Lust

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Lust is an intense desire or craving. It can take many forms, such as the lust for knowledge, the lust for sex or the lust for power.

Quotes[edit]

  • Of woman's unnatural, insatiable lust, what country, what village doth not complain?
    • Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), Part. 3. Sec. 2.
  • Neither do thou lust after that tawney weed tobacco.
    • Ben Jonson, Bartholomew Fair (1614), Act II, scene vi.
  • They are only safe
    That know to soothe the prince's appetite,
    And serve his lusts.
  • Lust is an arrogant and haughty beast and far from subtle.
  • Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes, for the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread, and the adulteress preys upon your very life.
    • Proverbs 6:25-26 (NIV)
  • Quid non mortalia pectora cogis,
    Auri sacra fames?
    • Fell lust of gold! abhorred, accurst!
      What will not men to slake such thirst?
    • Virgil, Aeneid (29–19 BC), Book III, lines 56-57 (translated by John Conington).
  • Lust carries her sharp whip
    At her own girdle.
  • Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust,
    Like diamonds, we are cut with our own dust.
  • Natural freedoms are but just:
    There's something generous in mere lust.
"Lust is the offspring of a thousand sighs,
"Intrigue, deception, and as many lies;
"A strange compound of hidden, plotting ill,
"To fire with rage, to torture, or to kill"


The Bible[edit]

  • Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
  • Make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
  • Silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts.
  • Abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.

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