Passion Quotes

The work of art must seize upon you, wrap you up in itself and carry you away. It is the means by which the artist conveys his passion. It is the current which he puts forth which sweeps you along in his passion.
Auguste Renoi
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
Bertrand Russell, Autobiography

Friendship is the allay of our sorrows, the ease of our passions, the discharge of our oppressions, the sanctuary to our calamities, the counselor of our doubts, the clarity of our minds.
Jeremy Taylo
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Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as difficult for him to know that compassion is listening to him.
Simone Weil
It is with our passions, as it is with fire and water, they are good servants but bad masters.
Aesop
No machine can replace the human spark: spirit, compassion, love and understanding.
Louis V. Gerstner Jr.
The most common of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.
H. L. Mencken
Calendars are for careful people, not passionate ones.
Chuck, The World According to Chuck weblog, September 8, 2003
Life is short. Time is fleeting. Realize the Self. Purity of the heart is the gateway to God. Aspire. Renounce. Meditate. Be good do good. Be kind be compassionate. Inquire, know Thyself.
Swami Sivanada
It is by no means self - Evident that human beings are most real when most violently excited; violent physical passions do not in themselves differentiate men from each other, but rather tend to reduce them to the same state.
Thomas Elliot
As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at peril of being judged not to have lived.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Intellectual passion dries out sensuality.
Leonardo da Vinci, The Notebooks
Playing seems to be both disinterested and passionate at the same time disinterested in that it is not for real, and passionate in the absorption it requires.
Oliver Bevan
Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ.
Clive Staples Lewis
cold silence has a tendency to atrophy any sense of compassion, between supposed lovers, between supposed brothers. And I know the pieces fit.
Maynard James Keenan, in the song "Schism", by Tool
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
To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy. It merely requires a certain amount of sordid terror, a certain lack of imaginative thought, and a certain low passion for middle - Class respectability.
Oscar Wilde
I passionately hate the idea of being with it. I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Orson Welles, 1966
In the South where slavery still exists, the Negroes are less carefully kept apart they sometimes share the labors and the recreations of the whites the whites consent to intermix with them to a certain extent, and although legislation treats them more harshly, the habits of the people are more tolerant and compassionate.
Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville
Happy is he who has laid up in his youth, and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love of reading.
Rufus Choate
What a mistake to suppose that the passions are strongest in youth The passions are not stronger, but the control over them is weaker They are more easily excited, they are more violent and apparent but they have less energy, less durability, less intense and concentrated power than in the maturer life.
Edward Bulwer - Lytton
Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint.
Alexander Hamilton
Things fall apart the center cannot hold Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.
William Butler Yeats
I have always loved truth so passionately that I have often resorted to lying as a way of introducing it into the minds which were ignorant of its charms.
Giovanni Jacopo Casanova
The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of bold projects and new ideas. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the ideals of American society.
Robert Francis Kennedy
National Health Insurance: The compassion of the IRS The efficiency of the Postal Service All at Pentagon prices!!!!
Seen on a bumper sticke
Wars begin in the minds of man, and in those minds, love and compassion would have built the defenses of peace.
U Thant
Of all the worldly passions, lust is the most intense. All other worldly passions seem to follow in its train.
Buddha
We are not enemies but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic cords of memory shall swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of nature.
Abraham Lincoln
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
In music the passions enjoy themselves.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Private passions grow tired and wear themselves out political passions, never.
Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine
A grand passion is the privelege of people who have nothing to do.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
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
Love works in miracles every day such as weakening the strong, and strengthening the weak making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools favouring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy - Turvy.
Marguerite de Valois
Control thy passions, lest they take vengeance on thee.
Epictetus
Let thy chief fort and place of defense be a mind free from passions. A stronger place and better fortified than this, hath no man.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius