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Ignorance and Lust met Ignorance and Lust upon the road, and they begat Anger.
The fierce blood lust and the joy of battle surged over me.
There was an instant of complete silence, but when Tough Bill threw himself on Strickland the lust of battle seized them all, and in a moment there was a confused scrimmage.
In the blood lust of his fury the creature had undergone a sudden reversion to type, which left him a wild beast, forgetful of the dagger that projected from his belt--thinking only of nature's weapons with which his brute prototype had battled.
The sources of that conflict were two: doubts, and the lust of the flesh.
There is lust, of course: even the saints had to fight that--Saint Anthony and others.
But to make this the sole consideration of marriage, to lust after it so violently as to overlook all imperfections for its sake, or to require it so absolutely as to reject and disdain religion, virtue, and sense, which are qualities in their nature of much higher perfection, only because an elegance of person is wanting: this is surely inconsistent, either with a wise man or a good Christian.
And when his other lusts, amid clouds of incense and perfumes and garlands and wines, and all the pleasures of a dissolute life, now let loose, come buzzing around him, nourishing to the utmost the sting of desire which they implant in his drone-like nature, then at last this lord of the soul, having Madness for the captain of his guard, breaks out into a frenzy: and if he finds in himself any good opinions or appetites in process of formation, and there is in him any sense of shame remaining, to these better principles he puts an end, and casts them forth until he has purged away temperance and brought in madness to the full.
There are the terrible ones who carry about in themselves the beast of prey, and have no choice except lusts or self-laceration.
Lust gets us out there looking for a partner, attraction focuses our energy on a particular person and attachment keeps us together long enough to raise a family.
Couples' lust and |attraction can give way to attachment Couples' lust and |attraction can give way to attachment
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