From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
Wars and revolutions and battles, you see, are due simply and solely to the body and its desires. All wars are undertaken for the acquisition of wealth; and the reason why we have to acquire wealth is the body, because we are slaves in its service.
A life directed chiefly toward the fulfillment of personal desires will sooner or later always leads to bitter disappointment.
Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
Dreams may be thus stated: They are concealed realizations of repressed desires.
But since Freud still conceives the mind as a closed system, desires are not expelled but only hidden away.
There were no scruples, no feelings of respect or loyal affection that would stop us from making up our minds by the pure light of reason – and of our own desires.
Genius never desires what does not exist.