„Follow your desire as long as you live and do not perform more than is ordered; do not lessen the time of following desire, for the wasting of time is an abomination to the spirit… When riches are gained, follow desire, for riches will not profit if one is sluggish.“

—  Ptahhotep, Maxim no. 11.
 Ptahhotep photo
Ptahhotep3
religioso, politico (visir del re egiziano Isessi, V dinast… 2500
Pubblicità

Citazioni simili

George Bernard Shaw photo
Colin Wilson photo

„Man should possess an infinite appetite for life. It should be self-evident to him, all the time, that life is superb, glorious, endlessly rich, infinitely desirable.“

—  Colin Wilson author 1931 - 2013
Context: Man should possess an infinite appetite for life. It should be self-evident to him, all the time, that life is superb, glorious, endlessly rich, infinitely desirable. At present, because he is in a midway position between the brute and the truly human, he is always getting bored, depressed, weary of life. He has become so top-heavy with civilisation that he cannot contact the springs of pure vitality. Control of the prefrontal cortex will change all of this. He will cease to cast nostalgic glances towards the womb, for he will realise that death is no escape. Man is a creature of life and the daylight; his destiny lies in total objectivity. p. 317-318

Pubblicità
Thich Nhat Hanh photo
Cassandra Clare photo
Cole Porter photo

„Sad times
May follow your tracks“

—  Cole Porter American composer and songwriter 1891 - 1964
Context: Sad times May follow your tracks, Bad times May bar you from Saks, Add times When Satan in slacks Breaks down your self control... "Ace in the Hole"

Douglas Coupland photo
Jef Raskin photo
Rutherford B. Hayes photo

„I feel the desire to be with you all the time.“

—  Rutherford B. Hayes American politician, 19th President of the United States (in office from 1877 to 1881) 1822 - 1893
Context: I feel the desire to be with you all the time. Oh, an occasional absence of a week or two is a good thing to give one the happiness of meeting again, but this living apart is in all ways bad. We have had our share of separate life during the four years of war. There is nothing in the small ambition of Congressional life, or in the gratified vanity which it sometimes affords, to compensate for separation from you. We must manage to live together hereafter. I can’t stand this, and will not. Letter to Lucy Webb Hayes (17 June 1866)

 Patañjali photo
Utah Phillips photo
Cassandra Clare photo
Tom Waits photo
Giovanni Morassutti photo
Luís de Camões photo

„Time changes, and our desires change.“

—  Luís de Camões Portuguese poet 1524 - 1580
Context: Time changes, and our desires change. What we believe—even what we are—is ever- changing. The world is change, which forever takes on new qualities. Selected Sonnets: A Bilingual Edition (2008), ed. William Baer, p. 70

Julian of Norwich photo

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“