Desirable Quotes

Desirable Quotes by Paul Johnson, N. Bhaskara Rao, Jacob Burckhardt, David Hume, Adolf Hitler, Francois de La Rochefoucauld and many others.

In the long term, it is desirable that the human race, faced with the prospect of extinction on Earth, should prepare an escape route for itself to another inhabitable planet.
Paul Johnson
Banning pre-poll surveys is certainly no answer in today’s world. Sensitising the public and the media as to the good, bad, and desirable aspects of survey research is more sensible than that.
N. Bhaskara Rao
Neither in the life of the individual nor in that of mankind is it desirable to know the future.
Jacob Burckhardt
There is nothing, in itself, valuable or despicable, desirable or hateful, beautiful or deformed; but that these attributes arise from the particular constitution and fabric of human sentiment and affection.
David Hume
I had excellent opportunity to intoxicate myself with the solemn splendor of the brilliant church festivals. As was only natural, the abbot seemed to me, as the village priest had once seemed to my father, the highest and most desirable ideal.
Adolf Hitler
Happiness does not consist in things themselves but in the relish we have of them; and a man has attained it when he enjoys what he loves and desires himself, and not what other people think lovely and desirable.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
It is desirable that a man be clad so simply that he can lay his hands on himself in the dark, and that he live in all respects so compactly and preparedly, that, if an enemy take the town, he can, like the old philosopher, walk out the gate empty-handed without anxiety.
Henry David Thoreau
The average personality re-shapes frequently, every few years even our bodies undergo a complete overhaul-desirable or not, it is a natural thing that we should change.
Truman Capote
Being unique seems more desirable than ever. People are exhausted by clichГ©s, by platitudes, by mass-produced realities, by what’s been done and done and done. The role of a true artist is to present their own unique vision, and so it has always made sense to me that works of art should be radical.
Porochista Khakpour
Is uniformity of opinion desirable? No more than that of face and stature.
Thomas Jefferson
At times of recession, running a budget deficit is highly desirable. Once the economy begins to recover, you have to balance the budget. But it will also need additional revenues. Should the government not receive them, we will all get punished with higher interest rates.
George Soros
I want a desirable place to work to attract and keep them here. So you try to create an environment for people to do their best work, and be generous on the benefit side.
Joe Mansueto
Technology is like a fish. The longer it stays on the shelf, the less desirable it becomes.
Andre Heller
Unemployment is rarely considered desirable except by those who have not experienced it.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Why should women have to fit into child sizes in order to be considered desirable? That is both sick and depressing.
Meg Cabot
I remember thinking that walking on the beach as a free man is pretty desirable.
Pierre Trudeau
We have been endowed with the capacity and the power to create desirable pictures within and to find them automatically in the outer world of our environment.
John McDonald
I have reached the conviction that the abolition of the death penalty is desirable. Reasons: 1) Irreparability in the event of an error of justice, 2) Detrimental moral influence of the execution procedure on those who, whether directly or indirectly, have to do with the procedure.
Albert Einstein
It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.
Warsan Shire
It is not to be expected that we should love God supremely if we have not known him to be more desirable than all other things.
Isaac Watts
The problem with the designated driver programme, it’s not a desirable job. But if you ever get sucked into doing it, have fun with it. At then end of the night drop them off at the wrong house.
Jeff Bridges
Mistakes are the best teachers. One does not learn from success. It is desirable to learn vicariously from other people’s failures, but it gets much more firmly seared in when they are your own.
Mohnish Pabrai
Extra features were once considered desirable. We now recognize that ‘free’ features are rarely free. Any increase in generality that does not contribute to reliability, modularity, maintainability, and robustness should be suspected.
Boris Beizer
Sick is a relative concept. We’re all sick. The question is, what degree of functionality do we have with respect to the rules society sets for desirable behavior? No actions are in themselves symptoms of sickness. You have to look at the context within which these actions are performed.
Jo Nesbo
If you live in Birmingham, then being awake is not necessarily a desirable state.
Tony Wilson
Somehow, I’m in denial about being desirable. But every time my wife tells me to shave or cut my hair or clean up my look, I playfully boast to her that I’m the most desirable man!
Dulquer Salmaan
Birth-control through self-restraint is the most desirable, sensible and totally harmless method.
Mahatma Gandhi
Why should antitrust laws be used to block mergers that the market, by the existence of willing buyers and sellers, shows to be desirable?
Henry Manne
I got sick of being famous. It is not a desirable ‘job.’
Amanda de Cadenet
The most desirable state of mankind is that which maintains general security with the smallest encroachment upon individual independence.
William Godwin
Nationalism has two fatal charms for its devotees: It presupposes local self-sufficiency, which is a pleasant and desirable condition, and it suggests, very subtly, a certain personal superiority by reason of one’s belonging to a place which is definable and familiar, as against a place that is strange, remote.
E. B. White
All things desirable to men are contained in the Bible.
Abraham Lincoln
It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
The most desirable man in my opinion is Sidharth Shukla and among women, I think of myself as being desirable.
Shehnaaz Gill
The head of a record label sets up structures, but he also defines the sound of the label, which is to describe what is desirable, what fits and what is quality for that label and then to create an environment where that sound can thrive.
John Kao
I am a fashion designer. I’m not an environmentalist. When I get up in the morning, number one I’m a mother and a wife, and number two I design clothes. So the main thing I need to do is create, hopefully, exquisitely beautiful, desirable objects for my customer.
Stella McCartney
We shall never prevent the abuse of power if we are not prepared to limit power in a way which occasionally may prevent its use for desirable purposes.
Friedrich August von Hayek
Remarkable is the greater openness of the Catholic Church towards people of other religious traditions and persuasions. The development has not been without problems, since some people have resisted it and others have pushed openness beyond the desirable point.
Francis Arinze
Alternatives, and particularly desirable alternatives, grow only on imaginary trees.
Saul Bellow
Among those who are satisfactory in this respect it is desirable to have represented as great a diversity of intellectual tradition, social milieu and personal character as possible.
Talcott Parsons
In beautiful things St. Francis saw Beauty itself, and through His vestiges imprinted on creation he followed his Beloved everywhere, making from all things a ladder by which he could climb up and embrace Him who is utterly desirable.
All the old clichГ©s about women need to be undone. Enough already. We’re in the other position now. We are desirable older, we can date younger guys and it’s not this big taboo. Men have been doing this for years.
