The mandatory character of schooling is rarely analyzed in the multitude of works dedicated to the study of the various ways to develop within children the desire to learn.
A chance to do as we please, especially to do as little hard work as possible, is a secret desire of almost everybody.
When he claims to desire eternal life, in reality man merely wishes to avoid a premature, violent or gruesome death.
A young woman most penitently confessed to a friend of mine that an unholy desire to read women's magazines was her besetting 'temptation'.
When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.
A high household savings rate in Japan is attributed, among other things, to people's desire to save money to buy a home.
The Bible, as a revelation from God, was not designed to give us all the information we might desire, nor to solve all the questions about which the human soul is perplexed, but to impart enough to be a safe guide to the haven of eternal rest.
I know you're at an age where sexual desire flourishes and you want to do 'you-know-what' with 'that' but... well, sit down there.
Uncontrolled, these forces may be dangerous and destructive, but once mastered they can be bent to man's will and desire.
In adolescence, I hated life and was continually on the verge of suicide, from which, however, I was restrained by the desire to know more mathematics.
If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.
Justice is the constant and perpetual desire to give to each one that to which he is entitled. Jurisprudence is the knowledge of matters divine and human, and the comprehension of what is just and what is unjust.
1. Failure was proof the desire wasn't strong enough. / 2. It's weird how strong that desire is. / 3. It's desire that drives me.