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It is impossible for any created good to constitute man’s happiness. For happiness is the perfect good, which quiets the appetite altogether since it would not be the last end if something yet remained to be desired. Now the object of the will, that is, of man’s appetite, is the universal good, just as the object of the intellect is the universal true. Hence it is evident that nothing can quiet man’s will except the universal good. This is to be found not in any creature, but in God alone, because every creature has goodness by participation. Therefore God alone can satisfy the will of man. -
The first impulse of conscience is apt to be right; the first impulse of appetite or passion is generally wrong. We should be faithful to the former, but suspicious of the latter. - Tyron Edwards
Envy, appetite and ambition lead to ruin. - Eleazar ha-Kappar, alternate spelling Eliezer ha-Kappar
Temperance and labor are the two best physicians; the one sharpens the appetite - the other prevents indulgence to excess. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
A well governed appetite is a great part of liberty. -
There is no sense of weariness like that which closes a day of eager and unintermitted pursuit of pleasure. The apple is eaten and the core sticks in the throat. Expectation has given way to ennui, and appetite to satiety. - Christian Nestell Bovee
In compelling man to eat that he may live, Nature gives an appetite to invite him, and pleasure to reward him. - Brillat-Savarin, fully Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Conquer thyself. Till you hast done this, thou are but a slave; for it is almost as well to be subjected to another's appetite as to thine own. - Richard Francis Burton, fully Sir Richard Francis Burton
Society has two classes: those who have more food than appetite, and those who have more appetite than food. -
What distinguishes man from his innocent brothers, the animals... is not language, nor reason, nor even civilization... it is man's enormous appetite for suffering. - Georges Duhamel, Pen name Denis Thevenin
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