Jennifer Lopez
What the heart most wants, the mind finds reasonable, the will finds doable, and the emotions find desirable.
Timothy Keller
If the corn laws were altered, the British artisan might again be able to subsist by twelve hours’ labour, a most desirable event.
Joseph Hume
We have been endowed with the capacity and the power to create desirable pictures within and to find them automatically in the outer world of our environment.
John D. MacDonald
Conservatives still attack feminism with the absurd notion that it makes its adherents less attractive to men; in truth, it is feminism that has made forty-two-year-old women so desirable.
Tom Junod
We all resort to the ad hominem from time to time: in human affairs, it is difficult to avoid it, and probably not desirable. After all, our opponents are human. The proper use of an ad hominem argument, however, still requires evidence to back it up.
Theodore Dalrymple
It’s a terrible cruelty of predatory capitalism: both parents now have to work. A family has to have two incomes in order to buy the things that are desirable in our culture. So the degradation of motherhood – the sense that motherhood isn’t itself a calling – also arises from economic pressure.
James Hillman
We have to learn how to work within the limits that are possible, not what is desirable.
Roberto Azevedo
Women are mere “beauties” in men’s culture so that culture can be kept male. When women in culture show character, they are not desirable, as opposed to the desirable, artless ingenue.
Naomi Wolf
Woman is a necessary evil, a natural temptation, a desirable calamity, a domestic peril, a deadly fascination, and a painted ill.
Saint John Chrysostom
The problem is to extract the desirable traits of forms of community life which actually exist, and employ them to criticize undesirable features and suggest improvement
John Dewey
Sometimes it looks as if, the better off they [nations] become, the bigger do they conceive the gap between what is actually their lot and what would be desirable, while in the poor countries large masses of people seem to be satisfied by merely surviving.
Gunnar Myrdal
I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life. Man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe.
Abigail Adams
It is indeed paradoxical that an industry which epitomizes all that is new and up-to-date at the same time harbours some of the oldest and least desirable attributes of work in manufacturing industry.
Peter Dicken
Although it’s admirable to be ambitious and hard-working, it’s more desirable to be smart-working.
John C. Maxwell
A smattering of everything is worth little. It is a fallacy to suppose that an encyclopaedic knowledge is desirable. The mind is made strong, not through much learning, but by the thorough possession of something.
Louis Agassiz
Branding is not merely about differentiating products; it is about striking emotional chords with consumers. It is about cultivating identity, attachment, and trust to inspire customer loyalty. Chinese brands score low on attributes such as ‘sophisticated,’ ‘desirable,’ ‘innovative,’ ‘friendly,’ and ‘trustworthy.’
Nirmalya Kumar
The main thing going on around intimacy is that we’ve developed a lot of strategies so we’ll be a desirable package.
Tara Brach
It isn’t that secrets are never needed in security. It’s that they are never desirable.
Whitfield Diffie
When you try to cool down hot emotions, what tends to happen is that you end up either repressing them or losing them altogether. Neither is desirable. Without emotion, much social interaction loses its meaning or changes for the worse.
Julian Baggini
It is questionless desirable in all ordinary cases, wherever positive law is established, to restrain ourselves within the letter of that law and to allow the criminal all the benefit, if benefit to him shall result, of any evasion or escape that the law shall afford him.
William Godwin
To conquer the enemy without resorting to war is the most desirable. The highest form of generalship is to conquer the enemy by strategy.
Sun Tzu
I would be lying if I said I’m not flattered being voted as the ‘Time’s’ Most Desirable Man of 2012. Frankly, I have no idea how the desirability quotient is arrived at. If it is just drop dead good looks, then I have to thank God and my parents for it.
Arjun Rampal
If a program of physical activity isn’t designed to get you stronger or faster or better conditioned by producing a specific stress to which a specific desirable adaptation can occur, you don’t get to call it training. It’s just exercise.
Mark Rippetoe
Translators can be considered as busy matchmakers who praise as extremely desirable a half-veiled beauty. They arouse an irresistible yearning for the original.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Capitalism survives by forcing the majority, whom it exploits, to define their own interests as narrowly as possible. This was once achieved by extensive deprivation. Today in the developed countries it is being achieved by imposing a false standard of what is and what is not desirable.
John Berger
I want them to have a desirable experience in whatever way that may manifest itself in each person.
Greta Salpeter
Education is learning to grow, learning what to grow toward, learning what is good and bad, learning what is desirable and undesirable, learning what to choose and what not to choose.
Abraham Maslow
While it is desirable to build up the colored race, we must not sacrifice our best and purest white friends.
Hiram Rhodes Revels
We’ve seen, time and again, when people focus on the outcome rather than what needs to be done to achieve a desirable result, then the wheels fall off.
Cate Campbell
The most desirable thing in life after health and modest means is leisure with dignity.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Fathers like to have children good-natured, well-behaved, and comfortable, but how to put them in that desirable condition is out of their philosophy.
Ernestine Rose
In the desert, water gives life, while in the ocean an island stands to give anchor. Opposites are desirable and necessary. Once again, you see the theme of taking away a precious element of the world or making it rare and precarious.
Vera Nazarian
The reason for natural selection’s great success is that it provides a satisfying explanation of how evolution might have occurred: individual organisms vary, and if those variations are inherited, the successful ones will survive and propagate and pass down their desirable traits to succeeding generations.
John Tyler Bonner
As much as I think it is necessary and desirable for white people to have an expanded view of the black American experience, it’s probably even more important for black people to have that expanded view.
Margot Lee Shetterly
Property is the fruit of labor; property is desirable; it is a positive good.
Abraham Lincoln
Many ‘natural’ events – like early death, disease, hardship – are neither desirable nor necessary.
Phyllis Chesler
When painting a landscape it is desirable to walk through the clumps and around the bushes, around the trees, the houses and the rocks. Familiarizing yourself in this way with the subject, you will get a better concept of the thing and not a visual and false snapshot.
John French Sloan
Brilliant strategy is the best route to desirable ends with available means.
Max McKeown
Solitude and quiet are highly desirable, but the lack of them is no barrier to writing… The will to work builds all the seclusion that one needs.
John Braine
Loneliness isn’t about being by yourself. That’s fine, right and good, desirable in many ways. Loneliness is about finding a landing-place, or not, and knowing that, whatever you do, you can go back there. The opposite of loneliness isn’t company, it’s return. A place to return.
