• You are in the same manner surrounded with a small circle of persons... full of desire. They demand of you the benefits of desire... You are therefore properly the king of desire. ...equal
    in this to the greatest kings of the earth... It is desire that constitutes their power; that is, the possession of things that men covet.

    Blaise Pascal (2007). “Blaise Pascal: Thoughts, Letters, and Minor Works”, p.387, Cosimo, Inc.