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If one wants another only for some self-satisfaction, usually in the form of sensual pleasure, that wrong desire takes the form of lust rather than love.
Perhaps as good a classification as any of the main types is that of the three lusts distinguished by traditional Christianity - the lust of knowledge, the lust of sensation, and the lust of power.
True love never dies for it is lust that fades away. Love bonds for a lifetime but lust just pushes away.
I've looked on many women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times. God knows I will do this and forgives me.
The human spirit sublimates the impulses it thwarts; a healthy sex life mitigates the lust for other sports.
Yet, so far from laboring to know the forbidden tree of worldly pleasures and its various fruits, man gives himself up to a careless and thoughtless state of life, and yields to the lust of the flesh, not considering that this lust is really the forbidden tree.
Christian morality prefers remorse to precede lust, and then lust not to follow.
The lust of avarice as so totally seized upon mankind that their wealth seems rather to possess them than they possess their wealth.
William Ellery Channing
The ascetism of early Christianity, which turned its back on the world of the flesh, had degrenerated, in some quarters of the Church, into hatred of those who those who brought that flesh into being. Misogyny, the hatred of women, had become a strong element in medieval Christianity. Women who menstruate, and give birth, were identified with sexuality and therefore with evil. All witchcraft stems from carnal lust, which is in women insatiable, stated the Malleus Maleficarum.
Lust fades, so you'd better be with someone who can stand you.
The Story Of Us
Do not follow vain desires; for verily he who prospers is preserved from lust, greed and anger.
The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger; the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind, the latter to preserve themselves.
If we do not know ourselves to be full of pride, ambition, lust, weakness, misery, and injustice, we are indeed blind. And if, knowing this, we do not desire deliverance, what can we say of a man...?
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