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    "Passive acceptance of the teacher's wisdom is easy to most boys and girls. It involves no effort of independent thought, and seems rational because the teacher knows more than his pupils; it is moreover the way to win the favour of the teacher unless he is a very exceptional man. Yet the habit of passive acceptance is a disastrous one in later life. It causes man to seek and to accept a leader, and to accept as a leader whoever is established in that position."

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    Desire Quotes

    Quotations about Desire

    • The wise man will love; all others will desire.
    • I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies.
      In Stobaeus, Florilegium, by Aristotle
    • Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had.
      Politics, by Aristotle
    • It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.
      Politics, by Aristotle
    • Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfilment of animal desires.
    • Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
      The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (c. 1790-1793), by William Blake
    • One must not lose desires. They are mighty stimulants to creativeness, to love, and to long life.
    • Some prices are just too high, no matter how much you may want the prize. The one thing you can't trade for your heart's desire is your heart.
      "Memory", 1996, by Lois McMaster Bujold
    • In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.
    • Let your desires be ruled by reason. (Appetitus Rationi Pareat)
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