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.
- 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.
- Philip Massinger, The Roman Actor (1626), Act I, scene i.
- Lust is an arrogant and haughty beast and far from subtle.
- Mervyn Peake, Titus Alone (1959), Chapter 42.
- 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)
- Love is more cruel than lust.
- Algernon Charles Swinburne, Dolores (1866), stanza 20.
- Ring out the narrowing lust of gold.
- Quid non mortalia pectora cogis,
Auri sacra fames?
- Lust carries her sharp whip
At her own girdle.
- John Webster, The White Devil (1612), Act II, scene i.
- Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust,
Like diamonds, we are cut with our own dust.
- John Webster, Duchess of Malfi (1623), Act V, scene v.
- Natural freedoms are but just:
There's something generous in mere lust.
- John Wilmot, A Ramble in St. James' Park (1672).
- Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
- Matthew 5:27-28 (KJV).
- Make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
- Romans 13:14 (KJV).
- Silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts.
- 2 Timothy 3:6 (KJV).
- Abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.
- 1 Peter 2:11 (KJV).