God give us men. The time demandsStrong minds, great hearts, true faith, and willing hands;Men whom the lust of office does not kill;Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy;Men who possess opinions and a will;Men who have honor; men who will not lie;Men who can stand before a demagogueAnd dam his treacherous flatteries without winking;Tall men, sun-browned, who live above the fogIn public duty and in private thinking.
The children eat and wriggle and laugh,The two old ladies stroke their silk;But the cat is grown small and thin with desire,Transformed to a creeping lust for milk.harold monro
Beauty in this Iron Age must turn From fluid living rainbow shapes to torn And sootened fragments, ashes in an urn On whose gray surface runes are traced by a Norn Who hopes to wake the Future to arise In Phoenix -fashion, and to shine with rays To blast the sight of modern men whose dyes Of selfishness and lust have stained our days...philip josé farmer
Natural freedoms are but just: There's something generous in mere lust.John Wilmot, A Ramble in St. James' Park (1672).
Anarchy had been here all the nineteenth century, with its sinister offspring Nihilism , and it is a simple truth that the human mind can face better the most oppressive government , the most rigid restrictions, than the awful prospect of a lawless, frontierless world . Freedom is a dangerous intoxicant and very few people can tolerate it in any quantity; it brings out the old raiding, oppressing, murderous instincts; the rage for revenge, for power , the lust for bloodshed.Katherine Anne Porter, in The Never-Ending Wrong (1977)
Love is lust made meaningful. Hope is hunger made human.r. scott bakker
For what is there more hideous than avarice, more brutal than lust, more contemptible than cowardice, more base than stupidity and folly?cicero
I mean my characters are more like men than these real men are, see. They’re rough and rude, they got hands and they got bellies. They hate and they lust; break the skin of civilization and you find the ape, roaring and red-handed.robert e. howard
Technological consciousness takes itself dead seriously; it has no sense of humor. The fool can play no role in it, for there is no other realm that is can see beyond itself to which the fool can point. Consciousness in the throes of desire cannot tolerate laughter any more than criticism of laughter can be tolerated in a moment of sexual lust.donald phillip verene
Dear, harmless age! the short, swift span Where weeping Virtue parts with man; Where love without lust dwells, and bends What way we please without self-ends. An age of mysteries! which he Must live that would God's face see Which angels guard, and with it play, Angels! which foul men drive away.Henry Vaughan
The human spirit sublimates the impulses it thwarts; a healthy sex life mitigates the lust for other sports.piet hein
So cruel prison how could betide, alas, As proud Windsor? where I, in lust and joy, With a King's son, my childish years did pass, In greater feast than Priam 's sons of Troy. Where each sweet place returns a taste full sour.howard, henry, earl of surrey
Feminists had an astoundingly naive view of the mutual exclusiveness of sex and aggression, which, Freud demonstrates, are fused in the amoral unconscious, as revealed to us through dreams. That rape is simply what used to be called “unbridled lust,” like gluttony a sin of insufficient self-restraint, seems to be beyond the feminist ken.camille paglia
[Feminism] is alienating women from their own bodies … because they don’t understand that they have something that men want , okay? So they’re encouraged to interpret all male lust as oppressive and victimizing and negative, instead of seeing that it is up to them to husband this flame. They have a flame, and it’s enormously powerful…camille paglia
"I wonder what the difference is between love and lust."rob payne
Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising.John Lahr, The Guardian 1989
Ring out old shapes of foul disease; Ring out the narrowing lust of gold; Ring out the thousand wars of old, Ring in the thousand years of peace.Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam A.H.H. (1849), Part CVI.
No, love is an ephemeral and illusive concept, it doesn't last; lust lasts.Khuswant Singh, on being asked, "Have you ever been in love? in India Today International, Volume 24, p.358
Es macht das Volk sich auch mit Worten lust.The rabble also vent their rage in words.
lust and greed are more gullible than innocence.Mason Cooley (1927-2002), American literary academic and aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection (1991).
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