Jeanette Winterson
Values heavily influence the practice of health habits. For example, exercise for women may be considered desirable in one culture but undesirable in another.(Donovan, Jessor, Costa, 1991) As a result, patterns among women will differe greatly between two cultures.
Shelley E. Taylor
Television is a lot of fun. It’s faster-paced. The schedule is really desirable, I guess. But as far as films go, and I’ve only done a couple; film is like a definitive beginning, middle and end. You know your character’s arch.
Eric Dane
You can develop any habit or thought or behavior that you consider desirable or necessary.
Brian Tracy
There is a knowledge which is desirable, though nothing come of it, as being of itself a treasure, and a sufficient remuneration of years of labor.
John Henry Newman
The popular notion that an increase in the stock of money is socially and economically beneficial and desirable is one of the great fallacies of our time.
Hans F. Sennholz
After all, it’s woman, who decide, if a man is desirable or undesirable.
Candace Bushnell
The indispensible is not necessarily the desirable.
Aldous Huxley
The link between rational individual behavior and collectively desirable outcomes is extremely tenuous.
Robert H. Frank
Have you ever noticed?–people, no matter how beautiful or desirable, invariably will, if observed closely while going about their daily business of keeping alive, begin to seem like monsters.
Donald Antrim
The truly gifted negotiator, then, is one whose initial position is exaggerated enough to allow for a series of concessions that will yield a desirable final offer from the opponent, yet is not so outlandish as to be seen as illegitimate from the start.
Robert Cialdini
I look for individuality in the artisans I work with for CoutureLab; a loving relationship with the product and care in the construction, along with the story behind it, make couture desirable to consumers looking for something that cannot be mass-produced.
Carmen Busquets
When you leave a man alone with his Bible and the Holy Ghost inspires him, he’s going to be a Catholic one way or another, even though he knows nothing about the visible church. His kind of Christianity may not be socially desirable, but will be real in the sight of God.
Flannery O’Connor
Teamwork is neither “good” nor “desirable.” It is a fact. Wherever people work together or play together they do so as a team. Which team to use for what purpose is a crucial, difficult and risky decision that is even harder to unmake. Managements have yet to learn how to make it.
Peter Drucker
Even men used to hide their marriages because they used to feel people will not like them anymore. It’s the industry which has the false notion that an actor or an actress, if married, is not desirable to the audience.
Dimple Kapadia
Generally, a desirable, practically attainable idea, suggested in prophecy, has a chance of forcing itself into reality by its very existence.
John W. Campbell
I went over the heads of the things a man reckons desirable. No doubt invisibility made it possible to get them, but it made it impossible to enjoy them when they are got.
H. G. Wells
Suicide is a fundamental human right. This does not mean that it is desirable. It only means that society does not have the moral right to interfere, by force, with a persons decision to commit this act. The result is a far-reaching infantilization and dehumanization of the suicidal person.
Thomas Szasz
In most mills, only the best portions of the best trees are used, while the ruins are left on the ground to feed great fires which kill much of what is left of the less desirable timber, together with the seedlings on which the permanence of the forest depends.
John Muir
Of the present state, whatever it be, we feel and are forced to confess the misery; yet when the same state is again at a distance, imagination paints it as desirable.
Samuel Johnson
You know you’ve checked into Heartbreak Hotel for real when you feel less desirable than uncooked fish.
Plum Sykes
Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Our Constitution… has not left the religion of its citizens under the power of its public functionaries, were it possible that any of these should consider a conquest over the conscience of men either attainable or applicable to any desirable purpose.
Thomas Jefferson
To me the function of politics is to make possible the desirable.
Indira Gandhi
Philebus was saying that enjoyment and pleasure and delight, and the class of feelings akin to them, are a good to every living being, whereas I contend, that not these, but wisdom and intelligence and memory, and their kindred, right opinion and true reasoning, are better and more desirable than pleasure
It is always good to keep looking different and desirable.
Nia Sharma
Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.
Albert Camus
By unrighteousness man prospers, gains what appears desirable, conquer enemies, but perishes a the root.
Rabindranath Tagore
The need for a quick, satisfactory copying machine that could be used right in the office seemed very apparent to me-there seemed such a crying need for it-such a desirable thing if it could be obtained. So I set out to think of how one could be made.
Chester Carlson
I could have my hair really short. I didn’t have to wear dresses, I could wear baggy old T-shirts and ripped trousers and monkey boots and I was desirable to boys that were into the same stuff.
Kathy Burke
All of us desire a better state of society. But society cannot become better before two great tasks are performed.Unless peace can be firmly established and the prevailing obsession with money and power profoundly modified, there is no hope of any desirable change being made.
Aldous Huxley
A little folly is desirable in him that will not be guilty of stupidity.
Michel de Montaigne
Everybody can be desirable if they take care of themselves.
Arjun Rampal
Any brand in the world wants to make desirable product. But we don’t shove it down people’s throats.
James Jebbia
Although a crisp texture is the single most prized quality in an apple – even more desirable than taste, according to one study – crispness is more a matter of acoustics than of mouth feel.
John Seabrook
I believe that style is the only real luxury,that is really desirable
Giorgio Armani
There is a troublesome humor some men have, that if they may not lead, they will not follow; but had rather a thing were never done, than not done their own way, tho’ other ways very desirable.
William Penn
You may think life is sweet now, but when death is a heartbeat away then life becomes unbearably desirable. And when you survive, everything you do will be enhanced and filled with greater joy: the sunlight, the breeze, a good wine, a woman’s lips, a child’s laughter.
David Gemmell
Practically, the desirable situation ought to be one in which any reasonably responsible person willing to accept available employment can find a job paying a living wage within 48 hours.
William Vickrey
The specific goals we set for ourselves are almost always subsidiary to our long range intentions. A good parent, a good neighbour, a good citizen, is not good because his specific goals are acceptable, but because his successive goals are ordered to a dependable and socially desirable set of values. (1947)
Gordon Allport
Also, that which is desirable in itself is more desirable than what is desirable per accidens.
Leadership is the ability to encourage the best efforts of others in working toward a desirable goal.
Spencer W. Kimball
Projecting a persuasive image of a desirable and practical future is extremely important to high morale, to dynamism, to consensus, and in general to help the wheels of society turn smoothly.
