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LUST
[ Also see Appetite Covetousness Desire Harlot Indifference Indulgence Love Passion Sex Temptation Voluptuousness ]

It is the grand battle of life, to teach lust the limits of divine law, to break it into the taste of the bread of heaven, and make it understand that man doth not live by bread alone, but by every word that cometh out of the mouth of God.
      - J.B. Brown

Lust is the craving for salt of a man who is dying of thirst.
      - Frederick Buechner

As pills that are outwardly fair, gilt, and rolled in sugar, but within are full of bitterness: even so lustful pleasure is no sooner hatched but repentance is at hand, ready to supplant her.
      - Daniel Cawdrey

So long as lust (whether of the world or flesh) smells sweet in our nostrils, so long we are loathesome to God.
      - Charles Caleb Colton

Servile inclinations, and gross love,
  The guilty bent of vicious appetite;
    At first a sin, a horror ev'n in bliss,
      Deprave the senses and lay waste the man;
        Passions irregular, and next a loathing,
          Quickly succeed to dash the wild.
      - William Havard

Nature is content with little; grace with less; but lust with nothing.
      - Matthew (Mathew) Henry

I know the very difference that lies 'twixt hallowed love and base unholy lust; I know the one is as a golden spur, urging the spirit to all noble aims; the other but a foul and miry pit, o'erthrowing it in midst of its career.
      - Frances Anne "Fanny" Kemble (Mrs. Butler)

Lust is a vice sooner condemned than banished; easily spoke against, but yet it will fawn as smoothly on our flesh as Circe on the Graecian travelers, when she detained them in the shape of beasts.
      - W. Mason

But when lust,
  By unchaste looks, loose gestures, and foul talk,
    But most by lewd and lavish arts of sin,
      Lets in defilement to the inward parts,
        The soul grows clotted by contagion,
          Imbodies and imbrutes, till she quite lose
            The divine property of her first being.
      - John Milton

Capricious, wanton, bold, and brutal Lust
  Is meanly selfish; when resisted, cruel;
    And, like the blast of Pestilential Winds,
      Taints the sweet bloom of Nature's fairest forms.
      - John Milton

Lust--hard by hate.
      - John Milton

Lust is an enemy to the purse, a foe to the person, a canker to the mind, a corrosive to the conscience, a weakness of the wit, a besotter of the senses, and finally, a mortal bane to all the body.
      - Pliny the Elder (Caius Plinius Secundus)

Lust is, of all the frailties of our nature, what most we ought to fear; the headstrong beast rushes along, impatient of the course; nor hears the rider's call, nor feels the rein.
      - Nicholas Rowe

An enemy to whom you show kindness becomes your friend, excepting lust, the indulgence of which increases its enmity.
      - Moslih Eddin (Muslih-un-Din) Saadi (Sadi)

Light and lust are deadly enemies.
      - William Shakespeare

The blood of youth burns not with such excess as gravity's revolt to wantonness.
      - William Shakespeare

The flesh being proud, Desire doth fight with Grace,
  For there it revels, and when that decays,
    The guilty Rebel for remission prays.
      - William Shakespeare

Virtue, as it never will be moved,
  Though Lewdness court it in a shape of Heav'n;
    So Lust, though to a radiant angel link'd,
      Will sate itself in a celestial bed,
        And prey on garbage.
      - William Shakespeare

Lust is a captivity of the reason and an enraging of the passions. It hinders business and distracts counsel. It sins against the body and weakens the soul.
      - Jeremy Taylor


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