Passion Quotes

There is no passion like that of a functionary for his function.
Georges Clemenceau
Sympathy constitutes friendship but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits.
Paul Eldridge
Seneca - it is easier to exclude harmful passions than to...
La rochefoucauld - if we resist our passions, it is more from their...
Pythagoras - it is only necessary to make war with five...

As in political so in literary action a man wins friends for himself mostly by the passion of his prejudices and the consistent narrowness of his outlook.
Joseph Conrad
He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.
John Milton
Facts are stubborn things and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
John Quincy Adams
You can overcome any obstacles by asking the right questions of the right people at the right time, then act on that advice with passion.
Dan Surface, The One Business Book You Absolutely Must Own!
Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.
Rita Mae Brown
Know thyself, said the old philosopher, improve thyself, saith the new. Our great object in time is not to waste our passions and gifts on the things external that we must leave behind, but that we cultivate within us all that we can carry into the eternal progress beyond.
Edward Bulwer - Lytton
How fleeting are all human passions compared with the massive continuity of ducks.
Dorothy Sayers, Gaudy Night
Private passions grow tired and wear themselves out political passions, never.
Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine
Intellectual passion dries out sensuality.
Leonardo da Vinci, The Notebooks
Facts are stubborn things and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
John Adams
The capacity for passion is both cruel and divine.
George Sand
Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion.
Ovid
Absence lessens the minor passions and increases the great ones, as the wind douses a candle and kindles a fire.
La Rochefoucauld
From their experience or from the recorded experience of others history, men learn only what their passions and their metaphysical prejudices allow them to learn.
Aldous Huxley
Make no judgements where you have no compassion.
Anne McCaffrey
Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have right that these wants should be provided for, including the want of a sufficient restraint upon their passions.
Edmund Burke
Facts are stubborn things and what ever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they can not alter the state of facts, and evidence.
John Adams
When the habitually even - Tempered suddenly fly into a passion, that explosion is apt to be more impressive than the outburst of the most violent amongst us.
Margery Allingham, Death of a Ghost, 1934
Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
Albert Schweitze
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life. Thus people haunted by the purposelessness of their lives try to find a new content not only by dedicating themselves to a holy cause but also by nursing a fanatical grievance. A mass movement offers them unlimited opportunities for both.
Eric Hoffe
Educate your children to self - Control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes to society.
Daniel Webste
This duality has been reflected in classical as well as modern literature as reason versus passion, or mind and the unconscious. There are moments in each of our lives when our verbal - Intellect suggests one course, and our heart or intuition, another.
Robert
No deep and strong feeling, such as we may come across here and there in the world, is unmixed with compassion. The more we love, the more the object of our love seems to us to be a victim.
Boris Pasternak
Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.
G. M. Trevelyan
It is very difficult to be wholly joyous or wholly sad on this earth. The comic, when it is human, soon takes upon itself a face of pain and some of our griefs... have their source in weaknesses which must be recognized with smiling compassion as the common inheritance of us all.
Miguel de Cervantes
Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.
Henry Ward Beeche
Doubtless criticism was originally benignant, pointing out the beauties of a work rather that its defects. The passions of men have made it malignant, as a bad heart of Procrustes turned the bed, the symbol of repose, into an instrument of torture.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires and fears is more than a King.
John Milton
The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman.
Honore de Balzac
Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.
Claude A. Helvetius
What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself.
Roland Barthes, Esprit
Passion is the source of our finest moments, the joy of love, the clarity of hatred, and the ectasy of grief.
Ty King, Written for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, episode Passion, voice over by David Boreanaz
There is only one universal passion fear.
George Bernard Shaw
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carve