Herman Kahn
It is even possible that desirable redistribution is more likely to occur through climate change policy than otherwise, or to be accomplished more effectively through climate policy than through direct foreign aid.
Cass Sunstein
The pleasures of love are pains that become desirable, where sweetness and torment blend, and so love is voluntary insanity, infernal paradise, and celestial hell – in short, harmony of opposite yearnings, sorrowful laughter, soft diamond.
Umberto Eco
In doing zazen it is desirable to have a quiet room. You should be temperate in eating and drinking, forsaking all delusive relationships. Setting everything aside, think of neither good nor evil, right nor wrong. Thus having stopped the various functions of your mind, five up even the idea of becoming a Buddha.
There’s a terrible truth for many women in the picture business: Aging typically takes its toll and means fewer and less desirable roles.
Maureen O’Hara
But for we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man’s welfare… are to be found portrayed in it.
James A. Garfield
Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch.
James A. Baldwin
A desirable advertisement will be reasonable, but never dull … original, but never self-conscious … imaginative, but never misleading.
Fairfax M. Cone
What is a disease is wishing with an equal intensity what is needed and what is desirable, and suffer for not being perfect as you would suffer for not having bread. The romantic error is this wanting the moon as if there was a way to get it.
Fernando Pessoa
The object of government is the welfare of the people. The material progress and prosperity of a nation are desirable chiefly so far as they lead to the moral and material welfare of all good citizens.
Theodore Roosevelt
Now one of two things is true: Either a republic is a desirable form of government, or else it is not.
Anna Howard Shaw
As regards plot I find real life no help at all. Real life seems to have no plots. And as I think a plot desirable and almost necessary, I have this extra grudge against life.
Ivy Compton-Burnett
The line between the public life and the private life has been erased, due to the rapid decline of manners and courtesy. There is a certain crudeness and crassness that has suddenly become accepted behavior, even desirable.
Fannie Flagg
If it were considered desirable to destroy a human being, the only thing necessary would be to give his work a character of uselessness
Fyodor Dostoevsky
My job is to make desirable, luxurious, beautiful clothing and accessories women want to buy. My first decision is always based on, ‘Can I do this in a more sustainable way without sacrificing design?’ If I can, then there is no reason not to.
Stella McCartney
If any personal description of me is thought desirable, it may be said, I am, in height, six feet, four inches, nearly; lean in flesh, weighing on an average one hundred and eighty pounds; dark complexion, with coarse black hair, and grey eyes — no other marks or brands recollected.
Abraham Lincoln
Singlehood is not longer a state to be overcome as soon as possible. It has its own rewards. Marriage is not the gateway to adulthood anymore. For most people it’s the dessert – desirable, but no longer the main course.
Stephanie Coontz
The Free Exercise Clause protects the individual from any coercive measure that encourages him toward one faith or creed, discourages him from another, or makes it prudent or desirable for him to select one and embrace it.
William O. Douglas
Millennials, as others, want creative, durable, desirable, and beautiful products. But they do add a new criteria: respect.
Antoine Arnault
One of the functions of art is to offer a more desirable reality – a model, as it were, of another style of existence with its own pace and its own cultural reference.
Peter Schmidt
It is only by the rational use of technology; to control and guide what technology is doing; that we can keep any hopes of a social life more desirable than our own: or in fact of a social life which is not appalling to imagine.
Carrie Snow
When you try to cool down hot emotions, what tends to happen is that you end up either repressing them or losing them altogether. Neither is desirable. Without emotion, much social interaction loses its meaning, or changes for the worse.
Julian Baggini
Any adaptation is a translation, and there is such a thing as an unreadably faithful translation; and I believe a degree of reinterpretatio n for the new language may be not only inevitable but desirable.
David Mitchell
Rhythm is born in all of us. To be a desirable dancing partner, you don’t have to do all the intricate fancy steps that happen to be in vogue. All you have to do is be a good average dancer, and anybody who spends the time and effort can accomplish this.
Ginger Rogers
One of the objects of a newspaper is to understand popular feeling and to give expression to it; another is to arouse among the people certain desirable sentiments; and the third is fearlessly to expose popular defects.
Mahatma Gandhi
Coincidentally, a good age for a Japanese girl is younger than twenty five, because that’s when she turns into a ‘Christmas Cake’. Christmas cakes, as everyone knows, are desirable before the twenty fifth but afterward quickly become stale and are put on the shelf.
Andrew Davidson
Indeed, public scrutiny is desirable for healthy functioning of judiciary itself.
Prashant Bhushan
The proximity of a desirable thing tempts one to overindulgence. On that path lies danger.
Frank Herbert
I felt that even when they were polite they hardly saw me, that they would have begged the pardon of Jack the Bear, never glancing his way if the bear happened to be walking along minding his business. It was confusing. I did not know if it was desirable or undesirable.
Ralph Ellison
Similarly, it is argued that the culture of Islam is incompatible with democracy. Basically, this conventional perspective of the Middle East thus contends that democracy in that region is neither possible nor even desirable
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
No matter how deeply wedded one may be to the free enterprise system (and I, for one, am wedded for life), one has to accept the need for positive government; one has to consider government action on a sizable scale as desirable rather than as a necessary evil.
Peter Drucker
Let us, my dear contemporaries, arise above such narrow prejudices. If wisdom be desirable on its own account, if virtue, to deserve the name, must be founded on knowledge, let us endeavour to strengthen our minds by reflection till our heads become a balance for our hearts.
Mary Wollstonecraft
What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God.
Monica Baldwin
Our wishes never seem so little desirable as when on the verge of accomplishment; we draw back instinctively, they look so different from what we expected.
Geraldine Jewsbury
I’ve always got songs ready to go. It’s not a challenge to conjure anything, it’s just whether the music I supply is desirable.
Nicholas Thorburn
It is doubtless very desirable, that private persons should have a correct knowledge of their personal interests; but it must be infinitely more so, that governments should possess that knowledge.
Jean-Baptiste Say
Leadership is about change… The best way to get people to venture into unknown terrain is to make it desirable by taking them there in their imaginations.
Noel Tichy
The country of the tourist pamphlet always is another country, an embarrassing abstraction of the desirable that, thank God, does not exist on this planet, where there are always ants and bad smells and empty Coca-Cola bottles to keep the grubby finger-print of reality upon the beautiful.
