By Evelyn Waugh
Start your day knowing that the desire for success is the first step to achieving greatness. If you have it, then get all out and take everything that this special day has made for you. Good morning.
Today is a new day and so you must have a new resolution, a new will, and a strong desire for success. Good morning.
In the world, there exists no aesthetic plane, not even the aesthetic plane of goodness.
All efforts to make politics aesthetic culminate in one thing, war.
Aesthetic life is not something sophisticated – that’s a humanistic lie. Aesthetic life is as integral to being human as building sandcastles on the beach and giving your children names.
In judging of a beautiful statue, the aesthetic faculty is absolutely and completely gratified by the splendid curves of those marble lips that are dumb to our complaint, the noble modeling of those limbs that are powerless to help us.
Art has the qualities of aesthetic beauty, purity, transcendence.
Love is an aesthetic, studded with fairy tales.
It’s odd that there is a high level of appreciation of nature. There is the aesthetic side that really loves nature and beauty.
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
The secret of karma yoga which is to perform actions without any fruitive desires is taught by Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad-Gita.
By each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.
Do not ever say that the desire to ‘do good’ by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.
Hope is the confusion of the desire for a thing with its probability.
Love is merely the name for the desire and pursuit of the whole.
The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer… form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.
Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.