Reality)

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.
- William Penn
(Keywords: Love, Enjoyment, Lust, Reason, Sense)

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).
- Dawn Powell
(Keywords: War, Love, Death, Comedy, Disease, Greed, Lust, Man, Tragedy, Vanity)

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
(Keywords: Life, Strength, Ambition, Cruelty, Lust, Revenge)

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.
- Tony Snow
(Keywords: Music, Love, Politics, Fear, Confusion, Joy, Longing, Lust, Moods, Obvious, Writers, Yearning)

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.
- Judith Viorst
(Keywords: Love, Desire, Lust, Want)

A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends.
- Henry A. Wallace
(Keywords: Money, Power, Deceit, Intolerance, Lust, Nations, Violence)

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
(Keywords: Love, Power, Civilization, Lust, Nations)

Mom was the greatest influence of my childhood. She wanted to save me from the vice, lust, and drinking that was all about me.
- Ethel Waters
(Keywords: Mom, Childhood, Drinking, Influence, Lust, Vice)

Though lust do masque in ne'er so strange disguise she's oft found witty, but is never wise.
- John Webster
(Keywords: Disguise, Lust, Witty)

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