Nadine Gordimer
Providing more desirable products, services, and customer experiences is vital to the continued existence of any business. And that is INNOVATION.
Peter Drucker
The whole world appears to me like a huge vacuum, a vast empty space, whence nothing desirable, or at least satisfactory, can possibly be derived; and I long daily to die more and more to it; even though I obtain not that comfort from spiritual things which I earnestly desire.
David Brainerd
The condition of women in Islamic societies as a whole is also far from desirable. However, we should acknowledge that there are differences. In certain countries, the conditions are much better and in others much worse.
Shirin Ebadi
…vicinity to the sea is desirable, because it is easier to do nothing by the sea than anywhere else, and because bathing and basking on the shore cannot be considered an employment but only an apotheosis of loafing. (“Expiation”)
E.F. Benson
Is anarchism desirable? Well, who does not seek freedom? What man, unless willing to declare himself in bondage, would care to call any control agreeable? Think about it!
Johann Most
Many different relationships among patients, doctors, and drugs are possible and desirable. As in so many other areas of life, the Internet encourages experimentation. Questionnaire-based pharmacies operate between the traditional prescription and over-the-counter models.
Virginia Postrel
The passage of time is likely to make high-speed rail more and more desirable, making it critical that politicians of today think ahead to tomorrow.
Anthony Albanese
Liberty is equally desirable to the good and to the bad, to the brave and to the dastardly.
John Major
Society must cease to look upon ‘progress’ as something desirable. ‘Eternal Progress’ is a nonsensical myth. What must be implemented is not a ‘steadily expanding economy’, but a zero growth economy, a stable economy. Economic growth is not only unnecessary but ruinous.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The knowledge that my discriminations are skewed and not always universally desirable doesn’t stop me in the least from making them.
Phillip Lopate
The slower but consistent tortoise causes less waste and is more desirable than the speedy hare that races ahead and then stops occasionally to doze. The Toyota Production System can be realized only when all the workers become tortoises.
Taiichi Ohno
Enough fine weather and money and a few memorable meals make any place desirable.
Elizabeth McCracken
There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.
Mark Twain
I wonder what it feels like to have no desires left because you have satisfied them all, smothered them with money even before they are born. Is an existence without desire very desirable? And is the poverty of desire better than rank poverty itself?
Vikas Swarup
Sexuality, desirability has nothing to do with body type. It has to do with how you feel from within. I was at my fattest best in ‘The Dirty Picture,’ and I was called the most desirable. So there you go. I am quite well-endowed, so I have no complaints.
Vidya Balan
I like myself as I am, more desiring than desirable.
Virginie Despentes
In the absence of any short term in common use to represent all desirable things, or things that satisfy human wants, we may use the term Goods for that purpose.
Alfred Marshall
There’s nothing wrong with being a pretty girl, because you want to be, desirable. There’s nothing wrong with that, but you should have a plan B even if that is getting pregnant by a rich dude.
Pauly Shore
God is triune, and it is as triune that he is so good and desirable.
Michael Reeves
We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior.
Friedrich Durrenmatt
It’s one thing to want money, but if you find yourself choking on a coin as you wake, the money is slightly less desirable.
Neil Gaiman
An awakened imagination works with a purpose. It creates and conserves the desirable, and transforms or destroys the undesirable.
Neville Goddard
All wealth consists of desirable things; that is, things which satisfy human wants directly or indirectly: but not all desirable things are reckoned as wealth.
Alfred Marshall
The child plays at being an adult long before he is one, and so you can play with more desirable beliefs while you are still growing into that more beneficial picture.
Seth Roberts
To have fame follow us is well, but it is not a desirable avant-courier.
Honore de Balzac
Linguistics is our best tool for bringing about social change and SF is our best tool for testing such changes before they are implemented in the real world, therefore the conjunction of the two is desirable and should be useful.
Suzette Haden Elgin
This above all makes history useful and desirable; it unfolds before our eyes a glorious record of exemplary actions.
That sort of fundamentalism which treats possession of private property not as a desirable economic and personal asset but as a condition of liberty is a form of primitive religion.
Neil Kinnock
Social and cultural change, however desirable, should not be effected by the engines of national power. Let us, through persuasion and education, seek to improve institutions we deem defective. But let us, in doing so, respect the orderly processes of the law. Any other course enthrones tyrants and dooms freedom.
Barry Goldwater
The end justifies the means only when the means used are such as actually bring about the desired and desirable end.
John Dewey
First, the firearms industry has been around and has been respected for generations. They provide a valuable service and a highly desirable product to millions of sportsmen and supporters of those second amendment rights.
Cliff Stearns
Common sense is both more rare and more desirable in leaders than mere intelligence.
I was always made to feel that men were desirable because of their masculinity, and for a boy, being feminine was not something you should be proud of. But, I came to realise it’s OK for boys to be feminine, for girls to be masculine and we should all express ourselves however we want.
Courtney Act
Now we have technology where we can modify the genomics of individuals by gene transfer and genetic meddling, we may find that people will want to modify their children, enhance their intelligence, their strength and their beauty and all the other so-called desirable characteristics.
Robert Winston
One needs to fully accept that surprises sometimes happen and complete control over outcome is not necessary or even desirable.
Michael Kenna
Times of crisis, of disruption or constructive change, are not only predictable, but desirable. They mean growth. Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Coherence and closure are deep human desires that are presently unfashionable. But they are always both frightening and enchantingly desirable. “Falling in love,” characteristically, combs the appearances of the word, and of the particular lover’s history, out of a random tangle and into a coherent plot.
A. S. Byatt
We’ve just learned how to balance ourselves a little better so that we’re happier way more of the time than not, and, you know, being happy is a radical and desirable act if you ask me.
Anthony Kiedis
I know that a sweet child is the sweetest thing in nature?but the prettier the kind of a thing is, the more desirable it is that it should be pretty of its kind.
Charles Lamb
To be sure, mathematics can be extended to any branch of knowledge, including economics, provided the concepts are so clearly defined as to permit accurate symbolic representation. That is only another way of saying that in some branches of discourse it is desirable to know what you are talking about.
James R Newman
The financing of all TV shows is dictated by finding an audience between 18 and 49. I have now passed beyond 49, so probably, I am no longer a desirable commodity for TV. And I am at peace with that; that’s fine.
Hugh Laurie
Never say never to anything, .. As you get older, being alone isn’t very desirable. You want someone to drink your coffee with, to share your television with. I missed male companionship.
