quote by Edith Wharton

One can remain alive ... if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity interested in big things and happy in small ways.

— Edith Wharton

Fulfilling Insatiable quotations

Nowadays the world is becoming increasingly materialistic, and mankind is reaching toward the very zenith of external progress, driven by an insatiable desire for power and vast possessions. Yet by this vain striving for perfection in a world where everything is relative,they wander even further away from inward peace and happiness of the mind.

We can bear up under everything, if we have only the certainty that the monster Hitler with his insatiable bloodletting and plundering will have committed soon his last shameful deed.

The more the heart is nourished with happiness, the more it is insatiable.

A brief visit to Nepal started my insatiable love for Asian art.

Man is insatiable for power; he is infantile in his desires and, always discontented with what he has, loves only what he has not. People complain of the despotism of princes; they ought to complain of the despotism of man.

The whole army is burning with an insatiable desire to wreak violence upon South Carolina. I almost tremble for her fate.

Complacency is the enemy of study. We cannot really learn anything until we rid ourselves of complacency.

Who is this irresistible creature who has an insatiable love for the dead?

Art is born and takes hold wherever there is a timeless and insatiable longing for the spiritual...

One of the most dangerously vicious circles menacing the continued existence of all mankind arises through that grim striving for the highest possible position within the ranked order, in other words, the reckless pursuit of power which combines with an insatiable greed of neurotic proportions that the results of acquired power confer.

The greed and envy of the nonproducer is insatiable, so that eventually nothing short of 100% taxation will appease him.

Compulsive modernization is the insatiable desire to change and grow.

But if one wishes to be absolute master of all, to obtain the entire inheritance, and to exclude his brothers from even a third or fifth part, he is not a brother, but a harsh tyrant, a rude savage, nay, more, an insatiable beast that would devour the whole sweet banquet with his own gaping mouth.

Class warfare or soaking the so-called rich may make for good populist demagoguery and serve the political ends of the governing masterminds, but it does nothing to solve the grave realities of the federal government's insatiable appetite for spending and its inability to reform itself.

A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.

I'm a perfectionist. I'm pretty much insatiable. I feel there's so many things I can improve on.

I hurt with the insatiate longing, until I feel that there will never be any relief until I take a long, deep, wild draught on your lips.

I feel that talent means little unless coupled with an insatiable desire to give an excellent personal demonstration of ability...talent must be in company with a capacity for unlimited effort which provides the power that eventually hurdles the difficulties that would frustrate lukewarm enthusiasm.

When she walked through the woods (infrequently now) she picked her way along the path, making way for the boy inside to run along before her. It could be hard to choose the time outside over the time within. Almondine from The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.

Everyone probably thinks that I'm a raving nymphomaniac, that I have an insatiable sexual appetite, when the truth is I'd rather read a book.

He [man] abuses equally other animals and his own species, the rest of whom live in famine, languish in misery, and work only to satisfy the immoderate appetite and the still more insatiable vanity of this human being who, destroying others by want, destroys himself by excess.

He was seized and dragged off to King Philip, and being asked who he was, replied, "A spy upon your insatiable greed."

The State acquires power... and because of its insatiable lust for power it is incapable of giving up any of it. The State never abdicates.

Having fallen from the eternal, the Evil One's desires are endless, insatiable.

Having fallen from pure Being, he is driven by the desire to possess, to fill his emptiness. But the problem is insoluble, always. He is compelled to have and to hold, to possess and consume, and nothing else. All he takes, he destroys.

Everything Mengistu has done since 1977 has been to place himself in a position of uncontestable power. Neither Haile Selassie nor any of the previous emperors had this insatiable thirst for power.

We live in a culture where everything is designed for our comfort or entertainment but nothing satisfies. At our core, we remain insatiable, constantly on the prowl for new commodities and pleasant sensations to fill the void.

People seek within a short span of life to satisfy a thousand desires, each of which is insatiable.

The American way of life, as I see it, is really the American way of death.

Everything is determined by greed and the insatiable desire to be the richest and most powerful. And that desire is limitless.

She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably.

She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does not dare to be herself.

May the same Almighty Goodness banish the accursed monster, war, from all lands, with her hated associates, rapine and insatiable ambition!

I recently learn a new word: insatiable. That's me.

This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and possessions for ourselves and our nearest friends, is insatiable, perpetual, universal, and directly destructive of society.

It was with good reason that God commanded through Moses that the vineyard and harvest were not to be gleaned to the last grape or grain; but something to be left for the poor. For covetousness is never to be satisfied; the more it has, the more it wants. Such insatiable ones injure themselves, and transform God's blessings into evil.

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