William Joseph Burns
I believe a ‘talented’ person is one who has learned how to effectively cultivate and polish any of the many desirable capabilities with which most of us are born but few of us nurture.
Marilyn vos Savant
Everybody is struggling for the good things of the world, and all the arguments to prove that they are not desirable are worse than wasted.
Orison Swett Marden
Beauty is highly desirable but simplicity and usefulness are the overwhelming fashion of our age. Just because it’s beautiful does not mean it’s useful.
Gerry McGovern
We are fortunate to live in an attractive, highly desirable and vibrant city. A city that is growing, that draws new residents and visitors from across the world each day and a city with a great sense of pride in all we do and have to offer.
Ted Wheeler
Things to be done offer themselves, I suppose, because they are in themselves desirable; not because it is desirable to have something to do.
Anthony Trollope
The Arabic world was very interesting in the 1920s to ’60s: there was something booming culturally, and I found my culture very desirable when I listened to these songs.
Yasmine Hamdan
All genuine ideals have one thing in common: they express the desire for something which is not yet accomplished but which is desirable for the purpose of the growth and happiness of the individual.
Erich Fromm
If America becomes militant, it will be because its people choose to become such; it will be because they think that war and warlikeness are desirable.
William Graham Sumner
Gold was not selected arbitrarily by governments to be the monetary standard. Gold had developed for many centuries on the free market as the best money; as the commodity providing the most stable and desirable monetary medium.
Murray Rothbard
It is sometimes desirable to distort or accentuate with lenses of various focal lengths… Deliberate distortion may actually add to its reality.
Arthur Rothstein
In summary, Intelligence Intensification is desirable, because there is not a single problem confronting humanity that is not either caused or considerably worsened by the prevailing stupidity (insensitivity) of the species: badly wired robots bumping into and maiming and killing each other.
Robert Anton Wilson
It might be argued that genuine spontaneity is not really possible or desirable so long as printed scores of great works exist. All modern musicians are, for better or worse, prisoners of Gutenberg.
Donal Henahan
They absorb carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide and give out oxygen. What could be more desirable? And they look good in the bargain. Stop chopping down the rain forests and plant more saplings, and we’re on our way.
Isaac Asimov
Right discipline consists, not in external compulsion, but in the habits of mind which lead spontaneously to desirable rather than undesirable activities.
Bertrand Russell
Subject opinion to coercion: whom will you make your inquisitors? Fallible men; men governed by bad passions, by private as well as public reasons. And why subject it to coercion? To produce uniformity. But is uniformity of opinion desirable? No more than of face and stature.
Thomas Jefferson
I was raised in a very Middle Eastern household, and modesty was very important, and dressing to not be desirable or provocative was very important.
Tan France
One is more desirable when loved, not feared.
Robert M. Hensel
My sympathies are, of course, with the Government side, especially the Anarchists ; for Anarchism seems to me more likely to lead to desirable social change than highly centralized, dictatorial Communism .
Aldous Huxley
The word Fascism has now no meaning except in so far as it signifies ‘something not desirable.’
George Orwell
Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends.
John Stuart Mill
In this age, the mere example of non-conformity, the mere refusal to bend the knee to custom, is itself a service. Precisely because the tyranny of opinion is such as to make eccentricity a reproach, it is desirable, in order to break through that tyranny, that people should be eccentric.
John Stuart Mill
Sexiness is no longer defined just as whether we are desirable, but also what we desire. The more liberated women become – economically, politically, and personally – the more erotic we are. Freedom is a lot sexier than dependency.
Naomi Wolf
Even if it were true that we need God to be moral, it would of course not make God’s existence more likely, merely more desirable (many people cannot tell the difference)
Richard Dawkins
Beloved is man, for he was created in the image of God. Beloved are Israel, for they were called children of God. Beloved are Israel, for unto them was given the desirable Torah
Rabbi Akiva
We next consider the rule that the investor does or should consider expected return a desirable thing and variance of return an undesirable thing.
Harry Markowitz
He was visited on a lunar basis by these great unspecific waves of horniness, whereby all women within a certain age group and figure envelope became immediately and impossibly desirable. He emerged from these spells with eyeballs still oscillating and a wish that his neck could rotate through the full 360 degrees.
Thomas Pynchon
One of the powerful temptations is that of the cinema palace. The cinema has undoubtedly an enormous attraction for boys, and people are constantly cudgelling their brains how to stop it. But it is one of those things which would be very difficult to stop even if it were altogether desirable.
Robert Baden-Powell
Don’t say ‘wife.’ I’m your mistress. Wife’s such an ugly word. Your ‘permanent mistress’ is so much more tangible and desirable… .
F. Scott Fitzgerald
If we evolved a race of Isaac Newtons, that would not be progress. For the price Newton had to pay for being a supreme intellect was that he was incapable of friendship, love, fatherhood, and many other desirable things. As a man he was a failure; as a monster he was superb.
Aldous Huxley
Scientific theories tell us what is possible; myths tell us what is desirable. Both are needed to guide proper action.
John Maynard Smith
The diminution of the reality of class, however socially desirable in many respects, seems to have the practical effect of diminishing our ability to see people in their difference and specialness.
Lionel Trilling
Wherever desirable superfluities are imported, industry is excited, and thereby plenty is produced. Were only necessaries permitted to be purchased, men would work no more than was necessary for that purpose.
Benjamin Franklin
It has always been desirable to tell the truth, but seldom if ever necessary.
Arthur Balfour
Words matter, especially words defining complicated political arrangements, because they shape perceptions of the events of the past, attitudes toward policies being carried out in the present, and expectations about desirable directions for the future.
Michael Mandelbaum
Qualities like being considerate, loyal, caring, protective and honest are what attract me in a man and I find such men desirable.
Shehnaaz Gill
Intelligence is not necessarily a good thing, something to value or cultivate. It’s more like a fifth wheel – necessary or desirable when things break down. When things go well, it’s better to be stupid … Stupidity is as much a value as intelligence.
Susan Sontag
As many have discovered, it is entirely possible (although not particularly desirable) to love two people with all your heart. It is entirely possible to long for two lives, to feel that one life can’t come close to containing it all.
Gabrielle Zevin
Manhattanism is the one urbanistic ideology that has fed, from its conception, on the splendors and miseries of the metropolitan condition—hyper-density—without once losing faith in it as the basis for a desirable modern culture. Manhattan’s architecture is a paradigm for the exploitation of congestion.
Rem Koolhaas
In my opinion, unique personality makes for a desirable trait.
Shehnaaz Gill
In books or films, it is desirable to have a climactic battle scene, but the world does not operate in those gross dramatic terms. In Vietnam, there was a general aimlessness, not just in the physical sense, but beyond that in the moral and ethical sense.
Tim O’Brien
There is still a tendency to regard any existing government intervention as desirable, to attribute all evils to the market, and to evaluate new proposals for government control in their ideal form, as they might work if run by able, disinterested men free from the pressure of special interest groups.
Milton Friedman
I’m almost reluctant to say it because it sounds superficial, but when you lose your hair, it just affects the way that you look at yourself in the mirror. You feel less feminine, pretty or desirable, and it’s not an easy thing to go through.
Joan Lunden
Because I don’t believe that it’s really desirable to have security on a computer, I shouldn’t be willing to help uphold the security regime.
Richard Stallman
When a man sees something desirable, he must reflect on the fact that with time it could come to involve what is detestable. When he sees something that is beneficial, he should reflect that sooner or later it, too, could come to involve harm.
I’ve never felt a desire (and I don’t believe I ever shall) to bring the public to my work… a certain popularity seems to me the least desirable of things.
Vincent Van Gogh
When a man sees something desirable, he must reflect on the fact that with time it could come to involve what is detestable. When he sees something that is beneficial, he should reflect that sooner or later it, too, could come to involve harm.
Xun Kuang
Branding is not merely about differentiating products; it is about striking emotional chords with consumers. It is about cultivating identity, attachment, and trust to inspire customer loyalty. Chinese brands score low on attributes such as “sophisticated,” “desirable,” “innovative,” “friendly,” and “trustworthy.”
Nirmalya Kumar
A friend puts body moisturiser on every day because it makes her feel desirable. I have started doing it, too, and it really works.
Kate Garraway
Could it be that there were other things more desirable than cold logic and undefiled brain power?
Edgar Rice Burroughs
All poets adore explosions, thunderstorms, tornadoes, conflagrations, ruins, scenes of spectacular carnage. The poetic imagination is not at all a desirable quality in a statesman.
W. H. Auden
Women who are too easy to attract are perceived as less desirable.
David Buss
A youthful age is desirable, but aged youth is troublesome and grievous.
Chilon of Sparta
Free education for all – whilst it is a desirable notion, in South Africa it will simply not be affordable.
Cyril Ramaphosa
Reason shows me that if my happiness is desirable and good, the equal happiness of any other person must be equally desirable.
Henry Sidgwick
What the world needs is not dogma but an attitude of scientific inquiry combined with a belief that the torture of millions is not desirable, whether inflicted by Stalin or by a Deity imagined in the likeness of the believer
Bertrand Russell
Britain is a desirable place to live mainly because it is an island, which most people can’t get to.
Peter Hitchens
The awful thing about a conductor becoming geriatric is that you seem to become more desirable, not less.
Neville Marriner
Oh, why was he so handsomely blond, so courteously aloof, so maddeningly boring with his talk about Europe and books and music and poetry and things that interested her not at all – and yet so desirable?
Margaret Mitchell
I don’t want to be a movie star like Angelina Jolie. Nothing about being a celebrity is desirable. I’m an actor. It’s bizarre to me that everybody’s so obsessive.
Kristen Stewart
Peace produced by suppression is neither natural nor desirable.
Anna Julia Cooper
Besides offering desirable products, the Free People brand continue to produce some of the most compelling imagery and customer engagement in the industry.
Richard Hayne
I want to be known as a desirable actress who can perform – that’s something I strive to be.
Shraddha Srinath
The problem often is that aspiring brands wish to be universally loved. Unfortunately, universal love is neither achievable nor desirable. Instead, great brands are loved by some and hated by others because they actually stand for something.
Nirmalya Kumar
When the desirable jobs are spending other people’s money, reporting on spending other people’s money and lobbying to spend other people’s money then you know that the society is f***ed.
Tim Worstall
It’s a pity that if someone who has a really profoundly potent art to share chooses not to or doesn’t fit into this very thin slice of what’s desirable and marketable, chances are the public will never get a chance to hear what they’re doing.
Esperanza Spalding
Many people love grey squirrels, but the reality is that they are a real problem for some of our most threatened native species, like the red squirrel and dormouse. It is not realistic, practical or even desirable to completely eradicate grey squirrels, but we must control them effectively.
Jim Knight
Ellen Galinsky’s surveys at the Families and Work Institute pointed to a desirable norm for many parents for working not full-time, but part-time. And I get that. I mean, Norway has a 35-hour work week. That counts as part-time for us in the United States, you know. And Norway’s doing well, by the way.
Arlie Russell Hochschild
Making the desirable possible requires us to make the desirable popular, electable, credible, and something that people want to hold on to.
Gordon Brown
I wish the constitution, which is offered, had been made more perfect; but I sincerely believe it is the best that could be obtained at this time. And, as a constitutional door is opened for amendment hereafter, the adoption of it, under the present circumstances of the Union, is in my opinion desirable.
George Washington
I don’t think that that’s a desirable option for us. Besides, it wouldn’t work, because there are too many other countries that are willing to work economically with China. But I don’t think the basic relationship depends on economics. It depends on a political understanding of what is required for peace in Asia.
Henry A. Kissinger
When women are told that sexual harassment is ‘part of the job’ or when assistants of both sexes enable harassing behavior, they have bought into the culture that says such behavior is not just permissible, it is a desirable expression of power.
Pramila Jayapal
Property is desirable as the ground work of moral independence, as a means of improving the faculties, and of doing good to others, and as the agent in all that distinguishes the civilized man from the savage.
James F. Cooper
At a time when so many scholars in the world are calculating, is it not desirable that some, who can, dream ?
Rene Thom
Death is not natural for a state as it is for a human being, for whom death is not only necessary, but frequently even desirable.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
When somebody is enthusiastic about a job opportunity – but gives off the feeling that this is not the only one they have on the table – they become more seductive in the employer’s eyes. You become more desirable because it shows that you’re making a conscious and thoughtful decision for the right reasons.
Peter Guber
In the movies, there’s this idea that you’re only desirable if you’re physically dazzling.
Emily Beecham
The various features and aspects of human life, such as longevity, good health, success, happiness, and so forth, which we consider desirable, are all dependent on kindness and a good heart.
Dalai Lama
Arriving someplace more desirable at some future time is an illusion. This is it.
Jon Kabat-Zinn
It is desirable for Buddhist affairs to help civilian rule.
Ye Xiaowen
My view is that it is desirable to be both loved and feared; but it is difficult to achieve both and, if one of them has to be lacking, it is much safer to be feared than loved.
Niccolo Machiavelli
Aesthetics have substantial political consequences. How one views oneself as beautiful or not beautiful or desirable or not desirable has deep consequences in terms of one’s feelings of self-worth and one’s capacity to be a political agent.
Cornel West
Our fiscal ruin and resulting loss of world leadership will, in their [liberals’] eyes, be not a tragic event but a desirable one.
Mitch Daniels
The fact that Facebook presents facial recognition programmes as a desirable development, well, that in itself is a decisive step toward fascism, as far as I’m concerned.
Christoph Waltz
For men who had easily endured hardship, danger and difficult uncertainty, leisure and riches, though in some ways desirable, proved burdensome and a source of grief.
I’ve played a lot of weird women. I play crazy ladies, and I’ve played a lot of insane women and weird best friends that are not sexually desirable.
Jennifer Coolidge
I think it is a combination of looks, aura, success, the energies that one gives out, the person you are and the person you feel like that makes you ‘desirable.’ When the outside world sees you as a man who is responsible for himself and his family, as a man who is fit and sensitive, it kind of ups your desirability.
Arjun Rampal
I don’t know if I was a desirable person, not just physically but emotionally and mentally and intellectually. I still have a long way go and a lot to learn, but I’m on my way, I don’t think I’m terribly attractive, but I’m comfortable with my looks
Shelley Duvall
Living in areas with a high population density does not need to be synonymous with overcrowding. Manhattan has an extremely dense population and is considered by many to be a highly desirable place to live.
Mark Walport
It’s hard to feel desire when you don’t feel desirable
Christine Feehan
London is like a collection of hills. There are lots of desirable spots and lots of space in between. The idea of elbowing people out of your way to get somewhere – literally or metaphorically – seems foreign here.
Vestal McIntyre
I think I’ve grown up in an era where character acting on film has become less desirable for the producers and directors and therefore the audience. They have got used to the people that those actors really are.
David Suchet
I think that whole aura of marriage and family is desirable, especially when you’re involved in this kind of business. You want that security in your personal life.
John Wesley Shipp
Knowledge indeed is a desirable, a lovely possession.
Thomas Jefferson
Any technique, however worthy and desirable, becomes a disease when the mind is obsessed with it.
Bruce Lee
It would not be desirable to include ‘terrorism’ among international crimes subject to International Criminal Court jurisdiction if defined to apply only to anti-state acts of violence. The failure to include terrorism as a distinct crime was due to the inability to agree upon its proper definition.
Richard A. Falk
Life, with all it’s sorrows, cares, perplexities and heart-breaks, is more interesting than bovine placidity, hence more desirable. The more interesting it is, the happier it is.
William Lyon Phelps
Parallel parking is desirable for two reasons: parked cars create a physical barrier and psychological buffer that protects pedestrians on the sidewalk from moving vehicles; and a rich supply of parallel parking can eliminate the need for parking lots, which are extremely destructive of the civic fabric.
James Howard Kunstler
Sin always seems ‘good, and pleasant, and desirable,’ at the time of commission.
J. C. Ryle
There are three motives for which we live; we live for the body, we live for the mind, we live for the soul. No one of these is better or holier than the other; all are alike desirable, and no one of the three—body, mind, or soul—can live fully if either of the others is cut short of full life and expression.
Wallace D. Wattles
To me, Celine is unrivaled, and Hedi Slimane has such a multifaceted talent – from clothing design to photography. He creates this rare, incredible, and desirable world through his vision. I’m always inspired by his work.
In all matters moderation is desirable. If a thing is carried to excess, it will prove a source of evil.
I am Western and I see no need or reason to change that. The Western lifestyle has many things to offer, as do the Eastern methods of self discovery. I think blending the two is very desirable.
Frederick Lenz
At this moment in history, we are called to act as if we truly believe that liberty and justice for all is a desirable thing.
How very sad it is to have a confiding nature, one’s hopes and feelings are quite at the mercy of all who come along; and how very desirable to be a stolid individual, whose hopes and aspirations are safe in one’s waistcoat pocket, and that a pocket indeed, and one not to be picked!
Emily Dickinson
Whether the Union stands or falls, I believe the profession of arms will henceforth be more desirable and more respected than it has been hitherto.
Charles Sumner
Everything really desirable has come about because of, or in spite of, wine!
Lawrence Durrell
Design – pure beauty – will be number one at Fisker Coachbuild. We want to bring beautiful, desirable cars to the market, limit the production of each model, and do so with the highest quality.
Henrik Fisker
I think it’s very desirable to be an individual and a free thinker.
Paul Newman
Lucidity, I maintain, is almost always desirable.
Yi-Fu Tuan
There is peace in dungeons, but is that enough to make dungeons desirable?
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
All desirable things… are desirable either for the pleasure inherent in themselves, or as a means to the promotion of pleasure and the prevention of pain.
John Stuart Mill
They may not look dangerous, but if angered [bowtruckles] will gouge out human eyes with their fingers, which, as you can see, are very sharp and not at all desirable near the eyeballs.
J. K. Rowling
Since pre-Emancipation, black ‘females’ have had to fight for the whites-only privilege of being deemed ‘ladies’: cultured, educated, sexually desirable in a socially respected way. Michelle Obama has managed to get all this without yielding her right to be smart and strong-willed.
Margo Jefferson
I’ve always argued that it is just as desirable, just as possible, to have philosopher plumbers as philosopher kings.
Edith Green
[Nuclear war]… may not be desirable.
Edwin Meese
The main thing I need to do is create, hopefully, exquisitely beautiful, desirable objects for my customer.
Stella McCartney
Ethical systems and practices need to look good. They have to be desirable, well-designed and work well.
Adrian Grenier
I feel, other than physical attributes, which can be subjective, being good at your work makes anyone desirable. Being honest and kind with fellow beings is also appealing.
Aishwarya Lekshmi